Monday, October 26, 2015

All Sorts of Changes

Fall is here (well, Fall is pretty much here and gone; the red leaves are all gone, and now just the oak leaves and the aspens have yet to fall, which means Mom isn't done raking yet!  Although Mom is hoping that we get enough snow before she has to rake up the leaves!).  Winter is on its way - we hope.  Last year was a pretty sorry excuse for a winter, and while it made Mom's commute easier, it made for terrible snow zoomies.

Anyhoo, the weather is definitely changing, so Mom took some time to get some photos of us in the Fall grasses.


The biggest change, however, is that Jessi, the turkey hotdog lady, is moving back to Dela-where (prompting Mom to break out all sorts of Delaware-related jokes that she's held on to for decades...).  We have a going away doggie class with Jessi, in which many treats were dispensed, and we pretended to behave one final time.

Abby is miffed that I'm getting all the attention!

No one will notice if we "borrow" this big bag of candy, will they?!?

Ever notice how EVERYONE has to use the death grip on Abby?
As a going-away present, Mom put together a photo book for Jessi with highlights from all the years of us being dedicated students.

Abby's first puppy class.  She was a suck-up even then!

We crate-trained Mom!  This was a big day for us!

Yuh, the bunny ears were not such a big day...

Abby continued to be a suck-up even as she got bigger!

At least Jessi knew what books would catch Abby's interest.

When I had my surgicals last year, Abby and Jessi went bobsledding!
 Doggie class wasn't just about Abby; we did duets quite often together.


And I had my own moments of Being Very Brave!

Check out my balance!

And my ladder-climbing skills!
Abby and I both enjoyed a lot of dress-up with Jessi!

Jessi, thank you for all the fun over the years!  We are really going to miss you!  We hope you come back and visit.  (And bring snacks!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Bocci said...

What a wonderful post to honor such a good friend! We loved those pictures and hope that Jessi returns to pay you a visit (with treats!)

Millie and Walter said...

Looks like you gave Jessi a great send off. We hope you can find another turkey sausage lady to teach you new things soon.

rottrover said...

Bye Jessi!! We'll miss vicariously getting turkey hot dogs!! Mom thinks Fi and Abby are perfect so you must have done something right!!

-Ruby and Otto

The Army of Four said...

Aww! No more turkey hotdog lady! :(
All the best to Jessi!

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a thoughtful gift for Jessi
Lily & Edward

Murphy said...

So does this mean you don't have to act with manners and can just be wild with joy? We think your mom is going to be taking pictures with snow VERY soon!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

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Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry to heer yore frend is mooving to the mithikal land of delawarethehekami or wotever its kalld!!! i hope she is leeving yoo a buntch of turkee hotdogs to reemember her by!!! ok bye

How Sam Sees It said...

What a nice gift! (BOL - Mom loves Deleware jokes!)

Monty and Harlow

Cookie's Comments said...

have missed reading your blog -- or has mum somehow screwed up your blog????