Sunday, December 4, 2011

Time to Beat the Servants

*sigh*   Mom really has been slacking on the blog thing (and my toes are way too big for the keys on her keyboard).  First it was "the new job is keeping me busy" (yeah, but you get home at 4pm most days....) and  now it's "but I've got Christmas cards to mail, and I've got to make your annual calendar so it can get shipped in time".  Yeah.  Whatever.

In spite of all of these 'things' Mom has to do, she managed to eek out a little time to drag us to the groomers on Saturday.  

Don't let our newly-shorn smiling faces fool you: Mom was holding up some cheese!
Apparently, Mom thought we were getting a little 'woolly.'

Us? Woolly?   Naw.

We're not woolly; we're just getting ready for winter.

Mom thought that turning on the air conditioning in the bedroom because we were hot was a bit excessive, just because it was 18 degrees outside and she and Dad were already freezing... *sheesh*
So once we got back from being de-shag-ified, we immediately went out to get the 'new dog' smell off.

Abby, doing what she does best; being goofy.

Today, Mom and Dad took us on a bunch of walkies, but instead of helping us catch up on our friends' bloggies, Mom has been combing through the photos from the last year, trying to select the Top 48 for our calendar.  Here are a few possible choices....

Mom is still working on the calendar, she's (clearly) got a million choices!  In the meantime, Abby and I are going to go back to winter tug-of-war.

For those of you who were paying attention last winter, we have several frisbees - one was 'retired' after a vigorous winter of tug-o-war, but we've got 3 more that are still putting up the good fight!

We'll try to get around to bloggies, but Mom wants to ALSO get the Christmas cards mailed out, so have some patience with us!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Two French Bulldogs said...

you better sit her down and have a good talk with her
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

I'm sick of her excuses... can't you do something?!!!

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Do a calandar of "12 Months of Zoomies and Wrestling in the snow".

Mogley G. Retriever

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just love that picture of the two of you cheek to cheek!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

This is very bad behavior and should not be encouraged. You might need to try a "nothing in life is free" program with mom, at least for the near term. Do not be cute, cuddly, or otherwise lovable until she does something for you. I know it is hard, but sometimes tough love is the only way to go.


P.S. Is she clicker trained? Perhaps a click and some cheese for every blog she helps you read.... just a thought.

Frankie Furter said...

As Usual.. Mango RH has dispensed some of his Wise Words.

Jan said...

We hate that sissy new dog cut smell too, but we hate snow more.

Misty and her minions

Clive said...

How will your Mom ever chose with so many fab photos of you two!!

We love seeing you both playing in the snow - makes us wish for snow but for a playmate for Clive more!!!

take care
Clive and Murray

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Good help is so hard to get. We have mum pretty well trained but sometimes (like lately) she slacks off. Her excuse, Christmas shopping and card writing. Sheesh. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
P.S. We do love your hairstyling.

Jean said...

Wonderful photos and I LOVE your header photo.

Kari in Vegas said...


Stop on by for a visit

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Being de-shaggified has not put a crimp in your snow zoomies, so all's well that ends well.

We're having a similar problem with our staff. You'd think in this ecomomy they would grovel with gratitude at having a job waiting on us hand and foot and spending their green papers on us, in exchange for the pleasure of our company. If you figure out how to handle your staffing problem, please share. At this point we're so desperate we'll welcome any suggestions.

Jed & Abby

Shane Kent Louis said...

What a great bond! You look so happy playing on the snow!

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Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Thank you so much for our pawsome Christmas card. We love it.

Hope you have managed to organise your staff.. ;-)

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Anonymous said...

Hi Poodles
I love you rock'n'roll hair - unfortunately I can't play around too long in the snow like you brrrrr- I need a coat. Your calender will be super - great close up ones! aroofs from sunny France...Zola xx
you can see my poodle friend's haircut here! heehee

3 doxies said...

Unfortunately, as you has seen I has a lazy hooman always sayin' there is too much to be done to gives you any advice. Actually, I just locked mine outside on da coldest day of da year and VOOOOILA...we is back to blogging.

PS: snow sucks...but I did think of you 2 when da weather man was talking bout snow for us in da mountains:)