Monday, November 7, 2011

Snow and Snooters and Stuff

Hiya!  Mom's been slacking on the blogging (writing and reading) as of late, because, well, she has decided that her job as Doggie Chauffeur/Care-taker doesn't offer a good health plan, and so she's got some job thingy that will give both Mom and Dad health insurance that will be almost as good as what Abby and I currently have.  Yep.  You heard it right; Mom's got a job.  She's doing something super-nerdy at the University.  Or she will be doing something super-nerdy once they actually get her a computer; apparently Mom can't perform complex statistical calculations by hand.  Even when she takes off her shoes and socks!  Heehee!

Which means we will be spending lots of quality time with Dad, while Mom gets up at the wee hours of the day so she can hurry home in the afternoon to spend quality time with us before the sun sets.  That's okay.  Dad has proven himself to be quite the competent solo dog walker, and Mom's stocking up on bribes, erm, bully sticks, so Abby and I are quite happy about the arrangement!

Oh, and for those of you who were asking, here's Mom's new car.  (Apparently the Jeep doesn't get the best gas mileage in the world, so Mom got this little AWD car for commuting - good gas mileage, and it was really inexpensive, so it almost pays for itself.  And it's BLUE!)

Abby and I went for our first ride on Sunday, and gave it two nose-prints of approval!  When Mom got it, she swapped out the regular tires for snow tires (you know, since now that it has started snowing, it won't stop until May!).  Which was a Very Good Plan, because it snowed the morning she picked it up.

Abby and I went out early in the morning and discovered one of our neighbors had come to pay a social visit!

Since he didn't seem interested in playing, Abby chased him off the property (and earned herself a private 'recall' lesson, since she was more interested in chasing him down the driveway than heeding Mom's calls...).

Once our yard was ours again, we engaged in some serious bitey-face action.  Because, say it with me, bitey-face is ALWAYS better in new snow!

Good times!

After much bitey-ing, Mom felt the need to get snooter pictures. See, Mango's been giving our buddy Bert a hard time about his big snooter (frankly, we think Bert is Most Handsome, and has a perfectly proportioned snooter - see?)

So we wanted to show Bert out support with our own snooter pictures...

Yes, we think Abby's nose is fake!

Me? I look regal even with a snowy snooter!

Heehee.  Anyhoo, we got more snow this afternoon, and Mom's computer won't be ready until NOON tomorrow (Seriously!), so we fully expect Mom to get more snow photos.  No idea when she might get around to posting them, but she'll post them sometime...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Kari in Vegas said...

Health insurance is a big thing for us humans

Stop on by for a visit

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Nose Implants? Did someone have a Nose Implant?

Mogley G. Retriever

Sam and Pippen said...

Snooter photos? Wow! You guys may have started a craze!

Sam and Pippen

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

we give the new blue car a 4 paws up! Its furry cool!

Hope the new job is fun fur your mom...our mom cringes at statistics, she had that class in the spring.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo

Jan said...

When humans are away from dogs for any length of time the noms flow when they come home.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi All, your new car looks great. Just the right size for you. Funny snooter photos. Maybe Sam and Pippen are right. We should have a snooter day. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Mango said...

Ladies, your snooters are a couple of the biggest things I have ever seen on the internets. Might want to consider nose jobs.


Frankie Furter said...

I see that MANGO is back to his NOSE BASHING THINGY ... he seems to have moved from BERT to the two of you!! I suspect you will have some REVENGE in mind fur him. hehehehe

New JOB and New CAR??? How Cool is THAT!!!

PLEASE.. keep all that snow to yourselves... OK???

Honey the Great Dane said...

congrats on your moms new job! That is great news! I know you mentioned it on a comment on my blog a while ago – sorry, I can't remember if we came over and then to congratulate you! We meant to! Anyway, I am sure she must be so pleased and we think the she underestimates herself! :-)

Congrats on her new car as well – LOVE the colour!

Personally, I don't see anything wrong with your beautiful noses! :-)

Honey the great Dane

bichonpawz said...

Hey! That car looks almost the very same as the one our mama got! Except hers is red...and it drives with only two wheels or something like that! Abby does look like she has a PERFECTLY round nose! You guys look like you are having so much fun!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Mazel tov to your mom on getting a job, AND with health insurance! This is wonderful news.

Your noses are perfectly beautiful and MUCH smaller than Mango's nose. Not that a small nose is any better than a big one.

Nice car; hope it weighs enough not to fishtail in the snow. Bet they're good about keeping your roads plowed.

Jed & Abby

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow yore mamas noo kar luks like my dadas old kar!!! only shinier!!! of korse dadas noo kar is not verry shiny eether so i suspekt he has sumthing aginst giving his kars baths witch i am totaly supportiv of no baths for ennywun!!! ha ha ok bye

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Girls...I send you my Lakie least Mango didn't send you a pic of a satelite weather map of the eastern US with you backside the size of Kansas parked over Western Pennsylvania...he should talk...I mean his paw is bigger than the three of us put together....

Congrats to you mom on the job...that health IN SURE ANTS is such a big deal...


Miss Lacie who has a very small nose too....