Thursday, December 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Abby

Today, my sister Abby turns 4.  Seriously.  She's four.  According to all the dog books I've chewed on read, doggies are supposed to be adult and mature-like by the time they are four years old.

Abby has clearly not read these books.

"Who ya calling 'mature'?  Huh?"

I have a feeling that Abby is going to be a goof-a-doodle for her entire life.  But I love her anyway.  She IS my sister, and my bestest buddy.

So, in honor of my sister and to recognize the day of her birth, I present

Abby, the Early Days

At 5 weeks old, Abby wasn't quite 'done' yet, but Mom and Dad got their first glimpse of her.

She was already a handful!
At 8 weeks old, Abby was foisted upon us ready to go home
TaiChi the Wise immediately identified Abby as a trouble-maker and kept a watchful eye on little Lard-Butt

Dad, meanwhile, encouraged Abby's inherent goofiness.
I attempted to teach Abby about having respect for her elders...

Unfortunately, the only thing Abby seemed to learn was how to employ Jaws of Doom (yes, that is me, hiding from her)

Respect for her elders?  Yeah, um, so Abby never learned that lesson.

"Mom?  I have to put up with this thing for how long?!?"
"Abby, I'm going to eat you, and yet you are stepping on me, oblivious to my Jaws of Doom."  *sigh*
But Abby quickly learned  how to play like a real dog.

And as soon as she got the ear-flappage going, I knew I was going to like her.
"Abs, let me introduce you to this stuff called 'snow'"

She took to the snow like a doodle should, and the rest is history!
Happy birthday, Abby!   You are a cracker dog, and a whack-a-doodle, but you're the best big little sister a girl could have!

My, how you've grown!
"You're still going to have to wear the dreaded birthday hat, though..."

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Birthday Hippobottomus


Dexter said...

It appears that your dad is the source of Abby's goofiness. No doubt he instructs her in the art of Goof-a-doodle whenever you and mom are out of earshot. At least your stabilizing influence is sometimes felt.

It isn't easy being the good dog, is it?

Happy Birthday, Hippobottomus. Hey, that word is in my spell chck now. Has she been messing with my iPad while I was at daycare?


Sam said...

Happy Birthday, Abby! We have a feeling Harlow is following in your pawsteps!

Monty and Harlow

Homer said...

Happy Barkday Abby! I hope you'll get lots of love, hugs and yummy treats!


Jake of Florida said...

Happy Birthday, Abby. That's quite some education you've had from your dad and your fellow dogger. Who knows what new goofiness will make being four even more fun!!!

Wirey woof,

Just Harry

Sam and Pippen said...

Sam turns ten on Saturday and mom says she's starting to see him slowing down now! You still got a good 6 years of Goofadoodle antics in you! Have a most happy birthday, Miss Abby!

Sam and Pippen

Murphy said...

Love the pics! Happy Birthday Abby!! The er-flippage pic was a fav!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE think that fur your special day... it should be declared a Hippobottomus HAPPINESS day.
Hope that you have tons of FUN and FOOD... and Frisbee time!!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Sweet. Happy Birthday Abbey

Mitch and Molly said...

Happy Birthday, Abby! You sure were one adorable pupper!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Rambling Hermit said...

My Hunter turned 5 this summer and she is just as much of a puppy as she was at 5 months old =)

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD...Abby is four ALREADY??? The years are flying by!!


harrispen said...

Happy Birthday Abby! We love watching your high flying antics.

Millie & Walter

The Army of Four said...

Happy belated birthday, Abby!!!
PS: Psst! Hey Fi! How long does it take for them to learn that "respect for their elders" thing? Just asking. No particular reason!

Anonymous said...

Oh shoot. I must be a day late. Well, hope everyone enjoyed the birthday celebration!

Newton Golden said...

OMD! Happy Belated Birthday my favorite Cracker Dog :) The picture of you before you had finished cooking, where Dad is holding you and your feets are a danglin' pretty much sums up why we love you. I smooch you! Love, Newton

Taffy said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Abby! I'm sorry I'm late but it is totally Mom's fault. I love seeing your puppy pics and no matter what she says, I know Fi loves you!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy DorkadoodleDooDay!!!!

I hear the FoURth birthday rekhwires extra trips to the magikh cheeseburger window place!!!!

PeeEssWoo: I'm furry impressed woo wanted a new flashie beastie fur your birthday!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy belayted birthday abby!!! menny happy reeterns!!! ok bye

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