Sunday, September 15, 2013

Of Moosies and Acrobatic Fails and Whatnot

If you couldn't tell from the title, we've had Yet Another Super Exciting Week!

The weather is slowly changing here (it actually rained on and off much of this week, to Mom and Dad's dismay, as apparently riding their bye-sickles in the rain is not considered "fun"), and with the changes in the weather, some of wild friends stop by the house.   This week, Momma Moose and her babies stopped by.

After a quick hello, we dashed back inside and Mom took about 87 million pictures.  I'll just give you the highlights...

Our Mom was very happy to see the moose working on (and I quote) "those pesky aspens".

Baby moosie siblings.
Mom and Dad started calling the two youngsters "Frick and Frack" because somehow, apparently, they reminded Mom and Dad of a certain pair of 'doodle siblings.  Since they couldn't POSSIBLY be talking about us (could they?!?) they must have been talking about our buddies Murphy and Stanley.

Because Abby and I are nothing like those young moosies....

I see Absolutely No Resemblance Whatsoever.
The moosies continued to nosh on our foliage (and were not at all deterred by the fence that keeps Abby from running down the hillside to greet doggies on the street).

At one point, it looked like Momma and family were going to settle in for an after-dinner nap.

However, they seemed to be unsettled by our on-going, enthusiastic greetings from the porch and finally moved on to eat someone else's trees.  We're certain they'll be back!

In between the raindrops, we've been getting in some frisbee action.

Note the focus on concentration.

Yes, I DO get in some frisbee action, when my sister isn't being a total frisbee hog!

But that doesn't stop my sister from photo-bombing my frisbee actions...
And since Abby is a frisbee hog, I feel Absolutely No Guilt in posting this next video.  Actually, this video is an excellent example of how often Abby tends to sacrifice the end result of frisbee-catching for a vicarious display of 'doodle acrobatics.

For those of you getting the bloggie via email, here is the direct link:
Make sure you have the volume on for this movie.  While the action is fun and all, the accompanying soundtrack really makes the movie.  Now sit back, grab your popcorn, and enjoy!


After posting the video on Facebook, the Thundering Herd found a cartoon that seemed to remind them of a certain Flying Hippobottomus.  Because we don't want to step on anyone's copyrighted toes, please know that we are not taking any credit for the cartoon, and strongly encourage you to go visit the cartoonists' website to look at all their nifty cartoons.  Here's a direct link to their cartoons:

Clearly Abby needs a software update.  Or glasses, as Mrs. Wild Dingo suggested.  Heehee!

Mom is still working on getting good 'stop action' photos, so expect to see more movies in the future!  In the meantime, have a great week, and keep those frisbees flying!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Acrobatic Flying Hippobottomus


Berts Blog said...

Boy oh boy did we love your post tonight and the cartoon made us laugh.

This is great.....moose and frizbee acrobatics......

GOOSE said...

Bawhahhahha great video!! Missed it by that much. Oh and the cartoon... funny funny funny. And for the record I saw Murphy and Stanley tonight and yes, yes indeed they are called Frick and Frack. ahhahhah

bichonpawz said...

Bwahahahaha ha! That is hilarious!! A software update and perhaps a memory chip! 😀😀. LOVE those moose pictures! They actually look quite at home there in your yard. Great Post!
Xo Chloe and LadyBug

Dexter said...

The poor Moose apparently had enough with your mom's less than stellar gardening technique. I am sure that the neighbors are grateful for the newly trimmed shrubberies.


Two French Bulldogs said...

Is that Bullwinkle? Riding bicycles in the rain! They must like wet feets
Benny & Lily

Murphy said...

First of all we have to say we are sure you guys are gonna be at Sundance! How could you not? These videos are keeping us on the edge of our seats! Mom said she is gonna work some more with us on frisbee catching. I can't believe anything could be better than my ball though!

We are thinking your dad was talking about you girls since we are smaller than you. Dad just calls us Stan and Ollie. Oh, and that statute thing Abby does? I do it too. I used to turn into a statute when my halter was put on but I am better with that now. But with clothes I am pretty much frozen until something makes me move. Then I am okay. But the ball won't make me move when I am a statute. Stanley is never a statute.We need a picture of me and Abby being statutes BOL!

Your Pals,

Murphy and Stanley

Molly the Airedale said...

Boy, those are very large and well-fed baby mooses!
We loved your video!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Golden Daily Scoop said...

Holy Moly those are some big creatures and you are fantastic with the frisbee!!!

Taffy said...

I can't imagine looking outside and seeing a moose in my yard, much less 3 of them! Momma says I should be more like you guys....I don't chase anything and I don't play with toys. Maybe you girls can give me some lessons!

The Army of Four said...

That is too cool! Did you get to go make friends with them?!?
Love the photo-bomb shot! Ha roo roo roo!
We won't comment on the Frisbee catching or lacking thereof. I mean ... we're Siberian Huskies and we don't catch. It's in the rule book. We certainly aren't going to judge others.
Play bows,

Kari in Alaska said...

our mooses will be coming back soon

Stop on by for a visit

Unknown said...

Great pics! When you get a chance, can you email me? I'd like to share something with you since National Dog Week is coming up.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow those ar sum krazy lukking deer yoo hav got their!!! and wow yoo guys hav sum floofy tails!!! ok bye