OUR RESCUES - WHERE ARE THEY NOW
How are our Rescue Families Doing?
Quick update on our current pack of older rescues from VCCNE- all age 12+
Merc (middle) is doing fine- still quite active and happy to be in charge (or so he thinks)- he has been with us now 3+years but still not completely over his abandonment issues;
Honey (left) is doing remarkably well –she actually seems to be getting younger- more active- sight partially restored and even has begun to hear some noises (came to VCCNE from shelter at 18 pounds-now 53#) been with us 2.5 years; and
Shandy(right) remains happy and sweet though it is apparent that standing is becoming a problem and if she is ‘too active’ she pays for it the next day- not easy trying to keep a V to be quiet and learn how to become a couch potato- Sandy (as we now call her) joined our ginger family last Halloween due to a family farm foreclosure in Maine and could be one of the smartest Vs I have ever known in 50+ years living with Vizslas.We are very lucky to have all three with us as they bring us joy and chaos each day.
David & Jeffrey
We would love to have Nate be on the website. He truly is a special dog and has grown so much in the past almost year! That first week when we brought him home Zack and I both discussed that we may have taken on a bigger project then we had originally thought. For example as soon as we let Nate out of the car after driving he took off sprinting down the road in a total panic at ………….. nothing. The first time I took him for a run he was afraid of rocks, sticks, my foot scraping on the tar despite this from the very beginning he loved Navio (Navi) our then 2 year old female Vizsla. Nate (often called Big Nate or Nate Dog) would bark at anyone entering whatever room he was currently in, wouldn’t let men near, including Zack who felt terrible when Nate would cower away from him, Navio was his security blanket. Whatever Navi did, Nate did. Still to this day it is like having one Vizsla with two heads. Luckily for us Navio is very patient and loves having her snuggle buddy nearby at all times. While she is definitely in charge Navi is a good role model for Nate because she is comfortable in every situation. Recently Zacks’ mother, who is not a dog person and was very nervous around Nate at first, visited our home and was greeted by two Vizsla wagging their tails and happy to have a visitor to which she responded, “Nate is a totally different dog then when I first met him!” This was so good to hear because we have really been working hard to help Nate feel comfortable in different situations but even to have him be confident in his comfort zone, i.e. his house is HUGE!
As he becomes more and more adjusted and comfortable his personality is coming out. Nate biggest loves are his bed, chewing, being pet and of course Navi. If he wants you to pet him watch out he will lean up against you and is very strong he can push you over if you’re not careful. Since he is most comfortable around women he typically does this to me, my sister and my mother. His happy face smiling up at you is hard to resist! He has accepted Zack as someone who he can trust but most men are still pretty scary! Nate is a wonderful dog and we are truly happy to have him in our lives. He is Navio's companion and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Nate’s heart is full of goofy love!
We've had our vet appointment and all checked out great. We have started the limes vaccine, and she's leveled off on weight at 43lbs. We're having a lot of fun with her and steadily making progress. Maggie is returning to the come command and whistle, and we're working on the stay/woe command too. She's currently laying on the end of the couch at Nisalda's feet where she is most of the time..... the life of a Vizsla.....]
Here are a couple pictures of Willy. He is such a wonderful dog and I think Guin has calmed him down quite a bit. We are home most of the time with them so they don't feel alone. He loves riding in the car and running through the woods. I think he is very much at home here now with Guin. They always look for each other wherever they are and sometimes sleep together on Willy's big bed.
Hope you are well and enjoying the beginning of the nice weather.