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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Back to the Beach!

Ha roo all you pups and cool-cats - and the occasional biped who stops by, too.  It's me, Zimmie, here with Amber to tell you about our trip back to the Kansas Ocean.  Thursday was a killer here - in the upper 60s and sunny.  Knowing that for some bizarre reason our mom prefers that sort of thing to say, today's weather (a dusting of snow on the ground and currently at 6 degrees F), Am and I let her hook us up - and we were off to the beach!

Here I am, heading across the wild prairie.

Does anyone know what these seed-pod things are?

Did anyone respond with "tasty"?  I find them irresistible.  This doesn't please Mom.  Here's a look at how plentiful they are:

So it's not like I'm trying to eat the last one or anything.  Any of the gardening bipeds out there know what those are?

On the horizon out there, you can see one of our golf courses.  Dad plays there a lot, but he was at a different one that day.  Mom took lots of "scenic" shots; we'll share some of those with you tomorrow.  Oh, yeah - and see that dark cloud just above the horizon on the right?  That thing followed us everywhere!  More shots of that in future posts!

Here's Ammy, heading down one of the hills.

Oh, I know what you're thinking, but we DO have hills here!  We're in the Flint Hills!  Turn around and see what we came down:

Pretty cool, isn't it?  The picture doesn't do the incline justice.  I don't know why Mom doesn't take us home back up that way!

We did some exploring once we got down to the ocean.  There are SO many cool smells down there!  After we did lots of snoofing around, I convinced Am to do some posing - you saw that great shot of her yesterday, remember!?!?  That was one of her poses.  I tried one like that, too.

Me - Zim - daydreaming by the Kansas Ocean

Mom took all of these with her iPhone, by the way.  She said the challenge, in addition to keeping two Siberians under control (ha roo roo roo!), was that the sun was so bright, she couldn't really see her screen to know what she was getting.  Whatever.  Here's another shot of Ammy:

Ammy, seaside

Mom wanted to get some shots of us together, and we made it really fun for her.  We're thinking Monday we might post the "out takes" - how does that sound?  Oh, or maybe Tuesday, because Dave had some excitement Thursday that he wants to share with you, too.  

We did give her a couple "nice" shots.  Here is one:

Hey, what's that over there?

And as a segue to our next post, Serene Scenery Sunday.... I'll leave you with this one:

Me and Ammy - AH, sweet serenity!

Play bows,


  1. Hey Zim&Ammy!

    The Kansas Ocean look AWESOME.
    The sea always smell great ! (:
    Even the scenery rocks !


  2. You have a great ocean there. It looks really beautiful. Did you get to do any swimming? You can't go the ocean without swimming!

    Gig Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  3. What a beautiful place you have. What are the best sniffs? Any birds? Dead fish? I've heard those are good to roll in and then you've got the sweet savor of'em all day long-and far into the night, too!

  4. What a pawsome walk! I wanna see the outtakes, BOL!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  5. Hi Zimmie!
    It looks like you and Ammy had a lot of fun on your walk! You must really love that Kansas Ocean of yours! I just LOVE the last picture of you two!
    :) Tibby

  6. The color of the Kansas Ocean is so pretty. :) Glad you had fun! Oh, and Mom says she doesn't know the name of those berries but she will ask Dad. He knows all about wild plants and stuff.


  7. Dad says he doesn't know about the Kansas berries but be careful. :)


  8. Don't get to close to the ocean. You don't want to get your feety feet wet in the cold water.


    P.S. Sweet Ammy don't cry. We'll be back soon. Momma is just having issues with getting the coding to work for a few things.

  9. Woooo buddies! The reflection of the trees makes your ocean look like it has real waves :o) You go on great walks and your scenery and photos are awesome! The last one is so sweet :o)
    Do you go sled-dog racing?
    Slobbers xx

  10. Zimmie you have some great adventures. And you're lucky to have Ammy to share them with.

    Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

  11. Hey cool place to go for a walk and they are very nice shots.

    We shall look forward to seeing the outtakes though! BOL...

    Holly & Zac...XX

  12. WOO WOO AO4

    60s!! We thought 48 degrees was awesome and Mom did take us for a long walk too but she said she couldn't do the pictures as we dragged her along. She thinks your Mom is very talented to take Iphone pics! Even with our warm weather - we still have lots of snow! Sorry you don't have any - we are getting more starting tonight!
    Thor and Marco Polo

  13. What?

    No pikhanikh basket?

    No beach blanket?



  14. What great photos! I'm glad you cleared it up that there are hills in Kansas because when I tell people that they don't believe me. I really like that last picture of the two of you together.

  15. Do be careful with those seed pods, we don't know what they are either. But Mom heard on the news today that the birds keep crashing into our windows because they get drunk on the fermented berries that didn't get eaten earlier. We sure don't want woo getting drunk and crashing into windows too.

    Nice photos.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  16. Wow! I am so jealous of all your ocean adventures! Looks like lots of fun!
    Puppy slurps, Canyon

  17. Hello,
    what a nice pictures!!! I didn't know that sky in Kansas can be so beautifull! Woooow...and ocean...wooow again. Did you get any chance to swimm or it is too cold? How come you are always on a leash? Poor thing.
    Lots of love, Nessa

  18. What beautiful pictures, guys! Did your temps really go from 60 to 6? BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  19. oh they are wonderful photos your Mum took Zim and Ammy!

    I wondered if the seed pods were rabbit poop on sticks, it did look familiar to me.

    However, sadly my rabbit poop is just on the ground, no such refinement as Kansas Cocktail Sticks!

    I think your Serenity Ocean is beautiful, when are you going to get it put on the big atlas?

    Happy Weekend, lotsaluv, Marvin xxxx

  20. Happy Sunday you all. Hope you get to go to the ocean again..
    We are expecting 55 degrees here today...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  21. Anonymous2:21 PM

    Sumac. The reddish pods you saw are from sumac. That's not poison sumac, but I wouldn't eat it.

  22. The ocean does look wonderful. I just think you should go swimming in it.


  23. I can just imagine you all enjoying your ocean front property this summer! You'll need a colorful beach umbrella. Dave should get started on that.