Friday, October 30, 2009

Sun bathing

Captain loves to find whatever spot of sun he can to lie in. (That is, when he's not busy running around)

How can I resist taking pictures of this??

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween #2

This Sunday our neighborhood had it's second doggie Halloween party, hosted by South Paw/ Pawtrero and benefiting Muttville. Everyone was out in their cutest costumes! I didn't really have one for Captain (he's not a 'dress up' kind of guy) so I just threw his backpack and a bandana on and called him "Little Red Hiking Dog."

It was a hot day and a good turn out:

And Ziggy was there too!
Captain always wants to check and see if the other dog's moms have better treats....As a sidenote, my husband has been working on Fido Factor, a local dog-friendly search and review site, with 2 other founders. Yesterday they attended a conference called FailCon and won the audience choice award (the conference was about learning from failure, but there were a number of start-ups with tables presenting). You may have caught them on the NBC Bay area news. We're hoping Fido will take off and then it will really be a dog's life :-)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The new kid in town

Hold onto your hats, there's a new Vizsla puppy in town! Meet the adorable, playful, 3 month old Ziggy:
We had a "puppy play-up" this morning with our fun neighborhood dog group, so it was off to a local park to play:

Lots of Ziggy pictures!Ziggy and our new neighbor Trax, a beautiful lab-boxer mix puppy:

Captain loves Ziggy! We're happy to have a little mini-Captain around.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Captain, Sc.D. ?

I have two weeks before my dissertation defense, and Captain is helping me prepare...

Well, sort of...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sleepy time

"Mom, will you put that camera away and leave me alone already?"

Zzzzzzzz....This is what I think of when I meet people who think Vizslas are 100% crazy! They also happen to be 100% good at being a cuddly coach potato (after they've gotten their exercise of course).

Monday, October 19, 2009

Rain, rain...

We've been having some rainy weather here in SF, and good thing we got Captain a jacket just in time. Of course, that doesn't mean he likes going out in bad weather, but at least he looks good putting up with it. The last time we had a Vizsla meetup scheduled on a rainy day, Jon from O'Paws said "Vizslas melt in the rain"- so true! Here's to not melting anymore :-)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Time to procrastinate!

Anyone up for some more Vizsla videos? That's right, I've been looking around YouTube again for cute and funny videos of our favorite breed. It's raining like crazy today in SF, so I found some to brighten the day!

Captain goes nuts for laser pointers too, although not quite like this:

This one got me excited to take Captain up to Tahoe this winter!

And oh my goodness, who doesn't love babies??!!!

And... time to get back to work!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Point Isabel day

Saturday we stopped by Point Isabel for some doggie fun. So many dogs out and about! We ran into 3 different Vizslas, too, so it was fun to meet and greet!

The first V of the day, a 4 year old female (whose name I forget!)V#2 was V#1's older 'brother'.... here is up close with V#3:
Captain contemplates a chase into the water:...and says hello to a little friend:

Monday, October 5, 2009


This Saturday our local park hosted a fun "Howl-o-ween" dog event. Dogs in costumes, a little agility course, friends & neighbors, and sunny weather made for a good day at the park.Which way to the treats?
Captain attempts agility:
Captain: "I'll sit by it, but I am NOT getting on it."One of Captain's friends, Suki, shows off her bee costume:
A fun little howloween for all.