Monday, November 9, 2009

I guess beating the servants works...

This was supposed to get posted Sunday night, but the internet was slow, and Mom was really tired. So just pretend that it is Sunday when you are reading this.

I really appreciate you getting all over Mom for her complete lack of photo-taking, because she’s gotten better. Sort of. Let’s just say that she had good intentions.

First, yesterday, Mom and Dad took me to an open grassy area and played football with me. Mom didn’t get any pictures, but this was because technically I’m not supposed to be off a leash at all (unless I’m in the ‘dog run’ – which is a bit of a misnomer, as the only dog that could actually run in there would be a miniature Chihuahua or maybe something smaller), and so Mom was “running interference”. I didn’t dash off or anything, but it made it look all official. And I got to race around to my heart’s content, so I’m not bummed that Mom didn’t get pictures. And I totally understand why she didn’t, because I'd rather run around and play football with no pictures than not get to play football. So it was okay.

And today. Today. Mom and Dad were going to take me hiking today. Mom got this fancy map that has all these trails that I’m allowed on, and so we were all rarin’ to go. Kinda. Dad was tired from not sleeping well, and it was cold and sort of cloudy, so we decided to go in the afternoon. So we hung out in the morning, and Mom took some “action” shots. She thinks she is such a smarty pants!

And after some quality hanging out time, it still hadn’t warmed up a ton, so Mom decided to do some grocery shopping. She has to drive in to Hurricane for groceries (about 20 minutes away). She did her shopping, and then, on the way back, Dad called her because Mr. Bufus was "not acting right". He was having problems piddling and when he did piddle, he was piddling blood.

Even I know that this is Not. Good.

So Mom came home with the groceries and found an Emergency Vet Clinic open on Sundays (anything open on Sundays in Utah is a rarity). Yes, all of us have the amazing ability to only get sick after hours or on Sundays. It’s a highly specialized skill. The clinic was in St. George. Which meant that Mom had to drive back through Hurricane, and into St. George. When it was all said and done, Mom was gone for a couple of hours, and by the time she got home, she was very tired, and it was too dark to go hiking anyway.

As for Mr. Bufus? He has a bladder infection, and is on a bunch of drugs, and Mom has to give him fluids twice a day. And she still has to give TaiChi fluids every day… So, yeah, Mom is completing all of her practicum hours to be a veterinary tech, if she ever wanted to become one. He has to go to a vet in a couple of days to have them check on him, but in the meantime, he gets lots of wet food (and I'm not allowed to sneak in and eat his food. Well, not much, anyway). He should be all right, but Mom will be playing nurse for a while.

So she had good intentions, and she promises that when we go hiking (hopefully tomorrow, although Dad has work in the morning, and Mom is pretty worn out after today) or any place else that we go, she’ll get pictures.

In the meantime, here are my action shots! Heehee!

These are mine.

You would REALLY like to give me some of your hamburger, wouldn't you?

Oooh, I am so irresistible!

Thanks, Dad....

Oh, and Mom is all excited because on the drive back from the vet, she saw a Ford GT. (Here's a stock photo - and it is even the same color as the one Mom saw.)

She didn’t know what it was, but thought it looked cool. And thought it was pretty funny when the highway patrol guy pulled up next to the Ford GT and rode along side it, looking at it for about a quarter mile. When she got home, she looked it up, and apparently they only made a little over 4,000 of them, so I guess this was a pretty rare sighting. I think she's in love! ;-)

*kissey face*


YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Boy, those are some action shots! Hehe..
We are going to keep our paws crossed for Mr. Bufus speedy recovery. In the mean time, you should give your mom lots of licks and kisses. She deserves it.

Sam & June

Piappies World said...

Hi there Fiona!

Those shots are really adorable! Especially the one with you and your dad. That's really funny. You've had quite an interesting and fun day even without the hike.

We sure hope Mr. Bufus gets better soon. =)

The zoom zoom car is so cool too!

- Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We sure hope Mr. Bufus and Tai Chi get better soon.

And you're a cutie whether you're in action or not.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

The Thundering Herd said...

Wow such great, ahem, action shots.

Wild Dingo said...

ya, um, those "action" shots are so fast, they're almost blurry!

Martha and Bailey said...

Great action shots!!! Cool car!
love and kisses
Martha & bailey xxxx

Ginger Jasper said...

Love the action shots.. Sooo cute.. Hugs GJ x

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

Wild Dingo is khorrekht!

Those shots are almost a blur!

PeeEssWoo: Mom says the zoomy khar is furry sweet!

BRUTUS said...

Poor Bufus! Being sick is bad enough, but being sick on the road is really tough luck! Hope he feels better soon. I'm sure you'll get a hike in eventually, Fiona!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Paws crossed for Mr. Bufus and TaiChi too! I hope they get better soon!
Yes, your action shots are pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

1000 Goldens said...

Take care Mr. Bufus :) Fiona, I hope you got some of that hamburger! That is a fine looking car, hopefully Mom will let you drive it too if she gets one?

Sierra Rose said...

We're sending warm sleep and health wishes to you...... Fiona, hope you do indeed get to do your hike, as it sounds wonderful.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Sally said...

We're sending bladder healing vibes to Mr Bufus - hope he gets better soon

Hope you get that afternoon walk - lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

bermudabluez said... get more adorable each picture we see!!! Action shots...hahahahaha! We know ALL about that kinda action!! Sure hope that Mr. Bufus and TaiChi are both feeling better real soon...sending good karma your way! XOXO from Chloe and LadyBug, the NY BichonsFrises

Mango said...

Way too much excitement for your poor old mom. I sure hope those drugs do the trick.

I totally understand that playing is sometimes more important than the flashy beast. I kind of like your more sedate action shots anyway.