Sunday, December 31, 2006

On the Move

Ivy and Eve invite you to the NEW HOME of Vizslocity! We've moved to our new spot on Squarespace. You can find us by following the link or by going to Hiraeth and clicking on Vizslocity in the sidebar.

If you have stories to tell or pictures to share of your Vizslas, please shoot me an email (vizslocity at yahoo dot com) and I'll see that your stuff gets posted at the new site.

I will also be providing links to the archives of this blog, so you will be able to find your way back here if you want!

If you have linked to Vizslocity in your sidebar, the next time you are updating your links, I would appreciate having the link changed to the new address! Why don't you stop by at the new blog and leave me a comment so I know you are reading. Thanks!

Now, let's put this blog to bed:

Monday, November 27, 2006

Doggy Kisses

Ivy loves visitors. So much so that, unless our guests are confirmed dog lovers who don't mind a sloppy, wet kiss and some paws on the shoulders, she is often confined to her crate when we have guests. Thankfully, she has learned to accept this, not as a punishment, but as the regular order of things so having guests in our home is never a problem. Eve is quiet and calm and friendly, so we really wouldn't need to crate her, but Ivy KNOWS when Eve is allowed out when she isn't and since she has a well developed sense of fair play, it's just easier to crate Eve, too. She doesn't mind.

Having said that, Ivy is always allowed out and about when the kids' friends are here or when our guests are true dog lovers--like last night. Our friends Mike and Sharon came for dinner last night. Both love all dogs in general and our dogs in particular. They have known Ivy since she was a little 8 week old red blurrrr and so they are used to her exuberance. Mike especially likes Ivy. He revels in her happy, joyful energy. Here are some pictures I snapped when they were here last night:

That's Ivy, belly up, rolling and wagging and licking. Eve is the polite dog, cuddled up beside him.

Originally posted on Hiraeth.

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Arazi the Wonder Dog: The Hawaiian Edition

Arazi; looking thankful for a happy life.
Happy Thanksgiving, Char and Arazi!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Where were you on the morning of November 20th?


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originally posted on Hiraeth


So, last night I took a cherry cheesecake ring to Bible Study to share during fellowship time. I brought more than half of it home. The kids ate a piece before bed last night, Tom had a sliver with coffee after breakfast this morning, which left 6 pieces. I decided to move the leftover pieces to a plate so that I could wash my baking stone while I was cleaning up the kitchen this morning. I loaded the dishwasher, wiped off the counters, swept the floor and was just getting ready to go work on getting my Thanksgiving week organized when I realized that the big plate I had absent-mindedly loaded into the dishwasher--the one that looked clean--had been the one to which I transferred the leftover cheesecake.


Little Miss Guilty Conscience wouldn't even turn around to look at me. Or maybe she wasn't really feeling guilty and it was just the 1,440 total calories she consumed that made it impossible for her to digest and listen at the same time. I vote for the second.

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Originally posted on Hiraeth

Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Arazi, Defender of Truth


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Feet at rest

Friday, September 29, 2006

All in a day's work

Originally posted on Hiraeth

Over the last few days, I suspected this might be true, but found it hard to believe. But it is true and I wonder why it should surprise me, as smart as Ivy is. . .

Today, I was out in the yard doing doggy deposit duty. That's right, picking up dog poop. Ivy was out with me and I noticed that she was on point. I walked over and sure enough, she had scoped out a pile for me to pick up. I picked it up, told her she was a good girl and she ran to another pile and pointed.

Can you believe this dog?

No pictures of this self taught feat yet, but I'll see if I can capture a picture of her pointing out piles for me.

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Angelic Beings

This sweet Vizsla named Maddie is owned by Barb, a reader of Vizslocity. Barb tells me that Maddie was a second mother to her daughter. She ran to her side everytime she cried and spent months sleeping beside her crib.
Barb has two vizslas, Maddie and Blue. Don't they look angelic all snuggled up together?