I spoke to Peter (who was in Adelaide with Alex) and Alex for seemingly hours filling them in on all the finer details of that Geneva trip, the training and the learning.
For the next two days I just took Jochen on short, simple walks several times a day just to help him recover as he had worked very hard.
I came across this funny article in the local rag, Die Südostschweiz 3rd September, 2012 edition. The photo is by Jens Meyer/Keystone.
I could not resist photographing it and adding it to my blog. I am sure Jochen would approve. Translated the article reads as follows:
'At some point in time under-occupied Swedish rabbit breeders began to give their under-occupied rabbits something to do by letting their rabbits jump over small obstacles. Today this sport is called Rabbit Hop and is much loved by breeders and rabbits of all nationalities. In any case, in southern Germany in Weissenbrunn, Mary Lou was in full concentration as she negotiated the jumps.'
Something like this should go viral. It is priceless.
I love the little front paws perfectly together, eyes focused and ears out like aeroplane wings. Note the clip of the lead on Mary Lou's collar. Too good.