Monday, March 7, 2011

Early Spring Yardwork

We got more snow (surprise, surprise, huh?) and Mom will be posting some bitey-face pictures of us one of these years, but I wanted her to post this first.

Apparently Abby has decided that she doesn't want to be shipped off to Finland just yet, so she's trying to prove that she can be useful around the house, too. Yesterday, before the snow started falling (well, before the snow started sticking...) Abby decided to do a little early season pruning. Mom's not super excited about this particular bush (something about how it "grows like a weed") so she's given Abby free rein to gnaw it down to size.

And Abby takes her duties quite seriously. She's very methodical...

If Abby keeps up her pruning, Mom may actually be happy with the bush this year. For once!

Finally.... Apparently I am channeling my inner Puddles, because I really can't imagine a post that doesn't have at least one picture of me. So here you go....

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Charlie said...

Charlie wants to come help with pruning!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Early pruning is key to successful gardening, Abby. Nice job!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Abby aren't you just the little gardener. What a big help pruning the tree
Benny & Lily

Kari in WeHo said...

We would hire Abby if we had a yard!


Mango said...

Are you kidding? Of course we should see your face. It's YOUR blog, right? As for Miss Abby the gardening expert, she better watch out because the humans sometimes frown on those activities.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What will your mom do without having the chance to photo-woo-two in the snow?

She might go through some kind of withdrawal!

Great work Abby!

Nice pikh Fi!


Chewy said...

nice pics! I wanna play in the snow!


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

More snow?? YEESH! I don't know how you guys do it! Gardening's certainly the way to go!

Lorenza said...

I am happy to see Abby found something interesting to do there so she will not have to go away looking for something else!
Happy Monday!
Kisses and hugs

bermudabluez said... lieu of bitey face snow pics...we should now expect Abby Spring Pruning pics!! Great idea! Ha!! Wish we could help!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Amber-Mae said...

I can't believe till today you still have tons of snow! You girls are very lucky.

Clive said...

Good job helping with the gardening Abby!

We hardly recognised the two of you .... you must be due a groom - you're both looking a lot like Clive!!

And he's an appointment at the Groomer this morning so he might even end up looking shorter than you two!!

Enjoy all the snow - how long more will it last! We were giving out about a hard frost here this morning - Murray's Mom slipped on the deck and she wasn't happy at all!

take care
Clive and Murray

Jess the Dog Shopper said...

We could use some help pruning around our house! Send Abby our way! Great snowy pics...Why buy toys and chewies when mother nature provides so well? Thanks for stopping by on the blog hop! We are trying to play catch up!

The Thundering Herd said...

Just remember that the chewing can get out of control. Trust us on this one. Evidence tomorrow.

euthymic said...

You make a great dog gardener:) And the kissey face is nice too.

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

The Musketeers said...

Can we help too? :)