Friday, October 30, 2009

Of Haircuts and Snowsuits and Things

Mom’s been “busy.” Again. Some of her being “busy” seems to involve having a whole bunch of screens open on her computer and her doing a lot of tapping on the computer. And she calls that work? Uh-huh. Work. And then she’s been helping Dad with his work (well, she says she’s been helping Dad – I’m not sure how she can actually help Dad, since his work seems to consist of him tapping on the computer and talking on the phone).

She’s also been busy with starting to get us packed to take the House With Wheels to southern Utah (outside of St. George). Mom and Dad have pushed the departure date back to Monday, because while it has stopped snowing, it has gotten Really Cold. (And Mom got me a haircut. But more about that.) And it is cold in central Utah, too, and the roads (I-15, specifically) can get icy, and Mom and Dad don’t want to have to worry about the House With Wheels on icy roads. And it gives Mom more time to pack, because she’s been busy with this Other Stuff.

Other Stuff including getting TaiChi and Bufus into the vet, to make sure they are doing okay. Being old and all, Mom says they have to go in more often than me. The good news is that Mr. Bufus has medicine that seems to keep him from tossing his cookies when we are driving. Which makes Mom happy, as she’s the one who has to clean up, because Dad is the one driving.

Mr. Bufus, sleeping on Dad's head, and NOT tossing his cookies.

Mom has also started work on Christmas presents for people, so she’s been busy with that, too. But at least she can do that while spending quality time with me at the same time. So I guess I’ll let her do that.

Anyhoo, back to the hair cuts…. Yeah. Um. It’s like 3 degrees out (Note from Fi’s Mom: it’s in the low 20s at night and 30s during the day, so methinks you are exaggerating just a tad) and Mom decides that NOW is the time to cut my hair. By a professional, thankfully! (Note the second from Fi’s Mom: we are going to warmer climes in a couple of days, and I plan on taking you hiking, my dearest Fi-ster, and if I kept you with long hair, you’d get HOT. And you don’t like being hot. So just trust me on this kiddo.) AND. And, TaiChi didn’t have to get a haircut. She got her face and feet cleaned up, but HER hair stayed the same length. (Note the third: TaiChi doesn’t go hiking like you, and she’s got thin hair. And she’s OLD. She gets cold easily.)

Yeah, whatever. All I know is that TaiChi looks like she's got a snow suit on, while I look like I'm ready to be conscripted into the Marines.


Seriously. Is that FAIR? Yeah, I thought not. But I guess I can't complain TOO much; at least I didn't get dressed up as a squirrel (or anything else, for that matter) for Halloween!!

Let's look at this again.

Pretty old lady modeling her snowsuit.

Me? High and tight. At least they left my ears at a respectable length. Private Fiona reporting for duty, sir!

*ahem. At least Mom takes me to a good groomer, and doesn't attempt to do this herself.

Oh, and you know what else Mom has been slacking on? Basil, the usually white standard poodle that the groomers have, and who hangs out at the shop pretty much every day, had been colored pink, and had been shaved in a really cool spiral look. Basil didn’t mind (we talked, and he told me); actually, he kind of liked it, because his parents colored him that way for a photo shoot, and he liked being the center of attention for the photo shoot. And actually, he looks quite handsome in a punk rocker sort of way. So Mom has to stop by get a picture of him, too.

So, since Mom’s been slacking, I’ll leave you with a couple pictures of late-night snow zoomies that I did a couple of nights ago when it was snowing. Now it's melting and muddy. Which is fun too, but these are sort of cool pictures.

Note my military-issue laser eyes!

These laser eyes are seriously cool!

Oh, and Mom wants to say something…

Thanks, Fi! I just want to throw out a huge thank you to my wonderful friend Vuboq for the AMAZING pottery that he sent me. But, being the slacker that I am, I haven’t taken any pictures yet; I actually want to wait until daylight to get the pictures so the flash doesn’t make the glazing look funny. But THANKS!!! Really amazing pieces! This guy is an artist!

*kissey face*
-Fiona, Private First Class


Natalie said...

Oh, Fiona you look great! I must is rather interesting to watch how mixes like you turn out. You'd think a Goldendoodle having a shaved face like a Poodle would make you look like, well, a Poodle...but you look more like a Golden! My friend's Cockapoo is the same way. She is a Poodle inspired coat but otherwise she's all Cocker. Love the haircut though!

