Sunday, 20 December 2009

Wait for us....

Today we went to the forest near where we live for a run in the snow. We had great fun and met another couple of dogs. Loads of things to sniff and Sophie tried chasing 'robins'.... unsuccessfully!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Going commando

Today, the day before, the day before that.... same weather miserable and rainy! So we've not been up to much. We've been for a few brisk walks in the rain, I hate it when my coat gets wet... and the rest of the day Sophie has been practicing her 'commando' moves along the carpet, she's very entertaining but you'd never catch me doing that, i'm far too much of a lady! I'm actually thinking of entering her for Britain's got talent. We've also been practicing our 'formation sleeping' which we are particularly good at :-)

Ruby x

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

This is me and Ruby waiting on mum getting ready for work. Once she's ready we go downstair for a nice treat and off she goes.
We've not been up to much. I've noticed our walk in the morning is a bit 'darker' and our walk in the evening is 'darker'. Not fair.... I have to stay on the extension lead instead of running about! Don't think Ruby's that bothered but I like my game of round up the crows on the playing field. I met a new friend today, a 5mth old wirehaired pointer, mum says he was cute!

After our walk this evening we came in and it was quite cold so mum put the fire on, and we dutifully parked ourselves in front of it. "Happiness is stealing all the heat"


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

leaves and ploughed fields!

Well the farmer has now ploughed all his fields (boo!). No more running through the stubble for me and Sophie, just back to the tracks. Have to say that we're not enjoying beng called from our cozy bed of a morning to walk in the dark! but are enjoying the radiator being warm again (yay!). Have to confess to getting a row from the farmer the other day for disturbing the pheasants in the bit he shoots. Doesn't he know were' Vizslas!!!! Mum and dad normally let us run down the middle of one of the fields and we couldn't help ourselves and ran into the long grass, one flew up right in front of me. I've promised the farmer i'll not go in that bit anymore.

Here's a pic of me with Sophie in the background. Couldn't quite decide which way we wanted to go.

and here's one of us pretending to be weimaraners.
Ruby x

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Hey, I know you, do I know you......

Today we were about to have a run through the field when Sophie spotted one of her friends from 'dog training'. This was her just pausing as she recognised 'latte (lab)' :-)

and this is Ruby thinking "where's she going, i'm her playmate!"....
We had a good run round and disappeared over a hill. Tonight, our recall was excellent, we couldn't see mum but could hear her whistle so we rocketed back towards her, she looked pleased. Sophie proved she's learned a lot. Mum had to do a very loud "LEAVE IT" to her tonight as she tried to lift a hedgehog up, but she left it immediately and ran back to mum. Couldn't believe it! my lil sis is growing up.


Sunday, 27 September 2009

I haven't got a scooby!

Such a nice weekend, weather lovely. Rub n Soph spent this afternoon darting in and out the uncut barley playing hide and seek with a few young pheasants. One flew up right in front of Sophie and I managed to catch her expression.

She looks a bit like Scooby Doo as if to say "how'd I miss that?".

They were both smiling but tired at the end of their chase game.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Silver Sophie!

Yesterday Sophie passed her Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog "Silver". I was very proud of her, she did brilliantly and has come a long way from the bundle of energy we brought home 9mths ago, she is maturing into a beautiful, loving girl. Another jingly tag to wear....

Well done Soph x

and out for a nice walk in the afternoon.....

Monday, 27 July 2009

Bags in the hall = holiday time

We've been away in our caravan again. Here we are after arriving at Rothiemurchus Estate just outside Aviemore. I'm on the left looking bedraggled and Sophie who luvs the car looks fab!

We had a great week, lots of lovely walks and daytrips.
Sophie spotted some ducks in the water and gave chase, she didn't realise that where the large rocks end it is pretty deep so she ended up swimming! I joined her for a while but, it is Scotland, and the water was freezing. Sophie is in the background just coming back to shore.

At the end of the day, it was nice to get back to the caravan for a cosy sleep x

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Mission cheer-up Molly

Today the dogs had a mission!! Sadly last week my mum+dad's dog Molly (spaniel) lost her best friend of 11 yrs (Meg, boxer). Molly has been understandably down in the dumps so I took my two over today to have a walk with Molly. She smiled all the way and chased her ball and wagged her tail.......... hope your less sad soon Molly x.
This is Molly begging for someone to kick her ball.

Molly, Sophie & Ruby on their walk.

Mum and Sophie & Ruby and Molly "please kick my ball"

After our walk Sophie & Ruby met "Leo" (brothers cat) for the first time. He wasn't bothered at all as you can see!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Chulaks meet Chulak

Tonight Ruby and Sophie met another viz from the Chulak kennels. Another Ruby (Chulak Made You Look), she's a stunner! Sophie enjoyed her sniff and run about with 'little Ruby' who at a year old was actually bigger than Sophie who'se almost 2yrs. Here they are sitting nicely for a treat from little Ruby's mum.

Here's one of the two Ruby's. Little Ruby 'guarding' her mum from big Ruby. Ruby being nearly 6, was a little big grumpy at times tonight with little Ruby, she's quite protective of her little sister soph, either that or she thought her mum and dad were bringing another one home :-)

It was really nice to meet you all.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Sophie takes the bronze!

Since we got Sophie I hoped to keep up with her dog training and I managed to find a local class. She's done really well and i'm pleased to announce that Sophie got her 'bronze' kennel club certificate today. We'll be doing silver and hopefully gold once the classes start again.

