Sunday, May 29, 2011

So, Um, Happy Unofficial Start to Summer

Mom says that Memorial Day Weekend is the 'unofficial start to summer'. Ya know, as well as being a time to recognize the 'some who gave all'. And we haven't forgotten that part. We'd be flying our flag all weekend, except by law, civilians such as ourselves aren't supposed to fly a flag in inclement weather, unless it's an all-weather flag.... Although, Dad just said our flag IS an all-weather flag, so I'm going to make Mom dash out in the snow to fly our flag.

Yes, snow.

Yesterday afternoon, Abby and I were frolicking in the first decent weather we've had in months...

Mom was even thinking she might start to do some yardwork. And then, last night, after dinner it started snowing. Mom had seen the snow in the forecast, but didn't really believe it. She figured there'd be a few flakes, and then it would turn back to rain.

Instead, last night was like we were living in a snow globe!

And then, Mom figured when we woke up this morning the snow would all be melted.

Not so much.

It has been snowing all morning, although the radar looks like the storm might move through in the next hour or two. But it's supposed to snow again tonight and part of tomorrow.

While Mom and Dad are bemoaning the 33 degree temps and the inclemency of the weather, Abby and I are doing our best to take advantage of the situation. Because bitey-face in new snow is ALWAYS good. Even if it is almost June. And the unofficial start of summer....

Looks like summer to me! Heehee.

So while Mom is whining about the snow, Abby and I are loving every minute of it. I mean, it's not like it's going to snow forever, ya know.... It's only late May...

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Don't forget to fly your all-weather flag in honor of all of our veterans and current service men and women!

This was taken yesterday before the snow started falling....

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus, reporting from the North Pole, erm, Utah

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A door

I'm sure you've heard the famous Ogden Nash quote: "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of."

Well, Abby IS that dog.

Seriously. When she's out she wants in, and when she's in she wants out.

Mom was all into the idea of a doggie door until somebody pointed out that the racoons would LOVE for us to have a doggie door. So, either Abby has to learn to open the door herself, or we have to hire a doorman.


And, Mom seriously hopes this will be the last bitey-face-in-new-snow photo for a few months. (This was taken on Friday...)

Seriously? The last snow of the season? I think Mom's being a little unreasonable. I mean, it's only the end of May...


*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

For those of you who were wondering about the snow...

Here it is!!!

No. Really. Snow. And for some reason, Mom doesn't want us wrestling in it. Something about 'mudballs with feet' or something. I dunno. She's a kill-joy that way.

Happy May 18th everyone!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Monday, May 16, 2011

Springtime Playtime!

Mom was a little under the weather (nothing serious, she was just a little worn out today) so Abby and I got a lot of backyard playtime today. And Abby is ready to play 24 hours a day. Seriously. This girl could be the answer to world's energy problems. I'm just saying...

But if the wee beastie wants to play, as an obliging older sister, the least I can do is, well, oblige her.

A little frisbee time...

A lot of bitey-face time...

Don't let those picture make you think Abby is smacking me down. I've got the psychological advantage... Heehee.

She thinks a little showing of teeth will intimidate me, but she would be wrong...

I prefer to sink my teeth into her, rather than just show them to her...


But I love my sister.

Really. I do!

I can't imagine bitey-face without her!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Springtime Bitey-Face

Some of you mentioned that our last post was weird because a) we weren't biteying each other, and b) we had no snow. Not much we can do about the snow - it was bound to melt at some point....

Uh, Mom. Is that all that's left of our snow?

Really? It's all gone?!?

I guess we have nothing do but move on to Springtime bitey face!

And, of course, we coupled the bitey-face with some zoomies...

We also took the opportunity to make silly faces at the camera.


And you know how we really know it's Spring? Flowers! (They'll probably last for like 3 days, so enjoy while we got 'em!)

Speaking of flowers, Abby wants to remind everyone to take time to stop and smell the flowers! (Or eat them, depending on your preference...)


Happy Spring every one!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

PeeEss: Can you believe that when the backyard was Super Muddy, Mom wouldn't let us bitey-face each other? *sheesh*

Wednesday, May 11, 2011