Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rain and Travel and Stuff

*whew* Talking about harrowing travel. I’ve been going back and forth between Utah and MasterChewSits, and the weather has been terrible. And AirFiona doesn’t exactly have the latest and greatest high-tech navigation instruments.

Actually, AirFiona’s amenities are a bit, ah, sparse. I mean, the in-flight movies all star Will Ferrell. *sheesh*

Anyhoo, because of the weather, I’d had to fly directly to and from MasterChewSits without stopping at any of the Bad Sport contestants’ houses to sample the contents of their fridges um, I mean, to verify their stories of bad-sport-ed-ness. But if the weather cooperates, I’ll be raiding your fridges making site visits this week.

In the meantime, I have had my annual vet appointment, and I’m disgustingly healthy. I’ve also been practicing my bitey-face moves, so when Dexter and I next get a chance to play bitey-face, I’ll be ready.

And I got in some quality Frisbee time, too.

We had a minor anti-gravity incident, as well. :-)


Oh, and I mentioned it rained, right? Mom got the clever idea of putting us in coats so we could go play in the rain and not come back in looking like drowned rats.

That worked for me.

Not so much for Abby. She sulked and refused to move until Mom took her coat off. What a doofus! There were Frisbees to be chased. And yet she stood there. Weirdo.

I’m not 100% sure about this twin look, though.

I think it’s a genetic flaw. Apparently Granny used to dress my uncles (Mom’s brothers) in the exact same outfits, so whenever one got lost (like when my older uncle escaped the 'organized family fun' got lost at Paddington Station in London) Granny could just go to the nearest security person and point at my other uncle and say, “He looks just like him.” Apparently my uncles were not amused by this.

The coats were really nifty, but I’m not sure about being dressed like my sister. And we came in looking like drowned rats anyway.

Anyhoo, we’ve had terrible weather the last few days; rain, sleet, hail, wind. Our snow got really soft, and a few times Mom sunk in to the snow past her knees (snow that had been previously packed down firmly) and muttered a bunch of HBO words. It was better today, and it sounds like we might get a “real” storm (with snow) tomorrow. Which would be a good thing, because Mom and Dad didn’t ski the three days it was raining (they finally went today) which mean that they totally ruined all of our attempts to throw wild “open-the-refrigerator” parties.


On a final note, while I’m happy to see more and more Bad Sport entries for MangoMinster, there has not been a subsequent flood of bribes to the judge (i.e., Me). There are a few of you who have made some interesting offers (I’ll be stopping by this week, Brutus!), but I fully expect ALL Bad Sports to offer significant bribes. I’m just saying…

*kissey face*
-Fiona, and Abby the Hippobottomus


3 doxies said...

Does Air Fiona haves an open bar and cheeto's?
I ain't going firs da twinsies look eithers. Thank goodness my sibs don't wears clothes or we'd be triplets.
Abby looks miserable.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We think we may has seen you flyin' over our house in AireFiona! Yup, we're sure of it!
We love that picture of sad Abby in her coat. That's exactly what Mitch does if you put a coat on him. He acts like no one loves him! haha

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Brad said...

I love the last picture, you sure look tired after playing in the snow! Looks like fun!
Brad Fallon

Frankie Furter said...

I am desperate... my mom and dad miss me too much. Mango says I can have a two day pass to go see them.. IF... the current ban on all forms of travel (due to terrible snow and Ice here in Master Chew Sits) ever gets lifted.. could I catch a ride home on AirFiona... even if it IS rather Spartan???

Wild Dingo said...

OMD! the SULK on Abby's FACE! Loki and her can commiserate how we ruin their lives making them wear coats!

LOL. btw: i was going to buy the one you have for his rain coat. i got the tummy warmer for cold weateher and was going to try your recommendation for rain but i don't think he'll go for it now!

Benny and Lily said...

Bitey face is the best!
Benny & Lily

Clive said...

Cool jackets - you nearly match Clive in his blue jacket!

Loved all the photos!

take care
Clive and Murray

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

GREAT work woo two!

It so keeps the humans on their toes!


Kari in WeHo said...

I sure know all about travel woes


Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Fiona & Abby!

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments recently and for coming to still visit me even though I couldn't return the favour! :-)

Sorry I've not been over to say hello for so long - we actually still don't have internet in our new home yet(!) - the stupid phone company says we have a problem with our line and won't be online till the first week of Feb! - so my humans have bought a little mobile WiFi but it's not superfast...but I'm slowly coming round to visit my friends now...

Anyway, I'm really impressed that your Frisbee is still in one piece! I think the manufacturers deserve an award for that product - like a special Fiona & Abby Award ("Tough 'Fiabby' Award"??) - hee! hee! Surely no other Frisbeen has had to go through what yours has gone through, judging by all the photos!

Oh - you know, my human, Hsin-Yi, used to get dressed the same as her younger sister too - her mummy thought it was so cute! The only problem was, Hsin-Yi's younger sister was 8yrs younger - so she didn't really appreciate it when she was 13 and wearing the EXACT SAME OUTFIT as a 5yr old walking next to her!! She was really relieved that most children's clothes sizes stop at 12/13 so after that, her mummy couldn't do it anymore!

Honey the Great Dane

twinkietinydog said...

Always a pleasure to hear you're "disgustingly" healthy!
About the losers in your group who don't own up to being Bad Sports, I say: "eliminate them" Show them who's judge! Make them become really really BAD if they want you to bother with them ;)
from one judge to another

Niamh said...

Excellent bitey face photos. we are glad that you are all healthy too.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

AWK! Now there's collusion between judges to suborn bribes?! Abby [L.B.E., not Judge Fiona's sister] might be tempted to just throw in the towel on Judicial Ethics at Mango Minster 2011, but she is a Steel Magnolia; Steel Magnolia's do not bend. Besides, we just read Mama Heartbeat's thoughtful post on determination and reward. So once again, as Guardian [self appointed] of Judicial Ethics for Mango Minster 2011, Abby reminds Your Honors of your oaths of office. You did take your oaths, didn't you, upon arrival at the Mango estate? Abby will just check the paperwork.

Jed & Abby

Ludo van Doggy said...

Hurro most excellent and honorable judge Fiona!
I really like your drowned rat look and especially liked seeing you on the people furniture afterwards. I like that trick. hehe!
Bitey face looks so fun and I glad to see that poodles be good at it because Mum says if I get a brofur or sisfur it will most likely be a poodle. ok, well I did say I wouldn't offer any bribes but my Mum does make an excellent liver cake and I happen to has some in my fridge right now. Chicken liver too.
You are welcome to have a piece when you stop by. But only a little one.
~lickies, Ludo

retriever said...

Wonderfull fotos ,paws from 2 goldenretriever in Belgium: Cerise+zitablue

bichonpawz said...

We are loving all your pics!! Lovin' the look of you two!! Now Abby is EXACTLY like Chloe. Chloe becomes a freakin' statue if mom tries to put ANY type of clothing on her...even her collar...for heaven sake!! She's just crazy. I'm with you Fiona...coats ROCK!! xoxo LadyBug