Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chapter Five


A little further down the trail, we found Lake Hashawa.
I was admiring the beautiful scenery when all of a sudden I saw a . . .

Mom, I promise not to go into the water, but I'm just trying to get a better look at the goose over there.
It's a little bit chilly here, but I'm sure it's not bad once you get in a little bit further.
Ohhhhh . . . I was wrong!

How does the goose do it?
Ok, Mom. We can go home now.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Chapter Four


After we left the fields, we walked down the trail until we came to a sign next to a bunch of cages.
Curious . . .

While my dad and I tried to read the sign, my mom went down to look at the cages.
The sign was written in human, so I gave up trying to read it, but my dad pointed at the sign with a worried look on his face.

WHOA!!! Like those crazy, scary things from Jurassic Park? Run away, run away!

But, my mom just smiled and said it was ok.

They were just birds. Well, birds that eat bunnies and other birds and things, but just birds nonetheless. Plus, they were in cages and couldn't hurt us.
Each bird was hurt or injured in some way that made it so that they couldn't survive on their own, so they were kept in the cages for educational purposes. My mom said it was for kids when they come to the trail on field trips from school. I guess that makes sense, but maybe they should say that on the sign instead of scaring the be-jeebus out of puppies like me.
Even though these are definitely not the types of birds that I would want to meet in person, I have to say that the bald eagle was pretty cool.
After we finished looking at the birds, we started back on the trail to see what other sort of treasures we could find . . .

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chapter Three


I call this the "delicious smells" chapter.
On our hike, I found lots of great smells, but this one was the best. At first, my mom thought I found deer poop.
Since I was supposed to get a bath, she let me roll in it a bit and took some pictures.
Oh, amazing smells . . .
My mom thought it was so funny until she zoomed in a bit . . .



Is that a spine?

Chapter Two


Camp Hashawa is a beautiful place to go for a hike.
It has 320 acres of forests, fields, meadows, wetlands, ponds, gardens and mowed grass.
Visitors can enjoy all 320 acres except for the 31 acres in the private, restricted area. The Wilderness Trail is 2.2 miles long, but there are three separate trails that you can follow.
It is not an off-leash park, but my parents let me run through the fields as long as I maintained good recall.
Being a beautiful hunting dog, I had to get suited up with my orange reflective hunting collar for safety and so that my parents could see me.
I don't know if they let people hunt on the land, but we definitely heard a few gun shots while we were hiking, so the hunting collar was a good choice.

Once I was suited up, we headed to the fields.
My instincts kicked in.
Time to hunt for birds and bunnies!
I love, love, love fields.
Weee! Leaping like a lion!
Flying through the field!
Working . . .
What next, mom?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Chapter One

I have a lot of pictures and stories to share. Because my mom and dad have exams over the next few weeks, I'm going to share my stories in parts. Ok, here we go . . .


Once upon a time, there was a very beautiful and amazingly talented Vizsla princess (that's me!).

One day, she told her humans that she wanted to go for a trip to the country.
We drove through fields . . .
and forests . . .
I love looking out the window at the beautiful scenery as we pass by.
The yummy country air . . .
The wind on my teeth . . .
After a little bit, my mom closed the windows because she didn't want the air to hurt my eyes. It was ok, though, because we were almost there.

Where were we, do you ask?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Congratulations to my Mommy Kayla!!

My Vizsla mommy Kayla won all sorts of awards this week!
Kayla earned her first agility title--her Novice Jumpers with Weaves title! She still needs one more leg to get her standard title--fingers crossed--she has another trial this upcoming weekend. Thanks to Debbie Stern for capturing the moment!

If that wasn't grounds enough for celebration, Kayla and her human Dad Jason met the requirements for a Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International certification on Monday night!!!!

Her new name is: Ch Szizlin Aint She Captivatin, NAJ TDI CGC

Go, mom, go!!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Prayers for my friend Wrigby

This morning, I found out that one of my good park friends Wrigby (20 month-old boxer) is very sick. He contracted spinal meningitis two weeks ago and had to undergo an emergency spinal surgery to save his life. The doctors said that he's out of danger, but he's still not doing well. Although he regained slight movement in his front legs, he still can't move his back legs at all. The doctors don't know if he will ever be able to walk again, but I really hope that he can. Right now, all he can do is scoot around on the ground and drag his back legs behind him. Wrigby's parents are hopeful. They bring him to the park so that he can see his friends in the hope that seeing them will make him work harder to walk again.

Please, please, please say some prayers for my friend Wrigby and his parents.

The surgery cost thousands of dollars, but thankfully Wrigby's parents had pet insurance. I'm scared to think of what might have happened to Wrigby if they didn't have insurance and couldn't pay for the surgery. My mom says that this is yet another example of why all pet owners should get pet insurance.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Boys, boys, boys, boys, boys . . .

My mom said that I am "boy crazy," so I took a quiz to find out.

The test said: Your score is 90. You are crazy... boy crazy that is! You live and breath all things boys.

Very True.

That's fun and all but there are other past-times that are just as fun. Open your eyes to the other things that make life interesting.

You'll be glad you did.

Hmm… good advice. Maybe I’ll give that a try,

But . . . not until next week !!