Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's HERE!!!

First, I would like to thank everyone who supports me in the no-costume thing! I saw lots of pictures of friends (and complete strangers) in costumes who looked very cute/menacing/Dark Lord-y (who know who you are!), but I'm also glad to hear there are lots of us who effectively protest the costume thing! As a complete aside, Honey, here is the description/explanation of candy corn ; basically it is sugar with no nutritional value - Mom blames her father for enjoying candy corn for sentimental reasons... Yeah, I have no idea what she's talking about, either!

Moving on.

Our snow has pretty much melted away. Well. The snow in the backyard has melted away, but there is still plenty of snow in the mountains. Park City Mountain Resort is supposed to open November 20th, and we are supposed to get more snow next week, so Mom is hoping that they'll be able to open more than one run when the time comes. I have no idea what she's talking about, but she seems to be excited. In the meantime, the days have been beautiful, and we've been going on REALLY LONG walkies. Here's a picture of us with Dad, where you can see the snow in the mountains, and our smiling faces!

It was a little cool yesterday on our walk (as you can tell from Dad's hat and jacket), but today it was positively toasty - Mom said it was 60 degrees out!!!

Because of the nice weather, we've been going on longer walks (about 7 miles a day), but we still get plenty of tennis ball time:

And, of course, we get to spend lots of quality time with Mom!

This was today, when it was warmer - note the absence of knit hats and jackets!

Our backyard has even dried out, so while it may look muddy, it's actually dry enough that I can put Abby in her place without her ending up looking like a giant mudball!


Anyhoo... On to the excitement!

The nice people from Fetching Tags were super speedy in making my new tag, and it arrived today!!!

How cool is THAT?!?

Mom tried to get a picture of the tag on me, but I was more interested in trying to eat my collar to cooperate...

Thanks again to everyone who submitted tag line suggestions, and to everyone who voted, and to the cool people at Fetching Tags for making my nifty new tag! Oh, and thanks to the people at the Vizsla Rescue Haven (Dennis' charity of choice) who sent Mom a cool calendar with pictures of lots of Vizslas (apparently not all Vizslas wear fedoras... I didn't know that until I saw their calendar!). I am really happy with my new tag, and I think it is TOTALLY appropriate!! Thank you all!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Zoom Zoom!


Kari in WeHo said...

Your new tag is beautiful :)


Sierra Rose said...

Love those snow covered mountains and seeing you on long walkies!!! Sounds fantastic! Such a neat Zoom Zoom tag!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Chewy said...

love the tag! Zoom zoom!


Ettel, Charlie Poodle, and Emma Pitty said...

I must have missed the no-costume post, but I'm totally there with you!

The tag is pretty nifty too.

Where do you live that you get like 4 feet of snow one day and 60 degree weather the next? The twilight zone?

Sam and Pippen said...

Love the new tag! That Dennis is one smart Viszla!

Sam and Pippen

Lorenza said...

I love it!
Kisses and hugs

bichonpawz said...

You guys have so much fun Zoom-Zooming around!!! Love the pics of you playing ball and having fun with your Mom and Dad!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

What a great tag- love Fetching Tags!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love your new tag!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Wild Dingo said...

collars and tags are to be eaten, especially if you are on a no-costume ban!

i didn't dress up my evil-two either, but not for lack of loving costumes. i dress them up all the time. i just hate doing whatever everybody else does! LOL!

love those hat photos. you looked PO'd!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Congrats on the new tag its pawsome!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

BRUTUS said...

Looks like the perfect life to us! SEVEN miles eh? Wow - and people get impressed that me and Carmen can walk four.. Then again, with our short little leggies, we probably take as many steps as you do in seven miles! Love the new tag - maybe Mazda will pick up up as their spokesdog!

the Dark Lord & Carmen

1000 Goldens said...

Beautiful! Just like two doggies i know.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Cool tag -- love the font. Enjoy your calendar with all the pretty vizslas on it! ;-)

Mango said...

It's official! You are the one and only zoom zoom!


Oskar said...

You new tag is cool!

Nubbin wiggles,

The Thundering Herd said...

Maybe you just shipped your snow to us, because we have some and the ski resort beside us is open.