Meet Oliver. Photos by the husband.
Oliver is a Vizsla, which is another name for a Hungarian Pointer. He is a golden-rust color, and just gorgeous. Yes, his nose is supposed to be pink, and he has the most beautiful amber-colored eyes you've ever seen. He has two settings: on and off.
When he's on, he is one of the most hyperactive, ridiculous, goofy, happy dogs you will ever meet. As a puppy, he was always "on," and required no less than 2 hours of RUN-time on his walks. (Side note: I strongly caution anyone who is not incredibly active against getting a Vizsla solely for the puppy stage. It was brutal!) My father, when he was still alive, swore that any photos of him sleeping were Photoshopped. Now that Oliver is 2 years old, he is starting to calm down and requires a minimum of 3 miles on-leash walk and at least an hour of run-time in the back yard (fenced-in).
When he's off, he is grumbly, tired, and snuggly; in off-mode he wants nothing more than to be curled up close to one of his humans (me or the husband or the in-laws, particularly father-in-law) and under a blanket. If you pet him too much when he's in off-mode, he groans and grumbles at you but is too lazy to move a muscle to get away from the pet. Off-mode occurs during the day periodically, in the early morning, all night long, and in the evenings after about 8 pm.
As I type, Oliver is "off," curled up in his favorite dog bed in the master bedroom. But if I were to get out the leash, he would immediately be "on" and ready for one of his daily walks. Such is the life of a Vizsla.