Today's the day, isn't it, Mom? Ammy, you remember, don't you?
Yes, it is, Storm! Today's the day!
GREAT! Everysibe get in here for a group photo! Especially you, Zim!
To mark the occasion, I called all the troops into the kitchen for a group photo. That's right - a group photo! Some things are so special that even I am willing to pose for a picture or two, and to get my pack-mates to cooperate, as well!
Come on, everysibe! On my command, everysibe sit. Now... sit!
Left to right, Dave and Zim in the back, me (Stormy) and Ammy in the front
We all did our best to look serious (just because we felt like it), and I told Mom to go ahead and take the picture.
The occasion? No... it's not Zim's honorary birthday. That's back in January. Today is ...his Gotcha Day! His Homecoming! His ZIMAVERSARY!!!
That's right - eight years ago today, I gave birth to* a rather sad, scared, starved year-and-a-half-old puppy - our ZIM! And Ammy adopted him as her very own littermate! Please read more about his arrival here and here, if you like. There are a couple remarkable pix there of what Zim used to look like. We all knew there was a very special pup in there somewhere - and we choose to celebrate who he is now!
Everypup and everykitty - and everybiped! - please join us in wishing our Zimmie a very happy Zimaversary!!!
Aw, shucks, you Sibes! I'm touched! Thank rooo!
For those doing the math and know that Dave is older than Zim... Dave was adopted 5 months after Zimmie - that's why he isn't in those older posts!
Please join us in celebrating today! Do some of Zim's favorite things - go for a cool adventure, have a nap in the sunshine, do some zoomies, play neck grabbies, hang out on the deck, watch bipeds work, make friends with someone of another species, and have some of your favorite treats! Today is a great day!
PS: The photos above were only made possible by the power of Happy Hearts Cookies. Dave especially recommends the new watermelon flavored ones; he'll tell you more about those on Monday!
*Note from the Ao4's mom: Stormy didn't exactly give birth to Zim. He was about 1 1/2 years old when we adopted him. But she thinks she did, and given her devotion to him, I would never think to argue the case with her.