1000 Goldens said...

I really love the snowsuit Tai Chi! How did they make your little legs so fluffy?

Brownie said...

I love both of your haircuts! I know you're not a huge fan of the crew-cut look, but you sure pull it off well, especially in combination with your laser eyes!

bbes tribe said...

We do like your haircut Fi. Going hiking it will be good. Getting sticky things caught in longer hair is no fun and harder to get out. We especially like your laser eyes- being so close to Halloween they are very appropriate. Kinda spooky in the dark.
Ernie & Sasha

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

I know woo meant 3 degrees C - khorrekht?

ANYWAY, great post - great pikhs - great precip!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Yes, you two look beautiful!
Glad to know TaiChi and Mr. Bufus are fine!
Kisses and hugs

Two Country Poodles said...

Oh Fiona we think you look quite nice all groomed! Tai Chi looks quite spiffy in her snow suite too.

Glad to hear that Mr. Bufus has "No cookie tossing" medicine.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo

pee ess: Oh we wish it would snow...can you send some in a box for us?

bermudabluez said...

We think both the haircuts look fabulous!!! make us laugh and laugh Fi!! So glad to hear that Mr. Bufus isn't tossing cookies anymore...that is not fun at all while riding in the house on wheels. We...uh...know about that because we had a little problem with that...but it is gone now. Thankfully. Mom says wouldn't it be nice if we stayed looking nice when we get groomed???? Have fun on your trip! We haven't got the snow yet...but I'm sure it'll be here soon enough and we can do zoomies in the snow too!! Woohoo!! XO from Chloe and LadyBug, the NY BichonsFrises

Martha and Bailey said...

You both look adorable with your new haircuts!
You model them so very well - such elegance and grace.
We loved the zoomies in the snow and the laser eyes too.
Have a fun weekend.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Mango said...

Fiona! This is most unjust. I suppose you can at least be happy that you didn't get a foo foo haircut (I am still waiting for that one, hehehe).

Mr. Bufus is better company in the house on wheels, huh.


The Thundering Herd said...

We, fortunately, only have to suffer through the paw hair trimming which is quite torturous if you listen to the screams of bloody murder we do while that is being done.

Brodie and Ailsa said...

Fiona, your hair cut looks very nic enad neat. have a good holiday

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Fiona,
I think you look quite sassy in that G.I. Jane kinda way. Not every gal can pull off that look, you know.
Murphy Dogg

Maggie and Mitch said...

We think your haircuts look beautiful! We understand about not wanting to be hot! I demand to be groomed every 6 weeks so I don't overheat! Three degrees sounds wonderful to me!

Love ya lots

The Army of Four said...

I think you look really cool! Honest!
Play bows,
Drill SGT Zim

Dory and the Mama said...

Very wonderful haircuts gals!! Glad your Mama takes you to the groomers!!

Don't worry about me as a squirrel...I will make Mama pay!!


Daisy Dog said...

Happy Halloween Fiona, Private First Class!!! And ofcourse to Tai Chi and Bufus too!

Checkers said...

Happy Halloween Fi - SNOW - we only had lousy rain!

Anonymous said...

You're funny Fiona. I don't know if this is true or not, but it's worth a try next time somebody takes you to be groomed. I have it on good (?) authority that fur/hair on a dog is insulating in both hot & cold weather. In other words, longer fur/hair should help keep you cool in warm weather as well as warm in cold weather.

In the meantime, I guess you're ready for active duty if the call comes. Yes Sir!

Twix said...

Fi, I think you look beautiful with your new do! Of course, so does TC. I bet Mr. Bufus is really laid back while you are traveling now, huh? I hope you have a great Halloween!

hero said...

Hi Fiona,

You look great... all neat and tidy after the trims... and TaiChi is looking gorgeous too in her snowsuit. Love those snow field fun... wish I could come over and join you.

Licks, hero

Honey the Great Dane said...

Aww.... Fiona, I think you look great! And you're more "streamlined" haircut will let you do your snow zoomies better! :-)

Brownie said...

Fiona, thank you for playing paw it forward with me! Please email your address to browniebarks [at] gmail [dot] com so my momster can send you some goodies!


Wild Dingo said...

Fi, no offense to TaiChi, but who wants to look like a snow suit? You look rad. You look bad. (as in bad-ass) You look totally fad!

Wild Dingo