Sunday, August 18, 2013

Another busy week!

We've had an exciting week - some bits a little more exciting than we would have preferred, but what can you do?

First, a big wildfire was started on Tuesday by a lightning strike.  It was never close enough for us to be in any danger (there was a lot of land and a freeway between us and the fire), but our air was quite smoky, and Mom and Dad were prompted to come up with a few evacuation plans, based on the amount of time they had to evacuate (the 15-second evacuation plan consisted of: "Get the girls, get the bully sticks, get the hell out of Dodge").

This was about 2 hours after the fire started - it was much farther away than it looks in this picture.
The fire is now 70% contained, although for a while there were planes and helicopters and all sorts of fire fighting teams working to put it out.  While there has been some property damage, there have been no fatalities, and it sounds as though all domestic and domesticated animals were brought to safety, too.

In good excitement, the last of our tags came in this week.  (If you recall, when Mom was looking for tags for our 'working' collars, she couldn't decide between a few different ones on Etsy, and since they were all so extremely reasonably priced, she got a few tags.)

This is Abby's.  And yes, our Mom really is that much of a geek.

And this is mine.  Because I like giving kisses.  And I like cuddling.
The rest of the week was much more typical.  There was much frisbee funballs excitement!

Look at that intensity! That focus! That crazed look in her eyes!

Abby, the Levitating Hippobottomus

Abby, Gumby Dog.

Fiona (me), Frisbee Maven!
More of Me, the Frisbee Maven!

My sister is frisbee-crazy.  Or possibly just crazy!

But she loves her frisbees!

"Hey, Mom!  Could you throw my frisbee while Abby is occupied with hers?"

"C'mon Mom!  Throw the frisbees!"
Yep.  Frisbee funballs NEVER get old!  Of course, harassing Abby about her ginormous snooter never gets old, either.

"Does this picture make my schnozz look big?"

And since I'm on a roll harassing my sister, I'll post one of the photos from her 'blooper' roll.

In Abby's defense, Mom is not always a champion-level frisbee thrower, so some of these 'bloopers' are not necessarily Abby's fault.   And Abby does make some spectacular catches even when Mom gives her less-than-optimal throws!

Nice save, Abs!

Way to draw in an errant frisbee with your front paws and securing it with the Jaws of Doom!

And a final comment about our week: we are Happy Dogs!

Have a great week!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


harrispen said...

We are glad to hear you weren't in danger with the fire. When our mom read about it she immediately thought about you two and was hoping all was safe.

Nice frisbee action as usual.

Millie & Walter

Mitch and Molly said...

We never get tired of seeing your action shots with the frisbee!
Love your new tags, girls!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

john milton said...

When our mom read about it she immediately thought about you two and was hoping all was safe. Challenge coins

Dexter said...

You are, indeed, very happy doggies. You are also both amazing athletes with some artistic moves. I am amazed at the power packed into those sleek forms. How does the Hippobottomus get so much air time?


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are so glad that you didn't get SINGED by the fire!!!

We just don't really do the Frisbee thingy... that is good fur YOU girrrls since it leaves all of them fur YOU.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Love your charms! Your action shots are awesome
Benny & Lily

Murphy said...

Maybe your mom can sign up for a class to improve her frisbee throwing skills? If she stopped riding her bike she would have more time to practice. Then once she got good you could let her ride her bike again.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Jeanne Pursell said...

BOL!! Definitely sign your mom up for Frisbee Throwing 101!!! That would teach her!! SO glad that the fire was not that close to you. Those things do so much is just awful. Love the new tags girls!! Also glad to hear that you are HAPPY today! Thanks for stopping by...we are always glad to hear from you. Bet you two Rock at YOGA!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Dory and the Mama said...

Whew...another whirlwind week!! We are glad you were far enough from the fire that you din't have to get oput of dodge!! We have fires in our area too...but Mama says they are on the "other side of the mountains" and the ocean froggies will keep them away!

Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

1000 Goldens said...

Your 15 second evacuation plan is brilliant, however, I am glad it didn't come to that :) Even though the picture is of a fire, is it okay to say it looks really pretty? The new tags are awesome - Etsy rules!! And Abs, we adore your snooter shot :)

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is kwite a fire it luks like a volcano or sumthing!!! i am glad they hav gotten it under kontrol fire is a skarry thing!!! having bully stiks dooring an evakyooayshun seems like a gud plan!!! ok bye