Sunday, June 5, 2011

The green, green grass of.... the park

Mom says there is a song that goes something like that, and apparently she even know who sang it (about a million years ago, I might add). I blame Mom's knowledge of such hokey things on Granny and Grandpa. Mom also sings old country and western songs in the car. I mean, she's got Tammy Wynette on her iPod. The shame of it. At least she doesn't have the windows rolled down All The Way when she's doing this. However, it explains why Abby and I don't hang our heads out the windows like normal dogs; we're hiding our heads in shame. Porter Wagner? Really? Oy. Johnny Cash is fine (although Mom singing Johnny Cash, is, well, less fine...). Even the first two Hank Williams are fine. But there are some things on her iPod that are downright frightening. Like the guy who looks like Merle Haggard? And it's even more frightening when Mom knows ALL the words. I swear, Granny and Grandpa have some explaining to do. And probably some therapy bills to pay...

But I digress. Mom's grass hasn't really, ah, taken root yet. There are some green things poking up here and there, but I think they are weeds. However, Mom says "anything green is good" so we'll humor her. But since she's still holding out hope for her little grass seeds, all of our zooming must be done at the park.

So, we went to the little park at the bottom of our neighborhood today. We got haircuts yesterday (Mom said we were looking wooly, and since we've finally got warm weather - today was in the mid 70s), so we had to show them off, first.

As you can see, we're not totally nekkid, but we're all sleek and plushy-like. And we've still got floofy tails (well, we still don't measure on the Sibe Scale of Floofiness (SSF), but we don't have rat tails).

Okay, enough with the posing. Throw the ball!!! Dad had a minor surgery on his shoulder on Friday, and isn't supposed to throw tennis balls, and Mom, well, Mom throws like a girl, so Mom got a ChuckIt, so Dad could chuck the tennis balls without tearing out his stitches. Which is good, I suppose. We just wanted the tennis balls flying!

Oh yeah!!! Serious tennis ball action!


Heehee. She's going in about 5 different directions at once!

But it was perfect weather, and perfect tennis ball chasing conditions - the grass wasn't too wet, or too dry, and the ball just sailed through the air. Good times!

Yep. We're happy dogs. Even if Mom has a frightening taste in music!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Frankie Furter said...

After hearing about the musical horror that you two suffer.. I hate to say that my mom knows some bits and pieces of most of those kinds of songs.. SHEEEESH

Sorry your dad can't really make your tennis balls FLY.. butt I'll bet he'll be able to SOON.
You ladies look Lovely with your new furs clips.
AHHHHHHh grrrrreeeeeen beneath your paws... Or is that wind and Wings or something.

Kari in WeHo said...

that grass looks beautiful!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona and Abby!
I guess it is a good thing that my mom does not have an iPod! Ooops!
Glad you two enjoyed a good time at the park!
I hope your Dad will be like new in no time!
Happy sunday!
Kisses and hugs

The Thundering Herd said...

Are you kidding? The hu-dad even has some Marty Robbins and Frankie Lane in his collection. His iPod belongs in the Smithsonian.

Uh - and why did your dad use the Chuck-it and not your mom? We thought that was funny.

And finally - our SSF is off the charts considering we are dropping floof as we walk.

Sarge said...

Wow, at least you seem to be done with the snow! I don't do the country thing myself...I'm a rock 'n roll dog! Anyway, I hope your Dad heals up. Great pix of the action and love the new trims!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

bichonpawz said...

Your new look is amazing!!! Both of you look so nice and plush!! We have the spa appt next week because mama's stupid car broke so we had to cancel our appt. You would think she would have priorities!! Your zoomies look like so much fun!!! You two are rockin' the tennis action!!! Hope your dad feels better soon!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ooh, my human really likes old songs too! People are always making fun of her for it but she doesn't care...she says music before was way better than the rubbish on the radio these days! (Paul says that's a true sign of ageing - ha! ha!)

Hey - Fiona - do you guys ever do the things that 'normal' doggies do? Like - er - sleeping? Or do you guys just run non-stop all day & all night? That's all I ever see you doing on your blog!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

rottrover said...

OOOhhhhh. You have tails....the most gorgeous tails. aahhh.

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Mickie said...

congrats on great weather! Looks like a wonderful day! Hugs, Mickie and the boys

Bocci said...

Looks like fun! Glad you're weather's good. Ohio's hot and steamy-ugh!

Wild Dingo said...

um, i canNOT believe you admitted to that music horror! Do all the other doggies make fun of you? your mom is whack. Roman ruins, aquaducs and tammy wynette. that's messed up. if you need help from a NORMAL dog owner, just hop a plane or a boat and sail on over to CH where we listen to normal music and don't go ga-ga over medieval rocks. what a weirdo.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're opera dogs ourselves - with the occasional old fashioned musical. Mama has been singing songs from Les Mis recently, but mercifully not in public. Although mama does like Johnny Cash, too. You ladies do look very plush! Hope your dad's shoulder heals up quickly.

Jed & Abby

Amber-Mae said...

You ladies look fab in your new do!