Monday, June 7, 2010

MY Day (sort of)

So, my little (hey, she's younger than me, she'll always be my little sister) mutant sister had her 6 month birthday just a couple of days ago. And apparently 6 months is a pretty key point in a mutant puppy's life. (Well, okay, in most puppies lives, mutant or not.) Mom took her off to get sprayed today. Oh. Wait. That's "spayed". I guess that's why she didn't come back with airbrushed pink racing stripes like I was rooting for.

Anyhoo. Abby was off at the vet all day, so I had Mom and Dad all to myself. Which mean that when we went on our walk, I got all the attention, and Mom was able to take some pictures because she wasn't trying to wrangle the Mutant Puppy.

Park City has a giant network of "multi-use" trails (some are paved, some aren't, and they are used by cyclists, joggers, dog walkers, etc., etc.), and since our local hiking trails haven't dried out yet (it's been nice during the day, but it's been raining at night), we've been walking on these trails.

We start the trail where it borders the Swaner Preserve. It's a wetland area with lots of birds and beasties. And a nice place to walk.

There are houses that border the preserve, and the trail system.

We've had really warm weather as of late, so the stream that runs through the area has been running high with snow melt. The trail was actually washed out in spots, and we could see the stream running big throughout the walk.

At the turn-around point of our walk, there is a park. And in this park is a pond, that is apparently quite popular with doggies who enjoy that sort of thing.

Me? Despite being a child of "water dogs" I'm not super keen on the whole swimming thing. So far.

But Mom and Dad decided to see if they could entice me into the water with a little tennis ball action. It was hot out, so I thought I'd give it a try...

Okay, so I didn't exactly dive right in. But hey, it was a start, right? And maybe I'll get braver - especially as the weather gets warmer!

And then it was time to head for home.

But we stopped to play a little ball before we got back to the car...

A little water, a little ball chasing, a long walk. And Abby came home this afternoon all safe and sound, but Very Sleepy. (And sadly, with no pink racing stripes...) So it was a great day!

And on a totally unrelated note, here are some flowers from around the house:

And now, I'm going to go take care of my little mutant sister.

*kissey face*
-Fiona (and Abby the Mutant Puppy)


Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Take it easy on her fur a 'few' days!

BTW, we saw a 3month old fluffy GoldenDoodle starter kit on our furst Monday walk!

Her mom is a GR; Dad is a Poodle!

Her pawrents thought she was going to look more poodle like - we'll see!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

bermudabluez said...

Glad you stepped up and are taking care of your little sister...she's probably going to be a little groggy for a couple of days. We love checking out your walk! Looks like a great place...and pretty flowers!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Maggie and Mitch said...

Just dipping your toes is a great way to get a start on being a swimmer, Fiona!
Tell Abby to go easy for a few days!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Nice to be free of the mutant for a day all for you! So she got her zipper surgery, eh? That should slow her down. Hope she isn't a cone head now.


Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

What a great day you had the parents!! Sorry Abby didn't come home with pink racing stripes!! That would have been my vote too!!!



The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

What a great day! Loved the flowers!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Dory and the Mama said...

So glad to hear you got the whole day with the 'rents and no mutant pup!

Very nice of you to take care of her!! Ummm you do mean "take care" like a nurse right...and not like a Soprano???

Beautiful flowers too!!
Smileys and Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your private family time photos with us. I hope Abby has it easy, like our Frankie!!! I was so relieved to read you'll be taking care of her.

The Thundering Herd said...

We were really hoping to see the racing stripes, too. Best wishes for a quick recovery, Abby.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Glad to know everything went well with Abby!
I am sure you are taking good care of her!
Glad you had a nice walkie!
Kisses and hugs

Life With Dogs said...

A jaunt through heaven by the looks of it!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog hay that luks like a grate park!!! i am going to see if i kan konvinse dada to buy wun of those howses for me!!! ok bye

Daisy Dog said...

looks like a fun adventure especially without the little sista!

BRUTUS said...

What nice places you have for walking! How is it that you have all those blue skies when all we've seen is rain since we left Ohio? Please send some of that weather to the north!!

Brutus the (wet, traveling) Frenchie

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Fi, we know that you will take good care of your little sister Abby. You are such a good girl!
You know, you don't know what you are missing by not playing in the water. But that's a start that you went in a little bit.

Sam & June