Sunday, February 9, 2014
The Patient Vizsla
Patient? A Vizsla? The high-energy dog that's always ready to get out for a run, a chase, a hunt? Captain has actually always been relatively good at waiting to go out (you know, within reason)- but over the past two months, his level of patience has grown. He carefully watches us with his baby sister, waiting for his turn. Yes, of course he still pushes himself in when he feels he's waited too long, but he has done a really good job I think!
Luckily, I get just as antsy as he does if I don't get out for some exercise. So we bound out for a run whenever we can- which is not as often (or as long) as it used to be, but it is still very much appreciated. (And don't worry, Captain always goes out for multiple walks every day, and gets his cuddles. But there's been a bit less running recently- he's been going to work with my husband while I take care of the baby, so it's less Mommy time -and corresponding, less running- for Captain these days.)
Captain, as always, loves chasing the squirrels in one of the parks we run through:
While Captain is patient, it's just plain natural for these dogs to need to get out, need attention. He still has some pushy moments- those times when I'm talking to our baby in a high voice, encouraging her on her play mat, congratulating coos and cheering on kicks, he often comes running- sometimes to see what all the fuss is about, but sometimes to insert himself between me and baby, which is pretty funny given that he tends to end up on top of me since there's not much space between us! (Typical Vizsla!)
Luckily, we're learning to balance Captain's needs with ours and baby's. It's a juggle, but it's all oh-so-worth-it..... I love a run out in the fresh air with Captain, but sometimes a cuddle in bed with both our nuggets is even better ;-)