Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Week Without Frisbees *gasp*

Actually, we've managed to survive an entire week without frisbees.  One week down, one week to go. (And Abby's back is fine.)

During our frisbee deprivation, we have been amusing ourselves with a lot of bitey-face.

The Hippobottomus may weigh 15lbs more than me, but I've still got that psychological advantage!

Yes, Abby's back is fine.

Mom thinks this should be carved in stone and mounted as a gargoyle.  We have No Idea what she's talking about!
In other excitement, I got a new collar this week!  You might notice in some of the above bitey-face photos that Abby is grabbing my collar - which is fine, except that a few years of that takes its toll on my collar.  So Mom went to Fido's Fashion Collars and checked out their pre-made bargain bin and picked up a new look for me!

Yep, I'm looking good!
Abby's paw and crossed bones collar, BTW, is indestructible!

In addition to being denied our frisbee time, the weather this week has been spring-like (for a change), which means it's been cooler and rainy/snowy/windy.  So we have been humoring Mom with some of her indoor photographic endeavors.

A party store was having a sale on some stuff, and Mom thought it would be 'fun' to dress us up in various hats.  There are times when I wonder about Mom.  Hats?!? Really?!?  *ahem*  The things we do to keep Mom amused...

Yeah, I really wasn't thrilled about the sheriff look.
My dear sister, however, makes a terrifying pirate!

Arrr!  Give me yer liver treats or you'll walk the plank!
Me?  I'm just your typical very good-looking Pirate-a-doodle!

So where are the promised treats?!?
We also got in some squeaky ball time.

Is it me, or does Abby look particularly terrifying here?

Talk about capturing a specific point in time!

I have mastered the 'Baby Bird' technique!

Watch and learn, young Hippobottomus!

"Mine!"  "No!  Mine!"
And Mom spend some time playing around with her flashes indoors and out.


Of course, Abby had to be a hambone, as usual...

You don't need to read our name tags to know which of us is the good dog and which is the goofball!
And finally, Mom got a few 'natural light' photos of us...

So while we've been frisbee-less, we've had a busy week!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sunday, April 20, 2014

No Frisbee? For Two Weeks?!?

For the three of you who haven't heard via Facebook or Mom's Photo Blog, my dear sister Abby tweaked her back during our frisbee session on Friday, and the vet visit on Saturday determined that it was "nothing serious" but Abby was going to have to be restricted to 'low impact' activities (i.e. walkies, no frisbees) for two weeks.  TWO WEEKS!  So, not only did we miss doggie class (and thus the Magic Cheeseburger window) because of Abby's sports injury, but now neither of us will get any frisbee action for two weeks (because according to Mom's convoluted logic, it wouldn't be "fair" for me to see some frisbee action while Abby has to stay on the couch...).  On the plus side, Abby's vet appointment meant that we didn't have to face the potential humiliation of wearing bunny ears at doggie class, so I guess it wasn't a total loss...

Anyhoo, enjoy these frisbee photos, as these will be the last you see for a little while.  *sigh*  But there are a lot of frisbee photos, just so you won't go into withdrawal.  

In case you had any doubts, Mom is totally loving her new lens!

Alas, we won't even get to do any indoor squeaky ball chasing for a week (just to be on the safe side), so enjoy these pictures, too...

So, for the next two weeks, you see a lot of this:


And this:

However, we won't just be napping for the next two weeks.  Part of Abby's "physical therapy" is going on walkies, and Mom says she's going to try to seek out some new walkies for us, so we don't get bored, doing the same loops over and over again.  And no doubt Mom will get pictures of that!  She also found a place in Salt Lake that has an indoor doggie pool, so who knows, maybe there will be some swimming, too....  And hopefully some doggie classes (and the long awaited trip to the Magic Cheeseburger Window!).  We'll kewp you posted!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus