Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall Funballs!

Heehee.  After seeing the weather forecast, Mom decided that today was The Day.  She had to rake leaves and get the fall fertilizer down on the yard, so she could 'call it quits' on the lawn.  We're supposed to have rain/snow on Tuesday and then some more weather on Friday, so Mom was doing all sorts of yard work-y things.

See all those leaves?  Mom raked up most of them and removed them.  (I say 'most' because about halfway through the whole raking adventure, Mom decided that her raking muscles had atrophied over the summer, and so removing 'most' of the leaves was good enough...)

While Mom was coming up with reasons to justify a shoddy raking job, Abby and I took the opportunity to enjoy the nice fall day.



And zoomies?  Boy, oh boy!  The cool day (the high was in the mid-50s) was MADE for serious zoomies!



As you can see in this last picture, our grass is mostly leaf-free.  For now.  Not all the leaves have fallen off the trees, but Mom has declared herself 'done' with the yard until springtime!

After Mom did all the whining, erm, raking, and noticed that it was windy, and there were still leaves yet to fall, she hustled us off to Home Depot so she could get the 'fall fertilizer'  (apparently our fertilizer contributions were not appreciated - either that or Mom is going to bronze them, as she picks them up each and every day...).  So now she is really done with the yard.  And all she has left is to clean up all the leaves off the deck!  Heehee.

In other excitement, we had another doggie class this weekend.  You'll notice that I was paying SuperClose attention to Dad (he's NOT looking at his watch in this picture - he was just moving his hand, but Mom only got a couple of pictures, so she had to use what she had...)

Abby?  Not so much on the paying attention thing...

Yeah, she was doing what she was supposed to be doing, but instead of paying attention to Mom, Abby was busy checking out her boyfriend Axel a goofy chocolate lab.  (Is 'goofy lab' redundant?  Yeah, I thought so!)  In fairness to Abby, this was during the last 10 minutes of class, and Abby's puppy brain tends to melt after about 30 minutes of class!

For all of you who got snow in the East?  We'll be firing up AirFiona for a visit - we need a snow fix!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


bichonpawz said...

Just be glad you don't live in CT!! My brother's place will be out of power at the very least a week...probably more. The Fire Dept. visited his place last night as transformers and power lines and trees were lighting up the sky. Not a typical October day. We have had just a dusting here. But, we would love to have you fly in for a visit! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Anonymous said...

Looks like you Mom was werking fery hard to get your yard all cleaned up. I is sure that wooo two was fery excellent soopervisors.
Those zoomies look like alotta fun.

My Mumma sayed yep - woo don't need to put goofy in that sentence wif labrodork. We already knowed it.

Hope your snows doesn't arrive too soon.


Jean said...

Those zoomies look like fun !!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Looks like you were a great help to your mum. She sounds like she did all the work necessary. No point in wearing yourself out mum says. Great zoomies too. You two look so fast. Have fun. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Wild Dingo said...

um, "goofy?" takes one to know one i think...hence the attraction of Abby the H to the Labradoof.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Enjoy your green grass and autumn leaves! It won't stay green for much longer!
We'd love to have you come for a visit. It's in the 20's here right now and we have snow on our ground!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Goofy lab. As if! Methinks the Hippobottomus has been watching the WWF what with that smack down move. You are going to need some new skills, Miss Fiona, to fend her off.


Kari in Vegas said...

you guys are zoomie queens!

Stop on by for a visit

Frankie Furter said...

Hey girrrrls.. your mom is very much energetic... my DAD just runs John the Deeres over all the leaves so it can eat them up and poop them out and then DAD calls THAT fertilizer fur the yard.

My mom loves MY POOPS too... Butt she just puts them on the big Poop Sculpture Pile.. not Bronzed or stuffs... YOUR mom must REALLY love YOUR poops!!

Hound Girl said...

Im dreading leaf time here...sigh... thankfully the mower does a great job of getting most of them. The girls look like they are loving the weather you are having!
ps congrats on your new job!

Sam and Pippen said...

We gots the leaves all over our backyard but mom just ignores them and hopes the wind blows them away... as if that ever happens!

Sam and Pippen

The Army of Four said...

Wow, would Dave and I love to come over and play bitey face with you two!!!
Good luck with the snow!
Play bows,

Clive said...

Brillant photos!

Bet you can't wait for some snow though!

Congrats again to your Mom on her new job!

Happy Halloween from all the gang
Clive and Murray

Honey the Great Dane said...

My human HATES sweeping leaves too - and more than that, she hates the flowering trees here in Australia which drop all these wispy little flower things all over the place that stick to everything and are impossible to sweep up!!

Looks like your human did a great job. Hsin-Yi would have been even lazier and just said something about letting nature taking its course and rotting leaves being good fertiliser anyway...!

As usual - LOVE seeing your training class photos!

Honey the Great Dane

1000 Goldens said...

You ladies are looking fluffi-fied in preparation for the winter - beautiful as always :)