Monday, May 30, 2011

Boots

A couple of weeks ago I got the Ruff Wear hiking boots for Captain, mainly because they were on a major sale, and our friends have them. The last time we went hiking in Tahoe, the terrain was covered in lots of small sharp rocks, so we thought the paw protection might come in handy at some point. After putting the boots on Captain for the first time though, I'm not really sure we'll ever use them... but who knows.

The first try he seemed afraid to put any weight at all on his paws. He was totally bewildered.

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I felt a little bad laughing... but it was pretty funny. Poor Captain.

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Not quite ready to run up mountains in them, but I had him walk around the apartment in them, jump up and down from the couch, and run to me. He did get a little better, and treats were helpful, but he still seemed pretty uncomfortable. It's one of those things that I'm sure he'd get more used to the more he wore them, but it just seems so unnatural to me (and him)!

Hopefully we'll get to do some hiking soon (boots or not)!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Around the world

When I was traveling in Prague and Germany 2 years ago, I was absolutely psyched to see Vizslas while I was there. I ran up to the owners and tried to convey in as few words as possible that I too, had a Vizsla, back at home. They may have been slightly bewildered ;-) Here are some Flickr pics from our favorite dogs around the world.

I'm assuming this one is in the UK ;-)
From Germany:

Italy:

And back to California:
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Black and whites

While one of the best things about our Vizslas is their gorgeous color, sometimes black and white photos just (to quote the movie Sixteen Candles) "really capture the moment"...

Ants and Fish



More great black & whites from Bgrax on Flickr:

Giz and Mosby, Liberty, 06 00

The Morning Trail

Thanks again to the Vizsla Love picture group on Flickr. There are some great photographers on there, so check it out!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Who let that happen?

One of the dangers of having such a ridiculously cute dog is letting him do anything he wants.
Or inviting him in to bed. He's just so darn cute! I couldn't help myself.
Usually we don't let Captain in bed.... but, maybe just on special occasions....
like Saturday mornings ;-)