Regardless (or, 'irregardless' as the case may be), using this same technique, the mutant puppy was 56 lbs. Meaning that even if the scale was off by a few pounds, she still weighs more than me. Hello?!? I have demanded a recount, and after the holiday weekend (Saturday is Pioneer Day in Utah, and it is a WAY bigger deal than the 4th of July in this state - seriously... I could go on and on about how some residents of this state seem to think that founding 'Zion' - with all the religious implications that go along with that - is much more important than a bunch of colonies freeing themselves from oppression... But I digress...)... after the holiday weekend we will be stopping by the vet's office, with the Official Scale, so we can have this answered for once and for all.
However, I might be willing to concede that Abby is getting a tad bigger....
Anyhoo. I'll get back to you with the recount. On to today.
Today must have been Official Take Your Goldendoodle on a Walk Day. Because we saw three separate goldendoodle - who were not us - today.
First, we met Rocky. Rocky is 7 years old, 90 lbs, and Very Handsome. Notice how Abby is all social-like?
Rocky was quite the gentleman, and was accompanied by his sidekick, Popcorn.
Popcorn was quite the cutie, too, even if he wasn't a goldendoodle. There was much speculation about whether Popcorn has some poodle blood in him, but he's cute, no matter what!
But moving on. We got to the park, and saw this goldendoodle:
We didn't get a chance to be introduced, so I don't know anything about him/her.
So, we started playing with the ball.
So, we were swimming along (or, in Abby's case, wading along and waiting for me to retrieve the ball from the deep water so that she could attempt to steal it from me), when we met Another Goldendoodle!
His name was Bode (like the ski racer... yes, we live in a ski town!), and he was Very Interested in playing ball with us.
We were perfectly happy to let him play with us (Abby is VERY social, and I am becoming more and more social). However, after a while, he had to go home, and swam off....
After Bode left, we went back to playing in the water. Abby still hasn't quite figured out the swimming thing, but she's getting closer.
For now, however, she's perfectly happy to watch me get the ball and then try to get it from me when I get back to her depth...
Since she puts all that effort in, I let her get the ball occasionally...
Here is a video of some of today's adventure. It's a little out of focus because Mom was trying the 'zoom' feature with some lack of success, but it does show me actually swimming! (And it shows the Mutant Puppy anxiously awaiting my retrieval of the ball!)
For those of you who get this bloggie via email, here is the direct link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omKvgRuKRGo
So, another great day! And yes, Goldendoodles are taking over Park City!
-Fiona the Swimmer and Abby the Mutant Wading Puppy