Basketball players Davis and Dairis Bertani are among the most famous Latvian athletes whose talent is already known outside our country.
The LTV program "Bow on Heart" was not only an exclusive opportunity to meet both brothers in Latvia, but also to be present at the big decision of the family at the animal shelter to find the real dog that is a pet in the family home of the Bertan family in Auces.
The family meeting starts with the younger brother David. The young basketball player is already at a young age on holiday mornings. The traineeship schedule does not allow long sleep, and as long as it is possible to be in your own country, you want to look out as good as possible. Together with the host, the favorite French bulldog of Dāvis, Rokijs also travels early. And as an adjustment, it immediately makes a variety of goodies.
"I will not say that he is the most cautious dog, he sometimes does what he wants, is quite stubborn, but at the same time he has mastered his teams and when there is food in his hands, he listens perfectly", says Davis.
Both brothers usually communicate in video calls, because everyone lives on their own, so they are very welcome moments of the meeting. It turns out that their dogs have disappeared one after the other!
Dogs from the family of both brothers are actually rescued – kittens and puppies are still being sold in many zoos around the world. Unfortunately, waiting for responsible landlords is a big lottery. But Roky and Chipie did a happy job.
He only noticed that Roxy is a bit different than other French bulldogs and has ordered a special gene test in the United States, where the dog can determine if there is another variation in the breed.
"His legs are longer, he is not so massive, because we often saw French bulldogs, which were so thick, and he was always in a very good shape and active. It was that we decided that there was something of the Boston Terrier. The test showed that he was one in eight in Boston Terrier, one of his grandparents is Boston Terrier, "says Davis.
The two friends in Spain have become full members of the Bertan family and travel as often as the hosts. Cairis laughs that the weight of Chipitz has to be added at another time so that he can safely take the plane.
A dog is a child that never grows – both brothers agree. But all concerns there are emotions that can only be delivered by the dog.
But both parents say thank you that they did everything they could to have their sons sport talents performed. And now, if it is financially affordable, it is a surprise for parents.
"Indeed, for all we have, we can thank them for them … they will never be enough to reward what they have given us," says Dairis.
Help and complicity in animals also gives pride and satisfaction. When Dāvis married, he offered a donation to the animal shelter instead of a wedding gift.
When going to the shelter, basketballmama shares a thought about what a dog would like to find.
"I think about three or four years, maybe one that no longer really needs to be taught, what is already known, is that we know who he is, we definitely need him to like other dogs to have no problems. For children there is no problem when there are many cramps, often we let the entire yard collapse, so that he must be properly social and active, "she says.
From the first moments a special contact is made with Sunnah Peppi.
"First of all, the girl-girl, black and white, behaves very well, the sweetest seemed so brave and obedient, and when we walked there, it seemed obedient because it is good to understand with other dogs," said basketball- mother.
The family consensus is unanimous – Pepey is right and has found new homes.