Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Most Pawsome Birthday Weekend

Sometimes, my Mom is a wise woman (other times, well.... I shan't speak ill at this time of the person who takes me to the Magic Cheeseburger Window); she decreed that rather than my birthday be celebrated for one day, it should be an entire weekend of celebrating.  Who am I to argue with that?

The highlight of Saturday's adventures was the aforementioned trip to the Magic Cheeseburger Window.  With all the windows rolled down, I was able to take full advantage of the olfactory experience!


I detect noms in my immediate future!

Why, yes, I do think there should be a cheeseburger for the sister of the birthday girl, too!
There was also much napping.

Yes, it is a wonderful life!


Abby, being all dramatical!
Speaking of my sister, today there was Much Frisbee Action, and Abby seems to have suffered no ill effects after her first chemo treatment (she has 7 more to go before she is re-evaluated, so things might change, but I hope she stays totally healthy - and I'm not going to tell her she's anything other than 100% healthy!).



Of course, Abby isn't the only one who had frisbee funballs time this weekend!

I can safely say that Abby's current super-power remains being able to fly!

Yeah, um, that's totally unnatural!

Obviously she hasn't yet gained the super-power of catching the frisbee while flying through the air...
It was a most wonderful birthday weekend!

Oh, and my sister is still a doofus...  As if there was any doubt...

Hi!  What's up?  Heehee!
Have a great week!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Friday, July 10, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes, you read that right!  Seven years ago today I was born!  And to celebrate, Mom broke out the party hats and tiaras.  I have been promised a trip to the Magic Cheeseburger Window this weekend, and since Abby the Not-Yet-Glowing-Doodle seems to be doing fine after her first chemo treatment, I have every confidence that this trip to the Magic Cheeseburger Window will happen!

It had better happen, Mom!  Note our enthusiasm - we are very excited about the Magic Cheeseburger Window; don't disappoint us!
 And since you can't ever go wrong with puppy photos, here are a few photos of me as a wee one.

I had mastered puppy eyes LONG before Abby mastered them!
Me and my little big sister and my hero, Taichi.
And a few more photos from my puppy year!

Taichi and I looking very stylish after a trip to the beauty parlour!

The wind beneath my ears!

Anti-gravity boots!

Since it's my birthday, I think you all should tell your pawrents that they should take you to your own local Magic Cheeseburger Window in celebration of my happy day!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus (who totally owes her existence to me being such a good dog!  Heehee!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Abby's Not Glowing in the Dark Yet

I'm so disappointed!  Yesterday, Dad took Abby to the vet's office for her first chemotherapy treatment, and I was all excited for her to come home. A glow-in-the-dark sister!  How cool could that be?!?  Alas, it has not come to pass.  I watched all night, and not once did Abby glow in the dark.  She didn't even flicker!  But maybe it will take a few treatments before she starts glowing....


Mom has been all stressed about the chemotherapy thing (don't ask me why; Mom gets all stressed about things), so there haven't been any non-glowing photos of Abby, so I'll share some photos from last weekend.

Of course, we celebrated the 4th of July in grand style.

Happy 4th of July!  Now hand over the treats before we lose our happy faces!

For the record, the treats were NOT forthcoming in a timely manner.

Oh, NOW you break out the treats!

While we have had rain the last couple of days, last weekend, and the last couple of weeks before that were wickedly hot.  When Mom was at the animal shelter last week she noticed all the doggies frolicking in portable doggie swimming pools and get all wet and cool, and Mom thought we might like our own wading pool in which to cool off.

Um.  I think she should have consulted us before she put this great idea of hers into action.  She went to Walmart and got us a plastic wading pool.  I have No Idea what she was thinking...

"Hey, Fi.  Why did Mom stick a ball under all this water?"  "I dunno.  Maybe if we ask nicely she'll fish it out for us."
We continued to ponder the Case of the Ball in the Tub of Water.

It doesn't even do anything.  But how am I supposed to get it with all this water in the way?
I got brave and actually put one whole foot in the water.  It was very scary!

We've been watching the news with all the shark attacks - there's no WAY we're going all the way into the water - you never know what might happen!
The big tub of water did work out well as a ginormous water dish, though.

Abby finally got the hang of bobbing for tennis balls...

Abby even stepped all the way into the tub to get get tennis balls, but Mom was disappointed that neither of us was interested in a soak.  Um, hello.  It looks too much like a bathtub, and that problem with that is that four-letter word 'BATH'.  Now put a pond in our yard, and we'd be all over it.  But bobbing for tennis balls is kinda fun, too!

Thanks again for all the kind words and good wishes for Abby.  While she isn't glowing in the dark, she also hasn't thrown up yet, and is still perfectly happy to eat her dinner and then check to make sure I ate all of mine, so, all is good at the moment.  We'll keep you posted!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus