Sunday, November 25, 2012

Yet more doggie class!

For those of you who have been wondering, we are continuing our doggie education in the hopes of being awarded Ph.D.s in 'Looking Attentive for Treats'.  We're doing a joint dissertation examining the efficacy of different treats in obtaining that attentive look.


Don't we look all serious and scholarly-like?

Yuh.  I thought so, too!

Sadly, our snow has pretty much vanished, and we are back to frolicking in mud. 

Hey, um, so where did all our snow go?
On Saturdays we are continuing to get 'out on the town' in doggie class - all in an attempt to get us more comfortable in noisy, chaotic situations.

We spent most of Saturday's class in World Market, where we posed with all sorts of stuff, to the amusement of Mom and Jessi.

Granny, we were checking out the little sausage things for you!

One of Abby's many nicknames is 'Fluff' just in case you were wondering!

Fluff and Pumpernickel bread.  I have no idea what statement Mom was trying to make here!
And since all the Christmas/holiday decorations were out, there was much posing with holiday stuff.  (Although, I will have you note, NO antlers and elf hats...)

Aren't we supposed to chase these things?
And a bunch of tree ornaments that Mom and Jessi found vastly amusing.

Why yes, I DO think these should be on our tree!
I'm taking a picture of you taking a picture of me!
And yes, we continued to work on our Looking Attentive for Treats

REALLY attentive!

After that, we headed off to TJ Maxx, for more chaos and confusion.

Really?  A monkey neck pillow?
Abby practiced her look of pathetic disdain.   She's quite good at it!
She's really good at expressing her non-plussed-ness!
Do you think there are treats in that bag?
Heehee!  It was a good time, and both Mom and Jessi were impressed at how calm we were in the face of crazy people doing holiday shopping.  Hey, enough treats of the right variety and we could probably be calm in the face of crazy people at Walmart! 

Oh, did I mention that our snow is vanishing?

Why are you complaining about mud, Mom?  You like commuting in nice weather, so deal with the mud already!

Mom spend most of the long weekend putting together the annual calendar, and if she can figure out a way to share it digitally to those who won't get a physical one, we'll post the link.  I kept looking over her shoulder as she worked, and it looks pretty good!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

At least woo had snow to vanish -


Berts Blog said...

Boy you two are characters. My Vickie wants to come to your area, just to follow you around all the stores and see you in your classes.

Fun pictures...

Kari in Vegas said...

I hope the snow returns soon

Stop on by for a visit

Two French Bulldogs said...

We like your shopping choices. Bet you will get more snow soon
Benny & Lily

harrispen said...

It still amazes me that you girls get to go in so many different stores. You are very lucky.

Cindy & Millie

Sam said...

BOL - Monty near those fragile ornaments? We'd be buying the pieces!


Mitch and Molly said...

TJMaxx is our mom's favorite store! We sure wish we could go with her and shop until we drop! You girls are so lucky!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Dory and the Mama said...

Frolicking in the mud is the bestest isn't it???

Jeanne Pursell said...

We just LOVED this post!!! You two really ARE very attentive...and you also are the most educated dogs we have ever met!!! How cool is that get to go shopping at TJMaxx AND at World Market?? Awesome! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Anonymous said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay be kayrful with those kans of fluff!!! that is consentrayted mr staypuft marshmallow man consentrayte!!! ha ha ok bye