Toby – Life with a new puppy

Formally known as Red Mallow Pepper – A Hungarian Vizsla

Toby is 8 months – already!!

Posted by Admin on 12, August 2008

It has been ages since I have had the time to update Toby’s blog. We have been so busy time has flown by. A couple of important things have taken place. Firstly, we are moving from UK to California. This was supposed to happen in December 2008 but Visa delays mean we have put it off until June 2009 (due to school start dates etc).

I am trying to find the right size container to get Toby from UK to San Fransisco – this is a 12 hour flight and costs lots!! I am going to Do it myself and not use an expensive company. He has been to the vets and had jabs etc and now has PEt Passport and is ready to go (ish).

Also we have been to USA and to SPain for holidays. The first trip to USA Toby went into Kennels – he HATED IT. It was a horrible experience and I do not want to do it again (but will have to). WE then left him with my mother for the 2 week trip to Spain. She found it very difficult. He was boisterous; kept jumping up visitors; knocked her over twice!; and tried to mount every other dog he met!. To be fair, she spoilt him and he took advantage of the situation. Anyway, it was too much for her and this means he will need to go to kennels again. I am going to go to USA and back to UK a fair bit during the next 6-9 months so I am worried how this will pan out – we shall see

Since my last post Toby has grown so much!! He no longer fits into the crate so only goes in there when we go out and he sleeps. The rest of the time he is on a plastic bed and seems quite happy. However, this is early days and he has only been in platic bed for 15 days so far..

He is pretty good at walking on the lead and does not jump up onto kitchen work surfaces as much as he used to and gets better and better.

He does not eat as much sheep poo but still rolls around in unspeakable dead birds etc (yuk!)

He is very strong and powerful and full of the joys of spring – he bounces around and when we are in kitchen together he likes to lean against me and pushes me against the walls!

This is just a quick update and will add more later when got more time


3 Responses to “Toby is 8 months – already!!”

  1. Visit Maggie and ask her mum about the crate/flying thing. I think they just moved from the UK to Washington, DC area. She might be able to give you a few pointers.

  2. hello toby its dennis the vizsla dog hay wen yoo get to california can yoo help find me trouble the kitty has tied me to the trayn traks sumware in the mohavee desert thanks and see yoo soon ok bye

  3. Sue said

    Great to read your update. We had missed it and always look forward to reading about Toby’s progress.
    Our bitch ‘Licia’ will be 7 months on 2 September, so she and Toby are not that far apart in all respects!
    We live in Central Otago in the middle of the South Island of New Zealand, so a long way from you.
    We are really enjoying our ‘little girl’. Training happening daily. Obedience classes at the kennels will hopefully acquaint her with both her carer and the environment so when we need to leave her she will be happier than Toby was. We’ll see.
    Best of luck with the move to US. Sue, Barry & Licia

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