Saturday, September 15, 2012

Doggie Class Antics

So what have we been up to lately, you ask?  Well, with Mom and Dad frequently gone during the day, Abby and I have been throwing wild parties with the Scotties from down the street.  Um, no.  I didn't say that.  We've been demure doggies, protecting the home front from impending squirrel invasions, scaring away the UPS delivery person, and barking at doggies living across the canyon.  Seriously.  I wouldn't lie to you.  We're totally demure and quiet and well-behaved.


But on the weekends, when we aren't hanging out partying with the Scotties, erm, watching Animal Planet, we've been Good Doggies, going to doggie class

Last week, we had encounters with other doggies, including this crazy Weimaraner puppy.  (Is 'crazy Weimaraner' redundant?  Yuh.  I thought so, too.)

Notice that I leave the crazy puppies to Abby, because, well, she can relate to them!
As we were leaving class last week, we also encountered this cute little dude, a 10 week old Great Pyrenees  (does that make him a Lesser Great Pyrenees?).  He was being fostered by a family until he got adopted; he was quite social and cute - and no doubt has already been adopted, as he will grow up to be a ginormous ball of fluff (and muscle).

We all got to know each other before he was whisked away to be shown off to potential furever families.  We hope to run into him again at some point, as he was a total cutie!
But that was last week.  This week we were the only doggies in class, and so we had another 'out on the town' lesson.  Bed Bath and Beyond is one of our favorite stores; not only do we get to experience all sorts of smells and sounds, but we get to check out the latest sales...

Hey Mom!  Vinyl tub mats for $12.99!
Soaps in cute little containers!  (Really?!?)

"Psst.  Abby... Mom's not planning on using these hair dryers on us is she?!?"
Abby, I've heard Darkest Peru is nice this time of year!  Have a good trip!

We spent a ton of time in the store, having a grand old time, although I think Mom and Jessi got a little crazy...

"Hey, um, Mom?  Abby's the one on the clearance rack, not me, right?"
And then Jessi was a Really Bad Influence.

"Um. Jessi? Are you sure it's okay for me to get up there?"
"It IS kinda comfy up here.  And I match the comforter quite nicely, if I say so myself!"
But then a store employee wandered by and Mom thought maybe we should go to another part of the store.  Spoilsport!

Oooh.  Fall place mats!
Now we're both seasonally appropriate!
Then Mom and Jessi started to look at the pet-related stuff.  Abby and I probably should have left at that point, but Mom insisted on more photo-ops.  So we humored her.

'Stop annoying barking'?!?  Good thing our barking isn't annoying!  Heehee!
Abby's got a monkey on her back!  And she's not happy about it!
Then we did some 'down and stays' to show that we can...

Oh, and we checked out some door mats before we left....

You know, in case we ever feel the need to greet anyone at the door!
After we left Bed Bath and Beyond, we still weren't done!  In the same shopping area, there is a stationery store in which resides a little doggie who was also in the process of teaching his Mom how to give him treats.  So we stopped by to see how little Milo the one-eyed terror, erm terrier,  was doing.  Apparently this was a "good experience" for us all...

Well, there were lots of treats involved, which pretty much guarantees a good experience!


And then finally, we capped off our lesson with a little posing by the flowers.  (There was a bench nearby Mom wanted us to pose on, but there weren't enough treats let to convince either of us to get up on it!)

All in all, it was a Most Excellent doggie class.  And Abby and I are looking forward to wreaking more havoc in Bed Bath and Beyond the next time we get a chance!  Heehee!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

PeeEss:  While Bed Bath and Beyond may not technically be a 'doggie friendly' store, Park City has a very large doggie population, and most people bring their doggies anyplace not specifically barred by health codes.  We were not the only doggie in the store, BTW, and we have seen other doggies in the store on other visits.  They don't call it 'Bark City' for nothing, ya know!  


harrispen said...

How cool that you got to go into Bed Bath and Beyond! I wouldn't have thought they would be a dog friendly store. Love the new header picture.


GOOSE said...

WOW you sure do know how to have a great time. And I think that the bed should always be tested out before you even consider buying it, or just consider looking at it. And yes, we Weims are a bit, just a bit crazy. But we do grow out of it in about 12 years.

Two French Bulldogs said...

what a fun fun shopping trip. Hope she didn't buy that barking thing
Benny & Lily

rottrover said...

So did you get to keep that comforter? You look fabulous laying on it!! AND we love your new header!

-Bart and Ruby

The Army of Four said...

I can't believe you got to go into B3!!! That is probably one of my mom's favorite stores! Only she calls it "dangerous" because she always comes out with way more than she went in for! Too COOL!
Play bows,

Lorenza said...

That sure was a grrrreat time!
I'd love to go to one of those stores!
And my mom says that comforter is pawesome!
Happy Sunday!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is kwite a puppy class!!! crazy weimaraner ha ha ha!!! mama and dada say they konsiderd a weimaraner befor they got tucker but they went with the vizsla becuz they red that weimaraners cud be sneeky and stubborn but its not possibul that any dog cud be sneekier or stubboner then tucker!!! i like yore noo door mat it is much prittier then owrs owrs sez dog is nuts witch may be akyoorat but is not verry nice!!! ok bye

Mitch and Molly said...

Our mom goes to Bed Bath and Beyond occasionally and she never takes us along! We think this is MAJOR unfAire! What a fun time you girls had!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Girls, wow whee, you get to go inside a store? How cool is that. You're school has some fab ways of learning. You are so lucky. Loved all your photos. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Kari in Vegas said...

Im sure neither of you are on clearance

Stop on by for a visit

Clive said...

Wow, you had a busy time!

Murray loved all the photos and the fact that you were allowed in shops just live Clive!

Mind you, now he wants to get a photo of Clive up on a bed in our local furniture store! Even though Clive is allowed in as a service dog, don't think the store manager would be too happy with us! You have very understanding staff in your local stores!!

take care
Clive & Co

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh - I'm so, so jealous!!! Why can't we ever find cool training classes like that instead of ones that just make us walk around and around with our humans muttering "Heel!" all the time??

And we have Bed, Bath & Beyond here too...but they would NEVER allow doggies in there! No shops allows doggies, really, except pet shops. That would be so amazing to go into shops like that (although Hsin-Yi she would be having a heart-attack worrying about my drool on all the nice, clean stuff!)

Honey the Great Dane