Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More smackdowns and the opening of the polls

Okay. So. Where were we?

Oh yeah. Mom and Dad had the final car races of the season this last weekend. The races were out at Miller Motorsports Park, so we loaded up the House With Wheels and prepared for the adventure. Mom and Dad were pretty worn out before the weekend even started, so by the time they set the course Friday afternoon (rather than setting it Saturday morning – Dad was chairing Yet Another Event, and one of the responsibilities is to set the course), and got settled in, they were pretty tired. So after a full day of racing on Saturday, and having firmly established their standings for the season by racing every single event all season, up through the event on Saturday, Mom and Dad decided to skip Sunday’s race and have a leisurely drive home, instead. Which was fine by us. As much as Abby and I love socializing at car races, we like racing around the backyard even better.

Mom was too busy (and tired) to get any pictures from the event, and she hasn’t seen any pictures from anyone else, so just pretend that there are a bunch of car racing pictures here.

But, we’ll oblige you with some running around and wrestling pictures…

C'mon, you big lunker my dear sweet sister, catch me!

Heehee. Good times. But as you can tell, with winter fast approaching, late afternoon pictures are hard to get because the light is getting low. So here are pictures of our smiling faces, just in case you've forgotten what we look like! :-)

Now, speaking of smiling faces... I got a few entries for my new name tag line (I'm guessing the rest of you must have gotten so caught up in thinking of entries that you fell asleep... hey, it has happened to me...), and after using a little artistic license, I have the following options available (I'm including the name of the submitter because the winning line will have a donation made to their favorite animal charity):

  • Zoom-zoom (Dennis - although I'm not sure he meant this as a tag entry, Mom thought it was appropriate given that they race a Miata)
  • The Good Dog (Khyra)
  • The Goldenator (Mango - this is my 'wrestling name')
  • Fiona the Fair (Twix)
  • I Was First (Tank)
  • The Very Good Sister (Bobo and Meja - actually, we had to shorten their entry a tad!)
  • Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum (Wild Dingo)
  • *Kissey Face* (Daisy Dog)
  • First in Flight (Granny and Grandpa)

Mom thinks she's got the voting thing working, so vote away. She's got it set up so you can pick multiple names (just in case you can't decide), and she's hoping that you can vote early and often (but she doesn't really know how the 'poll' thing works in Blogger, so who knows how she has it set up..). Anyhoo, voting is open for a week, and remember the tag line with the most number of votes will go on my new name tag from Fetching Tags so as the Crusader in the third Indiana Jones movie said, "Choose wisely". Heehee. And again, the winner's favorite charity gets a donation, so please vote!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

PeeEss: Mom is trying to figure out a new bloggie layout, so be patient if things look funny for a while - she hasn't found a layout she likes, and isn't clever enough (or maybe she said patient enough - I can't remember) to create one of her own...


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Great pikhs of The UT Angels!

PeeEssWoo: What great taglines!

The Thundering Herd said...

And we love the smackdown pictures!

24 Paws of Love said...

We agree with the Thundering Herd!! Excellent shots!

Lorenza said...

You always have the best smackdown time!
Kisses and hugs

Unknown said...

Hi Fiona - I just voted! What a fun idea this is.

Hee! Hee! I love that 2nd picture of your wrestling - just priceless!!

My human doesn't know how to make her own websites either so she is just trying out different templates from Wordpress - but then when things go wrong, she doesn't really know what to do! :-) So yeah, my blog is looking a bit funny at the moment...hope she figures it out soon!

Honey the Great Dane

Dexter said...

Thanks for letting me know the polls are open for voting because my momma is letting my google reader back up something awful. I will vote NOW!


3 doxies said...

Hehehehe...we always loves your smackdown shots! You must haves a fast lens to get 'em.

I'm on my ways to da polls!


The Oceanside Animals said...

Zoom zoom! :-D

Unknown said...

love the smack down pictures!! Ok we voted :)

Molly the Airedale said...

Whoa! We love that 2nd picture best!
We're off to vote!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Hi Fiona, we saw your comment on another blog about your tag line contest so we came to see what it was all about and to say HI. Fun contest - now we are off to vote.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sierra Rose said...

Ok pals! We voted! And, love those smiling faces of yours...you always have the bestest play photos :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

The Army of Four said...

We voted!!!
Love the ZOOMIES and the close ups!
Play bows,

Kari in Alaska said...

those are some great entires


bichonpawz said...

We love the zoomie pics, but especially love your smiling faces!!! And WE VOTED!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Anonymous said...

Those were super great rasslin' pictures. And your smiley faces made ME smile! Okay, off to go vote!

Wiggles & Wags,

Road Dog Tales said...

We love your zoomie and wrestling pics! We'll go vote for a tag :)

PeeS - our squiggle word (for verification) today is "joysque" - that's how we would describe your zoomie pics - "joysque." We're guessing it means "full of joy." ;)
The Road Dogs