Hi friends! So, a couple of weeks ago mommy and daddy took me down to the shore to visit Poppop at his house. Now I like to go visit Poppop and occasionally get to go out for some ice cream, but the bestest part of going there is going to Dog Beach.
Dog Beach is this super awesome place where there is sand, tall grass, water, waves, birds, and lots of friends. My favoritest thing to do there is poo. Mommy and daddy joke that I must like the wind on my butt at the beach, but honestly there is nothing better than being one with nature.
Mommy brought along her trusty camera as she is on my payroll as my personal photographer. She gets all of the loves and snugs she can handle in exchange for her photography skills. This dog beach trip was fun, but it was pretty cold out and there were only a few friends there. And one of those wasn't even really a friend because he tried to pick fights with the other dogs. I like to stay out of trouble seeing how I am a lover not a fighter, so I just did my own thing.
As you can see here, running around is a great thing to do at the beach.
The water was cold, but I still went in for a quick dip.
A little blurry, but you can see how happy I was to be there. P.S. Those fluffy white cloud looking things behind me are not food. I tried one even though mommy said no because she sometimes says I can't have super yummy things because she is stingy and wants them for herself. This time I should have just let her have them.
Hello friends! I know it has been a while, so if you forget me, I am Douglas K. the Vizsla. My mommy has been very very busy with a new office and lots of other things, so I have not had access to a computer for a very long time. At night, which is perfect blogging time for me, my daddy hogs the computer watching something called Netflix.
BUT, I am back and hopefully for good. So, how have you all been? I have been a very busy dog going for runs, trying out at a new agility school, going on trips, meeting new friends, chasing birds, rolling in good smelling stuff, hanging out outside, and just being my normal happy self.
I have lots of new adventures and stories that I have been saving for when my selfish mommy and daddy gave me back my computer time, so I have lots to tell you. I also have lots of other blogs to stop by and say hi on.
Well, there is a peanut butter kong with my name on it, so I am going to go do some serious licking, but I will see you all soon!
I will leave you with a very serious picture of me on the beach. Running and chasing waves is very serious business as you can see.
Hi friends! The weather here has been very nice, so I have been getting lots of fun running time in the fields. Other than that, there is nothing new here. Mommy and daddy have been very busy, so I have just been hanging out a lot. I hope that I get to do something fun soon!
Hi friends! I hope that you all had a nice weekend. I sure did. Mommy took me and my bestest friend Zoe for a nice long run on Saturday. I got nice and muddy by rolling in the mud and then had to take a bath. I actually kind of like baths.
Sunday, I got to go visit Remy and Gracie. Of course on the way there, I continued my getting mommy to realize the car harness is the devil protest. I still have not worn her down though, but I shall remain persistent. Gracie and I got to go for a good run and I even met a new friend who was a GSP just like my dog park friend Ginger No. He was fast.
Anyway, this morning mommy took me for my morning run. I was doing my usual morning sniffs in the woods when I found this awesome scent. Of course, I loved it so much that I had to roll on it a few times to get some perfume on myself. Mommy was not happy. She said something about skunks and made me take another bath. While I normally like my baths, I was kind of mad at her for washing off my new perfume. I had to do a lot of good rolling to get the scent just right. Then after she took her shower, guess what she did? Put on human perfume! Life is so unfair!
I will show her. I remember where that good smell was and will be sure to do some more rolling on my afternoon run.
Sorry no pictures today. Mommy was already running late because of the perfume incident and didn't have time to take pictures. I really need to hire a new camera man.
Hi friends! Today I am going to follow up my instructional blog about letting your humans know.
Now we discussed using the techniques in the first part to help you let your parents know you are bored, want something yummy, or need some scratches. Well, what if you have a mean mommy that makes you sit in the back seat of the car, far away from her, with a stupid car harness on? I have a solution for that. Whine, cry, and scream from you position in the back to let her know that you are unhappy about the unfair imprisonment you are receiving.
In this clip, you will hear my patented techniques for letting mom know I do not like my car harness and would much prefer to sit on her lap. Also, this is how I tell her how excited I am that we are going bye-byes. It's a two for one deal!
Sorry about the footage quality. My camera person (mommy) was trying to drive while taking this footage. The audio was the important part, so it will do.
DISCLAIMER: This technique has not yet been fully effective on my quest to be out of the car harness. Patience is a must in this case. I hope to hold out longer than mommy, but so far we are in a stalemate.
Hi friends! Well, after the awesome feedback about my letting your human know informational piece, I decided to do a follow up. Another area that I consider myself an expert on is taking care of my stuffies. You see there is an art to making sure your stuffy is happy and in the correct home.
Example A: Here is a picture of a new stuffie.
Example B: Here is a friend carrying around a stuffie. Notice how big, fluffy, and solid his stuffie is.
Now in my personal experience, stuffies are not happy in this form. They are uncomfortable with the amount of stuffing in them and the squeaker gives them a headache. So, understandably, it is my job to help out my friendly stuffies.
First, I take out all of the stuffing from them. I have similar surgical skills as my buddy Dennis the Vizsla dog. My preferred removal area is the butt of the stuffie.
Then, I take out the squeaker that causes the poor stuffies headaches.
Occasionally, further surgeries are required to remove feet, wings, tails, and other appendages that have become infected. Here is a picture of my two most successful stuffies.
Here is me an duck stuffie in a follow up appointment.
Look at how happy he looks!
So, there you have it. My patented process for ensuring your stuffies happiness and health.
Tune in tomorrow for a follow up to my car harness story with a cross over into the how to let your human know story. It should be very informative!
Hi Friends! I have decided that I am an expert in letting my mommy and daddy know when I am bored. Along with the title of expert, comes the responsibility to educate others on your skills.
