Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my friends and family throughout the world!

We are SUCH party animals! Heehee!

Actually, we are so NOT party animals. It is currently 5 degrees out (and yes, it's snowing, if you were curious...) with a 10mph wind, making the wind chill something like -137F or something. Mom and Dad went skiing today, and came back after about an hour and a half; apparently it was REALLY COLD on the mountain, and even though the snow was really good, they were too cold to enjoy themselves. Taking the approach that they can ski pretty much whenever they want, they decided to come home to us and save the frostbite for another day.

So, we have no great plans, other than to curl up on the bed and keep Mom and Dad's toes warm!

And go out occasionally for a little bitey-face. (Although Mom is being a bit of a kill-joy, because even all bundled up, she doesn't want to stay outside for a half hour. *sheesh*)

And in case you can't zoom in close enough, here's the important part of that last photo:

Tastes like chicken! Heehee!

Naw, really, I love my big little sister. I mean, with a face like that, how could you not love her?

Crazy puppy. And yes, that was taken today. One year old, and she still looks like a doofus.Heehee.

And just in case you were missing my smiling face...

Finally, here's our tribute to Janus, as we look back on the old year and forward to the new year.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus (and Mom and Dad)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


A big storm came in early this morning, and it has been snowing ALL DAY!!!

Admittedly, Dad has been slightly less excited about this snow thing, as he has had to clear the driveway twice today, and will probably have to do it at least once again tomorrow...

We have a big, long, steep driveway...

We wanted to help Dad dig out the mailbox, but he didn't need our help...

So we had to find fun in other ways.

Bitey-face is ALWAYS better in fresh snow!

Zoomies, of course, are always better in snow...

It's deep enough that Abby had to use her periscope...

Heehee. She's walking in the path Dad cuts for us with the snowblower; either it's her periscope, or someone should cue the 'Jaws' music.

And, of course, Abby had to spend a certain amount of time sitting in the snow...

Yes, my 'little' sister is up to her neck in snow in this picture... Mom loved that, BTW. I think she went through every towel in the house about 5 times today...

We also spent some time looking for Khyra. Where are woo? With all this snow, we expect woo any time! ;-)

And yes, we both had snow-covered snooters, thankyouverymuch!


And do you see how deep the snow is? Abby's not exactly short...

We love snow days!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Update

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

We certainly did. Either Santa has loosened up on the requirements for making it onto the 'nice' list, or the wee dram of "aqua vitae" that Mom left for him (and the gourmet dog cookies left for the Reindogs) helped 'grease the wheels' so to speak, because we did quite nicely by Santa! Not only did we get tons of snow right before Christmas (thanks again, Tank!), but we did quite well in the pressie department, too. We got a couple of 'Skinneeez' (of which we have no pictures, because while they have no stuffing, they have squeakers in them, and Abby has totally de-squeaked one of them - the other one is probably in hiding...), a snake stuffie (that has miraculously remained intact - for the moment), a bunch of bully sticks, some Jumbones, and a couple of containers of gourmet dog cookies. Thanks, Santa!!! (And thanks, Granny and Grandpa!)

Anyhoo, we got up early on Christmas morning so we could get in some quality early-morning zoomies before Mom and Dad went skiing... (Skiing on Christmas day is a tradition.)

Mom and Dad came home and we got in some quality bitey-face time

Note to Santa: Next year, could you take my sister and bring me a hamster instead? Thanks - Fiona

Mom and Dad did the pressie thing and we had roast chicken for dinner (and Mom let us have a little bit in the kitchen, on account of it being a holiday and all!). We had a quite evening snoozling. All in all, it was a perfect day.

I do have one question: when does Santa start making his naughty/nice list for next year? He takes at least a few days off after the Christmas rush, doesn't he?

I'm thinking we've got a couple of days where Santa won't really notice our behavior...

Although I'm going to reiterate my request for a hamster. Somehow my little sister has gotten, well, not so little any more, and there are more and more scenes like this:

Seriously. What is up with that?!?

She is getting WAY tougher to take down. And as often as not, it is SHE who is taking ME down. *sigh*

At least I am still Queen of the Zoomies!

And Queen of the Frisbee

Where Abby is, uh, Queen of, uh, Sitting in the Snow...


Happy holidays to everyone!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Friday, December 24, 2010

Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,

I can explain. Really, I can. I used to be a Very Good Dog.

And then my parents brought home this puppy monster. She started off all cute and stuff, but she quickly grew to be large and unmanageable.

I try VERY HARD to be a good dog, but a girl has to keep puppy monsters in line, right? Hopefully that won’t count against me.

For Christmas, I would very much like some jumbones, some toys that my sister does not immediately steal from me and destroy, and some bully sticks. However, since my parents and grandparents spoil me, if you’d rather drop my goodies off at a needy dog shelter, that would work, too.

We had to forgo the traditional milk, as no one here drinks milk (and we’d offer you single malt scotch, but I’d hate for the Utah Skyway Patrol to pull you over for DPUI (delivering presents under the influence) but we have some high-quality dog cookies for your Reindogs. Safe travels, Santa!

Merry Christmas!


Dear Santa,

Um. I was a puppy for 94.7% of this year. I think that explains everything.

I would like lots of stuffies with squeakers, things to chew on, and my sister to let me have equal sit-by-Mom time. Right now my sister hogs the space right next to Mom; she’s there ALL THE TIME, and I’d like to be able to sit next to Mom, too, occasionally.



Merry Christmas to all of our family and friends throughout the world!

*kissey face*

-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

PeeEss: Santa, thanks for all the snow you sent us, via Tank's request! Mom might need some more towels, if you haven't gone shopping for her yet....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Endless Snow Edition

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

PeeEss: Yes, it took us HOURS to thaw from our adventures today. And Tank, we've got plenty of snow now, thanks!