Friday, July 30, 2010

*Heavy Sigh*

Okay, I confess. Even since little monster butt mutant puppy (aka Abby) learned to swim, she has been a total ball hog. Seriously. She dashes out into the water like her butt is on fire

And gets the ball before I even get a chance to get my big toe in the water.

I taught the mutant how to swim, and now she's stealing the ball. All. The. Time. It's annoying!

She is SUCH a ball hog that Mom and Dad have started bringing two balls, so the mutant super swimmer can go do her super swimming thing, so I can enjoy calmer, non-mutant-infested waters.

This also gives Dad the opportunity to continue to hone his throwing-two-balls-at-once skills.

As an aside, Mom totally got lucky with that picture; if she had been trying to get a picture of the ball in the air, she would have failed. But since she wasn't even trying, she got lots of pictures of balls flying through the air.

Anyhoo, we apparently give off some sort of friendly vibe, because whenever we are at the park, other doggies want to join us. Or maybe we just have uber-cool tennis balls. I'm not sure which.

Two days ago, we were joined by "Stormy" who had escaped the not-entirely-watchful eyes of her young owners. Abby, being Abby, had to be all social-like (giving me a rare opportunity to steal the ball).

Today we were joined by CP (or something; I didn't really get her name, and Abby's asleep right now, so I can't ask her), who is a Belgian Shepherd. She didn't ever want the ball, she just wanted someone to swim with. So while I was chasing my own personal ball, Abby and CP did laps around the pond.

At least I got my own ball while they were off doing their thing...

And they seemed to have fun together.

And CP was a pretty friendly sort.

As for Abby? She kept going long after the rest of us were tired....

Crazy mutant tennis ball-hog puppy. *sigh*

In other excitement today, I saw an old friend. Way back when I was a wee pup (I was 10 weeks old in this picture), Uncle Larry brought his new (at the time) Australian Shepherd puppy to the House With Wheels, so we could play. King is a bit older than I am, and at the time was smacking me down pretty seriously (most of the pictures are really blurry, so I'll spare you the pictures). I was such a wee bitty thing!!!! (Yes, that red ball of fluff was me!)

Anyhoo, I have only seen King on and off over the last 2 years, and very briefly. Today, King came over with Uncle Larry, and while Larry was talking house stuff with Mom and Dad, Abby and I spent some quality time with King.

Just for reference, King weighs 35lbs, while Abby is close to 60lbs (the recount has not been done yet, so her weight is still a guess, but since her butt is bigger than mine, I'm thinking she weighs more than me), and I'm 56-ish lbs. Needless to say, we had a GREAT time!!!

Anyway, I'm a little miffed that my "little" mutant sister is now a demonic swimming tennis-ball thief. But at least Mom and Dad recognize that Abby is a ball hog and have given me my own tennis ball to chase. But still. I ask you, where is the gratitude from the youth of today?

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Demonic Mutant Tennis Ball Hog Puppy

PeeEss: If you question my claims that Abby is demonic, this should give you all the proof you need:

Biggify at your own risk....


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom and I are enjoying seeing the Tervuren!

Some of our bestest pals are BT's - Mom threatens that SOMEDAY she'll have one of them!

Mom is doing a transport tomorrow with her furst Aussie - he's about a year old or so -

She's betting he'll be intelligent enough to try and drive The Xterra!

Thanks fur sharing your fun!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
The student is getting better than the teacher!! Sure Abby enjoys it!
Glad you had fun with doggies there!
and sure it was great to see King!
Yeeees! Abby looks demonic in that picture!
Have a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs

The Thundering Herd said...

Grasshopper learn well!

the 4 Bs said...

oh dear, sometimes having a pup can be such a pain! we bark from experience. our human ended up giving me, Bailey, my own ball too. why is it that the silly pups think that they can hog the ball, hog the water, and basically, hog the fun? we have to put them in their place, i tell you.


Le Chateau des fleurs said...

They are so spoiled and go to the pond!
So cute when they were puppy! Beautiful dogs and Yes! that picture with the ball in the air is amazing!

Bocci said...

Hi Fiona and Abby-you both look like you're havin' a great time swimmin'-It's definitely not my thing, though. Love to fetch, but on terra firma.
And I did biggify that picture...YIKES!

Your buddy,

Sam and Pippen said...

Looks like you two have lots of fun together! Even if Abby is demonic!

Sam and Pippen

Kari in WeHo said...

Wow that sure is a crazy pup who just wanted to swim but not fetch!

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王順蔡秉源如 said...

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bermudabluez said...

A bunch of great shots of ball playing and playin' in the water! Great stuff! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Anonymous said...

Wow, I hadn't realized how big you both were. Almost 60lbs! I can't believe you haven't trained Abby completely by now, Fiona. I mean, she steals your balls? I suggest a weighed back pack: enough to make her slow down, not enough to get her to sink. Kk?
As for the treats you mentioned on my blog: do try the Waggin Train Duck Jerky Tenders (sold at Costco too). They're amazing.

pam said...

Yikes! that last picture... Her scares us!!!

Bobo and Meja

Wild Dingo said...

Fi: I know a great excorsist, if you get desperate or something. geesh... i think i see horns coming out of her head!

Ruby's Raiser said...

The fun in these pix is contagious, I'm smiling ear to ear! :D

Honey the Great Dane said...

Gosh - that WAS a lucky shot with the ball in the air! So clear too! :-)

Looks like you were having awesome fun! And it was great to see you & King - first so little and then all grown up!

Honey the Great Dane

BRUTUS said...

Phew! Just reading that made me tired! If we ever come out to visit, rest assured that we will NOT chase your tennis balls it to water (on land, that's another story!). Very impressive action shots as usual!

Brutus and Carmen
pee ess - mom says she hopes your mom got her email reply a few days ago

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Those are some scary mutant puppy toofers coming your way!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo