Jarun Event

On October 2, the Joint Protective and Rescue Exercise “Jarun.” was held at Jarun, organized and at the instigation of the Croatian Red Cross. The purpose of the exercise was to show the coordination and interconnection of all assistance and protection services to citizens in special situations. At the same time, the current possibility of interventions by individual services was wanted, as well as the measures that needed to be taken to increase effectiveness in large-scale accidents.

A large number of participants, as well as spectators, characterized this exercise: the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, the Mountain Rescue Service, the Croatian Fire-Fighting Community, the City of Zagreb Fire-Fighting Community, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Croatian Red Cross. The German Red Cross units also joined the enlisted participants. This exercise was carried out at the moment when the Government of the Republic of Croatia submits to the Parliament a Bill on Protection and Rescue that will regulate the tasks of the services in the country responsible for the protection of large-scale population disasters.

Some members of our Club who train in the rescue training group have participated here as members of the Civil Protection for the purpose of displaying searches buried in the rubble. The markers were Bruna Kukec, Miho Karoly and Zvonko Šeb, and dogs were worked by Mirela Bosnar with Gunn, Sara Mareković with Cap and Tibor Lugar with Mav. Ana Viller has been a commentator on the work of our dogs.

The Jarun area behind the rowing track was transformed into a huge headquarters of all services: the innumerable tents erected for this purpose were impressively whitewashed on the green surface, with crowded spectators around them. One of the tents also had a specific purpose: it served as a makeup studio attended by markers and other participants in the exercise. It was a bit unusual to see participants enter a tent normally dressed and healthy looking to leave a little later with “broken bones, bloody wounds, scratches, fainting and in shock”. That the makeup artists did a great job is evidenced by this picture where our markers are prepared to show the victims in the rubble: Miho with just a torn arm, Bruna in total shock and Zvonko, also in shock and with a good bruise on her face and eye. Alongside the tents were rows of cool dog houses and modern dog crate built and showcased specifically for the event.

In fact, it was a bit like the situation on a movie set where a disaster movie was just being made: there was a script and an artificial ruin, the actors were walking around friscoed with minor or major injuries, someone was just about to save them, the ambulance teams were in standby, firefighters and the Red Cross also, all led by a safe directing arm.

For the occasion, an artificial rubble was made in the middle of the large lawn made of stones, bricks, pipes, concrete blocks, wire and wooden structures. Next to the ruin rose a huge tower that “played” a high house from which the GSS rescued people by transporting them from the top of the tower in special stretchers to the base. GSS also demonstrated the transfer of dogs from the same height. Indeed, the organizer deserved a big five for such a tremendous effort in organizing and bringing in so much material needed for this exercise.

At about 11 o’clock, the moment came for our “trio” to show off their art of searching buried in the rubble. The first was Tibor with Mav. Very soon after he went in search, Mav located the “injured” under a single platform. He boldly stepped under the platform and barked the final signal to Tibor about his invention.

As this exercise simulated the right situation, every guide whose dog found “injured” was required to see if everything was OK with him and to call an ambulance team in the event of an injury. The bell, which was in a state of shock, was provided with emergency medical attention on the spot.

Sara and Cap went in search of a second. Cap immediately realized that there were some human scents near the top of the ruin and concentrated on finding the right spot. He soon warned Sarah with a loud bark that the “injured” was trapped in the hole below him.
Bruni, who was also in a state of shock, was immediately given medical attention.

After Sarah, Mirela and Gunn headed for the ruin. After a quick check of the rubble, Gunna paused in front of the pipe with the clogged inlet and excitedly barked to announce her discovery.
Miho, trapped in a tube, had a severe open arm injury and was immediately carried on an stretcher to an ambulance.

The Mountain Rescue Service brilliantly demonstrated rescue from the top of the rubble in a stretcher carrying the “injured”, and then, in a specially made dog carrier carried on the back, several GSSs descended with dogs from the rubble peak.

After the ruin, Tibor and Mav showed him rescuing drowners from the water. The “injured” was floating on the surface of the lake, and Mav, leaping into the water, swam fully towards him and pulled him safely to shore, causing a roar of applause from all present.

The whole exercise was eventually spiced up by beans that were enjoyed uninterruptedly by all the participants in the exercise.

