Hey, wow, fantastic...I got to play with loadsa vizzie friends today. Mum woz obviously feeling guilty bout leavin me behind when she & Dad went on holiday to Merica so she'd arranged a whizz...it was THE BEST & even tho it woz very, very wet loadsa humans & vizzies came.
Here we are getting ready to set off - it was VERY
wet...the tiny stream had turned into a river & a lake!!
The vizzie roll-call was: Indy, Fergus, Rudh Kai (my nephew...even though we're the same age!), Rudh Maw, Darcy, Maple (my pregnant litter sister!), Jake, Morph, Ollie, Milton, Hugo, Ernie, Enzo, Sasha, Ellie, Kodi, Saffron (another litter sister...used to be called Miss Yellow!)...so there were 18 vizzies (including me!) & 26 humans...fantastic, particularly as the weather was so grotty - thank you so much for making my Sunday so special!!
Here we all are, having a break under the trees...the
humans had coffee & mince-pies...us vizzies had
some yummy liver cake that Mum had made for us!!
Nearly time to go...just a few more photo opportunities!!
When we all got back to the cars, my old mates Herbie & Hazel (& their Mum & Dad, Mel & Simon) were there...they were a bit late so missed the big walk...I was very sad as I hadn't seen them since last year & it would have been good to have a play with them...oh well, another time!
One day Mum took me to Auntie Gails and Uncle Rogers - and she left me! I couldn't believe it! One moment I was tucking into my dinner barf and the next thing Mum had gone and didn't come back for ages - at least eleventy dinners! I was pretty upset for awhile but Auntie Gail gave me chikin wings and lots of ear rubs and let me snuggle on her bed and things were sorta fuzzy after that and then one day...Mum and Dad were back! Parently they went to somewhere called Merica by flying - now I'm not sure about that cos I had a good sniff round and they defo ain't got no wings. Anyways I couldn't go cos it was too far for my car or even my van to go - must be really far cos I'd been to the snowy place called Alps in that! Anyways, I'm going to let Mum explain cos I wasn't there - she can't write proper like me but spect it'll be ok....
Ok Radar, I'll try my best to write proper like what you do!!
Radar had a holiday with Gail, Roger & Indy because John & I went for a short break to San Francisco. I know we had a great time & it sounds like Radar did too...lots of spoiling - thank you so much Gail & Roger for looking after our special boy!
Anyway, back to our US break in the bustling city of Walnut Creek (which is about 24 miles east of San Francisco)...the best way to describe it is through the pictures we took, so I've put together a short Smilebox...enjoy!
BTW...I know this is Radar's Blog...(I have thanked him very much for letting me write on it!!) but we wanted to share the pictures with you all & also to thank Rod & Joanie for all their hospitality AND for letting us spend some time with their gorgeous vizzies, Chloe & Bailey.
Oh dear...I had such a brilliant day on Monday & then it all got spoilt!
After I'd told him all about my day at work, Dad took me out for a walk through the woods & I was having a great time playing with some of my Beardie Collie friends. Then this German Shepherd called Tyson appeared &, suddenly, decided to attack me...don't know why - maybe he was jealous of all the fun we were having. He scratched & bit my back but I was very brave & only had a little cry! Here's a picture of one of the bites...ouch!
Coz there were two pretty deep bites Mum & Dad took me to see the emergency vet lady - she was quite nice & very gentle...she said that I'd need some stitches but she couldn't do them then coz I'd already eaten my dinner - instead she gave me two 'jections...one was in case Tyson put any nasty bugs in me & the other was in case the bites hurt during the night.
Then, yesterday morning, Mum took me to see Vet Ali. Ali said I'd been very brave as both the bites were pretty deep but that I'd have to be brave for a bit longer coz she wanted to give then a good clean & sew them up. I woz a bit scared coz they hurt quite a bit when she pressed them! Mum told me to be a good boy & wait & that she'd come back later - I gave her a big kiss before she went...got her right on the lips...ha, ha!
A bit later Nurse Sue gave me another 'jection...it made me very sleepy so I snuggled down in the bed she'd made me. I woke up with a headache & very hungry coz I hadn't had any breakfast, lunch or anyfing - Nurse Sue gave me this funny chicken & rice stuff from a tin...yuk...if I hadn't been so hungry I'd have asked for some proper Barfy stuff! When I looked I saw that someone had shaved a bit of fur from one of my legs & also from two places on my back...that brought back some horrid memories! In the two shaved bits on my back I could just see, if I turned my head right round, that Vet Ali had sewn up the bites...they were a bit sore but I was feeling too sleepy to tell anyone.
Mum & Dad came to collect me in the afternoon - I was still feeling sleepy & a bit grumpy but after I'd had some Barf & chicken wings I felt much better. And today I've been feeling really good again even though I do look a bit funny with my shaved bits. Here's a picture of me enjoying a lamb rib when Mum & me got back from Agility...yes, I was well enough to do that...no way I'd miss it...it's my favourite!!
Brilliant...I had my first day at work today at the Juniper Centre in Christchurch. It's a very special place where people with disabilities go to to have some fun...& now I'm helping them to have fun too!
I met loads of new friends & let them stroke my ears & back. A couple of people put their fingers up my nose & in my mouth but I didn't mind...I just stayed very still & calm. My favouritist people today were:
Debbie - she liked me "kissing" her hand & kept coming back for more!
Mark - he gave me three treats...I took them very gently & made him smile which, apparently, he doesn't do very often...I'm going to make sure he smiles loads from now on!
I shall be going every other Monday so I'll let you know all about the other people there...& I'll get Mum to take her camera so that you can see me at work!
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!