Monday, November 23, 2009

An English couple at a western field trail

About 140 miles southeast of San Francisco in the rolling foothills of the Sierras sits Kistler Ranch, the site of the 2009 Northern California German Wirehaired Pointer field trial.

Here John and Juliet from Dorset, England, spent the weekend experiencing a western-style pointing-breed field trial. John and Juliet are the proud owners of Radar, the wonderful 2-1/2 year-old Vizsla who has his own blog: John and Juliet arrived Saturday early afternoon and joined us in the motor home for a beer before wandering through the camp of horses, dogs, trailers, RVs, and trucks.

They joined our friends (fellow Vizsa owners) Ken & Janet, along with their daughter, Sarah, with Joanie and me for dinner at the historic National Hotel in Jamestown for a very nice meal and bottle of wine.

We really enjoyed their company and hope that if other Vizsla owners from England make it out to the SF Bay Area, they drop me a line at the following:

...if for nothing else than to get a quick "Vizzy" fix.

Here our neighbors from hometown Walnut Creek, Henry and Catherine Pokorny, enjoy a break between braces with one of their wonderful dogs, Oliver.

This is a brace ready to go out matching young Derby dogs, a GSP and a Vizsla.

Below are John and Juliet with Bailey and Chloe overlooking the Diablo Valley, 25 miles east of San Francisco.


Radar Red Dog said...

Hi Rod

What a lovely reminder of our holiday! Thank you both so much for all your hospitality & for letting us get our Vizsla fix! Don't forget that we're expecting to see you in England next year!!! Juliet x

Anonymous said...

Rod, another excellent entry -- we are very lucky to have you representing Vs so nicely in this blog.

Amanda said...

What great photos & the camping looks awesome. I've got several English V-owners listed on our Vizsla blog roll.