Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Puppy

My brother and his wife just picked up their new puppy this past weekend. It's a Vizsla. Never heard of it? Me neither until they told me about it. Alan and Jen had a yellow lab named Jasmine. She died at 13 or 14 yrs old during an operation to remove a tumor. Alan had had Jasmine since a puppy. He trained her to be a bird dog and she was really good.

After Jasmine they hooked up with a woman who trained yellow labs to retrieve for birds. They purchased a 1.5 yr old yellow lab named Belle. She had been sold, then the woman who bought her couldn't keep her so she was returned. They kept her name and it seemed fitting since now this was his second Princess name. Belle was very odd. She was not like your normal lab dog AT.ALL. She was very skittish, afraid and panicky. They hoped it would go away once they got to know them but they had little success in helping her. Seriously she needed prozac or something. When they saw her before buying her she was normal and seemed fine. After they got her they had 30 days to change their minds but decided to keep her.

One day while they were at work the cable guy came to replace some cables that run over Alan's house. Alan had no idea anyone was coming by. The cable guy left the side gate open and Belle ran out. She ended up getting hit by a car. Alan had a micro chip put in her a soon after they got her so once she was brought in they called. They'd only had a her a few months so it wasn't like when Jasmine died, but still, felt awful. The cable company paid them $1000 for their error.

This time they decided to go back to the puppy idea and choose a Vizsla. A Hungarian short-haired pointing dog. Alan knew some people who recommended this particular breeder. They were the 3rd in line to pick their female. My brother said she'd have to have a princess name so she's Cinderella. "Ella".
She's all legs and ears. When she drinks her water her ears float on top. LOL She's very gangly and slips on their hard wood. She's only 10 weeks old but is already 11 lbs. Our Rosie is 11 lbs at 1.5 yrs old. She's very smart and already on day 2 learned how to work the doggy door and poop outside. Good girl!

These pics are from my brothers cell phone to my cell phone so I apologize for the blurriness.

Alan with Ella

Ain't she just the cutest!

I can't wait to meet her.


Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I had never heard of a Vizsla until last week when a friend of mine got one. And then I saw it in the name of someone's blog. I wonder if they're the Dog Du Jour right now...?

I guess the Spohrs really are multiplying if they appear twice in your blog roll!

Sandra said...

Ack! Thanks! I have no idea why so many got duplicated. I fixed it.

That's interesting that you've just heard of them too. What a coinky-dink.

Your Pal Pinki said...

Oh, so cute! : )

Dennis the Vizsla said...

She's a sweetie all right. Love the vizslas!

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