But first, our Very Scary Halloween Costumes. When we went to Petco for our "doggy class" (which is frequently a chance to go stroll around Redstone and enjoy the sunshine and "socialize"), we discovered that Synderville Recreation (our local public rec program) was doing a fundraiser where various local businesses paid money to set up tents to advertise while providing an opportunity for families to come out and do the trick-or-treat thing. Since we had not come dressed for Halloween, Abby and I had a quick discussion...
|"Hey Abs - what do you think about dressing up as well-behaved doggies?" "I dunno. Do you think we can pull it off?"|
We realize that some of you doggies may find the concept of being well-behaved to be rather scary, so be forewarned - the next photos involve very graphic depictions of us pretending to be well-behaved doggies. Feel free to scroll down to the frisbee photos if you find yourself getting too scared!
|"Psst. Fi. What is this creepy monkey thing?" "No idea. But try to stay in costume!"|
|"Abs, don't look behind you right now, but there's a ginormous cat getting ready to pounce." "When do we get to take off the "well-behaved doggie" costumes?"|
|"Hey kids! You want some candy? You're going to have to get past my full-bottomed sister. Good luck with that!"|
|"Fi - are there any bully sticks in there?" "I'll look. But I bet that wellness clinic booth we passed is only handing out Dentastix." "Oooh. Let's not go back there!"|
|"I'm totally pulling off this well-behaved doggie costume. I bet if I sit here long enough, someone will give me a steak!"|
While we were walking in the beautiful sunshine, because of the time of day, most of the 'photo ops' Mom got of us standing in front of the nature preserve had us in shadows. But she tried. Because it was a beautiful day!
|"Can we take off the well-behaved doggie costumes yet?"|
|"Hold on, Abs. Our hour of class is almost over. THEN we can take off our well-behaved doggie costumes!"|
|Because we are civic-minded doggies, we wanted to support the Scoop-the-Poop movement by posing next to a poop-scooping sign!|
We made it through An Entire Hour in our Well-Behaved Doggie costumes. For those of you who were scared by the concept of being well-behaved for an entire hour, *cough*Sam and Pippen*cough* we hope you skipped the above photos.
Of course, the rest of the week we were our usual selves, chasing after frisbees (and Some Doggies not retriving them) and going on walkies and whatnot.
As many of you may know, I am a nice older sister - I pretty much let
|"This one is MINE. The road-kill squirrel ones are YOURS."|
|My sister, the Levitating Hippobottomus|
|And Frisbee Hoarder.|
|You know it's Fall when the shadow is twice as long as the dog!|
|"Okay, Abs. I'll give you that one!"|
|Clearly the Doodle Launcher was on the fritz again...|
|Doodle Laucher still in need of precision calibration.|
|I even braved the Doodle Launcher, knowing that it wasn't fully operational...|
|Launched Doodle or Happy Dance with Frisbee Accessory? You be the judge.|
|Just so you don't think it's All Abby All the Time!|
|She's just got bigger springs in her legs than I do!|
|But I've got great paw-eye coordination!|
|Yes, it really was that gorgeous this weekend!|
And for the record, my sister and I do stop moving occasionally, and we snuggle up, too!
|What's a few Doodle-cooties among sisters? Heehee!|
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus