Monday, March 11, 2013

The Death of a Frisbee

Well, okay, it didn't really die.  But I loved the title.  So there.  For the record, the frisbee was retired, it was not torn apart like a criminal in the Colosseum.  Now there's a lovely simile.  Blame Mom, the Roman history buff.

This frisbee isn't dying; it's just well ventilated.

Ok.  So maybe the criminals in the arena image wasn't so far off.  *sheesh*
Mom decided to retire the frisbee before we completely disemboweled it.  (Is it possible to disembowel a frisbee?  Do they have guts?  Or is Mom just using literary license?  And if so, wouldn't it be more appropriate to defenestrate a frisbee?  Heehee.)

Anyway, between establishing the tensile strength of one frisbee and Abby losing yet another one mysteriously disappearing into the snow, Mom decided it was time for a few new toys.

First we tested out the 'flying squirrel'.

1.  Creates twisty-doodle?  Check.

2. No funny taste?  Check.

3.  Tensile strength?  So far, check.
4. Easily transportable?  Check.

Because the flying squirrel is shaped a less like a frisbee and a bit like road kill (Mom is really on tonight with the similes... blame it on the steroids she's taking for her sinus problems...), and the corners are all weighted, it has a loopy flight, rather than a straight flight like a frisbee.  Which means more action shots!

The flying squirrel also allows Abby more time to throw herself in the air like she was launched from a trebuchet.

Sisterly squirrel chasing.

Is it me, or does Abby look like she's doing the Time Warp?

Okay.  This is a pretty nifty picture.  I give Abby a 9 out of 10 for style. For full marks she should be up higher on her hind legs.  But her visual focus is impressive!
Mom also got us a plain old frisbee, on the off-chance we wouldn't be impressed with the flying road kill.

Works just like the old frisbee, without the ventilation!

Is it me, or does Miss Springs-For-Legs look like a porpoise here?

Oh yeah!  I can do this frisbee thing!

Crazy frisbee doodle.
So, when it is all said and one, I think the new toys are a success!

And they are Mine!  All MINE!  Bwahahaha!  Okay.  I'm kidding.  I always share with my sister.
Share and share alike!
To celebrate our new toys, we got in a couple rounds of bitey-face.

Unlike the angsty ending of Arthur Miller's drama, Death of a Frisbee had a happy ending all the way around, even for the frisbee, which was retired before it met an untimely death!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Love the flying ears!!!!!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Your new toy is so cool. Hope there was a frisbee retiring ceremony
Benny & Lily

Cowspotdog said...

Hey girls - seriously - we didn't even know you gals had a blog - how did that happen? We are happy to have found you though...can you spare us some of that snow - we haven't had any!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We have ALWAYS wondered how Abby could get so HIGH IN THE AIR. NOW you finally let the Squirrel outta the tree.. She gets LAUNCHED outta a
TREE BUCKET thingy!! DARN we gotta get one of THOSE.
Love your Flying Squirrel thingy.

Two Pitties in the City said...

I always love your snow photos. You guys look like you're having the best time!

Molly the Airedale said...

What fabulous action shots! That flying squirrel is awesome!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Dexter said...

It is always sad when one of your favorite toys goes into that big toy basket in the sky. But total score getting two to replace one.

Abby is so limber. Her contortions are quite shocking.


The Oceanside Animals said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay alas poor frisbee!!! ha ha hay gess wot i hav a flying skwirrel like yores but i do not yooze it all that mutch however after seeing wot a gud time yoo had with yores i think i mite ask dada to git it owt and throw it a fyoo times!!! ok bye

The World According to Garth Riley said...

"Let's do the time warp AGAIN!" Now mom will be singing that all evening. I am always amazed by your acrobatic skills as well as the skills of your photographer. Awesome photos once again. Enjoy your squirrel and your new frisbee!

your pal,