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Friday, December 15, 2006


Play bows, pups! It's me - Zim!

Before I get down to today's post, I want to give everyone a paws up about a post we made a few days ago A Soldier's Christmas Poem. We inadvertantly gave the wrong title for the poem, but have squared it away now! We got a nice comment from Mr. Anthony W. Pahl, OAM, the webmaster from the IWVPA, who gave us the straight scoop! Thank roo, Mr. Pahl!

So..... mom brought the mail in yesterday and we were VERY interested in one of the cards. Hey, cool! This tiny stocking has my NAME stitched on it! I wonder who sent this?

WOW! It's from FuFu! How cool!

Thanks for the cool card, FuFu!

We've got the house all set with decorations. Everything is up and festive-looking. Here is Ammy by one of the Christmas trees. We put patriotic or Army-related ornaments on this one, to remind us of the members of our military, past, present and future who serve our nation.

One thing mom does for this Christmas tree dates back to at least the mid-1800s - a great military family tradition from the "frontier days"! She ties some of our dad's brass Army uniform buttons and even some of her dad's buttons to our tree! She takes spare brass buttons from their uniforms, loops ribbon through the shank, and ties them to our tree! Pretty cool, huh?

Amber looks very angelic, doesn't she? She's even got her legs crossed like the sweet girl she (normally) is. Who would think that as we unpacked the tins of decorations that there would be a notation by one of them "scherenschnitte -- bought on REFORGER '88, eaten by Amber DEC '99". Ha ROO! (In Am's defense, she was only 10 months old.) And Santa still brought her new toys that year.

After all the work we've been doing, I needed some serious Z-time. Here's where I go to get away from it all. No one can find me when I'm in my secret get-away.

Here's a close up. See? No one knows where I am! Ha rooo!Play bows, everypup! And Merry Christmas!


  1. Zim,

    We can just about see a little bit of you! That is a really good hiding place.
    We love the military Christmas tree! Mom hasn't put out one single Christmas decoration. She seems to think no one is going to seem them but her and then she will have to put them all away. She can be such a spoiled sport.

    Roxie, Sammy & Andy

  2. No tree here guys, but the rents did buy me my own wreath. It's hanging on the wall where I can't reach it tho.

    Bussie Kissies

  3. Dachsies: You can see me? Really? Pup, I thought nopuppy could see me in my secret hiding place! Glad you like the tree. It's my favorite one!

    Buster: If it's yours, they should hang it where you can sniff it!

    Play bows,

  4. That's a great hiding place Zim--Hamish has one kind of like--he hides his face under our person's footstool--the thing is that the footstool is open on both sides, so we can all see him, but we don't tell him.

    We don't get a tree because of our blasted cats--not because I would find all the ornaments to be a delicacy--no, not because of that.

    Merry Christmas to you and your pack

  5. What a peaceful scene in your living room! I never have peace here with CC-man chortling and screeching all day. It's quiet only when he goes to bed :)

  6. Anonymous12:44 PM

    Great job - if you can't see them, then they can't see you! Basic rule!! Wooooo!
    Zach, CPT
    I.R.U. and HULA hooper

  7. Pippin: No tree? Has to be the cats' faults, not yours! Hamish's hiding place sounds great! Right up my alley! Ha roo!

    T-man: It does look peaceful, doesn't it? Mom and dad have this "A tired Siberian is a good Siberian" belief. I have no idea what they mean.

    Zach: "If you can't see them, then they can't see you!" EXACTLY! That's EXACTLY it!

    Play bows and Merry Christmas!

  8. Hey Zim,

    Great hiding place! I often hide my face in one of the pillows on my couch, or sometimes I just cover my whole face with my tail!

    I see the tree is up high. would that be so you all don't try to steal and eat the pretty decorations?

    You do look very comfy too! Seeing others sleep makes me want to do some napping of my own. Those 16 to 18 hours a day of naps just don't seem like enough!


  9. Looks like the AO4 is getting pretty festive there. Our lazy mom does not have anything out at all. Not even our fiberoptic tree. We love that one.

    The D'Azul Siberians

  10. Hey guys! I finally swicthed to the new Blogger because I couldn't leave comments for you, Holly or Tubey! Stupid Blogger!

    So far no problems - yay!

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  12. Hey Zim and everyone else of AO4. So glad that you got my card already. You guys like it?
    I hope everyone's name is spelt correctly.

    ~ fufu

  13. uh oh! that is the same kinda hiding place that i usually use! i gess maybe it isnt as good a hiding spot as i thot it wuz.

  14. Holly: I like to lay with my head under the bed pillows sometimes. They're so comfy!
    Stormy taught us to leave the trees alone - so no, it's just up high because it's a short tree! We'll post pix of the big one today!

    D'Azuls: Fiberoptic? That sounds sibe-o-delic!

    Indy: Not being able to post is stupid, as Tubey would say! Glad you're back!

    Ben Ben: We'll check it out!

    Fu Fu: It's perfect! And we all love it!

    Ivy: I think it's a great hiding place! See Zach's comment!

    Play bows,

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