If I had to choose one thing that my entire family shares an intense love for, it’s dogs. We adore dogs. Our life feels incomplete when we don’t have a dog. My husband and I both grew up around dogs, and couldn’t wait for the day that we got to choose our own dog.
Neither of us had a dog in college, because we wanted to wait until we were married and had our own house. A few months into our marriage, we were ready for a pup of our own. We took a quiz online called “the ideal dog for you” or something like that, and the quiz gave us a short list of dogs that would be a good fit. At the bottom of the list was a dog called a Hungarian Vizsla. We had never heard of or seen this kind of dog, so we started doing some research. We fell in love–this was the perfect dog for us!
Then we found out how much they cost. Cue Debbie Downer music.
After a looong hunt, joining multiple vizsla rescue societies, and all kinds of crazy shenanigans, we found a vizsla in Nebraska that needed a home. Nebraska?!?! It took months of maneuvering and some divine intervention, but we finally got the dog transferred from Nebraska to the sunny state of South Carolina. She was a 1 and 1/2 year old girl named Scout. We fell in love with her instantly. She truly couldn’t be a better dog.
Even more fun–our son loves her too! He loves to lay in her bed with her, count her toes, and throw her ball down the hall for her to fetch. He pets her, hugs her, and lays on her. When we go in to get him up in the morning, he pats the rail of his crib and says “dog?” so that she’ll stand up there and greet him good morning as well. Maybe I’ll try to get a picture of that soon for another Glimpses post.
Anyway, because of our love for dogs, and especially vizslas, we get VERY excited when the dog show comes to town. We love to see all the vizslas and the many, many other dog breeds. I love to beg Gareth for all of the tiny, ridiculous, cute little dogs that I see. Today we took our son to the dog show, and he was a big fan! There were more dogs than he had ever seen in one place. I wonder what kind of dreams he had during his nap today, after seeing so many different kinds of dogs.
Anyway, here is a quick Glimpse of our experience. Stay tuned for some cute twin pictures in a few days!