Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Meet Arrow.

He's the reason I've not been here in a while... Since we picked him up last week from Karen, every single subsequent minute of our lives has happily gone into raising this puppy: eating, snuggling, peeing, pooping, playing, sleeping.... repeat. He's an absolute handful, but also the most wonderful little thing ever in whole wide world.

Of course.

It's been really nice this last week as we're off work and staying home more than usual. And when we do leave, we've been taking Arrow everywhere we go. The second half of our Christmas was a trip to Santa Barbara and on our way home we stopped at the beach.

My heart m.e.l.t.e.d watching him meet more people, other dogs and discover the waves. I'm so proud of my little guy.

I could go on and on about little Arrow, so to keep it short, he is:
- insanely energetic (no surprise: he is a Vizsla and a puppy)
- ridiculously handsome
- not yet grown into the size of his limbs and falls over everything
- an amazing sound machine (howling is loudest, but he can also do some crazy sounds in his sleep)
- a snuggle machine; there's a reason they say call Vizslas velcro dogs
- so warm when he falls alseep on one of us. I call him my little Hungarian electric blanket.
- my favorite dog ever.

6 comments:

hedy said...

Hi Debi, how cute. Those floppy ears are totally charming.Not difficult to imagine that you are in love. Wishing you a wonderful 2011 with lots of projects, a home sewn apron and great adventures. Hedy

handmade romance said...

oh what a cutie. i can see why there has been a distraction! enjoy. best wished for 2011 too x

vjkarlan@hotmail.com said...

OMG Arrow is incredible! Lucky you. I hope to meet him soon! Maybe we can plan a knitting soiree soon?

vjkarlan@hotmail.com

Kelly said...

OMG OMG OMG I've been wanting one of these sweet pups since my darling husband at the time fiance mentioned he would want one since he is half Hungarian. Congrats darling and whoa do you have a lot of work ahead of you. xo

debi van zyl said...

thanks everyone! Arrow is still as freakin' cute as ever and a handful as well. No knitting anytime soon, for sure. At least not when he's awake... that yarn will be shredded. no joke. I think he dreams of chewing up all my yarn.

Kelly, I've been wanting a Vizsla ever since I dog-sat one in 1999. I kind-of-sort-of knew what we were getting ourselves into, but you're right... whoa.
we certainly have lots of work ahead of us. but his little warm body sleeping on my lap and his perfect little eyes hidden in the wrinkles make it more than worth the while. Vizslas are an amazing breed. I also think I'm switching my description of him as my little Hungarian electric blanket, to my little Hungarian hot water bottle; he's discovered that one can go under the blankets all the way to my feet!

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

cute cute cute! what fun!