25th July 2010 - Fording the River Stour...Dad Style!!
Mum took us down to the river again today. When we got there...big surprise...Dad was there too coz he'd decided that he wanted to go in the river too! Only trouble was he seemed to forget that going in the river meant he had to wear his swimmies...instead he'd put on all these funny clothes including big boots, gloves & a hat...silly Daddy...didn't he realise that water is wet!! Even weirder...he was riding on this thing called a motor bike...!! Anyhows, after Rio had had a few turns fetching a ball, Dad made the motor bike make big noises & then took it in the river...weirder & weirder! I was really worried that Dad might fall in the water coz he was wibbly, wobbly all over the place...I just had to follow him in case he needed rescuing! Luckily he didn't fall in coz I don't think I'd have been able to pick up him or the motor bike for that matter...coz I haven't got opposable thumbs!! Here's a Smilebox with videos of our antics:
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!