Sunday, January 12, 2014

Nose Bombs and Snow and the Doodle Launcher

Let's get the 'nose bomb' thing out of the way.  For those of you who don't know what a 'photo bomb' is, it's when a person/dog/thing unexpectedly shows up in a picture.  Mom wanted to get some pictures of me sitting, being the good dog that I am.  And here I was, being a good photographic model:

Yes, I am pretty, and I AM The Good Dog.
All as it should be.  Until Abby decided that since she hadn't been the center of attention for all of 3 nanoseconds, she should be more involved and she nosed her ginormous snooter in front of the camera.  And thus she nose-bombed my photoshoot.

"Hi Mom!  Don't forget about me!"
You see me still sitting patiently in the background...

But I had the last laugh.
"Abby, all I can say to you is 'Pfft'.  Oh, and notice that I have a petite snooter compared to your Hipposnooterus."
But it's all good.  I love my sister and her ginormous snooter.  And you notice that while Abby features in a lot of the action photos, there are NO pictures of Abby sitting patiently.  Just saying...  Heehee!

Speaking of action photos...  We've had snow on and off for most of the week, and with cloudy skies, by the time Mom gets home from work it's sometimes hard for her to get good action shots, but she keeps trying.

The low light gave the shots neat look...

This weekend we had a combination of sun and snow, and Mom tried to take advantage of the few sunny hours to get more action photos.


Dogzilla attacking Mothra.  Or possibly being attacked by Mothra... It's hard to tell.

Sproing again!

We were having a grand time in the snow going after frisbees when it appeared as though the 'Doodle Launcher' (the mythical device which is credited for Abby's 'amplitude' in her frisbee leaps) was on the fritz...

"Houston, we may have a problem..."

Abby as Mobius strip... I don't think that's right, either!
Abby didn't pick up on the fact that the Doodle Launcher was possible broken, until this 'fling' late in the afternoon...

"Houston, we definitely have a problem!  Expect re-entry somewhere over the Pacific Ocean." 
Luckily, Abby was retrieved in one piece while the sky started to cloud over again.

We then continued our frisbee antics throughout the weekend.

A little duct-tape and the Doodle Launcher seems to be working fine again.
Sunday has been very windy, resulting in much additional ear-flappage.

More wind-assisted ear-flappage!

Snow zoomies!

"Frisbee, you are MINE!"

More snow zoomies!
On our walk Sunday morning, it was snowing and very windy - to the point that the Donner Party (us) decided to turn back a little before the halfway point.

"Follow us, Mom!  We know how to get home!"
Of course, Mom has also spent time getting head shots - something about how pretty and/or goofy we are...

A rare photo of Abby almost looking at the camera!

Apparently Mom cannot get enough pictures like this.  Can you blame her?
Abby's a goofadoodle.  But she's a happy goofadoodle!

Me?  I'm looking extra floofy due to the wind!
And we'll leave you with Mom's favorite photo that doesn't include us  (or at least doesn't include us directly)...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


GOOSE said...

Once again the action is incredible. Nose bomb hahahhha.

rottrover said...

That last shot is Christmas card-worthy! We love Abby's smile!

Bart,a Ruby and Otto

Dexter said...

The Doodle Launcher seems to be a quirky bit of machinery. I'm glad you let Abby volunteer for all the test flights.


Millie and Walter said...

We love all your high flying action.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE loved your comment to Dexter today. BaaaaaaWaaaah.

We thought all your pictures were super...even the BOMBED one. UNTIL we got to the END ... your PAW PRINT in the SNOW was OUTSTANDING... JUST FABULOUS!!

Cowspotdog said...

We have nose bombed more then a few times and even left snootoodles on the lens :) Awesome awesome photos you took....especially love the pawprint

The Army of Four said...

Ha roo roo roo! LOVE the raspberry shot!
Play bows,

Molly the Airedale said...

We just love the close-up of your faces! They are just fantastic!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Another great week of snooter and snow launching photos!!! We think your Mama is rockin' her new camera!!!

Dory, Jake, Arty and Bilbo

How Sam Sees It said...

Monty is ready to start that club whenever you are, Fiona!

Monty and Harlow

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmm this doodle launcher duz seem to hav its glitches hav yoo konsiderd investing in a doodlepult insted??? nice paw melty skulptcher by the way!!! ok bye

Kari in Alaska said...

all our snow is disappearing :(

Stop on by for a visit