What could possibly be better than a vizsla?!? Two vizslas, of course! People often ask why we decided to get a second vizsla… here’s our answer.
Ben and I decided to get a dog to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. Enter Ilsa. We loved taking walks around the neighborhood and nearby parks, we loved to snuggle on the sofa and in bed at night, and we loved to play. By we, I mean Ben, Ilsa, and myself. But, only 1 person can hold the leash, only 1 person can hold the vizsla and snuggle, and only 1 person can throw the tennis ball and play games. Ben and I often playfully bickered over Ilsa. “It’s my turn to walk her” or “You got to throw the ball last night”. Haha! Basically, there wasn’t enough Ilsa to go around.
We thought long and hard about adding a second vizsla to our family. With concerns like, ‘do we have the time and energy for a puppy’, ‘should we consider a rescue’, and ‘how will Ilsa feel’, we did lots of pondering. Ultimately, we decided that Ilsa would love to have a family member who can run as fast as she can and be in her “pack”. Through support of others with multiple vizslas and the support of our wonderful Twitter community, Ben and I decided that another puppy was the right fit for our family.
Enter Gumbo! Life has never been the same! 😀
We love having two vizslas! Ben and I each have a dog to walk and rotate daily who walks which vizsla. With a family of 4, there is lots of playing and silliness. Ilsa loves having Gumbo chase her and appreciates that he’s fast! There are also plenty of cuddles now too! (Although, double vizsla cuddles – which is 2 dogs and 1 human – are TOTALLY AWESOME!).
Too much of a good thing is a good thing in vizsla world! Perhaps someday there will even be 3rd vizsla!