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Sunday, June 13, 2010

"One in a Million" or are there two?


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!

9 comments:

Mel Bowman said...

Good luck, Aliy!

NCL said...

Lots of luck!

darby said...

So you're going to have to train through a million dogs before you find a replacement! Good ol Cha Cha!

Lynne D said...

Some just can't be replaced. I know you have had a few of those special dogs in your life. We will enjoy her with you for as long as we can - thank you Cha Cha for the years of work.

Linda said...

It breaks my heart just hearing Cha Cha will be retired after next year....I can only imagine how you feel!

Will you keep her once she is retired?

Look forward to you 2010 Trail Notes on July 1!

Pia said...

You are lucky to have the 1 in a million. I was that lucky ones too.

Brdgett said...

yes she is, but she sure has some great pups! and there is NO couch or house big enough for HER attitude!

LindaVistaLLC said...

Dingle looks like he could step up to try to fill the booties of his parents, Pingo and Cha Cha .. Good luck getting that boy to take it on or finding others in the team to shoulder the responsibility (ouch - the pun just slipped out).

Linda

Sue said...

Thank you for the update on Cha Cha - she's always been one of my favorites! I look forward to another year of Cha leadership and to that "handsome guy" Dingle in lead as well. I look forward to the trail notes! Best to you, Allen, Caz and the rest of the two legged family!