Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sixth Folder, Sixth Picture

The distinguished Mr. Farley has tagged me on the Sixth Folder, Sixth Picture thing. I have a wee bit of a problem with this because when I open up Mom's Pictures folder, it sorts the folders differently than when I open up the pictures in Blogger. So, I'm going to post both. I think this all happens in part because Mom only organizes her Pictures folders by date, and not by category or anything. So this is the real Sixth Folder, Sixth Picture, by date:

This is my older brother, Ben, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge last December. He had cancer, and Mom and Dad are sad that he left this world much too soon. Mom's eyes are a little red even now. He was a big, handsome guy, and a Thinker of Deep Thoughts. Mom and Dad say that there are times, with a certain hair cut, or from a certain position where I look Very Much Like Him. They wanted to have one of his puppies, but that didn't happen, so they got me, instead. I think that the Universe wanted to make up for Ben not getting the chance to be a father, by making me look very much like I could be his daughter. Which is very cosmic, but very cool. And it sort of freaks Mom and Dad out (in a good way, I think), sometimes. Anyway, in this picture, Mom and Dad had just got the House With Wheels, and Ben testing out the couch. Clearly, he approves. And I'm glad he broke the couch in - because it is Just Perfect!

Okay. Now the second picture, which is what Blogger seems to think is the Sixth Picture from the Sixth Folder (try saying THAT five times fast!).

This is from this winter in Parker. I think it was early January, during a cold spell (hence the hat and fleece jacket on Mom). I am in my favorite spot, helping her read. Who says I'm NOT a pillow dog? In fact, I'm STILL a pillow dog. It's not my fault that the pillows are So Small. Besides, I was helping keep Mom warm. Note from Fi's Mom: this was NOT exactly the most comfortable reading position, as my 'backrest' kept squirming around on me.... But she is a good heater!

I don't know what Mom is talking about. I was comfortable, so where's the problem?!?

Anyway, those are my pictures. Some time I'm going to have to go through and pick a picture from each month and post it - because there are a lot of really cool pictures in these folders....

The weather is supposed to be nice, so I think I might convince Mom to go on a hike today. Which, of course, means treats for me!

*kissey face*


Twix said...

Hey Fiona, those are great pics! You do look like your older bro, Ben. Have a great weekend!
Love and hugs,

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Your brother looks almost as sweet as you. :-) It was awfully nice of you to help your mom keep warm in the winter!

Daisy Dog said...

A pillow! Great idea I will have to try that ou t on mom and seee if she likes it.

Clive said...

Nothing like being a good pillow - the little man thinks I am the best pillow in the world! Hence, I get to sleep in the tent with him tonight!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Thanks for sharing those pictures!
Your brother was very handsome!
My mom thinks I am not a good pillow.
But I am good warmer too!
I hope you had the change to go hiking!
Kisses and hugs

Checkers said...

great pics!

Martha Basset said...

Hi Fiona
Great pictures and thanks for sharing Ben's story. He looked as though he enjoyed the house on wheels.
We have one of those too and Harry, our predecessor, loved his trips!
We are waiting for some repairs ourselves!!!
Lovely post
Martha & Bailey xxx

Abby said...

Hi, Fiona...

Great pictures...

Enjoy your hike & make sure your Mom brings lots of treats...

Abby xxxooo

bermudabluez said...

Love these!!! Poor little sorry your brother isn't around any more. My LadyBug loves to be like a pillow, but she's a bit small at 15 doesn't quite work out right!