Friday, July 23, 2010

All Kinds of Excitement!

Yesterday we took the day off because Mom and Dad were doing "work" (which seems to consist of lots of time on the phones and computers...) and by the time they got done it was too hot for my mutant puppy sister to go on long walkies, so we stayed home. And I discovered some potentially disturbing news. As you may (or may not) have noticed, my mutant puppy sister is getting bigger. Mom and Dad have been speculating for some time as to how big she is getting, and so yesterday in a very unscientific (and very ignominious) manner, we were both hefted up to a friend who was standing on a scale. Since the initial reading was a bit sketchy, our exact weights are a bit questionable. Fr'instance, I showed up at 53 lbs. Last time I was weighed at the vet, I was 56. So either I'm dropping weight (which, I guess, is possible with all the walking and swimming I am doing, but I doubt it, because I didn't really have any extra weight on me), or the scale was off.

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:

So, another great day! And yes, Goldendoodles are taking over Park City!


*kissey face*
-Fiona the Swimmer and Abby the Mutant Wading Puppy


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is just too khute and funny about your sister A TMWP!

I do think she'll get in the swim of it soon!

Thanks fur sharing all your Goldendoodle pals!

PeeEssWoo: Mom says she'll toast to your 'state' tomorrow!

bermudabluez said...

This IS very exciting!!! We actually saw a BIG Goldendoodle while we were walking at our lake last night!!! He was the TALLEST we have ever seen!!! LOVE your videos and all your cute swimming pics!! xoxo Chloe and has been very HOT here too...

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Wow thats a lot of Goldendoodles!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo
& Lolly Pop

1000 Goldens said...

I think there must be a Doodle factory in Utah? That is the only conclusion I can reach :)

The Thundering Herd said...

WE have it - She can't swim because she is heavier than you. She would sink.

Mango said...

You are so graceful in the water. A natural for sure. Others are kind of annoying and spastic. What else is new?


Bocci said...

Great post! You all look so nice and cool out there in the water!
We have lots of Goldendoodles in my neighborhood too-they're all so gosh darn friendly!

Your buddy,

AngelPups said...

Love your pics and video! You two are beautiful! You've got a new follower!(Actually,with Big Mac, Molly,& Moxie you've got four ;-)
God Bless~

City Grrl said...

We're hopping through!

I love the water too! Woohoo!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Your new friend's minion is cute. Is he there for comedy relief?

Dory and the Mama said...

Wat a goldendoodle kind of day!!! We just love watching you swim Fiona!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Looks like it was a special Goldendoodle day!
Abby is smart. You have to go for the ball and she takes it when you come back!
Happy Saturday!
Kisses and hugs

Maggie and Mitch said...

It's always fun to meet new friends of your own breed! Lucky you!
Abby looks like she's becoming braver in the water, Fiona!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Twix said...

Popcorn? I love it! I'm not sure he would be safe around our house as that is a favorite. Just because Abby is bigger certainly doesn't mean you aren't still the boss of her.....just keep that in mind, ok?

Anonymous said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

BRUTUS said...

OK, two thoughts:
1. What is the plural of goldendoodle? Is it goldendoodle (as in the plural of moose is moose) or goldendoodleS???

2. Are you guys gettting a million baths? I have to think you might be accused of smelling like a swamp rat otherwise...

Oh, and mom wanted me to say she is embarassed by not having responded to your email yet, she's been so busy chasing me around at dogshows that she is way behind on all things computer!

Snorts -
Brutus (Camen went to bed already)

road-dog-tales said...

This is so cool! Our Dad lived in Park City for about 6 years! We all visited him a bunch (Gracie lived there, too and Cooper wasn't born yet). We've even been to Pioneer days and watched the parade and ate pancakes. We were there for the Olympics and got Bode Miller's autograph at Mulberry Street. Dad misses Park City something awful!!! He would love to go back! We'll have to show him your pics and see if he can guess where you're playing!
The Road Dogs

Kari in WeHo said...

I shall hold my breath awaiting the recount!

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