Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day 1 of Racing

Well, today was the first day of racing for Mom and Dad and Uncle Charlie, and well, The Grenade may (or may not) be living up to its name. It’s hard to tell without all the proper tools, but I think Mom and Dad and Uncle Charlie are going to run the car and hope for the best. And actually Mom’s competitor (yes, that would be singular) offered to let her co-drive – which is just totally cool – and what a sportswoman to offer her own car to her competitor! Mom hasn’t decided what to do yet. I think it depends on what Dad and Uncle Charlie want to do.

It would really be a bummer if we came all this way and Mom and Dad could only race half the event, but on the other hand, it would be a super bummer if something bad happened to the car.

But, all that aside, here are some pictures from today.

Here is Dad in one of the first gates from the start.

And Uncle Charlie getting ready to run:

And Mom.

That’s so the course workers can see who just knocked down all those cones! Heehee!

Here she is, in grid, waiting to run:

The umbrella is to keep the sun off her – because it gets quite toasty out there!

And here is Mom at the start:

At the end of the day? Mom is second (out of two, but is closer to the National Champion – her competitor – than she was last year), Dad is 11th (but VERY close to the 3 people ahead of him) and Uncle Charlie is 6th (due to the car not operating to its full potential). But, Mom and Dad are having fun, and I’m have a great time looking at the cars! (And playing football; and yes, thank you, my tootsies are all recovered now – I just play football in the grass now, and not on the concrete….) So while everything isn’t optimal on the car side, Mom and Dad are having fun!

More later. It’s time for my late night walkie, and then to bed (because Mom gets up at 6am!!!).

*kissey face*


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

Thank woo fur keeping us updated on what woo and the humans are doing!


Sierra Rose said...

Fiona!!!! What a fast pace you keep up with!!!! Mom, dad and Uncle. Very cool!!
Hope all place where they would like.
Rootin' for all of you!!!!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

bermudabluez said...

Looks like fun and games for everyone! Glad your mom is doing so well!! WOOHOO! Have a great time on your road trip!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow, that sounds like lots of fun! What a shame that you couldn't have gone for a fast ride sitting right next to your mom!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

It looks like you have things all under control - we hope you are watching from an your air conditioned travel home.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

BRUTUS said...

Glad your trip is still going strong! We came home from ours last night, so it's back to the ol' routine. What fun games your humans get to play, even if doggies aren't required! Glad to hear they still take the time to play with you too! I made my feetsies sore this weekend too (playing on the cement driveway), think I'll take your advice more seriously next time!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Martha Basset said...

Hi Fiona
We are really glad that all your humans are having fun - we can never see the point of all that dashing around in fast cars ourselves!
We dont think it matters who won as long as everyone enjoyed it and stayed safe.
We were relieved to see you weren't in any of those fast cars!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that luks like fun!!! wel maybe not for dada becuz the last time he tried to ware wun of those helmet things he got all klaw ... klawstro ... wel ennyway he had to tayk it off and then he went and playd pinball insted wile evrywun else drove the gocarts ha ha ok bye

Dory and the Mama said...

Looks like a blast Fiona!! It is so nice to see your Mama in her car!!!


Clive said...

Wow! We're loving the photos and the speed!

lots of woofs

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
The important thing is that they are having fun!
Thanks for telling us about your activities there!
Kisses and hugs