Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekend update, and a little rebellion...

*Heavy sigh* I was a Bad Dog today. I'll get to it in a minute. But Mom says if I behave tomorrow I can redeem myself.

First, the weekend.
Hmm.. Let’s see. On Saturday we woke up to a rainy cold day, and so Mom and Dad decided that this was the perfect morning to catch up on a little sleepy time.

Here I am, trying to curl up into A Very Little Ball. Mom says I get extra points for tucking my nose in to my paws.

Me and TaiChi, snoozling together.

In the afternoon, it stopped raining, and Mom and Dad decided to go on a bye-sickle ride. From what Mom says, it was Very Windy and Cool. Dad had a fine time, but Mom was struggling in the wind and came home Very Tired. So Tired that she made soup for dinner, and was in bed by 9:30.

Of course, Mom and Dad both went to bed early on Saturday because they had another car race on Sunday. TaiChi and Bufus and I stayed at home - it was a local race, and Dad didn't want to drive The House With Wheels down for a one-day, close-to-home event. It worked out okay because Uncle Larry came over a couple of times so TaiChi and I could go outside. And TaiChi is on some meds for her eye that makes her all sleepy (even sleepier than usual!), so she wanted to stay home and sleep on the Big Dog Bed. As an aside, I don't know what the official diagnosis is for her eye - Mom says the doctor didn't mention 'irisitis' but Mom also asked to vet to speak in English rather than vet-ese, so the vet might not have mentioned the actual disease name. Regardless of what it is called, they think they can cure it. So she will just keep her pirate hat for dress-up time. However, even when this is all better she still won't be able to drive. So I have told Mom to stock up on Frosty Paws!

So, Mom and Dad got up Super Early and drove to Salt Lake where they met Uncle Charlie and family, and everyone (well, except their daughter, who has her own little cart) drove The Big Yellow Car. Because Uncle Charlie and Aunt Linda are Very Fast drivers, the idea was that Dad would drive with Uncle Charlie and Mom would drive with Aunt Linda. And apparently Dad did Very Well, while Mom did pretty okay (but she hit a lot of cones....). We are working on getting some pictures, but this is all we have so far.

Dad in the Big Yellow Car.

Mom and Dad apparently had Lots Of Fun, and Learned A Lot, so they considered it a Very Successful Day.

So, now on to my disgrace. *sigh*

Mom and Dad took me to The Park today, and it started off fine. Much chasing of the football:

And then, well, and then I got a little, ah, distracted...

I decided that the little kid playing in the sandbox was Far More Interesting than returning the football to Dad in a timely manner. And when I went to visit the little kid a second time? Mom and Dad decided that if I couldn't do what I was told (i.e. bring the football back to Dad without running over to the sandbox) then it was time to Go Home.


Here Dad is telling me that I am a Bad Dog. *sigh*

So I am in disgrace until I can prove to them that I really CAN behave at The Park.

I will be a Good Dog in the future. I promise. It would just be A Lot easier if there weren't So Many Interesting Things Going On at The Park!

Note from Fi's Mom: She's still learning; we're a little disappointed because it looked like she was making good progress on running free in the park, but she's still got puppy-itis, and so we'll work with her to stop this running off thing. The good thing was that when I went over to the sandbox, and told her to go back to her father, she did go running back to him. So there is hope! ;-) And it's not like we're going to send her to bed without her supper!

*kissey face*

-Fiona the Disgraced....

UPDATE - Okay, so I am out of the dog house, so to speak. Mom and I had a good play session in the backyard (even though Mom can't through a football To Save Her Life!!! *ahem), and I was on my Very Best Behavior. And I've been sucking up to Dad all day, so I have been forgiven! ;-)

And even though we don't have any pictures of Mom in the Big Yellow Car from yesterday (we're getting some, we just don't have them yet..), here's a picture of her from last weekend in Idaho, before the car broke... Just so you don't think Mom sits on the sidelines...

And yes, I think that IS a cone under the car...


BRUTUS said...

Oh, Fiona-
You look so dejected in that last picture - how could you humans even think of being mad at you? We young pups, we just get a little ADD sometimes, get sidetracked without realizing it until we're in trouble! You are right - if there was nothing else interesting going on, it's be easy! Pretty ool how you and TaiChi are the same color - can't tell where one of you ends and the other begins in that picture!! Oh, and we like the skull & crossbones plate on your dad's yellow car - maybe that's why TaiChi did the pirate thing with here eyes - hoping to ride along as dad's mascot perhaps??

Brutus the Frenchie

Abby said...

Hi, Fiona...

Don't worry...Your Mom & Dad will get over it...They always do...

Just do something really cute & they will forget all about it...

Abby xxxooo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My mom is saying something about a Fiona Apple song earworming into her head...

Woo khould also khlaim woo have some Siberian in your lineage as well!


1000 Goldens said...

We're glad you made it out of the dog house. It's impossible to stay mad at us for very long :)

Mango said...

Poor Fiona! At least you didn't pee in the sandbox. You didn't, right?


hero said...

Hi Fiona, I know how you feel... sometimes following orders can be monotonous and a little detour adds some excitement and fun... however sometimes our humans are worry for our safety, that's why they behave as such.

Licks, hero

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow Fiona...I can't believe you disobeyed...Are you sure it wasn't just a bad dream??? You are such a very well behaved puppy like ME (OUCH...Mom, don't poke me I AM good!!)

Glad your humans forgave you...for keeping that poor little human company...Sheesh (OW MOOOOMMMMMMM).

Gotta go...Mom says she may have to ground me from commenting...


Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
I know you are learning and I am sure you will do it better and better. I can understand you were distracted!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

bermudabluez said...

Aww Fiona! You are so adorable I don't know how anybody could stay mad at you! And your mom's car is pretty neat!! Hugs from Chloe and LadyBug, the NY BichonFrises...on the road again!! XO


Mommy likes your idea about the bacon, the dog park and the high fence. Mommy's got some bacon in the icebox. Lets do that and then throw whats left of him on the cactus and let the vultures take car of him.

Please don't think Mommy would really do all if that but she can always do.

Mommy would love to just hold you on her shoulder and hug you. You look so cuddly. How could anybody be upset with you for long.


Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

poor fi - we tend to loose our mind in the park too - sometime mommy has to remind us of the rules

cool yellow car

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

It's easy to get sidetracked, especially if you have some Lab in your blood. Java is 12 now and always goes off leash, but there are a few times when he still doesn't listen to Mom and Dad.

You look so remorseful in that last picture - we're sure it will all work out OK.

BTW - our Mom throws like a girl too!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

pam said...

Oh Fee you must be a good girl.

We hate nothing more than being called 'bad dogs.' After all we aren't bad dogs just dogs in bad situations. Yeah that's it.

Bobo and Meja

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Glad you are out of the dog house Fiona. We know you were just trying to have fun but humans don't always know that. So we'll have to "entertain" them and do what they want us to do.

Sam & June

Dennis the Vizsla said...

And once again ...

"They were cones!" -- Sammy the limo driver

Miley said...

Oh Siona!!! Those footballs and kids get me all the time!!!! Loved the pics!!

lotsa licks,

Mickie said...

Fiona, I want you to be my girlfriend. I am in the doghouse too. Mom just realized it was me using the patio as a latrine (I thought it was a good way to let her know that I don't like to do my business outside alone!!!) and now I am in trouble too. It is hard to be a puppy :(

Life With Dogs said...

Your mom has one seriously hip hobby, cones or no. Be glad the cone is under the car and not on your head!