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Fit at old age competition for all breeds in Switzerland 5th of May 13, a celebration of the fit old dog!

This year two of my Girls took part in the competition at Langnau i E. The very old Oldie "Joy"fearnley Grace who will be 15 in some weeks and the rather Young Oldie "Donna" Thendara Donnatella, who will be 10 also in a few weeks.

Joy did it again- she was placed 1st in the categorie of the oldest Dogs; Dogs over the age of 13.

She is as her name says it- an absolute joy in every sense of the word and her still great movement and her ever wagging tail brought her the first place- we are blessed to have this once in a life time Girl for so long.

Donna who sadly has severe back problems wasn`t placed but really enjoyed the day and all the attention! 

In the morning the dogs are tested by a vet, than on a small walk there are several stopps were the Dogs are tested again; for example; if they still Play, if they are attentive, have a good realtionship with the owner, how they hold themselves, than if they still hear, can smell, if they can find their way around obstacles and in the afternoon the ones with the most points collected go to the main ring where they walk,and trott and run till the winners are announced!




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Comment by Dianne cook on May 9, 2013 at 6:12am
What beautiful girls you have they look lovely, you must be very proud Eva of Joy and Donna. It's a lovely photo, both girls look so proud of their rosettes :0)) Well Done!
Comment by McBIRDY - Jean DUHANT on May 9, 2013 at 9:43am

Congratulations for those old ladies ! they are beautiful  !

Comment by Ellen Turberfield on May 9, 2013 at 9:51am

Well done to your girls they both look lovely, they don't look like they are almost 15 and 13 (",)

Comment by Kimberly Simmons on May 9, 2013 at 9:53am

This post is so heartwarming! Thanks for sharing, your girls are beautiful!

Comment by Nadine Bonjean on May 9, 2013 at 1:24pm


Comment by Eva on May 10, 2013 at 8:19am
Thank you ladies! It was a bitter-sweet day... That the whole
Bunch of us will be there again is rather unrealistic....
Comment by Susan Stone on May 11, 2013 at 5:08am

Ein super Resultat für deine Joy, gratuliere!

A wonderful event for the oldies, celebrating long and healthy lives. As you say in your post also a bittersweet event, tinged with sadness that some will not be there next year...

Comment by Barbara on May 16, 2013 at 5:49am

Gratuliere liebe Joy!!!

Comment by Jo Ottinger on May 17, 2013 at 12:06am

beautiful ladies, congratulations


Comment by Lynn Spencer on July 5, 2013 at 4:09am

Wow, you two girls look amazing & very proud.  Thankyou for sharing this special time with us.  Love you both xxoo


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