Harlow the Vizsla
Thursday, April 2, 2015
After five long weeks away, my best friend is back in town.
And he is in full blown maniac mode. He had a taste of summer back in Nebraska and now it's all he can think about it. He's already got me back on a 10 walks per day schedule. I've got scratches on my face from where he slapped me when I wasn't moving quick enough for him. My phone has a new crack in it from when he hit it out of my hands because I wasn't paying enough attention to him.
But don't judge him for it, he doesn't mean any harm. He's like J.K. Simmons in Whiplash, he's just trying to make me better.
We were at the park yesterday and someone asked me how old my "puppy" was. They asked me this as Harlow was attempting to climb a tree after a squirrel, all the while barking loudly like a possessed idiot. My puppy is almost five. And he has not settled down a moment since the day I brought him home 4.5 years ago.
For those of you that don't know, Harlow is a Vizsla. And here's the thing about Vizslas- they are crazy. They are known for being high energy nutty little monsters. I saw a Vizsla at the dog park the other day who was 12 years old, completely white in the face, but had more energy than any other dog in the park. And I laughed because I know that will be Harlow someday. Vizslas just don't slow down.
And here's the other thing Vizslas are known for, they are truly the biggest lap dogs you will ever find. Their breed is called the "velcro dog." Harlow is literally at my side 100% of the time. If I'm standing, he's leaning into me, and if I'm sitting, he's sitting on me. When I shower, he's laying on the rug just outside the shower. And don't even get me started on the bedtime situation, most nights we share a pillow and lay face to face like we're two little girls at a sleepover sharing secrets. It's weird, but what can you do. Probably lay down some rules because he is just a dog after all right? Wrong. He's a Harlow.
That being said, I really can't imagine not having my crazy clingy and wild Har Har in my life. I would have 100 Harlows if I could.
I didn't intend for this to turn into a Vizsla informational post today, but Harlow insisted. Their breed is also super vain. Just look at today's insta post. Harlow invented the phrase "I can't even."
Someone tell me I'm not the only one with a crazy dog who runs my life? There's more of us out there...right?