Mum took me to meet a lady called Sue this morning. She was really nice - I would've liked to get on her lap & give her a proper Vizzie kiss...but Mum wouldn't let me! Instead I did some "sits", "downs" & "calms" for her - in return, she rubbed my back & ears...ah, so good! She also wanted to look in my mouth so Mum showed her how I've learnt to "open-wider"...she thought that woz very clever & she gave me some yummy treats which, of course, I took very gently!! Then she said I'd passed...I didn't even know I was doing an test...it was just normal stuff to me. Anyway, I'm now officially a Therapy Dog & will be starting work in about 2 weeks - I'm going to be working at a place where special people go to get help...I'm really looking forward to it...I'll let you know how I get on...so watch this space!!
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!