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!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Playing tour guide

A few weeks ago we had some out-of-town friends come visit, so we showed them all around SF and the Bay area. It always bothers me a little bit that State Parks aren't dog-friendly, but I understand that not everyone is a responsible dog owner, so I guess I get it! In any case, Captain and I waited patiently outside the entrance to Muir Woods, which wasn't soooo bad b/c we got so much attention. ("What kind of dog is that?" "Oh he's soooo cute!" "Can I pet him?") To which Captain was quite pleased to wiggle, roll over, and accept all the butt-scratching he could get.

We stopped in many of the usual SF tourist spots (Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Bridge, Cliff House, Haight-Ashbury), but this is one of my favorites:

The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina area of SF. It's a perfect backdrop for a picnic. And Captain likes to stare at the view too :-) (well, actually, he mostly likes to stare at the birds in the pond. But it makes for a good picture).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Things we do when it's raining...

A rare event for California, it's rained BOTH days this weekend. We did manage to get outside for a run, but since it's so much harder to find other dogs to play with when it's rainy, we have to resort to playing ball inside the house... I must admit I've come a little close to breaking some things, so don't try this at home :-)

Add about 20 or 30 minutes of that, and you MIGHT just tire out your Vizsla a little bit.

Luckily Captain does like to nap a lot. Especially under the covers...

Hope you had better weather this weekend than we did! If not, at least it's an opportunity for lots of good Vizsla cuddling.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Point Isabel and Berkeley updates

I've had a bunch of posts in the past from Point Isabel, another doggie wonderland in the SF Bay area. It's such a great spot because there are always tons of friendly dogs around to play with, it's a beautiful location, it's huge, fenced, and has a little bit of everything- some beach, some fields, some trails, and even a food stand and doggie store. And what's even better- we now live about 5-10 minutes away from it!

Captain's new thing, not surprisingly given his recently adopted obsession, is looking for squirrels in the rocks.

In addition to being close to Point Isabel in our new home, we frequently go to Aquatic Park and Cesar Chavez- two other great dog spots along the water that we can run to. We even ran into Captain's half brother at Aquatic Park- Guinness- they share a father (Tacoma of Red Dog Ranch), as well as meeting a new Vizsla friend at CC.

Recently I also finally tried out biking with Captain, and he did great! I had always been worried he'd pull me over, but he stayed right by my side. Good way to get around with him if I don't feel like running. I've decided though, it's a rare thing when both a Vizsla AND its owner aren't in the mood to exercise... :-)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cozy time

Clean, cozy, comfortable, and inCredibly cute Captain.

Sigh. To be a Vizsla...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mommy made it, Captain approved

Last night we blended and froze the frosty paws, and tonight....

we licked ...
and licked....
and liked them :-)
Too bad my husband can't get homemade frozen treats made for him. But we can't all be the Captain.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What's Mommy making?

I decided to make Captain some more Frosty Paws this evening. He was pretty interested in what I was up to...

I always let him lick the container of yogurt (low sugar) when I'm done, and this is what we end up with:

Doesn't look like much now, but after a few hours in the freezer, makes for a great doggie treat!

Is it ready yet??

Friday, October 8, 2010

Daily musing

"If only I could climb trees."
The squirrel-obsession continues...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sweet Potato

Captain awaits a "sweet potato lollipop" treat. Num num! Is it just mine, or do all Vizslas like to eat orange things? ;-)