Sunday, January 13, 2013

Our weekend!

First, we sort of had a long weekend with Mom.  When Mom left work on Thursday afternoon it was snowing really hard, and the roads were terrible, and Mom came home telling stories of crawling up the canyon (I-80) and down the backside at 10mph, and people sliding all over the place, and not being able to make it up the hills to our house.  However, Mom's little car is equipped with super-duper snow tires and AWD, so she made it home safely.  But since it continued to snow and road conditions got worse and worse, Mom kept her eye on the weather, and when she discovered she couldn't make it out of our driveway on Friday, she worked from home.  It turned out to be a good choice, as the road were, apparently, in terrible condition, and they shut the university down early (1pm) on Friday.

And Mom DID work from home and got a lot done.  However, being the 'assistance dogs' that we are, we made sure Mom took breaks every couple of hours.  And, of course, those breaks involved taking us out to play in the snow!

See, Mom?  You needed to get outside for a little bit!
With the snow, it got really cold, which meant shorter but more frequent breaks for Mom!

OSHA-approved assistance dogs at your service!  Heehee!
Mom amused herself by taking lots of photos of us enjoying the snow.

On Saturday, Mom ventured out and discovered that the roads were still in terrible condition - snow/ice packed and since it was really cold (-5F), she decided that we'd skip doggie class this week as she didn't want to be out on the roads more than necessary.   We agreed, as long as we got our frisbee time in.

Mom thinks the Aspen Pet Products people should hire us as product testers.  We agree!

Tensile strength?  Check.

Today was even colder (yuh, really!), so after one brief walk in the neighborhood (during which our tootsies got REALLY cold), we played in the yard.  Apparently Mom's camera wasn't happy with the very cold temperatures, as most of our action photos were a bit out of focus...  But we were having fun!

Yes, it was as cold as this picture makes it look!  But we were having fun!
And we continued our frisbee testing.

Hello?  Aspen Pet Products people?  Are you paying attention?

The snow has left us, and in its wake we have wickedly cold temperatures; today we had a high of 8F, and tomorrow isn't supposed to be much warmer.  So while Mom has to go back to work, we'll make sure she's got plenty of pictures of us so she won't miss us while she's crunching numbers and doing other nerdy things!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

PeeEss:  For those of you snow doggies who are feeling a bit snow-deprived *cough*Khyra*cough*, now that our weather has cleared up, we're winding up the rubber band on AirFiona so we can make some 'mercy flights' and bring you to the land of ice and snow!


harrispen said...

Hey Fiona can you stop by my place after you pick up Khyra? We had record high temps the past few days and all the snow I had is now gone. You girls are so lucky.


Berts Blog said...

You know I always gear my hopes for a hike from your weather report.

We are so glad your mom stayed and worked from home Friday and wish she could stay home MOnday too. A lot of our day care clients called and asked if their pups could stay overnight cause it was so scary to drive down and pick them up.

And now, like you we have the terrible cold. I gotta ask you to give us some better weather reports in the future. Kay.

PS, but it sure is beautiful, isn't it.....and there is nothing like seeing you guys do zoomies in the snow.

Clive said...

We enjoyed all your photos so much - Murray is so jealous of all that snow!

We haven't a hope of any snow here this winter!

Hope you Mom is taking it easy on those roads!

take care
Clive & Co

Mitch and Molly said...

Could you please send AireFiona our way with a snow delivery too? Our stupid warm drizzle for 3 days ate all of our snow. grrrrrrrrrr
We just love your snow pictures! They're the BEST!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Dexter said...

Work from home days are the best. All the time normally spent commuting can be spent engaged in dog activities.

I'm glad I don't live where you are. I'd likely be forced to wear boots and coat just to go out in the yard.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khold and snow hogs ;-)

PeeEssWoo: I'll be awaiting Air Fiona!

Two French Bulldogs said...

We are glad mom is home amusing herself at your expense than driving on those nutty icy roads
Benny & Lily

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I know that Khyra will appreciate the SNOW DROP from Air Fiona.

Glad that you got to have a super SNOW DAY with your mom.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Great fun in the snow buddies! Sure wish we could join you since we're back in Phoenix. Phooey! Please enjoy it for all of us, okay??!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Kari in Vegas said...

We soon will have snow too... or ice

Stop on by for a visit

Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Cute photos!