Tail wags, pups and kitty-cats! It's me, Stormy! Thank you one and all for all the Stormaversary wishes! We had a lovely celebration, complete with fun walks, yummy cookies, and play time. I thought I'd share some pictures of me feting my homecoming!
Before I get started, I would like to thank our wonderful friend Mason Dixie for presenting us with this award for watching over our land and oceans:
Thank you so much! We stand ever vigilent! In fact, this is a good lead-in to my pictures!
The first thing I usually do when I get time in the backyard is to make sure the back gate has been secured. My Gotcha Day was no different! I raced down to the bottom of the yard to check the gate:
All safe here.
It was shut and locked, so I continued to make the rounds of the yard.
Oh, hey! Was Marvin looking for the Yellow Brick Road? I found the Grey Brick Road; I wonder if that's close enough.
Ha roo roo roo!
"Grey Brick Road". Ha roo roo roo. I've got to remember to run that one past Ammy.
Speaking of running past... check out my moves in this next picture!
I had fun running around. Don't I look happy? What a great celebration. I don't feel like a 13 and a half year old! (I am 13 and a half, though, and don't hear as well as I used to. That's why I'm trailing the long lead behind me. If Mom needs to get my attention, she can just reach out and give it a slight tug to get my attention. I can ignore that as easily as I did her calling me. Ha roo roo roo!) Moving right along...
I checked the upper tier for any security problems, too...
Me inspecting the upper tier
... then stopped to do a cool pose:
That's Ao4 HQs up there behind me. Can you see the system of decks? The upper part is where we take most of our sunset and small 's' storm photos. It's actually the main level of the house - the street level from the front. That's how steep of a hill we live on!
I also mentioned cookies as part of the celebration, didn't I? There's only one way Mom can get me to sit and pose like this:
That's right - Happy Hearts cookies. They were the Sweet Potato ones. I LOVE those!
And the last picture for now... here I am after one of our wonderful family walks:
Great walk, Mom. Let's go in and get a bowl of water!
Thanks again for all of your kind wishes. I hope you celebrated with me! And many thanks to Mason Dixie for the Golden Award!