Halloween 2011

This year I dressed up as Irondog!

I live near Kailua-Kona, where the the Ironman World Champion race is held every year. I watch the Triathlon athletes race and practice all the time. I can do all the tasks they can do, well maybe not the funny machine with the two wheels… I just don’t need the silly gear… But for Halloween I decided to wear the silly gear, swim goggles, visor, running number, running hydration pack, and bike blinky light. See I’m ready for action!

I competed in the costume contest at PetCo but just like last year, the competition was formidable. Actually I think the small dogs have an unfair advantage, especially if they are with “puppy humans” in costume too.

The winner was a small white dog being eaten by an alligator…

then came a Chihuahua in a Mario brother costume and third place was a Cocker Spaniel dressed as vampires.

I tied for forth place this year…

It was fun to meet the other dogs and PetCo gave me a treat bag for participating!

iMoved

I moved from Kealakekua, Hawaii to Puu Anahulu, Hawaii in August. It seems like we are no longer living in Hawaii as the tropical flora has been replaced with Silver Oaks, Jacarandas, and North Fork Island Pines.

I’ve been told that the new house matches me… Do you think so?

Although the house looks different…

The sofa is still the same!

So far I’ve caught three mice, who needs a cat when you have me the versatile Vizsla!

Did I mention that the new house has three fields on the 1.2 acres of property that I can freely run in? And best of all there are “Birds”!!! Not the small colorful tropical one’s but big ones! See take a look out my window.

I watch them from the window all the time and point at them in the field. I have to admit that I have a problem… When I see those birds I get all red in the nose and lips and I at first sneak up on them and freeze but, but, but I just have to break and give chase. When I’m in chase, I just don’t hear anything, I swear, I really go deaf!

The other day out in front of the drive way another friend came by…

I love my new home, it’s cool at the high elevation, lots of birds, and places to run free! I did mention tall grass and birds, right, lots of birds!!!

Bodhi’s Thoughts on Obedience Trials…

Hi I’m Bodhi, I’m happiest when I can run free in the tall grass!

I’m even happier when I can point and flush birds

and leap through the air (look Mom no paws on the ground).

This is the best! I even get to shake the morning due off my coat and get the humans wet.

Did I hear you say it’s time to leave for the Obedience Trial?

This is what I think about sit, stay, left turn, right turn, come, figure eight… Yeah that’s right, one big raspberry to that…

Boy this is fun… Sit, not me and definitely not on the plastic tennis court surface, would you sit on it?

Loser human…

Merry Xmas from Hawaii!

Hope you all had a Merry Xmas!

After being jealous of seeing all those great “Christmas & Winter Photo Competition” images from the Northern Hemisphere crowd on the Vizsla Forum, Alpha promised to take me to the snow. Except I live in Hawaii… So after a ninety mile drive to a final elevation of 13,700 ft in a cramped Toyota regular cab 4×4 pickup with two humans…

We reached the top of the mountain!

We looked for the snow to the right…

Then we looked to the left…

Then back to the right. Hmmm where is the snow???

And then we found the snow in Hawaii! Not much, but it was there on Xmas Morning.

I’ve never seen the stuff before and it was cold but lots of fun!

I ran in it…

and ran some more (it was cold, how else am I supposed to keep warm)

Eventually we came down the mountain and explored the 9,000 ft elevation with Alpha. Lots of great Franklin bird smells…

And then explored the 7000 ft elevation where I smelled and ate the long grass amongst the Koa trees…

It was the best Xmas ever!

I hope yours was too,

Bodhi

Hawaii Island Humane Society Pet Walk

I am one lucky dog and when I heard about the opportunity to help raise funds for pets less fortunate than I am, I said sign me up! Plus, I get to go on a walk with fellow dogs and humans. Yipee! I sent out an email to all my, Alpha’s and Alpha Fem’s friends asking them to sponsor me for the walk and I raised $570! Team Pets for Fitness raised $1670 and we came in 4th place. We raised over $20,000 total for the Humane Society.

Thank you so much for your generous support.

Here I am trying on my new shades I’m going to be sporting on the walk.

Alpha Fem and I are ready for the walk. Alpha had to teach yoga so he met us later.

This is my buddy Miss Mandy or shall I say, Miss Butterfly.

And here are my hiking buddies with Nose for Adventure.

After the walk, I joined the Weimaraner Crew and tried to pass.

The post walk party was held at Ruby and Bella’s home. Over 15 of us dogs ran around and
swam. The water felt great after walking in the hot sun.

It was an awesome day. Yes, I do settle down eventually, especially after an action packed day and a bath.
Thanks everyone.