Sunday, December 1, 2013

Of Long Weekends and Vanishing Snow and Things

First, while our snow is vanishing (we think we've been visited by the same Snow Thief that has been stealing the Thundering Herd's snow), Mom had a four-day weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday, and extra time with Mom is always better than snow.  (Although a major snowstorm where Mom had to stay home due to weather would be the best of both worlds....)

With Mom home, we made sure we got in a bunch of Extra Long walkies!  (Not the best photos, but when we are on walkies, we want to WALK, not stop for photos!)

"Fi - where's all our snow gone?"  "Dunno, but with dry roads, Mom will take us on long walkies!"

Enough photos!  Let's WALK!

Since we got so many Extra Long walkies, Mom declared that she deserved some nap-time.  We were happy to help her nap.

See what good nappers we are?  We're snuggled up to Mom and each other, and are only kinda sorta pushing Mom off the side of the bed!
Of course, we also got in A LOT of frisbee time.  Our snow is melting, and while it's not optimal, we still manage to make it work.

C'mon, Mom. Throw the frisbees - we're burning daylight here!

I kinda think Abby missed this frisbee this time, but she gets style points!

She may not have caught this one either, but she's got nice form!

Me?  I might lose my balance (although I didn't this time), but I do whatever it takes to catch the frisbee!

Note my classic frisbee catching form!

Abby is definitely more unorthodox, but she's having fun!

Got another one!

Yeah, I really doubt Abby caught this one, either, but she looks goofy, erm, good!

A little toofer action helps her with frisbee acquisition!
Yes, we are sad about our vanishing snow, but we will persevere!


"Mr. Frisbee - meet my mouth!"


Abby looks kinda fierce here - maybe's she's trying to scare the frisbee into her mouth!

Nice throw, Mom.  (Not.)

Abby demonstrating superior ear flappage!

Good times!

Our snow may be vanishing, but we're having fun!
In answer to our buddy Tank's comment on last week's post, I don't think Abby is a real doggie - I think she is the product of some sort of genetic experiment involving rubber and springs and, yes, Mexican jumping beans.  DNA tests will help determine what sort of freak of nature Abby really is!  Clearly she is no genetic relation to me, as I am a normal doggie, whereas Abby is, well, who knows what Abby is!

In other excitement, Mom put the finishing touches on our Christmas tree. 

Our little 2' tall tree is getting a little overwhelmed with ornaments, but since the latest additions to the tree include custom-painted depictions of us, who are we to complain?

We hope all our friends in the US had a great Thanksgiving (We did!  Mom and Dad even shared a teeny bit of the ham and pumpkin pie with us!).  And for those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving AND Hanukkah, gobble-tov!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


rottrover said...

We love your orniments!

Kari in Alaska said...

Great ornaments!

Stop on by for a visit

harrispen said...

Awesome frisbee action and cool ornaments. Where did you get them?

Millie & Walter

Dory and the Mama said...

Frisbee, naps, walkies and cool Christmas tree decorations...what a pawesome long weekend!!!


Mitch and Molly said...

We love your GoldenDoodle tree! It's adorable! And we love the sweet photo of the two of you snoozing with your mom. awwwwwwwwww

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Newton Golden said...

Hooray for 4 day weekends and Mom time! We did a ridiculous amount of napping at our house and enjoyed that too :). LOVE your baby tree and custom ornaments! P.S. Abs - even if you are genetically 1/2 jumping bean , we all still love your bouncy self!

Taffy said...

So, Abby is who knows what and your mom is, like, 87 feet tall?????

Love the napping photo! And I love your tree with those special ornaments! Four day weekends are the best only, my mom had a 5 day weekend...she took today off too!

3 doxies said...

Oh dat was super nice of ya'll to share da bed withs your mom...and you EVEN gave her some room...well sorta.
I seriously adore your new ornaments. It not matters how big your tree is as long as you has them ornaments.


Jenna,Mark Drady said...

oh no you lost your snow!! My girls would not be happy if that happened here!!!
(love is being owned by a husky)

Murphy said...

Your vanishing snow is about to reappear! According to Sterling, we are in the deep freeze for the next 7-10 days. Or, maybe just like last winter, miserably cold! Mom FINALLY ordered cards. After fretting over and over she finally just picked one and said it would have to make do. Sheesh!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

jen said...

Our snow is vanishing here too making everything muddy! We must catch that snow thief!

Sam said...

I've been stringing lights across the room and hanging excess ornaments up on that. It's kind of like being in a Christmas tree...

I love how Abby looks like she is using her front legs to guide the frisbee in.

Monty and Harlow

The Army of Four said...

Oh! Oh, I LOVE the ornaments that look like you!!! How special!
I am a very good napping partner. I mean, we all have talents in life, and being a nap-buddy is one of mine. Feel free to call me if your mom needs more help!
It's in the 60s here today, but the good news is that our temps are supposed to plummet and snow is due on Thursday. I hope we get a BUNCH so Zim and I can teach Maggie the wonders of snow!

Mr. Pip said...

OK, every time I visit I am AMAZED by the Olympic jumping does one if even do that? It's like you are bouncing on trampolines!

Your pals, Angel Pip & Ruby

Jeanne Pursell said...

Our snow has vanished for the time being...but we are supposed to be getting some of it back tomorrow night. That is one super duper AWESOME Doodle Tree!! Just love it!! Now you've done it...mama's talking about getting some kind of a tree with US on it...Yikes! Wonder what that means?? We still think that you two must eat Mexican jumping beans in your food! BOL! xo Chloe and LadyBug

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry yoo lost yore snow erlier but i bet yoo ar gitting it bak in spayds now frum wot i hav herd!!! if so i hope yoo ar owt enjoying it!!! ok bye