Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ho-ho-ho (Or the Things We Do to Amuse Mom)

As you may (or may not) know, Abby and I have the sickies.  We've got 'kennel cough' or the flu, or something - apparently whatever we've got is going around.  When Dad came home from skiing on Thursday, I was coughing and hacking up mucous-y stuff all over the place, and he called Mom (who was on her way to work after her first day of skiing for the season), who turned around and took me to the vet, who diagnosed me with a 'respiratory infection' and put me on antibiotics and vitamin C.  That same evening Abby started coughing and hacking (although not as bad as me), and was also put on antibiotics and vitamin C.  Mom has been told we'll make a full recovery in 'no time'.

Being the sneaky, opportunistic person that she is, Mom took advantage of our sickies to *gasp* dress us up for Christmas photos.   Granny and Grampa thought we'd be 'dashing' in antlers and elf hats so they had sent us one of each, and Mom has been waiting for 'just the right moment' to take photos.  Apparently when we're sickie is 'the right moment'.  Thanks, Mom.  We'll wait for the 'right moment' to leave some surprises for you...

Abby was not amused.

However, there were treat involved...

And when there are treats involved, I can be persuaded to pose.  For a bit, at least.

Don't even THINK about adding a red nose!

This means I'll get lots of goodies from Santa, right?

Mom, you'd look pretty funny with antlers on, too.

This puts me on the 'NICE' list forever, right?
Abby was also coerced into participating in the Christmas photos...

Heehee! That's one happy looking reindog, dontcha think?

Awww.... She makes such a CUTE reindog!

Heh.  Talk about a grumpy-looking elf! Maybe she should stick with the reindog look!
The photo session was a bit tiring (even with Mom taking us out one at a time so we wouldn't attempt to bitey each other, and with Dad collaborating by providing the treats), but it amused Mom, and occasionally we have to do things to amuse her...

Oh, because of our sickies, Mom is thinking about postponing Abby's birthday celebration for a few days.  Abby turns 2 on Monday, but she wants us to enjoy the birthday cake (Mom's got a doggie cake recipe, complete with cream cheese and peanut butter frosting!), so she's thinking about holding off until next weekend.  Besides, a birthday party AND antlers and elf hats might just be too much excitement for one weekend!  Teehee.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


The Army of Four said...

The things we do to humor our bipeds!
Play bows,
PS: You girls do make really cute rein deers.

Jan said...

We're trying not to laugh at you, but it isn't working. We're just lucky our humans don't do camera anymore.

Wild Dingo said...

And she posted the pix to the net! Archived forever for everyone to see. Not sure but this may disqualify you from holding a Miss Dog America or something...

Anonymous said...

I'm embarrassed for you both.

GOOSE said...

oh those dreaded antlers. Been there. But if a treat is involved, I pretend to like it, osrt of.

Mango said...

This is too much. You have sickies and then you get your brains squeezed by those antler hats? Quite unaccountable.


STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, sorry to hear you are sick. Do you want us to call RSPCA on your behalf. Fancy having to wear reindeer antlers while you are sick. Cruel and unjust. At least you got treats. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Maggie and Mitch said...

How thoughtless of your mom to take advantage of you girls when you're sick! This is totally wrong!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sarge said...

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear you both have the sickies. I'm sure you'll be all better before the holidays really kick in. I'm sending you both healing vibes and also a ton of sympathy vibes for the antler torture! Wow, even when you're sick there's no safety from this. Cute pix though.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Two French Bulldogs said...

the moms sure have fun this time of year
Benny & Lily

Kari in Vegas said...

LOVE the elf hat

Stop on by for a visit

sophie...^5 said...

Sorry to hear that the sickies have snagged listen to the 2 leggers and they'll make you all better...besides the comical antler pics makes everyone laugh and that's all because of you! Cheers from one of your newest followers Sophie Doodle!

Keith Andrea said...

.,owhhhh..You look so cute with your costume.,a reindeer

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bichonpawz said...

We sympathize with you....we know exactly how you two feel about hats and stuff.

We are very sorry to hear that you two are sick!!! Hope you both are feeling better REAL soon!!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

road-dog-tales said...

So sorry you two have the coughies! Get better soon! And you know - reindeer antlers don't help! We've noticed an outright epidemic of reindeer antlers on dogs lately. We're thinking of staging a protest or starting a petition. What do you think?

We've been MIA from Blogville lately and we come back and there's SNOW on your blog again! What was it? Three months without snow there in PC? BOL!

The Road Dogs

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya! Glad to hear it is full snowtime there! We have 'snow blowers' out here :(
Not the sickies! Oh, sorry to hear that...hope your super cute and big-smiles-for-humans head gears are making you feel better! Certainly looking most festive :)

Big hugs,
Sierra Rose

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay it is best just to play along and stay on the nice list then it is to try to git bak on the nice list wunse santa has develupd an unreezonabul bias aginst yoo trust me i no!!! ha ha ok bye

Anonymous said...

Heehee - Bad luck with the antlers guys...although you look great as curly haired reindeer wannabes...I managed to get away with just a santa collar this year! Hope Santa brings you lots of yummy snacks!