Anastasia vom Grosswardein BH, CD, CGN
I don't know if I will ever experience a dog quite like my Baby Girl. As my first "real" Schutzhund dog, I learned more about competitive obedience with Ina than I have with all my other dogs to date, combined. She is the first dog I ever competed with and taught me what it's like to win and what it's like to fail miserably. Stolen from me far too young, my heart fills with joy every time I look through her pictures, but the pain and the loss also surfaces. Losing Ina was the worst thing that has happened to me in my life to date.
Something that also makes me sad was that her titles do not reflect her abilities as a dog. She was capable of the next level in everything. She was easily ready for a SCHH2 and had 2 legs of her CDX when she passed. It was a sudden, very unexpected illness that stole her from me in 30 hours. I will never get over it, I am sure.
Ina was a quiet and serious working girl. She was a dream to keep in the house and was very calm, but take her out to the protection field and she turned on like a Ferrari. She made me proud and gave me everything that I ever asked of her. I think all dog trainers say this; if I had have known what I know now, she would have been 10 times the dog.
I love you Ina-Beans. I miss you every day. Thank-you for you.