Friday, August 19, 2011

Nekkid Pictures AND Video

Heehee. Today was another hot day (upper 80s, which for us, IS hot - I know the rest of the country would LOVE to have our weather... until it's snowing in May, and then maybe not so much...), so Abby and I were happy again to have our short hair cuts.

For those of you who like the fuzzy faces... our buddy Clive has a fuzzy face, and he's very handsome, but Mom and Dad like to see our pretty snooters (their words, not mine!).

And the haircuts were good for Park Zoomies. We were Super Streamlined!

I did NOT have my regularly scheduled doggie class today because I would have been The Only One - all of my classmates are on vacation! So, I am going to go to a Different Doggie Class tomorrow morning, with new and exciting classmates! I'm sure Mom will take pictures (and have to explain to the other humans about our bloggie so they don't think she's weird taking pictures of the other doggies). However, since I didn't have my class today, and Mom didn't want to take Abby to Petco to get ready for her Good Citizen test (the shopping area where Petco is located is Crazy Busy on Fridays, and Mom didn't want to hassle the traffic if she didn't have to), Mom decided to stimulate our mentals in other ways.

For Christmas (or maybe Abby's birthday, or something), Granny and Grandpa got us a 'beginner agility set.' We don't have any agility programs nearby (well, not that Mom knows of) - the closest is about 45 minutes away (on a good day), and Mom thought it would be a good idea to see if it was anything we were remotely interested in before she started driving us to Salt Lake (or invested in 'real' equipment). Anyhoo, Mom thought today would be a good day to play with the set. We have tried out the jump once before, and even though it's not the highest quality in the world (okay, it's a little flimsy), it works just fine for us, and we're having fun. Mom also thought this would be a great chance to get some video. Even though she had never used the video recorder on her camera before.

So... I present to you a short video of our adventures:

If you can't see the video, use this link:

Let's just say it is a testament to our love for Mom that we allowed her to film us. I mean, if she wants to look silly for the world to see, that's okay... But seriously, we had fun! And apparently Mom amused herself in making the video.... And feel free to chuckle all you like - Mom doesn't really know what she's doing, but she's promising to study up...

If you can't see the video, here are a few 'snapshots' from the video...

Yes, Abby knocked the bar down there...

Clearly, we're not going to be challenging Brutus and Carmen (aka The Flying Frenchies) any time soon, but we had fun, and it seemed to keep Mom amused!

More park pictures and pictures from my class later this weekend. Stay tuned!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Benny and Lily said...

wow you guys are quite the talented ones...
Benny & Lily

Kari in Vegas said...

we would love some upper 80s right now!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Great jumps girls! Did you find your treat, Abby?

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

My agilities teacher told us that all agilities competitions are done nekked. Can you imagine? Hope that is only for the dogs.


Winnie said...

You are so bouncey!

Looks like fun.

Love and licks, Winnie

BZ Training said...

I absolutely LOVE your fluffy tails! They look like filly tails. :)

1000 Goldens said...

Nekked sporting events - you are modern women and that is why I love you.


Wonky Girl said...

You Poo-kids have too much fun! Thanks for sharing the antics.
BTW- we like clean shaven snooters too :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had fun!

A lot of the agility basics can be taught at home-without a class. Foundation skills are important and easy enough to teach from a book. There is a lot of handing that goes into agility. Your girls sure seemed to enjoy it!

The Thundering Herd said...

The video demonstrates one thing clearly - you have your mom well trained in treat dispensing.

Sierra Rose said...

Awesome!! Loved the music choice, and you two are pros at that high jump!! Especially when there are yummies involved :)
Hope you all are doing well. In the 80's here too.

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Asta said...

Fiona and Abby
I nevew tiwe of watching youw high leaps and wondewfulness..youw new haiwcuts look soopew cool
smoochie kisses

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We really like your new 'do's. Does your fur grow fast enough that you'll be all insulated by the time winter returns to Collie-rado? Jed is already preparing by staring to blow his summer coat.

Your agilities performances were most impressive! So what if Abby occasionally knocks something over; that's part of the training. You're both elegant jumpers.

Jed & [the other] Abby

Shane Kent Louis said...

Wow, its great to see you active! you are so brave and so talented, keep it up and more power! :)

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