Saturday, 10 April 2010

Hektor joins the Vitali Vizslas

It's been quite a while since I last posted anything here. Not because nothing has happened, but rather because lots has happened, albeit not necessarily VIVE-related (we moved, sold our pool business, have been renovating, went away for a bit and then lost our precious Cirrus quite unexpectedly in Feb 2010). Our little group of Van-Isle-based Vizsla enthusiasts has met on various occasions throughout the year and we always have fun.

Today's entry has been prompted by the exciting new arrival in the Vitali household: Hektor (AKA Country's Gonna Getcha Good)! Here are some shots of the new addition, who flew all the way from Florida to Washington at barely 8 weeks of age and then endured a long ride up the coast into Canada and across to his new home on glorious Vancouver Island. This will hopefully bring us out of hiding and mean more frequent updates to the blog!

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Monday March 2nd - VIVE in Courtenay

We are up in the Courtenay area on Monday and will be taking our ginger kids for a romp whilst there, so here's your invitation to join us! We aim to be at Nymph Falls Park (Forbidden Plateau Road - map here at 2.30 pm and have about an hour to fill with Vizslactivity. If you can definitely make it, let me know and we'll certainly not go anywhere until the group has congregated. 

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

International relations on the trails

Whilst I'm on a roll I'd like to post another photo of our gang out for a nice walk a couple months back on the local trails with 2 new friends. The senior guests of honour are 13 and 18 years old respectively - real Hungarians from Hungary nonetheless - what an international affair though: two Hungarian Hungarians, 2 British Hungarians and 2 Canadian Hungarians. Would any more interesting combinations like to join us in future (asks the British girl in Canada with the French surname and German husband)?

Life's a beach

On Sunday we went to the beach with the dogs - the first time since winter descended upon us in BC. Not a soul was about and yet it was so very beautiful - blue skies, snow-capped mountains across the water, calm sea and rather a lot of ducks (yes ducks on the beach?!) and the obligatory seagulls. The last 2 feathered features were what impressed our guys most and lots of running and swimming was order of the day. Except for the boys, who prefer more leisurely pursuits these days and they went fishing ... which means patrolling the shallow waters for signs of the little minnows that flit about ... pounce, pounce, splash, splash ... fishies beware, the ginger gang hunt fur, feather AND scales it would seem. But I didn't get any photos folks, so sorry about that. Here's one I made earlier (last summer), just to give you a taste.

Saturday, 31 January 2009


Hey, I can see that a couple of my VI-based friends have made it here. Lovely, lovely!! To mark the momentous occasion, here are a couple pix of little Miss Annie in her early days at the pool. She is now a seasoned swimmer. I think we will have to hold a Vizswim day and get a whole load of ginger splashers here for that. What say you? Pool and potluck perhaps? It would have to be a Sunday ... does anyone want to start suggesting dates?

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

VIVE is born

Hello! This is my first little excursion into blogging, so please bear with me whilst I struggle to get it together. Just wanted to welcome all Vizsla Enthusiasts on Vancouver Island and let them know that we (the Vitali Vizslas and their insignificant human slaves Chrissie and Jens) hope this will provide a place for VI-based Vizslovers to congregate, share tales of local Vizslactivity and plan more Vizslinteraction in the future. If, like us, you enjoy immersing yourself in multiple Vizslas (it's a recognised syndrome you know, this MVS) then let's get together and do it!

Currently the Vitali Vizslas are making regular visits to the trails near our home, so there's a good place to start. Miles and miles of off-leash fun through brush, forest and logging roads, with the Englishman River thrown in - wanna join us? Just let us know and we'll arrange a get together! Vive l'Errington!

Oh, and as you can see from the pic above, we also accept "honorary Vizslas" into our pack! Ginger ninjas rule, but the lurchers and Greyhounds are cool :-)