Monday, January 30, 2012

Humane Society of the United States Revealed for what they are.


The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are NOT like the local chapters of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). 

Your local SPCA deserves all the support you can give them.

HSUS and PETA are not folks that Vizsla owners would want as neighbors. 

My guess is many of us have neighbors who support HSUS and PETA  by sending checks for what they think are helping shelters. 

In their mind the below is ugly. 
In their mind the below is a crime.

I, for one, hope the light of day shines on their operation and the U.S. Congress ends their tax-exempt status.

Will the next generation get to enjoy the Vizsla?

Post from last summer on the topic:

Now this is one good Vizsla

Dusty - Mar-Ed's He Knoz He's A Star, JH, NA, NAJ, RN, CD, CGC
"Dusty turned 10 in June and still acts like a 2 year old.  He was our first Vizsla and my hunting buddy...he's been the dog we did a little bit of everything with and he succeeded at it all...of course I screwed him up. Field pointed, show pointed, and a lot of titles after his name."

Above was found on a diesel truck forum of all places:

Proud owner of a hell of a Vizsla.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hidden Treasures: Diablo Foothills Regional Park

Multi-million dollar homes built to enjoy these priceless views.

 2 miles east of Highway 680 at the Livorna Road Exit, in the affluent community of Alamo, is the Diablo Foothills Regional Park staging area.

A joy to own two wonderful Vizslas and a good camera on an early six mile morning walk. 

ducks and Vizslas on a pond

Ducks on a pond has always been a magnet to Bailey and Chloe.  They love to swim after the birds.

Doesn't get much better in a walk to see wildlife up close and personal.  We came across a couple whitetail deer earlier in this morning's walk.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Big running" Vizslas

Today's walk was up in the Castle Rock Open Space.  Here the dogs had much more room to roam.
In these areas it is common for Bailey and Chloe to be many hundreds of yards away.

There is something that I really enjoy about watching my dogs run along a far ridge full-tilt. 

 This is the basis of the term "Big Running Dogs."

Some wonderful country to walk around in.

For enjoyment watch the below video with speakers on.  Make it full screen using the button on the bottom right corner.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Vizsla Pheasant Hunt Bird's Landing

Great morning.   60 miles east of where we live is Bird's Landing Hunting Reserve.  Hunted with a couple friends this morning.  They brought their small 7-year-old chocolate lab, Holly.  What a sweet dog!

Bailey locked on a pheasant
 A lab hunts birds differently than a vizsla. 
Holly hunted much closer to her hunter but then flushed the birds without much of a "point".  Bailey,a pointing breed, who hunts much further out, stays "on point" until he is released.
To the left - Bailey       To the right - pheasant

My friend, Charlie, watching Bailey cover the field full tilt

Bailey on point.  When I went to flush the bird, it ran away.

Sometimes the pheasants do just run away.  Bailey had to stay "on point" and not chase after the bird until I released him. 
Five birds for meals over the next few weeks. 

At the club house, "the mascots" hang out in the parking lot.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rock climbing with Vizslas

Before the rain came and the San Francisco 49er play off game started, Bailey, Chloe and I took a hike and climb into the hills of Castle Rock Regional Park.

Great walking and climbing in the Castle Rock area.

Higher and higher we climbed into the sandstone rock formations.

Bailey needed four paw drive for some of the climb.

From the top of one of the peaks.

Down from the peak.  Dogs loved the rocks.
As we walked back down, Bailey came across a couple covies of quail.  He held and then the birds flushed when I came close.

Directions on how to get to this hidden treasure:

O.K. completely off subject.  Excuse me but I am a Jeep nerd.
The last three pictures came from later today in an Oakland parking lot.
VERY RARE 1960 Jeep FC-150 pick up truck

81 inch wheelbase classy all wheel drive MINT CONDITION

1960 FC150 and 2006 Liberty Renegade parked next to each other