Monday, November 21, 2011

More Snow!

Yeah, yeah, we know.... We've been totally slacking on the bloggie thing - both posting and visiting.  If it's any consolation, you can totally blame Mom.  Seriously.  See, Mom gets up at 5:45am to go to work, and Mom is not exactly a Morning Person.  Grandpa is probably snickering at this point, thinking back to all the 5am swim practices he drove Mom to when she was a wee pup; he can testify to Mom's total lack of Morning Person-ness.   Anyhoo, so Mom gets up at o'dark-thirty and heads off to work, and while she comes home at a reasonable time (and if the weather cooperates, she and Dad will take us on a walk before dinner), she's ready for bed at 8pm or something, and that doesn't leave a lot of bloggie time.  We're hoping that Mom will eventually adjust to this morning thing and we'll be back to our regular bloggie post and visits.  But in the meantime, bear with us...

Enough of the blather.  We got snow this weekend!  It was another wet (for us) snow, so Dad had a lot of work to clear the driveway, but Abby and I had lots of fun bitey-ing and zoomie-ing.

Happy snow doggies!
So yeah, we totally did the New Snow Zoomie thing.  (Again, we've got you snowless doggies in our thoughts with each snowy lap!)

Powder hounds!

It doesn't get better than this!

More zoomies, or some bitey-face?
Definitely some bitey-face!


Heehee. Bitey-face is ALWAYS awesome in new snow!

And for those of you who are thinking picturesque winter/holiday photos, here is the obligatory Winter Wonderland shot from our back deck.

Apparently this morning was not so much of a Winter Wonderland; when Mom got up to go to work this morning, we had gotten 4-5 inches of snow, and it was snowing hard!  Mom had her first opportunity to experience her commute in snow.  Apparently her little car is just fine in snow, and after years of racing rear-wheel-drive cars in the rain on race tires, she knew enough to not drive like a total idiot in the inclement weather....  But we enjoyed the snow!  However, we are supposed to have good weather until Thanksgiving day - which means lots of walkies AND snow zoomies.  Does it get any better?  I think not!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Yippee!  Nothing like snow to get the feet flying!

Of course, we've been enjoying the weekend snow a bit more than Dad; he started off with a snowblower, and had to move to the plow because the snow was thick and heavy...

Since Dad wasn't having much fun with the snow, we did our best to have enough fun for him, too!

Is it me, or does Abby have Crazy Eyes in those last two pictures?

Yesterday it snowed pretty much all day, and Abby and I took full advantage of the Bitey Face While Snowing opportunities.


 Seriously, bitey-face in new snow is just awesome!

Of course, zoomies in new snow Totally Rock, too!

This picture looks a lot like the first one in the post, but in this picture, it's snowing, which makes it a Completely Different Photo!  Heehee.

Oh yeah!

And for those of you snowless doggies, I feel your pain.  In fact, in order to draw attention to your plight, I am going to strike serious poses and smackdown my sister in the hopes that the world will recognize what a tragedy it is to see dogs without snow of their own.  Feel free to join me in this cause!

Snowless doggies, I feel your pain.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Monday, November 7, 2011

Snow and Snooters and Stuff

Hiya!  Mom's been slacking on the blogging (writing and reading) as of late, because, well, she has decided that her job as Doggie Chauffeur/Care-taker doesn't offer a good health plan, and so she's got some job thingy that will give both Mom and Dad health insurance that will be almost as good as what Abby and I currently have.  Yep.  You heard it right; Mom's got a job.  She's doing something super-nerdy at the University.  Or she will be doing something super-nerdy once they actually get her a computer; apparently Mom can't perform complex statistical calculations by hand.  Even when she takes off her shoes and socks!  Heehee!

Which means we will be spending lots of quality time with Dad, while Mom gets up at the wee hours of the day so she can hurry home in the afternoon to spend quality time with us before the sun sets.  That's okay.  Dad has proven himself to be quite the competent solo dog walker, and Mom's stocking up on bribes, erm, bully sticks, so Abby and I are quite happy about the arrangement!

Oh, and for those of you who were asking, here's Mom's new car.  (Apparently the Jeep doesn't get the best gas mileage in the world, so Mom got this little AWD car for commuting - good gas mileage, and it was really inexpensive, so it almost pays for itself.  And it's BLUE!)

Abby and I went for our first ride on Sunday, and gave it two nose-prints of approval!  When Mom got it, she swapped out the regular tires for snow tires (you know, since now that it has started snowing, it won't stop until May!).  Which was a Very Good Plan, because it snowed the morning she picked it up.

Abby and I went out early in the morning and discovered one of our neighbors had come to pay a social visit!

Since he didn't seem interested in playing, Abby chased him off the property (and earned herself a private 'recall' lesson, since she was more interested in chasing him down the driveway than heeding Mom's calls...).

Once our yard was ours again, we engaged in some serious bitey-face action.  Because, say it with me, bitey-face is ALWAYS better in new snow!

Good times!

After much bitey-ing, Mom felt the need to get snooter pictures. See, Mango's been giving our buddy Bert a hard time about his big snooter (frankly, we think Bert is Most Handsome, and has a perfectly proportioned snooter - see?)

So we wanted to show Bert out support with our own snooter pictures...

Yes, we think Abby's nose is fake!

Me? I look regal even with a snowy snooter!

Heehee.  Anyhoo, we got more snow this afternoon, and Mom's computer won't be ready until NOON tomorrow (Seriously!), so we fully expect Mom to get more snow photos.  No idea when she might get around to posting them, but she'll post them sometime...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Heh.  It's a good thing Mom did all her raking and fertilizing and whatnot on Sunday, as she was crippled on Monday, erm, we got snow today.  Actually, when we helpfully woke Mom up at 6:30 this morning, it was raining, but by 8am it was snowing! 

It snowed for a couple of hours, and then it cleared up, and then we had some flurries, and now it's clearing up again.  But we're supposed to get more snow on Friday, so we've really got to get our early-season bitey-face action going!  Because we all know that bitey-face is MUCH BETTER in new snow!!!

Yep, I got Mad Skillz!


Oh yeah, and zoomies.  We got in a bunch of zoomies.  Bitey-face is an anaerobic activity, so we have to balance our training with some aerobic zoomie time!

Wheeee!   I can fly!


Oh, and while I wouldn't ordinarily embarrass my sister on the interwebs (well, okay, I totally would...) this picture was just Too Priceless not to post.  If you look closely, you'll notice my dear sweet Hippobottomused sister has done a total face plant!  We were racing around the bush seen in the above photo, and Abby came dashing down the hill at a high rate of speed, and well, SPLAT! 

Not to worry.  No fluffy Hippobottomi were hurt.  If Mom hadn't gotten the resulting face plant on camera, it would be like it never happened!  Heehee.

And really, we had a great time in the snow together!

Caninus Goofius

Mmmm!  Love the taste of fresh snow!

We'll keep you updated with all the snow excitement!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus