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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Reenactment of Sentry Duty

Ha roo, pups! It's Zim again, with some exciting news to report.

I took Mom outside at about 0245 this morning so she could enjoy the beautiful sky, fresh air, and sounds of the wee hours. Me? I had some business to tend to - if you know what I mean. As soon as we came out of the garage, I told Mom, "Hey, I think someone's been in the lilac bushes!" Mom said, "Uh, huh. Probably Oswald. Come on, let's go."

I went over to our tree lawn and did what I needed to do, then we walked back over in front of the garage, right by the lilacs, so Mom could throw our "good neighbor bag" away. I looked in there again and said, "Mom! Really! There's someone in there!" This time, she got the flashlight back out of her pocket and shined it in there. It was a CAT! A big, black CAT! Snoozing away in our garden! He was all curled up in a little kitty doughnut! He looked at us, then just snuzzled back up into his ball. I stared! I stared at him with such intensity!

Mom said we needed to go back in and go to beddy-bye, though I didn't want to stop staring; she made me go inside. Unfortunately, the bedroom is on the opposite side of the house, so I couldn't stare out the window at him all the rest of the morning, but I checked the side window, then the back window. That one is the closest, so I chose it and manned my post as long as I could. Here I am, reenacting the scene:

Me on Sentry Duty

Sure, it's easier when the curtains are open, but that's not enough to stop this sergeant from doing my duty!

The kitty is gone now. Mom is glad, as she thought maybe he was hurt. (She does have some choice words for whoever would leave their cat out all night, where he could get hurt ... but this is a family-friendly blog, so you can just use your imagination.) I think when he saw how vigilant I was at my post, he decided he should leave. Ha roo!

Play bows,


  1. Zimmie, you are a stellar solider! I am most impressed. You are simply unstoppable!

    I am going ot mention this in my blog today, but I wanted to let you know that Mom and I joined a program at MySoldier.com...it's a really neat correspondence/care package program. I thought perhaps some of us A04 troopers could register, especially with the holiday season quickly approaching.



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  3. wow, the platoon of foor is at your service if that cat needs some action, we are also good at staring and would love extra duty we chase jasper bell all the time but do uou know i think that cat is not afraid of us cause it comes up to us like it is not afraid of anything in the world and do you know he sleeps with sandy, loves sading sadie speeding and duke

  4. Ooh! I saw one in a store yesterday and stared at it, too! It ignored me, too!

    Don't they know what staring means???

  5. woofies AO4, dat por kitty wuz prolly cold and ur garage lookie a lot warmer..i can sees it now, the AO4 and one black cat...u shure manned ur post digently..

    b safe,

  6. Hey Zim,
    Glad you're feeling better! My Mom hates when cats are left outside, too. My cat brother stays inside all the time and is terrified to go outside and he's way too lazy. Mom says she can't stand to think about what happens to the cat if it doesn't come home for a few days. I'd be very upset if I lost my cat brother, too. Who would I wrestle with?
    That is a perfect spot for sentry duty! You can lay down if you want, you can hide behind the curtain if you need to and there's a heater vent right there in case it's kind of cold outside!! I'm going to add that to my list of things I need to make guarding my house easier.

  7. Awesome Zimmie, you do your duty so well! No window coverings will ever stop the call of duty!
    China & Madie

  8. Zim! We have had internet connection probs......Jeannie has been using un family friendly language toooooo!

    We are back on line but not sure how long this will last cos we keep get shutting out, darn computers.

    You stared at a Kitty? Wow, Zim Man, I wish I had been there, I could teach you my Kitty tricks, and they are also not for a family friendly Blog, more another time, when we can bark, man to man!

    So glad you are feeling better and so sorry to have been so quiet!

    love and licks, Marvin xxxxxx

  9. Way to go Zim! Nothing gets by you. Good thing you had to make that early morning mission. Our Mom gets furious with the people that leave their kitties outside all the time in our neighborhood too.

  10. Way to watch the house. You always want to be on your guard for cats!


  11. Woo are the best sentry, Zimmie. We're so glad woo are feeling better and got to get out for a bit. We were all kind of worried, and hate hearing when one of our buddies is hurt. Mama wants to know how your mom & dad trained you just to stare at the cats? We all immediately hit the "get the cat, get the cat, get the cat" mode. Fortunately, so far..., the cats have always been quicker & managed to escape. Now they hardly ever even come in our yard anymore, except the guy cross the street, he likes to sleep in the flower bed out front, but he scoots as soon as he hears the front door.
    Best wishes you keep getting better fast.
    Bama & the RHP

  12. Anonymous8:36 PM

    Oh Zimmie... you are one awesome sergeant! Nice work getting up mom at 0245!!! I am glad the kitty was not hurt, but still, did he have permission to be on your base?


  13. Great job Zimmie! We can never understand why cats get to roam free and we have to be "caged" in all the time!

    Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

  14. Good work at scaring that cat away! Hey, I tagged you guys, come to my blog to see the rules!

  15. A CAT!!!!!!

    How are you supposed to go back to sleep with a cat sleeping in your very own yard so close by? I know I couldn't do it. That is really asking a lot of you.

    Good boy, Zim.

    Love and Koobuss Kisses,

  16. Holy cats that is a wild story! (that is for Am!)

    Seriously, that is a great story and you are a true protector!!

  17. Oh you sure are very alert Zim, I hope the cat went back to his home

    ~ Girl girl

  18. You have amazing willpower Zim. I would have been right in that bush. Glad you are feeling a bit better.

    I have some questions for Am, so I am posting them here, hope that's ok.

    Hiya Ams

    Remember I was going to interview you? Here you go.

    1) You are a very beautiful redhead - and you look great in the snow. But I never knew huskies were red. Where does the redness come from and are there lots of you?

    2) Where do you come from originally (if you know) - and did you come with the name Amber?

    3) Spinach is one of your favourite treats - how do you like it prepared? And do you like it best raw or cooked?

    4) You are known as the loveable peacemaker in the Ao4 - but have you ever snapped at one of your Sibelings, or done anything naughty?

    5) As well as peacemaker, you have the responsible role of Executive Officer in the Ao4. What is involved in this top job - and what is the pay like?

    Thanks Am. Sorry it took so long but since mistress got the 'flu roooo thing I have been busy trying to look after her.

    Pippa xx

  19. Excellet sentry work, Zimmie. It most have been great for you to finally go for a walk, even though it was short. So good to see you out and about again! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

  20. Great news about your recovery! Glad to see you have been allowed out and about too. It's a good thing that you are feeling up to sentry duty because it sounds like there are a lot of critters around that seem to like your op site! I bet Am, Stormy and Dave are glad you are so vigilant. I heard Dad saying last night there are 'possums' coming up by our deck. I don't know what those are but they won't be around long if I spot em!
    Keep feeling better there Zim!