July 21, 2014

If you can...



"If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,


If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, 
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,




If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,





If you can overlook when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

 
If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,


If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,




If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion or politics,



Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog!" ~ Anonymous

July 20, 2014

Morgan Territory Hike


This morning Riley went on a hike with Louie & Risco! Poor Cooper had to stay at home because his leg is still healing. We hiked a new area we've never been before called the Morgan Territory Regional Preserve. 



Riley got to try out the OutFox Field Guard for the first time. She allowed me to slip it on and promptly forgot it was even there! I was very impressed that she could drink with it on and even carry sticks around. We'll be investing in two of these very soon to protect our pups!



A big thank you to Louie's parents for inviting us on this wonderful hike! We'll bring Cooper next time to share in the fun.


A tired Vizsla is a happy Vizsla! 

July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday - 7/17


Baby Riley! This is a picture I took the week we brought her home. She was so tiny! ❤️


Cooper the day we brought him home. He was 6 months old, but still very much a puppy! 

July 15, 2014

Top 10 Vizsla Toys




I've decided to start a "Top 10" series for my favorite Vizsla things. Vizslas are so different from other dogs that it has taken me years to find the perfect toys, treats, training aids, etc. for my pups. Please feel free to comment if you have another toy suggestion!

July 14, 2014

Obedience, Agility, and Emergency Stitches!

Good sit!
Obedience 3: Advanced obedience skills including extra control around distractions and beginning off-leash work. This class prepares your dog to take the Canine Good Citizen test.


The past few weeks have been eventful ones for my two pups! Riley was moved up to Obedience 3 after only two classes. The instructor said we were definitely read to prep for CGC! Her first Obedience 3 class went VERY well. She did a good job of focusing even when presented with distractions.

July 7, 2014

Disclosure Policy


Plate & screws from surgery #2
Vet bills are expensive! Riley has incurred to-date around $6k in bills for her two knee surgeries. Several people have encouraged me to start a indiegogo or gofundme campaign, but I feel really uncomfortable just asking people for money outright. I'm not saying this is a bad way to pay for your pet's medical bills, I just don't personally want to go this route. My only other option in this case is to advertise through my blog.

July 1, 2014

Pup-lates at Zoom Room!

Good girl!
"Using equipment you’d find in a human gym, your dog will learn core control and develop athleticism, balance, and strength. Perfect for dogs recovering from injuries, senior dogs, or those dogs that could stand to lose a few pounds."