Thursday, March 8, 2012

Our Most Humble Apologies

Apparently we inadvertently offended our, ah, diminutive friend Tank.  We left a comment for our Lilliputian buddy on his Facebook page, because we hadn't heard from him in a while and we were a tad worried that he may have been turned back into a squirrel (in our experience, those Champion Bad Sports seem to take their titles quite seriously, and we wouldn't put it past Allred the Devil Cat to continue to engage in nefarious activities).

Our offending comment was (in its entirety), "How are you doing, our short little friend?"  We used the phrase "short little friend" as a term of endearment, but in hindsight, we can see how some vertically challenged doggies might take offense.   We certainly did not mean to insult our brachyskelic friend, nor did we mean to slight any of our undersized compact friends.  So please, Tank, our commodious friend, accept our most humble apology.  We have the utmost respect for you and your fellow dinky elfin-sized doggies; they don't call you 'ankle-biters' for nothing! 

Tank, who IS taller than a 12-inch ruler!

So while you might not have long leggies, or be Relentlessly Huge, we hope that you will understand that we used the term "short little" as a sign of our undying affection.  The Venerable TaiChi was a diminutive gal herself, and yet she was and always will be Queen of the Universe - so please don't think we are biased against you petite doggies.    Our deepest apologies - we shan't be short with you again!  Heehee!  *ahem*

However, in your response, I believe you said something along the lines of "your scary bitey face action and ceaseless snow zoomies have caused me to question whether either of you are playing with a full deck".   I have no idea why you are questioning our mental stability.

Seriously.  Look at those last pictures.  Abby is a total Cracker.   If I had a bully stick for every time Mom called Abby a "crazy whack-a-doodle", I would be up to my eyeballs in bully sticks.  And for the hours of canine martial arts?   Abby has 10 lbs on me; if I don't keep working on my skills and maintaining my fitness level, I'd be toast.  It takes A LOT to get that Cracker down.

It's a good thing she's got a big dog suit, so I can a good grip!

This is the result of tireless practice!

So I will agree that my sister is SO not playing with a full deck.  But me?  I'm constantly challenging myself with the task of ensuring Lard Butt my dear, sweet, nutso sister doesn't get the upper paw.

Smooches to you, our short little big-hearted, magnanimous friend! 

And don't forget who introduced you to sweet potato snacks!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

PeeEss:  We really do love you, little buddy!  Heehee!


Sam and Pippen said...

Really? Are you seriously apologizing to "Tiny Tank"? You girls were just barking what the rest of us were thinking!

Sam and Pippen

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Were we "seriously" apologizing? Hell no! Do we do ANYTHING seriously? Heehee!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Anonymous said...

After consulting Merriam Webster, I'm shocked to learn that so many words exist for you to continue piling on the short doggy digs... no problem. I'm secure in my hawt doggyness even though I did get pint sized legs in the doggy lottery.

Berts Blog said...

Too many big words for me to keep up with. I must get a dictionary to tell if there was truly an insult or not.

rottrover said...

We always think of Tank as our "little buddy" but one with a huge personality... Where's the insult?

BTW, Fiona, Ruby did get a hold of some "bad weed." You're too smart!


Faith Shen said...

A very touching story, you have a humble heart and I'm sure they already forgive you.

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STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, we haven't met your friend Tank but with a name like that, we reckon he must feel indestructible so a little name calling wouldn't bother him at all! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

3 doxies said...

Tank will survive. As a short statured doggie myself I have learned to use it as an advantage...and he should be proud to be on da smaller size. You can go where big dogs can't.

But, seriously...I thinks I hads to google just about every word on heres.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Hee! Hee! Hee! Thanks for giving us a good giggle today! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Piappies World said...

You guys are funny! Look above as Honey is giggling away with all this. *giggles*

We think you're sweet to worry about dear Tank. His photo beside the ruler is adorable. Now, we want to see Mr. Pip beside a ruler too. Hey, maybe we can do a blog hop and have out photos taken beside a ruler. What do you think?

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

bichonpawz said...

You two are freakin' hilarious! Love these pics and all the bitey face antics!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

A magnanimous apology with just the lightest zing. Well done.

Hasn't your snow melted by now? Cheesh, our celebrated cherry trees are in full bloom.

Jed & Abby