WELL DONE SOPH, you did it xx

Forth Road Bridge Walk

On Saturday Ruby & Sophie took part in a 6mile sponsored walk to raise funds for their 'brothers' football team [Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts]. They did really well and on the way back over the Forth Road Bridge we stopped to take their photo. The weather was lovely. They certainly slept well that night :-)

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

S for 'Sunny Days'

Well the weather has been not bad recently, Soph 'n' Rub have been lazing in the front garden. Soph luvs trying to catch butterflies......... just as well we've got a high fence!

We went for a walk along the coastal path one night last week. The girls luv it, they get a good run off lead. Sophie was desperately trying to show me something but I was having none of it, so Soph just jumped the wall and balanced for ages with her bum out (very lady like for a vizsla)! Dad says her head is full of broken biscuits, maybe he has a point.

Then she was tempted to run down to the beach, but spun round pretty fast when she dipped a toe in.... maybe not!!

I luv my ginger sister.......... she's phenomenal like irn bru. Mum's taking Sophie to dog training classes, but it seems that she is a model dog when i'm not around, how unfair is that, giving a false impression to everyone. Mum says she loves all the other dogs and is really enjoying herself, she must be as she flops in her bed once they get back......... after i've given her a cuddle (cos I do miss her when she's not with me, but shh, don't tell Sophie).

Wednesday, 8 April 2009


We've just returned from a long weekend in the caravan to Crieff. Ruby loves the caravan but Sophie had never been, i'm pleased to report she was excellent. We got a great spot right next to the river and ducks waddled past our awning every morning, much to Sophies delight! She worked out if she stood on the steps she could see out the window better :-)

We took a trip to Auchingarrich Wildlife Park, Perthshire. A brill day out and well-behaved dogs are allowed. The girls had a great time meeting some of the animals.

They had a great time and slept well that night.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Let us in

The girls started playfighting in the livingroom so I opened the door and let them out - more room to run I thought. They both stood and stared as if to say "let us back in". I let them in, they started playfighting, I let them out they stared........... you get the picture. Dogs!

Saturday, 28 March 2009

You go in you go in goals!

Today the girls were out in the garden. It's been nice weather for 3 days solid woo hoo!!!! After a chase round they couldn't quite decide who was playing in goals.

Sophie cut her paw whilst out in the fields today. So she got a nice black & yellow sock to keep her foot clean. She thought it was something to eat at first and was very interested but then got bored and stood at the window.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

But mum.... it's for you!

Out on our walk this morning a little before 7am, the dogs were running about, I put my ipod on and continued walking. The dogs were in and out of the fields where I walk, Ruby comes back... Sophie doesn't. I whistle, Ruby sits to attention for a treat.... no Sophie. I whistle again, turn my ipod off and listen........ no Sophie. I walked back up the edge of the field and I see her collar almost in front of me, I whistle, she comes running and presents me with a pheasant. I know it's nearly mothers day but c'mon!!!!!

This is Sophie back in the house after giving me such a fright but very pleased with herself.. she's so cute :-)

Sunday, 8 March 2009


Last night me & Sophie played "hunt the treats in the pile of old towels" in the kitchen. I really like this game, mainly because I can sniff them out better than Sophie. It kept us both amused for at least 25 minutes.
Later on Sophie played with her "dog" but it had all become sooooo boring for me, I sat next to mum instead blocking her view of the TV.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Let sleeping dogs lie.........

Sophie is back to normal today, full of energy. A moment of calm, here's Ruby & Sophie relaxing after their tea tonight! The snoring was incredible, had to be heard to be believed.

It's moments like this that I know we made the right decision to get another dog. Sophie is such a part of our family now, can't remember not having her. I had concerns about how Ruby would accept her but as you can see I think she kinda likes the company.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Raining and full tummies!

We got soaked on our walk this morning, hailstones no less (typical Scottish weather). Sophie disappeared for about 5 mins in the big field and mum and I were whistling for ages. Sometimes there's a lady that empties her leftovers into the field from her garden (mum tries her best to keep us away from it but sometimes it's too much temptation for vizslas, much to mums annoyance) and mum reckons Sophie has scoffed whatever was there! She's been very quiet all day, not her usual inquisitive self, and she's had a bit of an upset tummy. Mum took a picture of her earlier looking sad....
Sophie was a bit better this evening and even wanted to run about with her ball, but it's all been too much for her. I went upstair to see where mum had gone. I found her in the office and Sophie was with her "glued to the radiator" to ensure I can't steal it off her, I don't mind her having this one though :-)

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Just chillin'

Some days you've just got to chill. This is me and my brother last night watching the Liverpool game. My brother is a massive Liverpool fan even though he's wearing his Scotland top. I think it's because they play in red.......... I like the colour red, it's vizsla colour:-)

We went out this morning and I chased another pheasant. I was trying to tell Ruby that I was onto something but she was otherwise occupied.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Hi Ruby (Chulak Made You Look)

Sophie & Ruby wave their paws at Ruby from Kinghorn. Sorry, they can't seem to find a way to reply to you. If you send us your email address via ours (on the right of the page) we can reply.


Sophie is affectionately named "bandit" because we think she looks very mischevious like one when she wears her halti :-)

The girls waiting to get in after their morning walk.