Well friends, here you will see how I let my mommy know that I am bored and want her to occupy me. Please take note of the sad eyes, cute ears, and pitiful crying. All components are necessary for full effectiveness.
This strategy is also helpful in getting you what you want. For example, if your mommy is eating a really yummy piece of cheese and you follow my instructional video, she will have no choice but to share with you.
It is also a helpful strategy to let your daddy know that you have to go outside to use the facilities. Once you have mastered that technique, you can also use it for times that you want to go outside, but only to check things out.
The last helpful point is that this video's demonstration is also great when you have guests over. They think that you are a poor puppy and usually reward you with loves, pets, scratches, and occasionally treats.
I hope that this information proves helpful to you, friends. As I said, it is my job to educate the masses.
Hi friends! Sorry I was not around last week. Mommy was sick, so I got a lot of extra snuggle time with her and didn't have time to blog.
So, I have some problems with the car. I really like to go for car rides. But mommy and I have issues. You see, I like to be as close to her as possible and help with directions. Mommy seems to think that this is dangerous. She also seems to think she needs two hands to drive, but she really does not. The other hand should always be used for petting her favorite dog in the world, me.
Because of this difference of opinions, now I have to ride in the car with a special harness which is a doggy seat belt. I HATE it! I make my objection to the restraint very clear, by screaming in the car. Mommy turns up the radio. I turn up my volume. She starts singing loudly too, I go to full Vizsla volume. Despite all of objections, mommy has held strong to her Dougs need to be harnessed belief. I am going to continue my campaign.
Oh and here is a picture of me in the car with mommy. They made me ride in the trunk, can you believe. As you can see, I still managed a way to help with directions. (Mommy says that is horrible picture of her on a really windy day)
Hi friends! Happy Friday. That means that I get to have my mommy all to myself in just one day. I am going to take her to the park, the pet store, to visit my friends, to a nice steak restaurant....oh wait, I can't drive legally yet, so I guess I will just go along with whatever she has planned. Supposedly mommy's friend my Aunt Marianne is puppy sitting another Vizsla, so we might go down and visit him.
Anyway, here are some more pictures of my fun with Gracie. When mommy put my leash on me to leave, Gracie decided it was her job to take me for a walk.
Humans only use the leash!
No, I will not come with you!
I said, leave me alone.
I don't think you know how to use a leash properly.
Hi friends! Guess what? This weekend mommy took me up to her mommy's house. Now usually I get kind of scared there on account that they have a mean dog named Remy who makes me flip on my back and growls at me. Well, this weekend when mommy and I went, Remy was not there! Believed me, I looked everywhere for him.
Nope, not upstairs.
As you might have guessed, that made for one happy Vizsla.
Because there was no mean Remy there, Gracie and I were free play as we liked. I had a lot of fun with her!
A rare moment of calm.
Get off of me!
Ready to rumble.
Ready to attack.
I will show you more tomorrow, especially what happened to me when mommy put my leash on to leave. But for now, some glamour shots!
Thanks so much Tucker, Dennis' brother. I am glad I remind you of you at my age. I just hope I don't get old and cranky like you are now :)
So, I need to tell you ten things that make me happy. 1. When mommy gets home. 2. Laser pointers 3. Following mommy around. 4. Peanut butter kongs 5. Playing with friends. 6. Agility 7. Snuggling with mommy. 8. Going for my morning and afternoon runs. 9. Dog park. 10. Going to the beach.
Hi friends! I hope that you all had a nice weekend. Mine was really fun. I am going to blog about it later in the week.
Friday night, mommy and daddy watched something called the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics. I watched a little too, in between chewing my bone, chasing the dog in the bookshelf away, and tugging my jug. I noticed one thing about the Olympics, there are no Vizsla friendly sports. See what I mean.
1. Curling. Why would you want to run on ice, you can't go far. And you can't even chase that ball thing because it is too heavy. I do have to say that the people do a nice job of cleaning up after themselves with the sweeping and all/
2. Ski jump. They don't make bindings for little dog feet. Plus four skis for four legs might cause some problems.
3. Ice Dancing. I don't look good in spandex or sequins.
4. Skeleton. Speeding down an ice path on your belly head first, now I am a dog and that seems like a really bad idea to me. Enough said.
Well, because there seems to be no dog friendly sports in the Olympics, I propose three new events for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
1. Snow running.
2. Snow eating. I have the gold metal in the bag for this one.
3. Snow marking. Hehe!
I am going to officially petition for these new events to the Olympic people. I will keep you all posted!
Hi friends! Well, we did get more white stuff yesterday. According to meteorologist Douglas K. Vizsla, we got about 3/4 a Doug of snow altogether. Now I like snow as much as the next dog, but this is a little too much for my liking.
It's hard to get around in.
It makes my belly cold.
Therefore, I am now on the lookout for spring! I am just going to wait here until I see it coming.
Oh wait, mom says no to that idea. Plus it is cold here. I guess I will just keep up my watch from the comfort of my house. There is a kong of peanut butter waiting for me!
Hi friends! Guess what? Mommy said that we are supposed to get more snow tonight and tomorrow. I know many of you were impressed with my measuring system, so I will be sure to update you on how much snow we get or how much we have altogether.
So mommy says there is nothing better after playing in the snow then hot chocolate with marshmallows. Well, I am a dog and therefore not allowed to have chocolate, but I have found something even better after a nice romp in the snow. Bully Sticks!!!
Here I am enjoying a nice bully stick while my pee pee defrosts.
Hi friends! Well, guess what? It did snow here this weekend and it snowed a lot. I am not too good with my measuring skills, but I can tell you that the snow comes up to my belly and makes my pee pee really cold. So, i say that we got half a Doug of snow.
Mommy took lots of pictures of me playing in the snow.