Friday, September 11, 2009

A few loose ends

Now that we are back home and have real internet, I wanted to post some other pictures from the trip.

One of Mom's favorite things to do at the Nationals is walk around and look at the cars. And since I like walks, well... It seems like a perfect match - Mom gets to look at cars and I get a walk.

And any ear flappage is a bonus!

So, more pictures of cars...
I think this car goes about as fast when it is on jack stands as it does when it is on the ground... (GP is also called "Grandpa Prepared"...)

Now this car... X Prepared. Fast AND pretty.

And Mom took this picture because she thought it was pretty funny that these people had brought a tent for their tires!

And I think Mom is doing a pictorial Christmas Wish List with this next one... (Because Mom is nothing if not subtle. And yes, I get all my subtlety from her. Heehee!)

Whew! All this walking around and looking at cars in the heat and humidity is tough work!

So I had to snoozle for a while.

Here's Mom in our car (before it was retired). Note the rather complicated dash! Heehee!

I think Mom has her name on the back of her helmet so people know who just knocked down all the cones!

And here we are, on the way home! Last year I fit in Mom's lap. This year? I only partially fit in her lap! But I was quite comfy, thankyouverymuch. (And yes, this picture was taken from the driver's seat. While driving.... And if Dad and Uncle Charlie could 'hot swap' drivers in the House With Wheels, taking a picture is NOTHING! And if you don't know what a hot swap is, I'm not going to tell you, because it would probably only worry you!)

And the scenery on the way home was pretty much the same as the scenery on the way out. Since we took the same road and all....

I had a great time, and I'm very proud to be able to say that I have been at every Solo Nationals that I have been alive for, and I would like to continue this trend (hint, hint, Mom). I had a great time, and can't wait for next year. But I'm also happy to be home. Fall is hitting the Wasatch Mountains, and I can't wait to go on a hike tomorrow. And, no Mom, that wasn't a hint. That was an order; I spent 4 days out of the last 9 motoring across 2 Really Boring states, and then back again. The least I deserve is a hike. Because I need to scrub my brain of all of those mental images of eleventy billion acres of corn. I swear, if I see an ear of corn in the near future, I may, well, bark a lot.

*kissey face*

Pee Ess: Mom says that the awards for correctly identifying the "Flames! There are flames on my car!" quote contest have been awarded. Congratulations to Khyra who answered first! Her prize is going to The Last Resort Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. And the Southern California Vizsla Rescue is also getting a donation, even though Dennis' Dad had to cheat! ;-) Thanks for playing! And for those of you who didn't know, the quote comes from the original (1979) version of the movie "The In-Laws" with Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. Mom's seen the movie about as many times as I saw cornfields in the last 9 days, and she aspires to have a car with flames on it.


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

The khar pikhs were furry nice - Mom enjoyed them a lot BUT MY pawsonal favourite was the furry khomfy Fiona on the bed doing one of MY favourite poses!

I'm glad woo are bakhk safely!

AND Tank woo fur the donation to The Last Resort! Mom is using my Xterra on Sunday fur three special pups!


bermudabluez said...

Yes, I loved all of the car pics...but my most favorite were the ones of Fiona!! She's beautiful!!

Martha Basset said...

You look so comfy Fiona, travelling in style there. We liked the pics of all the cars but a tent for your wheels - surely that is taking things just a bit far!
Have a great weekend.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Mango said...

A tip from the Mango. If mom thinks you are too big for her lap, a better approach might be to back up into it, bottoms first. I'm just sayin.

Tire tent, hmmm? Most curious.

Looks like a great trip. Kind of like agility in cars.


Elizabeth said...

Oh my husband is going to love all of these car photos.... I love all the photos of you Fiona!

Elizabeth & Luna

Miley said...

Great photos, Fiona!!! I'm gonna have to show my dad these when he gets home!!! Enjoy your hike, you sure do deserve it!!!

lotsa licks,

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Thank you for the donations, you're very generous! And thanks to Google for helping me find the answer! ;-)

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Just wanted to add we have really enjoyed your road trip!

lotsaluv Marvinxxxxx

ps the picture of everyone in the bed was very funny!

BRUTUS said...

That looks like one exciting trip you had. Thank goodness for wheelie houses, even our humans need a comfy place to chill out after stuff like that! You look like you had a great time & will need lots of napping to recover!
Glad you told us the tent behind the yellow vette was for tires - my mom thought for a second that it was an action shot & that was some revolutionary new sort of parachute.... (she is blonde....). And we hope the IV in the background of the last photo isn't for you or TaiChi!! Now rest up for your next adventure, ya hear??

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Actually, Brutus, the IV is for TaiChi. She gets fluids under the skin every other day so that her kidneys work better. (She's OLD, and this just helps her - and we notice a BIG difference when she gets them vs. when she doesn't. So it's all good.)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
I know you all had lots of fun there!
All those cars are pawesome!
Sure is nice to be back at home, right?
Kisses and hugs

the 4 Bs said...

hi Fiona, you sure do have a nice house on wheels. it looks really comfy.

walking around all of those cars is interesting. we bet your mom could tell us lots of stories about them.


The Thundering Herd said...

Nice snoozling shot. Nice that you let the human share your bed.

P.S. - Yes, we know what hot swapping is, but let's be careful with that big house on wheels. Yikes.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Fiona,

Sorry I haven't been visiting for ages - got really behind with visiting friends and it's so hard to catch up! but anyway, I've really enjoyed catching up on all your older posts and sharing all your adventures at the races! I've never been to a real race (neither has my human) so it's been really exciting to see it first-hand!

Honey the Great Dane

Dozer and Coop said...

We're lovin' that bed picture of you on your back! BOL!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Brownie said...

The car pics are pawsome! Congrats to Khyra and Dennis! :)