Sunday, August 17, 2014

Another Week in the Dog Days of Summer

Yep, we are in the Dog Days of Summer (well, technically, the 'dog days of summer' are over, but it's still hot, and we think all summer days should be dog days, so we're going to say we are in the dog days of summer).  And we are trying to take full advantage of the summer days while we've still got them.  Of course, we are spending lots of time engaged in tennis ball action!

I got it!


I think someone told Abby about Shark Week!  Heehee!

Nice ear flappage!


I think Abby is having a 'bad hair day'!

Yes, I was watching Shark Week, too!

Abby, bouncing along as usual.

One giant leap for dog-kind!  Heehee!

Tennis balls are like diamonds - you can never have too many!

"Nice throw, Mom! (Not.)"

And we've been doing some zoomies, as well.

The Dog Days of Summer are perfect for zoomies!

However, we have also indulged Mom in some of her photographic endeavors.  For reasons that aren't entirely clearly to us, Mom likes to set up flashy thing and umbrellas and whatever, and take photos of us.  We think she's kinda nuts, but there are lots of treats involved for us, so we tolerate her craziness.  And it keeps Mom happy, and a happy Mom is a Mom who keeps us in bully sticks!

The first day of Mom's flashy adventure involved indoor photos.  And yes, there were lots of treats involved.

"Yes, I'll smile for cheese!"

There are times, however, when I cannot possibly believe that I am related to this goofball they tell me is my sister.

"Abby, be serious.  This will all end sooner if we give Mom a couple of 'quality' photos."

Yes, Mom we LOVE this.  Now can we get some snacks and be done?
Mom, however, was so keen on her indoor success that she decided to photos outside with the flashy things.  Once again, we humored her.

My soulful look!

Abby going for a dramatic look!
I did take some time to work on my Jedi mind tricks (don't mock - I studied under TaiChi the Jedi Master, and she could will anything into her mouth).

You will give me the cheese bits.  And these are not the droids you're looking for.

Mom kept trying to get photos of the two of us together.  We didn't take that too seriously...

This was the best portrait we could give Mom, she calls it her version of American Gothic.  As usual, we have no idea what she's talking about.

We got a lot of treats, so we were happy.  And now we're going to continue to enjoy the Dog Days of Summer (because every day in summer is a Dog Day!)!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Chef Sasha said...

Those are outstanding photos! I love the action, but the close ups are my favorites. Mommy says "American Gothic" is better than the original.

Love Sasha

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Grrrreat Pics of all the action...guess that new FURS cut has truly cut down on the Wind Resistance .

Whitley Westie said...

Luv all da pics!

Mitch and Molly said...

We love the American Gothic photo! Your mom takes the bestest pictures!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Two French Bulldogs said...

When it gets a bit cooler our zoomies are faster, BOL. Did you get your furs highlighted? BOL
Lily & Edward

Murphy said...

Wonderful pics! Butt we thought NOW was the Dog Daze of Summer?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley
Mayorz For All Paws

Dory and the Mama said...

BOL...Sharkadoodle!! We think you all are more like Dolphindoodles, with all the tricks you can do!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

rottrover said...

The third from the bottom is my favorite...



The Army of Four said...

Are those ever great shots! I like your soulful look!!!
Instead of dog days of SUMMER, we should start a petition to be honored when it's REALLY NICE out -- like in the WINTER when it's 20 below and snowing! Now THAT'S something to celebrate!

Sam said...

We can't get Monty and Harlow to sit together for a decent photo. I think that sibling cootie thing runs wild with our pups...

Monty and Harlow

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay it luks like yoo too ar stil having a grayt time enjoying the summer wether!!! however fiona yore jedi mind triks wil not wurk on me i am mutch too strong willd for that!!! ha ha ennyway heer hav sum cheez bites and now if yoo wil ekskyooz me i think i hav to go find sum droids!!! ok bye