The Persian Cat

The most popular and famous species is undoubtedly the Persian cat. It is grown in almost all colors and patterns. The Persian cat is known to have been imported into Europe in 1500. It was imported by Italian scientist Pietro della Valle to Italy from Persia. Almost a century later, Frenchman Nicolas de Pereisc imported new specimens from Turkey. In the first half of the 19th century, some specimens bred in Italy were secretly exported to France and England, where the ancestors of today’s Persian cats were obtained from the intersection of Turkish Angora and Persian cats. Growers paid particular attention to the quality of the fur as well as the variety of colors and patterns.

Crossbreeding with the Turkish Angora cat has improved the quality of fur in the Persian cat. Throughout the years, up to the present day, breeders have been changing the look of that type of cat. If we looked at a Persian cat in the 1970s and today, we would see a huge difference in the shape of the head, nose and body structure.

Breeding a Persian cat with exhibit quality is not an easy task today, and requires considerable effort and knowledge from the breeder. Persian cats have been used in the improvement of some other types of cats over the years because of their distinctive qualities – the structure of their body structure and the quality of their fur and the variety of colors.

The Persian cat is very intelligent, affectionate, mild-mannered and often times closed-minded and uninterested, but this is because she carefully studies her surroundings and only then indulges in pampering and socializing. She likes to cuddle and play. It goes well with other types of cats and dogs.

Because of her long and beautiful fur, the cat needs to be given a lot of care and attention. It should be combed daily so that the hair does not become tangled. It is recommended to bathe the cat once every three months with cat shampoo. Persian cats often have tears in their eyes and should be regularly cleaned and hygienic so that no ugly marks remain on the fur of their faces.

Excerpt from the standard

Body – Medium to large, tight, with low strong legs, broad muscular chest and shoulders with straight back, short and strong neck.
Head – round, massive, well-proportioned with a broad skull with a rounded forehead, full cheeks, open expression.
Nose – short, wide with clear foot, wide open nostrils. The stop is a bend at the crossing of the nose into the forehead, it must be placed between the eyes, it must not be above the upper edge of the eyelid and below the lower edge of the eyelid.
Chin – wide and strong, strong tooth.
Ears – small, rounded spokes, with rich tufts, spaced and low on the skull.
Eyes – large, round, open, well spaced, shiny and expressive.
Legs – short, thick, muscular, strong and round paws, tufts between fingers are preferred.
Tail – short in proportion to the length of the body, sinuous at the end slightly curved.
Coat – long with thick undercoat, fine silk structure, with a rich collar around the neck.
Color – we find it in all possible colors, pattern combinations and combinations with white. These include, for example, white, black, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream, all kinds of turtle, smoked, silver and gold. Of the samples we have marble,
brindle and dotted. Of the combinations with white we have Van, Harlequin and bicolor.
Outside is a white cat with two colored pieces of fur on its head and a colored part of the back and tail. It is tolerated by which colored point on the paws and body. Harlequin may have 1 to 1 colored body. Bicolor may have from 1 to 3 colored parts of fur.
We also find cats with masks so called. “pointed” – they have a mask, ears, paws and a tail darker in color than their body.


What is exoticism?

These are common questions that come from cat lovers. I will try to answer that question. Exoticism is nothing but a short-haired Persian. They come in all colors just like Persian cats. It is a newer breed, created in 1960 by crossing the Persian and American short-haired cat, with the intention of improving the type of American short-haired cat. From this combination a cat with a round head and silky fur was born. The most striking were the cats from those crosses where the silver color appeared. So the gene was taken from a Persian cat. The cats were just gorgeous.

Subsequently, intensive work began on breeding a now new breed, and from 1966 to 1968 Mrs. Jane Martinke of the CFA set the program and standard for the short-haired Persian cat. In 1968 the breed was recognized in the CFA as “exotic shorthair” or “exotic shorthair”. short-haired exotic cat. Burmese cats were used in these crosses, but they did not bring happy combinations.

In 1979, the exotic was imported to Europe by Norbert and Elka Deutschman. In the beginning, respectively. In 1983 and 1984, these cats were judged in the category of short haired cats. FIFe Exotics was first awarded CAC status in 1984, and has since started growing exotic cultivation in Europe. In 1991, she was recognized by FIFe in the long haired ma category