After our fantastic holiday we returned home with a bump...well actually with a slide!! When we got back to England we were faced with, guess what, SNOW - however, unlike in France where everyone just carries on as normal, here everything comes to a standstill - it took us hours & hours to get home! But it was great the next day to be able to run through snow in the New Forest!
It also was great to be home & I immediately sat on my favourite place!!!
The rest of February & March passed really quickly with me doing what vizzies do best...run, play, sniff, eat etc. etc.!! I got to meet my mate Indy most days for walks in the forest & I also went swimming in the River Stour most days too. Mum & Dad said that I had to get fit & loose a bit of weight - unfortunately, I'd got a bit porky when I was having those horrid fit things! So far, toes crossed, the pills seem to be working & I haven't had any more since I started taking them.
At the end of April I went to, yet another, Viz Whizz - this time we went to a place called Mill Lawn...it was great...loads of space to run, places to sniff & a stream to paddle or swim in...what more could a vizzie ask for!
I'm just so cute...butter wouldn't melt...yeah, right!
About our boys!
Radar & Rio are two very handsome, very lovable & very precious Hungarian Vizslas.
Radar was born on 26th May 2007 & was one of 8 pups. In the beginning he was known as Mr Purple - his first collar (which we've still got!) was a bit of purple wool!! His KC name is Kenazorora Kaetano...a bit of a mouth-full but pretty cool none-the-less!
Rio was born on 15th January 2010...bizarrely, he was also a Mr Purple...not that that influenced us in any way! He too was one of 8 pups & is in fact Radar's nephew...though we think of them as brothers! His KC name is Adolphustown Acorn.
Stuff we like doing
Walking - our favourite places are anywhere with water;
Eating - chicken wings & lamb ribs are the best;
Jumping - on & over anything;
Swimming - the river's good & the beach is even better;
Chewing - the bones that Mum & Dad give us...plus the occasional stick!;
Playing - games like "catch" & "find it";
Sniffing - there's some great smells out there;
Sleeping...but only when there's nothing better to do!
We almost lost Radar to this horrible parasite in March 2008 - we would hate any other dog to go through what he did (or owners for that matter!). Please be aware that it is now prevalent in the UK particularly along the South Coast. The signs & symptoms are many & varied but include:
A gradual onset of progressively worsening signs of lung and/or heart disease Chronic cough Breathing problems Exercise intolerance Loss of appetite Gagging Weight loss Swelling, bruising, fluid build –up in the stomach Prolonged clotting times Vomiting Seizures Loss of consciousness may also occur
French Heartworm CAN be treated and CAN be prevented but not by the usual worming treatments. If you suspect your dog is affected PLEASE see your vet sooner rather than later!