Sunday, January 24, 2010


Heh. Mom and Dad should be more careful when they complain about "not enough snow". Because you what they say about being careful what you wish for...

Dad should have Uncle Charlie turbo-charge the snowblower. Even if it IS the biggest, best Honda on the market already. You can never have too much power/throwing distance!

Once Mom and Dad were done slaving away (Dad does the hard work - i.e. ALL of the driveway - and Mom has the job of shoveling off the porch so TaiChi has a place to piddle, and shoveling off the steps so the UPS man doesn't have to wade through snow, and clearing places in the back that Dad can't get to with the blower), I got to go test out my new track. (We get so much snow that Dad cuts a path for me in the backyard; not that I stick to it, of course, but it gives me a starting point!)

Yep. The path is good! (And you can see how much snow we've got; in places the walls of the path are almost over my head; with the predicted weather, by this time next week, I wouldn't be surprised if the walls ARE over my head!)

To give you an idea of how much snow we've received, here's a picture of me in almost the same spot, 5 days ago.

But a girl can't stay on the beaten path forever, you know.

Wow. Um. This stuff is deep!

After Mom and Dad had recuperated from their labors, they came out to play with me. Mom got a couple of snow ball makers. (Seriously). Our snow is pretty light and fluffy, and Mom is not exactly the best snowball maker in the world. But there is nothing better than chasing snowballs. (Unless they were, oh, say, beef broth flavored...) Mom has been going out with me and throwing snowballs for me, but it is sort of hard to throw snowballs and get Serious Action Shots at the same time. So, today she got Dad to throw the snowballs while she took pictures.

Me? Having fun? Whatever would give you that idea?!?

Unfortunately, the high speed camera was inadvertently stored in the motorhome, so we just have the little camera. Which isn't the best at action shots... But Mom tried. And after many attempts, she got the shot she was looking for. (Sort of. Again, this camera isn't really designed for high speed action shots, so while the snow is in focus, I'm still a bit of a blur. Because I'm speedy. And sporty! )

Talk about amplitude! And style! They should make Snowball Chasing an Olympic sport!

Oh yeah! I LOVE this snow stuff!!!

And if you need more proof?

Teehee! Lookitme! I'm the Abominable Snow Dog!!!

And if you've ever wondered why I always have snow on my snooter? Let's just say I like to hunt down those pesky snowballs....

Oh yeah! I LOVE this stuff!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona, the Sporty Snow Dog


TeamDranow said...

Wait until Crabby Abby gets in the action :-)

Unknown said...

Almost all those photos could win the competition. I love the one where you're leaping through like a bunny wabbit. You go, girl! Have tons of fun, Fiona. I get to share every time you post photos.

BRUTUS said...

You are the best Fiona!! Love the action shots! Great one with you diving into the snow too!! Bet it took you a LONG time in the defrosting room after that romp! All out snow has melted, leaving a nasty soggy, dreary earth behind. Ugh. Hate to go out and get my paws all nasty in that mushy stuff. I'm not a snowhog like you, but I'll take it any day over this!

Soaked Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Sunny said...

BOL! What fun you are having, Fiona! I LOVE to play in the snow too. Maybe we are Snowdoodles!
Your Mom got some really good action shots.
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

The Thundering Herd said...

We love, love, love your snow and all of your action shots. Though we do want to see what kind of snow ball maker your mom got. Our hu-dad is really curious about that.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

hat simply fabulous photo's You were having such fun.. Just magic.. Hugs GJ x

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
That is a lot of snow!
And of course I can see you having lots of fun there!
All the pictures are pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

1000 Goldens said...

I can't believe you have your own bobsled run in your yard!! Love watching you run, soooo cute Fi!

The Oceanside Animals said...

That's not snow! That's some sort of advancing glacier! Before you know it there will be mammoths running around with you!

Then again it could just be snow.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I'm soooooo furry jealous!

That is an inkhredible amount of WHITE WONDERFUL WHITE!

Your pikhs are grrrreat!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

koko said...

Wow... so much snow and I really love all the zoomies pics... you're definitely a sporty poodle, Fiona! I never knew there is such a thing call snow-ball maker, that's so cool.

Licks, hero

Ms. ~K said...

These are some of the best snow- doggie photos I've ever seen!!!
Super job capturing the pure exhilaration!

bichonpawz said...

I think these are the best FI pics we have ever seen!!! They really could win ANY competition!! Enjoy that stuff, girlfriend!! Hugs from Chloe & LadyBug, the NY BichonsFrises

Clive said...

Wow Fiona! What snow, what photos!

You look just amazing in the snow - as Sunny said - a real Snowdoodle!

Brillant stuff - we really enjoyed all those pics!

take care

ps, yes that was me as a little pup - had to get a photo from the Training Centre as the gang have no early photos of me! But they were very thrilled to see what I looked like as a young pup!

Martha said...

Hi Fiona, we just smiled all throught that post.
What wonderful pics - hard to pic a favourtie they were so full of the utter joy of being a dog!
The one where you were chasing the snowball was brilliant - you are right it should be an olympic sport.
Thanks for posting those pics.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Molly the Airedale said...

OMG, what FABULOUS snow shots of you, Fiona!
This is just not fAire! You have tons of snow and we have none!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

It made us smile to see how much you enjoy the snow.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Dexter said...

Did you move to the North Pole? That is a lot of snow for sure. I like your most athletic levitations. Of course the face plant is priceless.


Golden Daily Scoop said...

OMD!!!! Those are the funniest pictures!!!! You sure do know how to have a good time in the snow!!

lotsa licks,

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Are you sure you are not part Siberian Husky? Any hoo....great snow shots!!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Snicker Doodle (the foster chi sibling)

Kari in Alaska said...

you sure do look like you love the stuff! the pics make me smile on this monday morning!

Sierra Rose said...

Hey Fiona! I'm on my way!! :) Might have to blaze my own trail in the pow to make it out there!
We LOVE seeing you run full blast in the fluffly stuff!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Taffy said...

I know I've told you this before, but I think you are certifiably crazy! Bbbbbrrrrr...I'm shivering just looking at those pics. They are good pics and I'm glad that you like that stuff. All I can say is I'm glad I don't live in Park City!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

although we are sick of snow now, (thankfully it has disappeared here after hanging around way too long!), it was lovely to view your photos.

I like the action pics, excellent!

Michele McLaughlin said...

One word Fi:
Mick, paddie, ted, and seamus who desperately want a snow storm!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Fiona...could you send your photographer look amazing...have ya thought of sending those in to Dogue??? I mean...those legs...those ears...YOU SHOULD MODEL GIRLIE!!!

We adore that pic of you in the for snow...well...we only have about 3 inches out there now...

I can't even do petite girlies like me ever do walkies out there???



Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

These pictures are so amazing!! What a blast!!!