When Emma & Ben came back from their wedding/honeymoon we moved to Swanage (a small town in the Purbecks) - we went there coz we'd sold our home in Poole & were looking for another one. Swanage was a pretty cool place to stay - it's got some nice beaches & lots of great walks along the cliffs...loads of different things to sniff! Here's a picture of me taken in Swanage Park with the bay in the background...don't I look regal!!!
At the end of November I managed to persuade 3 of my mates to come over for a walk - we started at the beach & then walked to see Old Harry...don't know who Harry is but I didn't see him!! Here's a picture of us all: from left to right there's Sally & Steve with Charlie, then me & Mum, then Ken with his little girl (Lily) & Amber, then Julie & Steve with Bailey...my Gran Iris (John's Mum) was standing at the end.
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!