Cha Cha turns 9 years old this month. She is as spunky as the day I met her - about 7 years ago. There are so many special dogs that make what we do possible, but I must admit she is "one in a million".
We seriously contemplated retiring her after this season. But, I think she'll probably be in harness another year. She will retire for good, some day, when we acquire a couch big enough for her attitude. The bottom line is that she has so much to teach the younger dogs, namely her puppies, and this will be her job next season. The pressure will now be on all of us - Cha Cha, Allen and Aliy - to find a replacement for this "one in a million" dog. Wish us luck!