Friday, January 25, 2013

The Vizsla Dictionary

Do you ever feel like you have your own language or terminology when it comes to your dog? Somehow, inexplicably, it started the minute we got Captain. I've mentioned this before, but for some reason, my husband and I started referring to each other as "Mommy" and "Daddy" around Captain. There was no helping it; right from the start, it was "Captain, where's Daddy?" or "Go get Mommy." There was no discussion. No thought. We were insta-parents. And from there, a whole slew of Vizsla/Captain/dog terms grew. Vizslology, if you will. (That's supposed to be "Vizsla Terminology" smooshed together) ;-)

Here's our version the Vizsla Dictionary...

Friday, January 18, 2013

It's Always Sunny in Captain's Yard

Thankfully, after a string of gray, cold weather, it seems the sun has returned this week. Captain loves to spend the time in the backyard when it's sunny out- sleeping and sunning...and some squirrel watching too of course!)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Vizsla Mind Tricks

There's something that happens fairly often in our house. Something comes over me. Captain stares, and stares, and stares...

...until I give him what he wants. Call it The Vizsla Stare-Down, call it Vizsla Mind Tricks- whatever you call it, It's a Vizsla Thing ;-)

Can you blame me? The force is STRONG in this one, I tell you.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Dreaming of...

It's cold and gray and we're dreaming of sunny water play in Tahoe. And sunny Tahoe hiking too!

Of course, we're also dreaming of another snowy Tahoe getaway too....

Maybe soon!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pet Insurance: Worth the Cost?

Captain after an overnight stay in the emergency vet clinic, treated for pneumonia when he was a puppy.
New Years can lead to all sorts of new beginnings and resolutions. Maybe you've added a new puppy to your family, or maybe you're trying to tighten your purse strings. As for us, we're re-evaluating various investments, including Pet Insurance. I thought I'd post some information about Pet Insurance, and try to get some reader feedback and experiences, since I know this is a topic that comes up often for pet owners. To insure or not insure, that is the question.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Paws & Ears

All paws, ears, and cuddles on a Sunday morning.

There are so many little things I love about Captain, besides just the usual Vizsla Things (the most amazing wiggle butt greeting, big soft ears, their overall look, their velcro-dog personality). One is quite simply the way he sleeps.

Sometimes he makes these little whimpering/laughing noises, like "mmmhmmmhmmmm" as he's sleeping- who knows what he's dreaming about- maybe chasing squirrels- but it's just too cute. Then there are the times he uses his paws to wipe his eyes, or when he rubs his head against the side of our bed in the morning. Or when, every time I turn on my hairdryer, he comes running to be beside me.

It's the little things ;-)

Happy Weekend to you!
What are your favorite little things?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

Happy New Year! Captain's resolutions? To take over the bed completely, hone his Jedi mind tricks to get more treats, and to finally put those darn squirrels in their place ;-)

We had some friends over to celebrate, and Captain spared no time cuddling up to all our guests :)