Baby Riley cuddles. ❤️
July 21, 2014
"If you can start the day without caffeine,
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
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
July 15, 2014
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 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
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.