Sunday, December 29, 2013

Photos, Photos and More Photos

Seriously, if Mom is going to keep taking a zillion photos a week, she's REALLY going to have to start posting more often, or we are going to end up with a lot of posts like this one that have TONS of photos.  Mom had a five-day weekend for the Christmas holiday, so that did give her a lot of opportunities to take pictures, and Mom took advantage of all of those opportunities!  Trust me, there are a zillion photos in this post.  Biggify (click on a photo) for best viewing.

First, let's get some action photos.

My sister is a frisbee hog!

And she's got some legs on her - we don't call her the Hippobottomus for nothing, ya know!

I'm just watching in amazement - her torso has GOT to be 6 feet long!

Finally!  I stole one from my sister!

You will notice that I am NOT a Hippobottomus!

Is it me, or does Abby look like she's a two-legger out for a stroll?
Mom has started calling Abby a 'land-shark'.  I think the following photos illustrate why, exactly, Mom has been using that term.

Does someone hear the 'Jaws' theme?
Just like the cover of the latest Time magazine!

Yes, Abby, you SHOULD show off Every Single Tooth in your mouth!  Heehee.
Land shark indeed!  In addition to Abby's 'Jaws' moves, Abby has also been testing out the Doodle Launcher.  The weather has been warm and sunny, so Abby has been working on her amplitude and style!

Amplitude is okay, style is a bit dorky...

I think she loses style points for missing the frisbee, unfortunately.

Not bad in amplitude, and she did catch the frisbee.

I think the Doodle Launcher was on the 'ejection seat' setting!

Amplitude, style points AND an audience.  (I have to humor her, ya know!)

I think Abby is going to be a contender in the next Winter X-Games, don't you?
One of Mom's 'new things' has been to get photos from different angles.  Her latest quest is to see if she can get photos of us running at her, and she thinks these photos would be 'coolest' from ground level.  Which means that Mom lies down on her belly in the snow and attempts to throw the frisbee after which she then hopes we'll come running back to her.  Needless to say, Mom is still working on this whole thing.

Hi Mom!

I don't need a frisbee to look stylish!  (Besides, Mom really can't throw a frisbee when she's lying on the ground.)

Goofadoodle coming in hot!  Watch out, Mom!

"Look out again, Mom!  Crazy dog coming in for a landing!"  (No cameras or Moms were injured in the taking of this photo)
"Hey, Mom.  You know I like to skid to a stop, right?  If I spray you with snow, well, you'll only have yourself to blame!"
While she's down on the ground, Mom usually gets a few other shots.

"My name is Abby, and I'm a frisbee hoarder."

"Hey, uh, Mom?  I brought you this frisbee; could you throw it please?"

"Here, I'll even pick it up to give you a hand."
After a while, Mom gets cold and it's back to action photos.

Rehearsals for the ballet 'Doodle Lake' go on year-round!

Notice that I am NOT a land shark.

"Abby watch this - it is possible to catch a frisbee without putting ALL of one's pearly whites on display!"
But lest you think the entire weekend was go-go-go, Abby and I had some downtime.

Christmas Eve we had visions of bully sticks dancing through out heads!

And we had some afternoon nap-time.

We actually do snuggle up to each other!

Abby after one football game too many!

Lazy Saturday afternoon (and a chance for Mom to try out her aperture-priority setting on her camera).
Of course, Mom also got some 'face shots'.  Something about how she can't get enough portrait photos!

Mom particularly likes this photo because she caught the 'late' (3pm) sun just before it set behind our hillside.

Hipposnooterus!  (Actually, Mom is please with how the background is indistinct while Abby's schnozz is 'tack sharp'.)

Is it possible to get enough snowy snooter photos?  I didn't think so....

Of course, you really can't have enough photos of me against a snowy backdrop, either!
As you can imagine, after a while Mom's constant snapping of photos gets a bit old and I have to make a statement.

And if I didn't make my point clear, let me stick my tongue out at you some more.

So there!  Heehee!

Now, just a few more photos...

In addition to taking photos of us all weekend, Mom and Dad managed to get in some cross-country skiing:

Dad being all ninja-like in his cross-country gear.
And Mom DID take us on a bunch of walkies.

Walkies, from Abby's point of view.  Yes, I AM the lead dog!
And we got to see what Santa Paws left in our stockings!  (Mom is still figuring out the shutter-speed/aperture/ISO triangle, and we weren't exactly sitting still!)

And I got to pose next to a ginormous pillow that was a present from our Granny and Grandpa.  (BTW, this is one of those family 'stories', but it has to do Jimmy Stewart having gone to my Mom's high school, and "It's a Wonderful Life" being an old family movie favorite...)

"Actually, it IS a wonderful life!"
And FINALLY, one of Mom's favorite photos of the long weekend.

Hopefully Mom will get up posts during the week, so we won't end up with one post with 87 photos in it!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


GOOSE said...

I for one can tell you I enjoyed every single photo! Wow you two can fly and catch and snooze. What a beautiful 5 day weekend. Every weekend should be 5 be 5 days.

rottrover said...

It's easy for humans to take good pictures when they have good models! We know! Hey! Do you girls ever get to go cross country skiing with your Mom and Dad?

BTW we liked the portraits a lot!

Bart, Ruby and Otto

3 doxies said...

What da hell you mean it's has SNOW!!!!!! Snow ain't warm.
Anyways, by dis post I sees your mom is enjoyin' her new camera huh? Well, da fotos are really incredibles. I am in awe of da portraits, I thinks I can count every hair on ya'll.


Mitch and Molly said...

Your mom is taking awesome photos of the two of you. We just love the close-up portraits!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Dexter said...

It appears the doodle launch is working well. I kind of snickered over the ejector seat photo. Hehehe.

Miss Abby's form, however, seems to be catch as catch can. I'm not sure she is appropriately focused and is perhaps just along for the ride. I'm going to have to take points off for that.

Your mom is doing very well with her new flashy. Before long, she will need to purchase a storage array to house all her photos.


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

If there is is COLD.

Now what we are WAITING Fur... is a pic of your mom... laying in the snow trying to get pictures of you two. THAT would be FUNNY to see... Esp if the snow was YELLOW. BaaaaaaWaaaah.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

PEE S We think you should COUNT the Pictures and make CERTAIN that the Picture to Snack Ratio is Correct. Just sayin girrrrls.

Two French Bulldogs said...

I do know the Olympucs are coming up in Russia. I think you can participate

Newton Golden said...

Oh girls! You really need to teach me how to levitate like that! I think the Land Shark might be my fave. How do you do that? Hope Santa brought you lots of bully sticks :)

Dory and the Mama said...

There is no such thing as TOO many least that's what my Mama says...We just love the pic of you in the "golden hour" is brings out your golden furs!!!


PeeEss...Mama says Flickr is a good place to put lots of pictures too!

Kari in Alaska said...

You guys are so agile!

Stop on by for a visit

The Army of Four said...

We love, love, love these pix!!! Your mom is already great - but then, with you two girls as favorite subjects, how can she go wrong?
Happy New Year!
Play bows,

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay those ar sum fine akshun shots indeed!!! i am told that mama and dada tried kross kountry skiing wunse bak in the mithikal land of noo york but it involvd a lot of falling down and then a lot of time hiding in the warming hut wotever that is and now the only kross kountry skiing availabul owt heer wood be owt on the oshun!!! happy noo yeer!!! ok bye