Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Welcome home treats

So glad to be back home with our Captain! He enjoyed his time with his daycare family while we were away for Christmas, but was all wiggles to see us yesterday.

Next up, a NYE trip to Russian River area!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Vizsla Wonderland

Merry Christmas! We are on the East Coast, sadly away from our Captain (who is staying with his wiggle-worthy friend!).

Grab your Vizsla for a snuggle and enjoy some awesome V pics I found on Flickr!

Photo from CarstenHS

Another great picture from CarstenHS

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! We are looking forward to coming back to Captain and going away for a doggie-fun-filled NYE weekend.... more on that to come!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas pressies

Captain sporting some new outerwear. He'll be all warm for Tahoe this year!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Muddy buddy

We've had a fair share of rain here lately, which means lots of mud, which means one muddy dog when playtime is over, which means ... Bath time!

I still don't see why you think I needed a bath, Mom.

Take a look at that bath water! Now he's one clean Vizsla. Who's ready to get muddy all over again...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Awwwwwwseome pics

It's just too easy to find good Vizsla pictures :-)


Black & white photos from Jaker83 on Flickr

Vizsla puppy
Photo from Hanbury on Flickr

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sleepin' in

Nothing wrong with a little Sunday lazin' around. Since college my husband has loved to pull out the same sleeping bag and just lie on the couch on a Sunday. Captain has wholeheartedly adopted this tradition.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Little elves

Anyone else always surprised when the Christmas trees go up immediately after Thanksgiving?? Well, I have to say I do love the decorations. Captain always likes to sniff the tree, try and take a bite, and then, luckily, leaves it alone for the rest of the month.

Speaking of upcoming holidays, I could NOT resist posting these pictures...

Photo from Redheadhines on Flickr

Photo by on Flickr

That should help get things in the holiday spirit!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Captain had a hard time believing ALL that pumpkin bread was going to be eaten by others....

Where's my pumpkin bread mom??

Is it just me or is my dog the same color as my bread? Clearly it's my favorite color -makes for the sweetest dogs, breads, and treats :-)

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Napa weekend

This weekend we were very excited to take a little mini-vacation for a belated anniversary trip. Unfortunately, it was pretty rainy when we arrived in Napa (but at least it was only a short 30 min drive away!). We did squeeze in a quick playtime at the nearby Alston dog park before relaxing in our room though. Captain was a little disappointed a trip to wine country meant more relaxing than running. What's up with that? Relaxing?

We stayed at the (of course) dog-friendly Napa River Inn,

Captain even got to enjoy some live jazz music at Silo's while we sipped some wine!

This is an excellent year for rawhide, mom.
Later, we snuck out to dinner at the restaurant in our hotel, keeping careful watch on Captain with our icam app. He seemed happy enough to be left with a peanut-butter kong, but somewhere in between ordering our cocktails and getting some bread, we noticed Captain seemed to be chewing on a pink item. What was that? It looked square and not at all like his RED kong... oh no! Cupcake bandit strikes again!!

Captain had found the Kara's cupcake box in the trash. (A treat for my husband earlier in the day). Luckily, my husband had polished off nearly all of the 2 cupcakes we'd gotten, and neither one of us is a big chocolate fan, so all Captain was gnawing on was the wrappers and some leftover icing from the pumpkin pie cupcake and a bit of fondant from the decoration on the banana caramel cupcake.... but I still sprinted back up to our room.

Unfortunately I didn't take a picture, but I'm sure you can imagine it.... bits of the pink box scattered around the floor, and a very guilty looking Vizsla curled up on his back, tail wagging vigorously, paws curled up, eyes begging for forgiveness. I'm sorry! But you left cupcake leftovers in an open trashcan on the floor!! I'm only canine!!! Cupcakes, mommy, cupcakes!! You know they're my weakness!!

Needless to say, he was very good the rest of the night and stayed right on his bed sleeping, despite the increased sugar intake. Vizlsas know when they're wrong! But they are impossible to stay cross at :-)

The next morning we awoke to lots of sun, so we went out for a run and then a walk around Napa.

Captain was happy to see sun, but even happier to see birds!

But this is what he was happiest about- finally, he got some REAL playtime!

It was fun in Napa, we'll be back!

Monday, November 15, 2010

What's that?

Captain meets the bike pump...

(As with most times, it was better just before we decided to take a video- he kept sticking his nose in the air hole as I was trying to fill up my tires- but you can't get everything on tape!)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Funston reunion

It's been a while since Captain has seen his BFF from our old neighborhood, Keoni. So this weekend we met up at the always fun Fort Funston!

I remember you! I missed you!

Funny, didn't seem to matter that they hadn't seen each other in about 2 months. It was best pals playtime as usual. In addition to good company, we were also blessed with perfect weather. A great beach day and no wind at all! Nice.

There was running....
and wading...
and stalking....

and a little bit of cheating on Keoni with this beautiful Weim....

But then back to Keoni...

and some taking in of the beautiful views at Funston:

Hope you had a great weekend too!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Your Vizsla "Awwww" moment for the day

In case you needed your fix of cute...


Photo of 12 week old Rhylee, from Flickr

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This weekend we explored Tilden Regional Park, a wonderful local park in the East Bay with plenty of miles of hills for running and exploring. Captain was a pretty happy hiker! We went with some friends and their dog Lucy, who kept running off into the trees... at one point she came back with what looked like a broken stick from far away... she was REALLY proud of herself, and as she got closer we realized it wasn't a stick at all- she had found a deer leg! Ick... I was glad Captain stayed away. I did NOT take a picture of that find! But here are a few pics of the area.

Tilden is a beautiful park that's great for a day hike. We had quite a bit of fog this Saturday, but the sun peaked through a little bit!

Looking forward to coming back to this near-by park when it's sunnier so we can take in the view even more!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Under cover

Captain loves bundling up under a warm cozy blanket! He likes to be completely under the covers... but sometimes I peak in on him :-)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dogtoberfest & Halloween

He's actually my little angel, but I couldn't find a halo :-)

Yesterday at our neighborhood park it was "Dogtoberfest!" One doggie mom made a "bacon cake" to share with all the dogs, and it was pretty impressive...

At first Captain thought he should bark at it. Then, upon further inspection, he decided he really, really, really wanted it...

It was really hard to wait for the slices! We all lined up...

... and didn't even care that it was raining. Captain wolfed down his piece of cake pretty quickly:

He probably could have eaten most of the cake if left to his own devices. Luckily we got a slice to take home for later. FYI, the 'cake' was made out of rice (pre-cooked), ground turkey, and eggs, shaped into a bone and baked, and covered with "bacon frosting" - slices of bacon covering the top of the cake. What a treat!

Please more bacon cake mom!

Happy Halloween!