Sunday, May 27, 2012

Finally! An update!

We are alive, despite Mom's complete lack of helping us update the bloggie.  Something about work and some deadline and blah, blah, blah, whatever.  At least her slacking has been in the updating of the bloggie realm, and not in the neglecting the 'doodles realm, so we'll sort of forgive her.

Anyway, what have we been up to?

Mom has been taking us to doggie class every Saturday.  The class members vary from class to class, with holidays and whatnot, but yesterday we had a full complement of doggies.

Mom is still trying to figure out the best setting for the indoor photos - fluorescent lights and big glass windows - so the photo quality isn't always the best...  

Doggie class always involves a 'social' time where we all run around like crazy doggies.  Well, the youngsters all run around like crazy doggies.  Being a more mature doggie, I try to stay out of the fray, and let the pups go crazy!

This socializing time also gives Abby a chance to work on her body-checks!

But doggie class is not all fun and body-checking.  We are all trying to work on being a wee bit calmer when encountering other doggies..

C'mon Mom.  Hand over the treats already!
Doggie classes are always fun, and Mom seems to like the added benefit of the class wearing us out.  I have no idea what she means by that!

In other excitement, if you remember Sarge's Nickname Game, when we did the post, we were entered in a drawing for some funballs prizes, and Sarge sent us a pee-mail to let us know we won something!!!  Of course there will be photos when the goodies arrive.  Thanks, Sarge!!!  (And yes, Mom did call me Fi-sters, and Abby was called Abby-Scrabby all week in keeping with the rules of the game!  Thanks to everyone who voted on our nicknames!)

Also, while we are a bit late in posting it, we were able to visit Frankie Furter on Friday and wish him a Happy International Frankie Furter Day!

Finally, we are enjoying the long weekend, although the Weather Gods have been a bit uncooperative...

Don't let that hint of sunrise fool you - the clouds won!

We've had snow flurries, and rain and sleet, and hail, and plagues of locusts.  Not optimal for the unofficial start of summer.  However, for those of you paying attention, this is not as bad as LAST Memorial Day Weekend, where we got MORE snow...  It has been quite cold the last couple of days, which has resulted in much snuggly time with Mom and Dad, so we aren't complaining.

Finally, we hope all of our fellow Americans get the chance to enjoy the holiday tomorrow!  But don't forget to take a moment or two to reflect on the 'some who gave all'  so the rest of us can enjoy the freedoms and liberty that we have.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Two French Bulldogs said...

Glad to see you are ok. Nowonder you haven't been around, so busy...Have a fun weekend
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

Dog class is so fun. Such a great way to strengthen the bond between dog and owner through training and fun!!

Glad to see you back, we recently returned ourselves! Life is so busy!

Paige & Rocky & Simba

Lorenza said...

Sure you two enjoy a lot your classes!
Yur weather sounds perfect for snuggly time!
Take care
Happy Memorial Weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Brooke, Cessna, Aspen, Canyon & Rogue said...

It sure sounds as though you guys have been keeping busy. Doggie classes are always a great time :)

Write again soon when you guys get a chance :)

harrispen said...

At least you two are keeping busy having fun at doggie class.


Berts Blog said...

My Vickie has been saying it is unusually cold and wet too, but I am lovin it. Your classes sure look fun and the part of walking out in public is great for our social skills.


Clive said...

We loved the update - you two sure have been busy!!

Yes, we remember your weather last year so guess this year's weather is mild in comparison!!

Hope you all a good weekend.

take care
Clive & Murray

Mitch and Molly said...

Doggie classes are fun and Molly is starting one this week. Maybe she can learn how to body-check too!
Happy Memorial Day!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

garthriley said...

Doggie classes sound like fun! We can't believe you are having snow and sleet on Memorial Day weekend! But if it means extra cuddles, we're all for that!

Happy Memorial Day!


Asta said...

Hewo Fiona and Abby
That doggie class looks like loads of fun and I'm shoowe you two awe the vewy bestest students..I hope the wains stop and you can have some gweat playtimes this week wif plenty of tweat bweaks in between

So gweat to see you
smoochie kisses

Mango said...

How lovely to see you two. Of course dog school is exhausting. All the mentals! Ouch!

Abby sure has some sweet moves with those body checks. Guess she learned from the master.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Fi & Abby - you know I always LOVE your doggie school photos!! (And we think your human did pretty well on all the settings & whatnot!) - your school looks like such a great place that really does make training fun and is a great chance to socliase.

Oh - and we love that last night picture - so atmospheric!!

Honey the Great Dane

Jeanne Pursell said...

We miss you guys when you are not around!! But, we understand, life gets in the way sometimes!!Looks like your classes are fun! Happy Memorial Day!
xo Chloe and LadyBug

Faith Shen said...

That was a great news I'm glad that you have a nice day with your other paw friends!

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