Saturday, October 6, 2012

More Funballs Doggie Class Time!

We didn't have doggie class last week because Jessi (the turkey hotdog goddess) was under the weather, so we spent the weekend annoying Mom, erm being well-behaved doggies, as usual.  Heehee.

This weekend, however, we were back to our usual funballs doggie class.  (Although Jessi informed us that she was abandoning us for THREE WEEKS to go on some trip to Israel.  I was shocked.  She'd rather go see 4000+ years of conflict history rather than spend time with us?  Really?  The nerve!  Mom, on the other hand, is all excited for Jessi and can't wait to see photos of deserts.  Um.  Hello?  Mom?  Didn't you see ENOUGH desert as a kid?  *sigh*

Since, yet again, we were the only doggies in class (apparently this has more to do with the aforementioned abandonment than us having scared off all the other local doggies) we did more 'about town' stuff.  Instead of going to Bed, Bath and Beyond, we headed off to World Market, purveyor of all sorts of stuff.

Including baskets and gardens. 

And, apparently, lots of silly hats.

Granny, I have my antlers on, so I am now dictating.
Luckily, I was not the only one suckered into wearing silly hats...  Abby was turned into a frog.

Abby was NOT super excited about the whole headwear part of today's class...
Being a good sport, I agreed to pose with Mom...

Mom's a panda and I'm a penguin...
Jessi then thought it would be fun to put Abby in a panda costume.  Abby was less keen on this whole idea.

But after this, I bet Abby will think the elf hat and antlers for the Christmas photos will be a whole lot LESS humiliating!  Or maybe not...

After deciding that an unhappy panda was not a good look for Abby, we continued on...

"Hey!  Save some of that martini for me."  "It's definitely shaken, not stirred!"
And in the same section as the ginormous martini glass, we found some collar-size flasks.  Now I can pretend I'm a St. Bernard!  Alas, since this is Utah, we would have to go to a totally different store to get the brandy...

And then we saw a doormat that reminded us of our pal Garth Riley, who is a pirate at heart!

Arrrgh matey!
We then left to head out for TJMaxx.  (Why?  Well, because like Mount Everest, it's there...)  On the way, we met another student of Jessi's - a very handsome boy named Finn.  I'm kinda shy around cute boys, so we took the 'meet-and-greet' kinda slow.

"Hi,  um, so do you come here often?"
But in no time, we were sucking up for treats together.

(Abby said hello too, but there aren't any photos as Mom was handling Abby and the camera...)

Then we went into TJMaxx and went shopping for ugly sweaters.

After much perusing, we were approached by a short human.  And since we were ostensibly working on 'exposure to new environments' I had to lie down nicely while this skittish little human tried to work up the courage to pet me.  Because I'm SO SCARY!

With some encouragement from the little human's mother, the little human actually touched me.  And neither of us jumped out of our respective skins.  One small step for the little human and one giant lamb treat for a gorgeous Goldendoodle.

Abby, on the other hand, was thinking it was pretty cool that she was getting lamb lung treats without having to have little humans approach her.  I guess it made up for the panda costume...

You're sure there are no more panda costumes in here, right?
Maybe Abby was resisting the panda suits because she really has an interest in frilly princess dresses....


Another funballs doggie class!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Kari in Vegas said...

I personally enjoyed the silly hats

Stop on by for a visit

harrispen said...

You are so lucky they let you into those stores. We have those around here, but I'm sure no doggies are allowed (except for service ones).


Two French Bulldogs said...

Looks like a fun day. And cool hats!
Benny & Lily

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Girls, another fab training day. We love that you get to go into the stores. How totally cool. Good work with the little two legger as well. See ya soon. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Mogley G. Retriever said...

You make shopping look like fun. Dad always groans when the word shopping is mentioned. Maybe that is why we never go except to the big box hardware store, and they don't have hot dogs for us. How can we get in on the scam, I mean deal, you have going?

Mogley G. Retriever

Mitch and Molly said...

Was this the weekend for nutty hats? I got hatted too!
You girls are so lucky that you get to go shopping with your mom!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Sam said...

You guys get to go to the best places!


Dexter said...

Your real world training classes are great! I wish I could join you, well, as long as I don't have to put on any of those goofy hats.


Sam and Pippen said...

Get the princess dress! Sam has a pink tutu so the two of you could go to a ball together!

Sam and Pippen

Berts Blog said...

YOu guys/gals sorry, have the greatest time in class don't you.

Don't ya just love it when the little two leggers come up to you and wanna pet you, even the scared ones, wanna pet you but it just takes them longer.

Are you girls ready for the snow? I knwo you will get it first so we always check your blog for a weather forcast.


Clive said...

Great photos - Murray really enjoyed them!

take care
Clive & Murray

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...


Wow...see we have to buy brandy in the OTHER store as well as beer and wine here in PA also...totally a pain...but look how advanced your state is to be able to let dogs in to stores....

So jelly!!

XXOO Miss Lacie

Anonymous said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow that wuz a lot of hats!!! no fedoras tho huh??? ennyway is it troo that waring a panda hat konveys vast kung foo nolledj that is wot i hav herd!!! ok bye