Friday, August 13, 2010

Oh Deer, It's Friday the 13th!

Thanks to Dennis, early this morning we were made aware of the fact that it is Friday the 13th. Which probably explains a lot of the unusual things we saw on our hike today.

First, before we even left the neighborhood (we weren't even off our street yet, actually) was this Mom and her two youngsters.

This Mom and youngsters is not to be confused with Momma Moose and Youngster that showed up in our backyard two mornings ago. I had gone outside to do my morning business, and when I rounded the corner of the house, I ran into a couple of big dogs. Well. One big dog, and one not so big dog. (Note from Fi's Mom: they were not dogs - it was a Mom Moose and her calf - at the time, all my brain registered was 'MOOSE' and trying to gently urge Fi back into the house, as moose and dogs don't mix - particularly mothers with calves...) I just wanted to say hi... Mom is saying how I should be more friendly to other dogs, but apparently these were not the dogs she was talking about. *sheesh* (Second note from Fi's Mom: no pictures of the moose because I about had a heart attack when I saw Fi moving toward the moose - who were (luckily) just sort of loping along, only mildly interested in her. My heart didn't stop racing for ages...)

Whatever, Mom.

So, we go on our usual route to The Park With The Pond, and we saw more deer. Mom was snapping pictures, because apparently it is unusual to see deer this time of year - it's a little early for them to be moving to Winter Quarters, so maybe they were all heading to a family reunion?

Anyway, we got to The Park With The Pond, and Mom wasn't even planning on taking pictures because she said (and I quote) "we don't need more pictures that look exactly the same". Huh? You can never have too many pictures of me. Never. They don't sell terabyte memory cards for no reason, you know...

Anyhoo, Mom whipped out the camera as soon as this little mutant ball thief showed up.

A Yorkie. You cannot be serious!


Apparently so.

This little terror, terrier was a ball hog, too. Look at this!!!

I mean, the ball has got to be half the size of the dog. Who is he kidding?

Us, apparently... The little terror scared us out of the water, and we headed to the grassy knoll field to play fetch with one ball (the other being having been sacrificed to the Lady of the Lake - in the hopes that she'll start dispersing swords...).

The hike ended well, though, because we got to see our favorite puppy, Hugo.

We think Hugo is a cutie-patootie. He's a 7 week old American Bulldog, and he is SO CUTE!!!!

I think Abby is sharing puppy secrets with him here...

In spite Dennis' dire warnings of maniacs, we have only experienced a mildly weird day today. How about you?

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy


Maggie and Mitch said...

Our day has been the same as usual - nothing unusual - yet!
Thank doG Mrs Moose didn't decide to chase you! That would NOT have been fun!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Thundering Herd said...

We actually had a very normal day! Wrestling. Playing. Eating. Sleeping.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The terror has spunk!


Lorenza said...

Sure you had a very interesting Friday 13th!
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog hay trixie ashoors me the maniacs are only biding there time we wil see!!! ok bye

jen said...

What great pictures!
I forgot it was Friday the 13th.
Now all the craziness today makes sense!

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Sierra Rose said...

Spooky day! Glad the big-doggie moose sighting, was just that. I am sure I would want to investigate too... Yikes!
That puppy is a cutie! Love the puppy secret photo :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

bichonpawz said...

We had a scary thing happen to us today too!!!! We had a HUGE Moose-Type Animal in our yard...TIED up in our yard!!! The nerve!! Mama's friends brought their Rottweiler Moose thing over to visit...he is only nine months old but he weighs like a hundred pounds! Anyway..Chloe GROWLED and SHOWED her teeth and everything!!! It was pretty scary!!! We have lots of deer here too...early....maybe we will have a bad winter?? Anyway...we still love looking at your pond pics! xoxoxo LadyBug and Chloe

Ben and Carrie Tracks said...

This is a hilarious set of pictures! That dog definatley has little dog syndrome! Glad to have come across your blog, just in time for "oh deer, friday the 13th" :) Excited to follow..


Mango said...

Watch out for terriers. They will steal the food out of your mouth.


Bocci said...

Yep, I can tell ya, cause I was there...yesterday was really weird for Parental Unit-yikes!
But we've joined th ebloghop again today, so all will soon be well :-)

We love Hugo-he is a cutie patootie!

Your buddy,

Kari in WeHo said...

I personally love Friday the 13th (it helps that this time it was my birthday)

Don't forget, we moved to

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Your momma must be crazy....Fiona I must agree you can never have too many poodley pictures! Momma has 2 8GB memory cards that store all of our pictures. She says she is going to have to get one more by the years end. BOL

That little ball theif...I am surprised that will all of that hair she could swim. BOL

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Life With Dogs said...

Nothing remotely as wierd as what you experienced! :)

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Honey the Great Dane said...

Ha! HA! Fiona - my human can totally relate about the "shouldn't take anynmore photos that look exactly the same..."! :-)

Your Fri the 13th actually looked quite fun! I had mine before yours coz the sun gets to us in Australia first but we didn't get anything bad or weird happening either! :-) Hsin-Yi believes that superstitions only happen to you if you believe in them! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Sue said...

I can't believe that Yorkie swimming and carrying that tennis ball around. Obviously, no one has told her she's a Yorkie and she thinks she's a Lab. She should enter Dexter's Black Lab contest.

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A Yorkie ball hog - only on Friday the 13th!

twinkietinydog said...

Thank you for sharing the happy dog hiking shots, as for the other stuff, you said it best: whatever, mom! BOL