Wednesday, February 26, 2014

One-Word Wednesday : Sophistication

We has it!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Olympics Snow Frisbee Recap

Thank you for all the congratulations concerning our gold medals in the Olympics Snow Frisbee event!  We are very excited, and can't wait to compete again in South Korea in 2018!

As the Olympics come to a close, we'd like to give you a few more glimpses into our gold medal performances!  You'll probably notice that our venue had similar snow conditions to other snow sport venues in Sochi - warm weather and mushy snow.  But that didn't stop us from flaunting our stuff!

To let you get the full effect, I've decided to leave out extraneous commentary!

And THAT is why we are the proud dual gold medalists!  For those of you who missed the last post, our scores came to a dead-tie; Abby had higher amplitude and style points, but had serious deductions for 'not coming in when called' while I was consistently good throughout the entire event!

We would like to thank all our supporters who contributed to our success!  You all know who you are - thank you so much!

And finally, a 'dazzling' photo of Abby!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus (2014 Gold Medalists in Olympic Snow Frisbee)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sochi Update! Doodles Win Gold!

Okay, so we didn't have a lot of competition; apparently Snow Frisbee wasn't a 'big-draw' sport.  But hey, we still WON GOLD!

It turned out to be a dead-tie when it came down to scoring!

Yes, Abby has the amplitude and style...

But she got serious deductions for "not coming in when called".  Apparently the judges REALLY didn't like that.

"I think I hear something, but I can't quite make it out.  You want me?  To do what?  I'll think about it..."

I, on the other hand was totally consistent throughout the entire event.

Maybe not big air, but decent style!

I'm coming, I'm coming!  Let's go get treats!
Unfortunately, the medals ceremony was only broadcast on AM radio, so you won't find it on tv.  But it was quite the spectacle!  (And if you think I'm looking a little smug, well, it's nice to have tangible proof that being The Good Dog pays off!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weird Weather and Ton of Photos (Surprise, Surprise...)

Another week, which brought some more snow, some rain, a bunch of frisbee action, and, of course, Mom snapping copious photos.

While our weather hasn't been optimal (rain in February is Not Good), the warm, wet weather has actually given us snowball snow.  Usually our snow is quite dry and powdery (giving us the Greatest Snow on Earth), but lately our snow has been quite wet.  Not so good for powder skiing, but great for snowballs!  And playing 'fetch' with snowballs is Way Fun!

Unless your sister snooter-bombs the photo and tries to steal YOUR frisbee!

But I got plenty more snowballs!

"Snowball, you are no match for my Jaws of Doom!"

"Abs, THIS is how you catch snowballs."

"Yeah, um, something like that!"
I've got it in my sights!

And I've got it in my mouth!  
Snowballs totally rock!

Of course, frisbee action is always good, too!


I got it!!

A basic frisbee catch - part of the compulsory maneuvers required in the Olympic event.

Nice Angle of Retrieval - that will get her high marks in the open portion of the frisbee competetion!
Abby has also been working on her Doodle Lake maneuvers - all ready for the open portion of the Olympics Snow Frisbee event (we think we participate tomorrow - it's hard to tell, as we seem to be the only registered competitors...)!

Doodle Lake is sure to wow the Russian judges!
Not only can we catch the frisbee, but we can usually retrieve it, too!

I've got it Mom - get ready to throw it again!

I've got mine for you, too, Mom!

Pay no attention to the frisbee behind me.  I want THIS one!
In addition to all the frisbee action, Mom felt the need (as usual) to get some 'portraits'.  Once the appropriate number of treats had been offered in tribute, we complied.

February is Heart Health Month, so I agreed to 'Go Red' to raise awareness for women's heart health!

For some reason, Mom is enamored with snooter shots.  Luckily, Abby is always willing to show off her ginormous snooter!

Holy Hippo-snooterus, Batman!

Thanks for making my snooter look, ginormous, too, Mom!

Yes, let's return to the original ginormous snooter.  (Wow.  That schnozz is HUGE!)
Since Abby's ginormous schnozz can be a bit scary, I'll give you a few more portraits that aren't quite so terrifying.

Yes, I AM pretty!  Thank you!

Thanks for the treats, Mom!
And finally, Mom tried to get some 'artsy' shots.

She really likes "the ephemeral nature" of paw prints.  (So why does she complain so much about our muddy paw prints in spring?  Apparently they aren't so "ephemeral".  Actually, Mom has been commenting about how archaeologists will find muddy paw prints in our kitchen in 10,000 years.  Gee, Mom, maybe you should break out a mop, if you are worried about archaeological finds...)

Here one moment, gone the next!

Definitely "ephemeral"!
And a 'nature' shot, for those of you who like non-dog things.
Aspens in a blue-bird day.
Oh, and with the warm weather, wet snow, and generally weird weather, the snow on the back roof was piling up and freezing and thawing, so Mom was really glad when it slid (when we were all safely inside)!

Note the big slabs of ice - which is why Mom really wanted it to slide while we were far, far away!
Have a great week!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus