Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall and Stuff

We were out strolling the other day, and Mom thought it would be nice to get some pictures of the fall foliage.

Um.  That is just the hillside.  Totally boring.  I mean, where are the doggies?

Much better.  Well, it would be much, much better if you could see more of us, and less of the road, but whatever.  Mom wants to make the point that it's Fall.  Okay, we got it, we got it.  If you want to see tons of pictures of boring hillsides, just ask Mom - she took TONS of them.  Seriously... We went on one of our walks, and Mom was fascinated with the hillside by the Olympic Park...

At least Mom wasn't so dazzled by the hillside that she forgot about us...  We stopped by the park on that walk, and had some quality tennis ball time.

Even though the lighting looks a little different both of the above pictures are Abby.  You know, the dog totally missing the ball!  Heehee!

Me?  I've got mad catching skills! Heehee.

I think Abby might have been having some tennis ball focus issues because she's been Vienna sausage-oriented as of late.  She had another doggie class last Saturday, and she was a total suck-up

What a suck up!
And for those of you who are fans of Sherman (and you know who you are!), here's a gratuitous Sherman picture!

And a picture of our Fearless Trainer, and her sidekick Lulu.

I'm not sure if all that edjumacation has done much for Abby, though.  Today we were at daycare, and she thought she was all clever by rolling in poop.  When Mom came to get us, the daycare people noticed that my dear sister was, ah, a bit aromatic.  Abby and I were taken into the 'self-wash' room at the daycare, where Mom had the last laugh.  Armed with doggie shampoo, an apron, and lots of towels, Mom loaded Abby into the tub (three times, actually, as Abby felt the need to escape the first two times) and shampooed her.  Me?  Since I was the Good Dog, I got to avoid the whole Forced Bathing adventure.  Alas, Mom has no pictures of this whole adventure, as she wrestling with Abby, the shower hose, the shampoo, and the towels.  But even with the fancy-schmancy doggie shampoo, trust me when I tell you that I was the one who came out of the whole ordeal smelling like roses!  Heehee!

After getting a bath, Abby came home and immediately felt the need to get rid of the 'clean' smell.  

She's a SPAZ!  But that's not news, huh?

After Abby was done with her spaz-out, we got in some quality zoomies. 

And some bitey-face.

New-dog smell was totally eradicated!  Heehee.

We've also been working on our weave poles, although Mom has been slacking (again), and hasn't gotten any video of our latest (and best) attempts at the weave poles.  However, here is a super short video for Granny, so she can see the basic idea of what we're attempting.  For the record, Mom's cutting out the hand-motions and is working on her technique, while I'm just getting speedier.  We may even add the final two poles sometime!

Here's the link for those of you who get this via email:

We'll work on Mom to get some better video.  And more pictures of us, and stuff!  Heehee.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness – so many things I don't know what to comment on the first! Well, first of all, thanks for the "Sherman fix" – you know how crazy we are in this household for anything with gels and wrinkles! :-) And I have to say girls – do you by any chance have like oh grasshopper or kangaroo for an ancestor? Those jumps are incredible! My eyes are watering just looking at the pictures!

And great job on the weave poles! I like the way that you do them – really "speedy" – just like me – ha ha! (Actually, NOT just like me because I'm totally uses a weave poles – but one can dream!)

Honey the Great Dane
PS. LOVE the pretty autumn leaf colours!

Honey the Great Dane said...

AAAARRRRGGGHHH!!! That should have said "JOWLS and wrinkles"!! Stupid softwar!!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh - and it should be "I'm totally USELESS at weave poles"


Why do I bother.

The Mama Monster said...

Ewwwwww poop?!?!?! Hahahahaha

Shane Kent Louis said...

You have a lots of activities, your such a busy dogs, and your place is really great, I love those photos that you have! :)

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Clive said...

We love the fall photos!! Such great colours!

Well done on the weave poles - we're very impressed!

- Clive and Murray

ps-love the jumping high photos too!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, all we can say is WOW. How do you both move so fast and jump so high. Rory thinks its trick photography hehehe. We don't call him Mr Plonky for nothing. Mum loves the photos of the colourful hillside. We love the photos of you jumping up in the air. Have you got springs for feet? Sherman looks like one cool dude. bye for now.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Sarge said...

Wow, great Fall scenery...especially once you are in it! BOL Great ball zoomie action pix!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Benny and Lily said...

The foliage is gorgeous!! We can't believe you met the one and only Sherman!! Whoooa. You guys do the best zoomies
Benny & Lily

Two Pitties in the City said...

It looks so beautiful where you live, but of course, the photos with you in them make it all look that much better. We love how agile and athletic you are.

Berts Blog said...

Hey Fiona, Thanks for comin by. I see your human and mine are both picture nuts. My Vickie loves all the photos of you two when you are playing. Lots of action shots.

We have been following you for a few months now. Well actually we started when it was still snowy up there.

I am so jelous that you get moose in your yard. WE have to drive abit to find ours.

See ya again soon

Kari in Vegas said...

Its hard not to love Sherman's face


Frankie Furter said...

Rollin after a baff.. is a requirement... Isn't It??????
Love your Fall Foliage. Ours is starting to turn too... then comes... Well, let us NOT talk about THAT stuffs.

Anonymous said...

Those trees look so pretty!

I agree.. there is nothing like a good roll around to get rid of that new dog smell!!



Dory and the Mama said...

YAY for poopie rolling!!!

Dory, Jakey & Bilbo

The Lady said...

Whoa y'all've busy!!

Ok, love the start of fall colors!

Daisy says I'm not allowed to comment on not being able to catch a ball. LOL

And agility looks fun.

and..I'm missing something! LOL

oh, yeah, Bella says rolling in the grass is super fun and makes you smell nice.

The Thundering Herd said...

Abby just wanted that classic doggie perfume - Eau de Poo.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Your mom pays to leave you places that let you roll in poop, and then she has to wash it off of you? After a hard day at work? You can come stay in our yard for a very modest fee :)

Jed & Abby

Stacey said...

great at weaving, I'm just starting with my two but my youngest has no interest in it :(

1000 Goldens said...

Holy smokes, it is beautiful there! BTW - I'm pretty sure your snow just melted a couple weeks ago, so it seems too soon for Fall :) Nice job avoiding the B-A-T-H Fiona!!

Daisy Dog said...

Love the Fall colors, but so much better with dogs!

road-dog-tales said...

Excellent pole weaving! And thanks for showing us those lovely leaves and hills. We recognize those hills! And that park! Ahhh, we think Park City is most beautiful in the fall!

The Road Dogs