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Monday, February 02, 2009

Let's Go to the Park!

Tail wags, all.  It's me - Storm.  Before I turn today's post over to Ammy, I just want to wish my little sister a VERY happy birthday today on behalf of me and the boys!  That's right, our sweet, little redhead was born 10 years ago today!  On Groundhog Day!  Quite apropos for our resident meteorologist, wouldn't you say?  To read more about Groundhog Day and Ammy, please see this link.  It explains a lot.  OK - over to Ams; Storm out.

Hi everypuppy and everykitty!  It's me, Ammy!  Thank roo very much to Stormy and my brothers for the birthday wishes!  Both Storm and Davy have already tested being 10 and said it's really fun, so I'm looking forward to this!  

It was a funny weather day on Friday; the temps tried to hover around 50, but we had 20-30 mile an hour very cold winds, so the temperatures kept going up and down.  It was very nice.  Zim and I decided we should take a walk to CiCo Park.  It's only about a mile from Ao4 HQs to CiCo and we go there a lot.  This time we got to walk WAY around it and through it and everything - we walked for about an hour and a half and had a lot of fun!

Here we are in one of the pavillions they use for all kinds of things.  I like to look for pigeons in there; sadly, there were none that day.

Zim and me, looking for pigeons

Zimmie hopped up on some benches and did poses in his very cool Steelers bandana.

Zim strikes a pose

We wove around a bit on some cool paths...


...then got to the far side of the park.  We headed down the main path ... and there it was!

The Trippy-Trap Bridge

When I was a little girl, I was a little bit afraid of crossing the Trippy-Trap Bridge.  I heard there were big, gruff billy goats that lived under there.  Or hung out there.  Or maybe something about a troll.  I don't know... but I didn't like the Trippy-Trap Bridge.  My daddy taught me there's nothing to be afraid of at all, so now I go over it with no fear!

Let's go, Zim!

Shouldn't we check the AO for billy goats or trolls or something?

Nope!  We're good.  I don't believe in that stuff anymore!

I assured him there was no need, we continued on across, then eventually headed home.  It was a great trip to the park!

You were real brave back at the Trippy-Trap Bridge, Am!
Thanks, Zimmie!

I hope you enjoyed coming with us to the park!


PS:  For those who may not have heard yet, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow... so he's calling for six more weeks of Winter.


  1. Bummer about the shadow,I didn't want 6 more weeks of winter. I looks as though you had a fun walkie. I had to stay in and take care of the humans and Kira, as she is sick.

  2. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Happy Birthday sweet Ammy! Will you be having cheese or cake today? Can we come over??? Your little trip with Zim looked SO FUN! That bridge was really cute. But what WE want to know is did YOU see your shadow today????

  3. Zimmie, it's great that you're a Steelers fan like our mom!

    Happy Birthday, dear sweet and bewootiful Ammy!

    Smooches from Shiloh

  4. Great pictures you pups.
    And mom is very happy, she shares her birthday with Amber!! Woo!!
    Happy Birthday Amber. What an honor!
    Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

  5. Happy Birfday to our little funny girrrrrl!

    Maybe woo should chekhk out Gus's website



  6. Hi, friends!
    Happy Birthday Ammy!!
    I hope you have a pawesome day celebrating!
    6 more weeks of winter?? Hmmmm..... sounds a lot!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. 6 more weeks of winter. Awesome! But, wait, Ammy - what do you say? We believe you more.

  8. Happy Birthday wishes, Ammy, from me, mom and Ali Z.

    I don't believe anybody about winter predictions. We have winter here until April and several times, the first day of fishing season the first week of May, the lakes were still frozen, or thats what you-know-who says! So we are not packing up our longies for a longie time! I'm sure you are good at predicting but we are 2 far NORTH!

    Get lots of Birthday goodies, and enjoy some special treats, Ammy!


  9. Happy Birthday to my Ammy!!

    Lots of love and snooter kisses being sent your way.


  10. Happy Birthday Ammy!!! I hope you get lots of toys and treats! My birthday is tomorrow so I'll be expecting the same from my mom and dad!

    Thanks for sharing your adventure with us! Looks like you and Zim had a great time!


  11. Happy Happy Birthday to sweet Ammy......woo make sure woo get lots of special treats and belly rubs cause it's yur special day.

    We'll be thinkin of woo lots!

    Team Husky

  12. Happy birthday, Ammy!!! Two of the OP Pack have reached 10 or more and they think it is OK too. That is another very nice park woo visited. We go over two of those bridges everyday we get to walk, but we never thought about there being trolls under them - we will be more cautious now.

