Hey folks...guess where we went today? Mum took us to Mill Lawn for a walk (our most favouritist place!) & we met our mate Fergus n his hooman Mum, Aunty Nicky. Poor Winston & Uncle Mike couldn't come this time...we missed them loads! Hopefully Mum'll take us to the woods near where Fergus & Winston live so that we can all have a walk together! Aunty Nicky took some brilliant pictures of us vizzies having fun...running, sniffing, paddling, swimming, fetching sticks n stuff - here's a link to Fergus' blog so you can have a look see: http://fergusthevizsla.blogspot.com/
It woz Mum's birthday yesterday so, after we left Otto, Dad took Mum & us for a special swim at Branksome beach!!!! We had a great time fetching the dummy & the wet-wubba from the sea - Rio's getting really fast...I reckon he's going to be faster than me soon! He's also brilliant in the sea...not at all scared of the waves as you'll see:
Rio & me had a great time yesterday afternoon. Mum was looking after her grandson, Otto...it's funny to think of Mum as "Granny J"...does that make him Cousin Otto to Rio & me?!
Otto is 21 months old & is walking & running everywhere...he's also getting to be a real good talker...he can say Radar & Rio, & sit, & wait & leave it & off & eat grass. He was saying "eat grass" loads coz both Rio & me like munching grass - Dad reckons we're goats...hee, hee! He was also saying "off" loads coz we really wanted to explore the flower beds where Emma (Mum's hooman daughter!) had planted some nice new plants!!
Unfortunately, Otto is 'lergic to dogs so, even though he loves us loads, he mustn't touch us - if he does he gets all itchy, scratchy red bits. I'd, obviously, really like to snuggle up & give him a special Radar kiss (!), but I learnt ages ago not to touch him...I woz real impressed that Rio seemed to know straight away not to touch either...what a good puppy! Anyhows...here's some pictures of us three boys:
Yesterday afternoon, Mum & Dad took us to the dog beach at Sandbanks...we had a great time swimming & fetching the wet-wubba & wet-dummy. Even better, Dad came swimming with us...he was wearing a funny black coat that he said would keep him warm in the cold water. Note...me & Radar didn't need a special coat coz we're big roughty, toughty dogs!! Here's a Smilebox with the videos that Mum took (btw...she says sorry about the background noise...it was very windy!!):
Hey folks...guess what...I had the best time on Saturday coz Mum took me to my first agility class...how much fun was that!!!
Coz I'm only little I can't do proper jumps yet (like wot Radar does!) but Aunty Jo, my teacher, said it was ok to run between the wings of the jumps & to go through the tunnels. Plus she's got a baby dog-walk so I got to try that out too. Aunty Jo said that I had to listen to Mum very carefully & do what she told me...I learnt 3 new commands..."jump", "tunnel" & "walk"...am I clever or what!!!
Dad came to watch me & took some videos...have a watch & see what you think:
Dad & Mum took Radar & me to see Mum Caroline & Dad David last weekend...it was really great coz we also got to play with my doggie Mum, Maple - we had a great time! Then Mum asked Caroline to give her some ringcraft tips...did they REALLY have to make me stand on the trampoline...?!!!!!
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!