Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mom is such a SLACKER!!!

Seriously, she is SUCH a slacker. Just because she has spent the last couple of weeks sorting through (literally) thousands of pictures of our smiling faces to pick out 180 (yep, 180) "potential candidates" for the annual calendar, and then spent ALL weekend (so she could get the calendars ordered while the big sales were going on) narrowing down the 180 pictures to 49 (4 per month plus one on the cover) and then organizing them so that each month had some sort of theme (hey, 'Bitey-face' is a legitimate theme...)... just because she's been busy doing that, she thinks that is an excuse to hog the computer and not let me check up on all my bloggie friends. *sheesh*

At least I can happily report that the calendars are done and ordered. I'll even share with you what it looks like; click HERE . (If you can't open the calendar, Mom posted it on her Facebook account, if you're really interested...) It's not the greatest quality preview in the world, but it gives you an idea of what 12 moths of us is like! *grin* If it doesn't load, I'll give you a sneak peak of the cover picture...

Seriously. What better way to get ready for the new year than to look at our smiling faces?


In other excitement, we have been playing Frisbee. Sort of. We had two 'soft' Frisbees; one that is more for water, and one that is just a soft Frisbee. Note the use of the word 'had'. A certain sister of mine has this tendency to jump on the Frisbee once it hits the ground (we've caught it out of the air a few times, but, um, Mom's throwing skills are not exactly conducive to an easily to catch out of the air Frisbee) and this tendency leads to Frisbees sometimes getting buried in the snow. And being buried in the snow sometimes leads to not being found despite Mom's best efforts to search the area.

So. We have our Chuck-it "flying disc" (since I guess 'Frisbee' is sort of like 'Band-Aid' in being a brand and all), our now-lost soft "flying disc" which actually would fly like a real Frisbee on the odd occasion where Mom managed to get a good throw, and a hard plastic thing that neither of us have ever liked (but it has been put into action because, well, when there is only one toy and two of us, there is a lot of this that goes on:

And a lot of this, too:

So Mom brought out the plastic purple Frisbee (that gets really hard and also not conducive to being caught out of the air when it is 4 degrees out) in an attempt to get us to actually run around the frozen tundra that is currently out backyard. If you look closely (or biggify the picture) you can see part of the flying purple UFO in the upper right-hand corner.

This is the first (and only) picture we have of a Frisbee actually in the air. Mom blames it on not being ambidextrous, and thus not being able to throw with one hand and snap pictures with the other. *sheesh* Two hands and opposable thumbs and she still can't get a picture of a Frisbee in the air? Of course, her complete lack of throwing skills might also contribute to this... I mentioned that she's a slacker, right? *double sheesh*

Anyhoo, frankly, neither of us is actually interested in the frozen solid plastic Frisbee - it's just a bit of a distraction so Mom can get the other Frisbee from us and throw it (for the record, when the Chuck-it gets covered with snow, and it is 4 degrees out, it flies like a brick...) so that Abby (or I) can run around the yard with it until a tug-of-war ensues...

Eventually, chasing each other with the Frisbee gets a little old (although it takes a while to get old...)

And we go back to to a little old-fashioned bitey-face.

And while Mom might have been a little cold (something about how she had to take her glove off to use the camera and it was 4 degrees out, and her hand was getting cold...*sheesh*), we were having fun!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

PeeEss: Mom would like to state that on 'CyberMonday' Petco was having a HUGE sale and she picked up a couple more of the soft 'flying discs' so that Abby can bury a few more we won't have to try to play with the frozen hard plastic disc of death...

PeePeeEss: The Christmas cards are supposed to be here today! If you would like a Christmas/Holiday card from us, pee-mail Mom: lizdranowATmodernskiracingDOTcom - she's got plenty and would love to exchange cards with bloggie friends!


The Thundering Herd said...

But at least you have snow to play in. We are feeling very deprived so far this winter.

Kari in WeHo said...

We weren't able to open your calendar :(


Mogley G. Retriever said...

Wonderful playing in the snow photos. Tell mom that if she would grow fur on her hands they would not get cold when she takes off the gloves. Then the gloves can be used for toys as well. Humans sure are not designed for winter! We think that proves that dogs have evolved higher and that humans are the lower species, certainly they are the colder species.

Mogley G. Retriever

Ginger Jasper said...

Gorgeous snow playing pictures even if I tink woofies are strange to want to play in that cold stuff.. MOL. I think the calender is fab too.. Hugs GJ xx

Clive said...

Brillant photos! Love them all so much!

The calendar is a great idea!

take care
Clive and Murray

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

With khover models like that, the khalendar surely is an indikhator how pawesome 2011 will be!

Great pikhs of your SNOW SNOW SNOW!


Two Pitties in the City said...

I love the calendar idea, especially as you both make such great models. Though that amount of snow is making me feel really, really cold right now...

bichonpawz said...

We are going to head over to see if we can check out the calendar! LOVE the pic of you two!! Also...we'd love to exchange cards with you...will send you a note!! xoxo Chloe, LadyBug, and the Mama

BRUTUS said...

Sounds like pretty legit things you've all been busy with. At least it was all doggy-related! Unlike my mom who has neglected us for stupid teeth again!! But hey, it it gets green papers to buy us xmas presents, I guess we can only complain a little!

Brutus & Carmen

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Guys - been catching up on your posts and just LOVE all the shots of you playing in the snow! :-) And ooh - such cute little doggie booties!

Honey the Great Dane

Dixie The Poodle said...

Hay I've neva seen Goldendoodles beefor. Yoo ar reely kyoot

1000 Goldens said...

It's tough to be adored, isn't it ladies? What would the humans do with out us - I shudder to think! Love that pick of the two of you cuddled up :)

Sue said...

Will you two come play frisbee with us? Oh by the way, bring the snow.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties