Happy Halloweens, Sad Halloweens

So this year, we have a Halloween that’s, to put it mildly, not going to be like any Halloween that any of us can recall. (If you remember the Halloween that occurred during the 1918 flu pandemic, then you may be some manner of cyborg. And you’re almost certainly not reading this blog.) Around here, during Dennis’s tenure, we stopped greeting trick-or-treaters at the door, because all the doorbell-ringing and apparitions loudly shouting “Trick or treat!” really freaked the poor boy out, even when he was in the back bedroom; instead, we would put out a box of candy on the front windowsill, and operate on the honor system, whereby nobody took the box and just dumped the entire thing into their bag. Most years that worked out fine. I have no idea what to expect in the way of trick-or-treaters this year, but we’ll be putting the box out again, and probably leaving it there until the sun has a chance to disinfect it the next day.

For us, though, Halloween is mainly associated with two things: Tucker’s birthday in 1998, and the day Dennis had to go to the Rainbow Bridge in 2018: Two events, exactly 20 years apart, that, for now at least, mark the bookends of our experience as vizsla owners. So this year I thought it would be nice to have a couple of little retrospectives of Tucker and Dennis to mark these two very different sorts of anniversaries.

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It’s A Happy Hipsterversary!

From two tiny fuzzballs who loved to climb on things:

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Who are now two somewhat larger fuzzballs who love to climb on things:

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Please join us in wishing a happy second Gotcha Day to two of the cutest, hippest kitties ever!

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Thank you to Pipo, Dalton, and Petcretary Ingrid for this Hipsterversary card!

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its a happy hipsterversary!!!

hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay gess wot happend wun yeer ago??? a kuple of feral hipster kitties arrived frum the sandy eggo hyoomayn sosietee!!! they wer riding in there hipstermobile by wich i meen a littel cat kerryer chek it owt!!!

their reely ar too hipster kitties in heer if yoo luk klosely enuf!!!

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Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago today, we heard from vizsla rescue that four vizslas had been found wandering in a desert canyon and needed to be picked up from the shelter. We agreed to help transport them and to foster one of them.

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mango tango

hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay my noo frend mango the mastiff tagd me to luk in the kompyooter and see wot i wuz dooing a yeer ago so i lukd bak and i diskoverd that a yeer ago dada wuz beeing a slacker and not putting up a post evry day oh for shayme dada!!!!

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sadiversary

hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog wel it wuz eksactly wun yeer ago today that my sister pooh bear the kitty went away i hav herd that their is a playse calld the rainbow bridge ware dogs and kitties go to wayt for there peepul if so then i am shoor pooh bear is their wayting for a chance to sit in dadas lap agin wile he rites his crazee storeez

i wil bet that if pooh bear hadnt gone away then my other sister trouble the kitty woodnt hav turnd into a soopervillin but wot can yoo do maybe if lex loother hadnt lost all his hare he woodnt have turnd into a soopervillin eether hay lex loother havnt yoo herd of hare club for men???  sheesh

wel ennyway heer is a littel ret … retrospect … heer ar sum pikchers of pooh bear the kitty frum before she went away ok be

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