Playtime, Vizsla style…

March 20, 2009 by

I am way too mature for these games

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Birds, Birds, Birds

March 15, 2009 by

Straight back from vacation and into the field today we did some training. Although Lyric was very very tired he pointed very nicely.  Sunday with the help of Monty and Cory we worked on firing the starter pistol for Lyric and Trixie.  Monty was really enjoyable to watch hunt saturday.

Lyric

 

Lyric finds a deer leg….

Lyric  I grabbed it for you to take a close look

Trixie

Trixie

Monty and Cory

Monty  Cory shooting the bird, monty stays steady

Monty Retrieving

Monty

Vacation

March 12, 2009 by

 Paradise….

Sunset

Pinel island

Eggplant Raviolini Soup

January 15, 2009 by

Another wonderful recipe from Rachel Ray.

• 2 tablespoons butter

• 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

• 1 eggplant, half the skin peeled to make stripes and the flesh chopped into 1/4 inch cubes(i peeled off all skin)

• 2 garlic cloves

• salt and pepper

• One 32-ounce container (4 cups) chicken broth

• 1 (32 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

• 1 lb mini ravioli(i used tortellini) 

• 1 cup basil leaves, torn

• grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, for topping

Directions: In a small soup pot, melt the butter and the olive oil over medium heat. Turn the pan and coat its surface. Add the eggplant and garlic and season with salt and pepper and cook until softened about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add the raviolini and cook until tender 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the basil.  Serve the soup in bowls, topped with cheese.

A New Year

January 6, 2009 by

Well the new year is here! The past several weeks have been busy with holidays and spending time with family and friends. We are looking forward to a wonderful new year. We hope to begin showing Lyric in confirmation and competiting in the field with him.  As for Bruno we hope to have him be tested and pass his Canine Good Citizen. Both boys look forward to some Dock Dogs fun.  As for us humans….we are looking forward to some travel, the birth of some friend’s children and as always “good times” with our family and friends.  We are hoping for a happy and healthy year and are wishing this upon everyone. 

I was trouble putting pictures on here…. it seems fixed now.  However we have a new camera and a new place(better quality) to upload our pictures and videos.   Please email me  if you would like to see some recent pictures/videos of the dogs and our adventures.

 

Here is Lyric the day he turned 4 months.

First big snowfall

December 28, 2008 by

I think Lyric is going thru a growth spurt right now… last night i was looking at pictures of him from a few days ago and he looks different. Without mentioning my thoughts to Dan, he says the same thing today. It’s been an interesting week. We dealt with the passing of Dan’s great uncle marty and had lots of snow delivered to us. Uncle Marty will be missed but he is now resting peacefully with his wife. I have never seen a couple that was so in love until the day they died. I truely admire their relationship. Saturday we also attended a friend’s annual christmas party.

and the snow…..boy did it snow….on and off for two days. the dogs enjoyed some time with us and playing in the snow.

Christmas is in the air

December 16, 2008 by
We had a Saturday full of holiday events.  We attended our local Vizsla club’s  holiday party which was a good time. The hosts of the party have a beautiful home on a nice piece of land. They are Italian and make wine just like us. Thanks to Rick and Mary Ellen for hosting a wonderful party and making us feel so welcome. Then we went to the annual Christmas concert which Dan’s brother takes part in. Their church puts on an incredible christmas show each year. Every year it’s different. It was a nice way to celebrate the season.

 

It’s about time that we (bruno and lyric) tell you about what has been going on….
AHHHHH naptime….we love naps!
Since we missed going to see Santa at the mall, Dad lifted us up to visit with the Santa in our house. Here are bruno and I each telling Santa what we want for Christmas.
Come get me Bruno….I have your favorite toy.
We keep watch over the yard together.
We went for a puppy hike to get our sniffs out…. Lyric zoomed like a fool mom couldnt get a picture….

Then we got to tag along for a special outing….we went to visit Uncle Alex(ok not our uncle but dad’s good friend) he RUVS us sooooooooooooo much! Dad had to help him with some computer stuff at the shop where Uncle Alex makes t-shirts and where “the band” practices.

The shop guard dogs, we look so mean
We have discovered that Bruno prefers the drums…..
while i prefer the keyboards(like my human dad)
We passed the time by playing together.  It’s taken a few weeks but we really do love each and love to play. Mom says she sees our bond developing more and more each day.
Apparently Bruno thinks he is a Vizsla and jumped in Alex’s lap to show him how much he loves him
Paws off he is MINE!!!!!
Hey im little, love me too 
We both love seeing Alex. Thanks for letting us visit!
And after a long day,  we put ourselves to bed when we got home.  Bruno under the covers(no pic) and Lyric on his dog bed. Mom and Dad even forgot our “last call” outside.

Fun filled weekend and more pics

December 10, 2008 by
As you can see, the boys are really bonding. Bruno is letting Lyric cuddle with him occasionally. They also have been wrestling and playing a lot in the house. Friday night we went to dinner and a show with Dan’s family. We had a great time. We went to a fabulous local restaurant and saw and show called Plaid Tidings. It was a nice festive evening. Saturday we attended the CVVC Field Trial. It was a great time. Bruno and Lyric came along because it was a long day. Lyric got to play with another puppy, walk by some horses and sniff some bird bags.
We got some snow this weekend.
Yummy snow!!!
And we played with our friend Bella. She is so much fun! She is getting a sister in a couple weeks! I cant wait to meet her! Love, Lyric
Monkey See, Monkey Do

Thanksgiving

December 2, 2008 by

We had a wonderful thanksgiving. Amanda’s dad came down for the holiday which was very nice. We spent the day with Dan’s family. The rest of the weekend we relaxed and ran errands.

Below are some new pics of Lyric and Bruno. Lyric is getting so big.

Lyric has transitioned to sleeping on a dog bed at night in our room.  I think he enjoys it and bruno likes the new bed too.

 Enjoying a brotherly moment.

Although Bruno’s favorite spot is still our bed. Yes, he gets himself under those covers. If we make the bed, he unmakes it so that he can get comfy.
Enjoying the great outdoors
And playing….
And occasionally being carried by dad
I am a wonderful accent to the backyard, dont you think?
Really beginning to wonder about Bruno, I think he is confused.
They call them Velcro Vizslas for a reason
Taking a rest on Thanksgiving

Ranger Cookies (My mother’s recipe)

December 2, 2008 by

Ranger Cookies

½ cup butter

½ cup margarine

Note: I have used 1 cup of butter or 1 cup of margarine….it does not have to be ½  and ½

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 eggs OR 1 egg and 1/2 c maple syrup

2 cup flour

2 cup oatmeal

1 cup Special K

1 cup raisins (i omit)

Beat butter with an electric mixer on a medium to high spead beat butter for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat until combined scraping sides of bowl occasionall. Beat in eggs and mapled sryup(if using). Beat in as much flour as you can and stir in the rest.  Stir in oatmeal, special K and raisins. Drop dough by rounded teaspons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 375 degrees  for  7 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on cooke sheet for one minutes, then cool on a wire wrack.