Saturday, December 24, 2011

Captain of Christmas Present!

I'm slightly embarrassed by how much I love this picture. But it's worth it ;-)

Merry Christmas- or rather, Happy Holidays to everyone! Just a few more Captain Christmas photos before we ring in the new year....

This year, has Captain been...                                   

Definitely nice!

I have no idea what's going on, but I know there's treats in that sparkly green thing.

I like holiday napping best.

 Happy Holidays to you and yours from Captain!

(PS- For more holiday fun, see: Captain of Christmas Past, and Captain of Christmas Future).

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Captain of Christmas Future?!

Time for the next ghost of Captain Christmas...

King Captain is Christmas Future! (?!)

Ok, maybe not. Maybe I went a little nuts dressing up my dog. My husband walked by as I was taking these pictures and just shook his head.

But, since I have them, here are a few more King Captain pictures:
I CAN NOT believe you are doing this to me.

Seriously, I'm not even going to look at you. This is ridiculous. You realize I'm a BOY, right?! And, you know, canine?

Ok, something tells me Captain of Christmases future will look more like this:

And I'm totally ok with that ;-)

I honestly never thought I would be one of those people that dressed up my dog. Sigh. Oh well. I gave him a bunch of treats afterwords, so I don't think he was too traumatized!

Stay tuned for the best Captain Christmas of all!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Captain of Christmas Past

Time to get in the holiday spirit! Captain does this by staring at me as I bake cookies and pumpkin bread, playing squeaky ball in the house (don't tell!), cuddling on the couch with some warm blankets & whatever human is around while watching Scrooged and the Muppet Christmas Carol, and checking out some photos of Christmases past!

And what's that? The ghost of Captain past?!
Nope! That's Captain at about 5 months, Christmas 2008 -we'd gone to the park after it had rained, so we ended up very dirty! Because instead of snow in San Francisco during the winter, we get rain. Luckily, Captain hadn't heard yet that Vizslas melt in the rain ;-)

And here's one more photo of Captain past... in his old favorite spot, in front of the heater:

You will be visited by TWO MORE ghosts of Captain Christmas! ;-)
(OK, clearly, I've mentally checked out for the week and am already dreaming of the holiday break...)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Project Dog Book!

Last weekend we went to the Project Dog book launch party, and it was a blast! If you didn't see my last post on it, Project Dog is a photography book featuring Bay Area purebred and rescue dogs of all AKC breeds.

The launch party was at Wag hotels, in their spacious new doggie play area, complete with a doggie runway, and treats for 4 and 2 legged guests alike ;-)

I LOVED this dog, Odinn, a beautiful Ibizian Hound:

And this Weim got all dressed up for the occasion! 

We were pretty psyched to have Captain featured as the purebred Vizsla in the book. I think his picture came out great:

This is the full Vizsla page, also featuring Jake the rescue Vizsla:

Each page has a little write-up about the dog, the breed, and the dog's arrival. The rescue dogs in particular have really heartwarming- and sometimes sad- stories, but it is so good to know they are all in good homes with loving parents now!! The rescue organizations for Vizslas listed in the book include the Vizsla Club of Northern California Rescue and the Vizsla Rescue Haven. Definitely worth checking into if you have extra room in your house for another wonderful wiggler! And even if you don't, both organizations take donations. 'Tis the season for giving!
Do you think I look good in my picture? I was going for 'Blue Steel.'

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vizsla Things 3: Lap Dogs

When Captain was a puppy, he used to come over to my desk while I was working, place a paw on my leg... and then another paw.... and heave himself up. The thing is... he still does this sometimes, despite weighing around 65 pounds (yes, he's a big boy.) It's never ceased to amuse us or our friends.

Vizslas may not be small dogs, but they think they are!

The Hungarian Vizsla: consummate lap dog ;-)