Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Sister is Green

Seriously, she's green. But I'll get to that. We've been busy with walkies and things, so we haven't been around Blogville much lately, but we'll see if we can crack the whip and have Mom help us visit our friends. Heehee.

So, what have we been up to? We've been going on lots of walks (see the last post for pictures of our walking adventures), and we've been hitting the park a lot...

It was hot over the weekend (we hit 90 on Sunday, which is toasty for us, and so we went on a lot of short walks punctuated with lots of time lying on the floor trying to get cool!), although it has finally gotten a little cooler and cloudier, so we're not baking quite so much.

Our 4th of July was pretty quiet; we went on a walk and then came home and hung out. They do fireworks at the Olympic Park, and Mom and Dad can see them from the porch (it's just one mountain ridge over). We went out on the porch for a little bit - we weren't bothered by the fireworks, but we did have to bark at the other doggies in the neighborhood who were barking at the fireworks! Heehee.

I, of course, did my patriotic duty and posed beneath the flag.

You might notice that our yard is looking a little wild and wooly. With good reason. If you recall, we started off the spring with a yard that looked like this...

That was mid-May. Mom decided that she couldn't handle another dusty summer, so she got all energetic and "prepped" the yard and put down fertilizer and grass seed, and watered and watered and watered. She was rewarded with little grass seedlings, but she couldn't mow the lawn because it would do bad things to her little fragile grass seedlings. So, she kept watering and watering.

And we ended up with this:

The grass and the weeds were getting so deep I was thinking Mom was going to have to attach bicycle flags to us so she could find us... I mean, really....

We still got in some long-grass bitey-face, but we were a bit hampered...

Abby, however, seemed to like rolling in the stuff.

Crazy puppy!

Mom decided that she didn't want to risk losing us in some of the clumps of weeds/grass, so she had a friend with a special lawnmower come up and attack the lawn. The grass was so long in spots that a special lawnmower was required.

And now, we have this!

Hey, uh, Mom. What happened to all the weeds? Heehee.

Abby, however, thought that the newly shorn lawn was perfect for, ah, whatever it is she's doing....

Shameless hussy cracker dog!

*sigh* She's shameless. And crazy....

And green.

Look at that foot. Or here... A better look...

And it's not just her feet. Mom didn't get a picture, but Abby's kinda tinged green all over. *sigh* I can't believe I'm related to this doofus...

If Mom had taken a video, you could see me shaking my head at the crazy puppy!

Oh, and speaking of The Crazy Puppy... Mom has decided that we are in need of a little more 'edjumacating' and we will be starting doggie classes again in a couple of weeks. Abby is going to take a 'Canine Good Citizen' class - in an attempt to prepare her for the AKC's Canine Good Citizen test. Abby? A 'good citizen'? Hmmph. Whatever. She's got a six week course to prepare for the test; I think she's going to need six months. But maybe she'll surprise us all! As for me, well, I didn't want to be in a class with my crazy sister. And besides, Mom is going to have her hands full trying to get Abby to do all the things she's supposed to do to pass the test. So, I'm going to be in a 'special' class. Something about how I "might not be ready" for the Good Citizen class. Whatever. I'm just not a suck-up like my little sister. Apparently this will be a 'more relaxed' class for those of us who don't aspire to being certifiable. And this way, I'll get to spend quality time with Mom, away from my crazy sister. I'll keep you posted!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the (green) Hippobottomus


Kari in WeHo said...

Mine would be green if we ever got around to getting grass instead of weeds...


Anonymous said...

Bella loves rolling in the grass!! I'm glad she has dark fur so I can't see the green on her!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Wow, your mom is quite a grass wrangler. Most impressive.

We like to scritch ourselves rolling in the dirt and green stuff [mostly weeds], too. Some of the weeds smell really good and merit extra rolls, just like dead fish.

So did your Abby get a bath? Or is she still an Irish Abby Rose?

Jed & [the other] Abby

BZ Training said...

That's a lot of green! Perhaps there's a bit of Irish in here. :)

Mango said...

Good luck at school. Make sure mom packs tons of noms to reward you with.

As for the jungle grass. Oh no! My momma is a freak about keeping the lawn trimmed. Something about being able to spot land mines.


The Army of Four said...

Doggie classes?!?! Doggie classes? But you two are already REALLY good at being doggies! Ha roo roo roo!
Play bows,

brooke said...

Im jealous of all your grass! I had to chuckle thinking about all the snow I remember seeing just a few months ago!

Minna Krebs said...

Oh my dogness.....her IS green.!!!!

I've never seen da grass that fades off in your furs. Too funny

Lorenza said...

Sure she got an interesting green color!
I know Abby will do it grrrreat!
Have fun!
Kisses and hugs

Heather and Pumpkin said...

I am horrified by the idea of deliberately getting dirty!


bichonpawz said...

LadyBug would get along REALLY well with Abby!! That picture of her rolling is HILARIOUS! Now...just imagine if she had white fur! Not fun.

Look forward to seeing more of the antics!!

Dory and the Mama said...

illy little brother likes rolling around in the grass like that too..Sheesh, younsters!

Dory (and Jacoba and Bilbo too!)

Amber-Mae said...

Nice green footies!

Sierra Rose said...

Nice grass!!! We still have weed fabric and stones... Keep us posted on your classes! I have yet to take my CGC..but have practiced.
Ps. Sold out camper...have something similar but bigger (Chalet on tool truck...mom says YOUZA) on it's way! Good grief!
Keep on with the great play times and walkies!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

The Thundering Herd said...

Looks like your humans took grass mowing frequency lessons from our hu-dad. He mows every time we start disappearing.