Tuesday, August 17, 2010

No Swimming!!!

Oooh, I am SO IRRITATED. Mom and Dad took us on our usual walk, and because it has been hot, Abby and I were both REALLY looking forward to our dip in the pond. The Mutant Puppy, being a bit of a "full-figured" gal (okay, so she's bigger than I am... Fine. I've said it. Are you happy now, Monster Tuchus? Maybe Mom will let me call you 'Lard Butt' now... No, Fi, I won't let you call her 'Lard Butt'. Only your father and I can call her 'Lard Butt'. You can use 'Big Doofus' however, if that makes you happy. Yes, it does. Thanks, Mom.) Um. Where was I? Oh. Yeah. Abby tends to get hot on these walks (because it is hot out, and all, and despite her abnormally large tongue, she is not able to cool herself off through panting), and she REALLY looks forward to her dip in the pond.

But when we got there....

Oooh. The horror of it all. Young doggies and those of you with squeamish dispositions should NOT look at the next picture.

ANIMAL CONTROL?!?!?!?! Apparently they have actually changed their name to 'Animal Care & Control'. Uh-huh. Like that will cover up the fact that these are the people who haul alleged miscreants off to the clink. I. Don't. Think. So. These people are evil. But I won't even get in to that. But the stories I could tell you....

We are all licensed and up-to-date on everything, and were on leashes (like we are supposed to be - Park City has a leash law that is rarely enforced... This was one of those rare times, I guess...), so Dad made all nice like and asked the evil troll nice animal control officer if we could go swimming. We got a resounding 'NO'.


Look at the beautiful pond. All cool. And wet.

And empty. Nary a swimming doggie in sight.

Not even our longing looks could sway the evil troll nice animal control officer protecting the lake.

Dad... Are you sure we can't go swimming?

We would have blown raspberries at the evil troll nice animal control officer, but we were too hot.

Evil troll from Trollville. *ahem*

Anyhoo, so the closest we got to water at the park was this:

*sigh* Notice how we are all law-abiding with our collars and leashes and things. And we still couldn't go swimming. *sheesh*

However, there is another, smaller park on the way back from the Park With The Pond that is guarded by the Evil Troll and Dad threw tennis balls for us there, so we could at least run around a bit. Which sort of made up for not swimming, but not really, because we were both pretty hot....

I let Monster Tuchus get the ball sometimes because, well, the poor thing was REALLY disappointed about the complete lack of swimming in our day. And look at her. She was HOT!

In a goofy-looking sort of way.

But at least we got some "illegal" off-leash tennis-ball-chasing time.

But no swimming. We are most distressed. I hope that this is just a one-time thing, and not something that is going to continue on for a while. Because Mom and Dad will have to find us a different pond that isn't blocked by an evil troll.
Don't we look distressed? And forlorn. And hot? Evil troll people.

*sigh* However, Mom says that there are some Big Adventures coming up, so maybe that will help us get over this drastic disappointment, cruelly inflicted upon us by evil trolls. However, I have seen some ladders around the house, and I don't like booming and banging, so I am not sure what she means...

Hmmm.... I'm not sure this is a good thing. Unless I can bark at the people on the ladders. And then I guess it could be okay.

*(dry) kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby, the non-swimming sisters

Disclaimer: This particular bloggie post does not reflect the opinions of me or anyone in this household. This bloggie reflects the opinions of that German Shepherd down the street who is always trying to make us look bad.


The Thundering Herd said...

Yikes - you almost got busted!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Wild and khrazy girrls!

PeeEssWoo: How about Mlle Tuchass?

PeePeeEssWoo: My word is EVILL - wooooo with TWO 'l's yet!

The Mama Monster said...

Thank goodness the evil troll didn't catch you in the lake... Things could have gotten bad fast!!! Hopefully tomorrow the evil troll will have moved on to another place!

Lola Bugs

Ben and Carrie Tracks said...

uh ohhhh - Playing fetch without a leash - you two are scandalous ;) Hope for your sake and ours (picture posting wise) that you guys get to take a dip in the pond next time the troll man isn't around!

Glad to be following your adventures...

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

"Care & Control" - that's funny :)

central bark designs said...

Oh Man - That's just wrong. A big beautiful lake with no swimming doggies! RULES! UGH!

Of course I'm not suppose to go fountain diving in Central Park - and now I have a bum ear. I don't think one thing has ANYTHING to do with the other!

Here's hoping you find another swimming hole...SOON!


Bocci said...

Ha! I love this post-you guys are a riot! Yep, "evil trolls" all right. We always get caught walking on the park trails parked "NO PETS"!

Anyway, I'll make that donation in the name of your late beloved pooch as you requested.
Please send me your snail mail address (if you don't mind) to my e-mail address at the bottom of my blog.

Your buddy,

P.S. So that's how you spell Tuchus!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

They forgot the air quotes around "care" ...

jen said...

LOL! I'm glad you girls didn't break the rules:)

Martha and Bailey said...

You two always make us laugh and we love your great action pics!
Good job blaming the GSD down the road!
Martha is the 'little' sister in this house Fiona and she is way bigger than me!
You should see the size of her butt....!
Bailey xxxx oh yes, and Martha xxx

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Clive said...

So unfair - you didn't get to swim!

We hope you do the next time! Love your summer haircuts by the way!

take care
Clive and Murray

ps-your disclaimer is brillant!

H Ski said...

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The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

First Frankie furter...then me and the tresspassing...now you and Abby with illeagle off leashness. What are us bloggers coming too? A bunch of rebel criminals.


Hope you can sneak in a few swimming sessions when the troll is off duty.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

3 doxies said...

Ummmm...WHY in da world was they patrolling da pond. They teevee most has been broken at da Animal Control office...oh my bad...I meant to sat at da animal CARE and control. Hehehe! Oh, I'm so bad.
Try a midnite swim


Sierra Rose said...

Oh shoot!! No swimmins at all? Not even if still ON a string? That's a bit of a snafu to the daily routine!!!!
Hope you get more cool ball times in and smiling faces :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

bichonpawz said...

That is just plain WRONG! No swimming....no FAIR!! The Evil Troll Animal Control person better move right along....you have to perfect your swimming!!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Honey the Great Dane said...

HISSSSSSS!!!!! We hate the Animal Control Demon Humans on this side of the world too!! They are always being really unreasonable and spoiling doggies' fun. Hsin-Yi thinks they often just try to make stuff up to catch you out - to try and get money paper from our humans as fines. That is so unfair that you couldn't go swimming! As if anyone else is using that pond - what a waste! We've got a similar thing here where the ONLY beach near Brisbane is now being patrolled by Animal Control - nasty, selfish, mean-spirited things! It;'s not an official dog beach but when the tide goes out, there is space for MILES & MILES and doggies usually run there - I mean, it's usually underwater anyway, right? So it's not like we're taking space away from anybody or any humans! But no - the Animal Control Demon Humans have said doggies are not allowd to run free on the beach. SO mean. I wish we were back in Auckland where there were so many beaches that doggies could run free!

Anyway, I'm glad you managed to find that other small park to play in!

Honey the Great Dane

Kari in WeHo said...

How dare they not let you swim!

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