    Hope woo have a wonderful day!

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  13. oh my Ammy, dearest one! First of all Happy Barkday!

    Secondly (dearie me, you know when my comments are going to be as long as my blog posts, when I begin numbering them!?), we here love Groundhog Day film, watched it and watched it, so very funny!

    My Jeannie started to hate the song though "I've got You Babe" Sonny and Cher..........

    Also, she barks to me about how when she was a wee girl, she was frightened of the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and the Trippy Trap Bridge........(who did that song??????)............she thinks it was a personage called Burl Ives, but I think she is wrong.

    I don't know much about pigeons, but you had a fun day.

    lotsaluv and Barkday Wishes.

    My Funny Valentine, Ammy!

    Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    ps from my Jeannie, "who did sing the song about the trippy trap bridge and the three billy goats gruff, it used to scare me silly when I was young!???"

  14. Happy Birthday Ammy!!! I too do not like to go over bridges like that especially when at the park and a bike passes me. it gets pretty hairy. =)

  15. HAPPY BIRFDAY AMMY!!! Hopes you have a furry furry good one and gits lots of presents and cake. Hope your maw gives you a nice footy rub as a special treat after all dat walking. Good job on crossing the trippy-trap bridge. Did you see any trolls?

    Husky kisses,

  16. w00f's A04, me iz trying this again, happy barkday Ammy...hope u had a fun day with lots of treats....and u have many many more...

    b safe,

  17. Happy birthday, Ammy!

  18. Happy birthday sweet Ammy! I hope you all got some Happy Hearts to celebrate, maybe even some cheese or ham? Or chicken, that's my new favourite snack.

    Huffle Mawson

  19. Happy Birthday Ammy! A long trip to the park sounds like the perfect present! I hope you also got some Happy Hearts cookies and extra hugs.

    Steve (and Kat)

  20. Hi Ammy!
    Happy Birthday to you! I am so very behind on reading all my friends bloggies! It looks like you guys had a wonderful trip to the park!
    :) Tibby

  21. Well, we know who is happy about that prediction -- Sibes! You're probably hoping for 6 more feet of snow. Brrrr.

    Happy Birtday, Ammy.

  22. Happy birthday, Ammy!
    We are thrilled to hear 6 more weeks of winter but mom is moaning and groaning BIGTIME!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  23. Happy Birthday, Ammy! Will you have livergreat in your Kong today? Or maybe cookies from your favorite cookie place? I know you'll go out on a lovely walk-OOOooo! Maybe it will snow on you today! That would be great!

    Roos to you!

  24. Happy Birthday girl! Woo sure do look good for your age! Did woo have cake? Ice cream? Party? Harooooos!!!

    Mya Boo Boo

  25. Happy Birthday Amber!! That is so neat that your birthday is on Groundhog's Day! I loved the picture of your post from before with you and the groundhog...very funny! I knew about Phil's prediction because Mom told me....YUCK, I say! I hope he just meant the east side of the country. ;) However, Mom took her class outside and they saw their shadows too so I don't know what that means. Anyway, have a super week and I hope you get some yummy treats for your birthday. :)


  26. Happy Birthday Am!! I hope you like being 10, I will be 10 next month!! omdog Zim looks so stinkin cool in that Steelers bandananana I can't take it!

  27. Happy Birthday Ammy! Looks like you had a great walk to the park! I remember that name CiCo but don't remember if I was ever at that park or not. It's been a long time since I was in Manhattan so I'm sure everything is different anyway. I enjoy seeing it all through your eyes anyway!

  28. Happy birthday to you Ammy. Did you get a cake?

    ~ Bae

  29. Oh, Happy Birthday Ammy!! (bit late, sorry...having trouble catching up!)
    Looks like you had the perfect birthday, good weather and a lovely walk.....and your team won! Congrats! Love that photo of the little bridge with the blue sky and clouds in the distance....aaaah!
    Our Mum is mad at that rodent for seeing his shadow, she hates the white stuff, we say...bring it on! (we had a little yesterday, yippee!)
    Slobbers xx

  30. Happy birthday Ammy!! Gosh you sure do look young and pretty to be 10, I'd say you don't look a day over 5. What a cool way to celebrate by going to the park.
    Hope you had a totally pawsome birthday.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  31. Belated Happy Birthday wishes Pretty Ammy.

    It looks like you had a great walk to celebrate your day. :-)

    Holly & Zac...XX

  32. Happy, Happy Birthday Ammy! Next year we'll have to get you your very own Groundhog.