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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, everypup and everykitty!  It's me, Zim.  Is everyone feeling serene today?  As Dave told you yesterday, I had one of my zen-like moments at the park the other day and I thought I'd share it with you.  I hope it will help you find your own calm, peaceful place.

It came over me after Dave and I saw those geese and the duck.  That sense of serenity washed over me ... and I knew if the geese and their duck friend would just give me a chance, I could win them over.

I'm going to the other side of the lake.  Follow me.  Follow me over there.

And they did.  Ignoring the people fishing, a few other dogs, and others... they followed me.  

One of the guys from Canada came over first.  I kept very still, so I wouldn't scare him.

Hey, Goose!  I'm Zim.  Thanks for trusting me.

He must have been doing some goose recon, decided I was OK, then brought the local guy over.  He was a little shy at first ...

... or maybe he was imitating Gus' sister Callie.  (Ha roo roo roo!)  But he eventually warmed up to me, too.

I don't speak Goose and they don't speak Siberian, but we did share a very comfortable silence between us.  A serene silence.  

I went into Zen-overdrive so they'd round up their friends and bring them over.

I'll just turn my head, so you don't feel threatened or anything.

As I'd hoped, they brought the rest of their little flock over.

We had a nice time, just relaxing with each other, sending calm non-verbals to each other.  It was such a special time.  I hope to come back to the park again soon.  I hope my new friends will remember me!

I'll come see you gooses again soon!

What a beautiful time we had.  I hope each one of you finds that same level of serenity today!

Play bows,


  1. Zim, That is very serene. I think that Sundays are made for this!

  2. OOOMMMMMMMM. Did you do a downward dog? Haroo!

    Love, Shiloh

  3. Hi Zim, you must have been very peaceful for those geese to come so close to you. No barking, or growling - we would never have managed that - especially not Bailey!
    Isnt it nice when we can all live in harmony!
    Martha & Bailey xx

  4. Serenity... are you sure you are a Siberian? I would have jumped into the water to catch and eat them little birdies....
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  5. wow you are like a goose whisperer! How cool!!! We would have been freaking out and the goose would have been out of there!

  6. Zim, You have inspired me to try to remain calm for at least 35 seconds every 1 hour. I think I can do that. I also feel compelled to go do some puppy yoga and then put my feety feets up in the air.

    Thanks for sharing your peaceful moment of wild life watching. You are such an inspiration to us all.


    Your pal,

  7. Zim - that was a very serene post. I kinda think I would like to eat a serene goose. He or she would probably be very tender........being so serene and non stressed.

    Good on you for keeping them serene.

    Harmony though is good. Have to confess though, I ate one of Oswald's distant but very Scottish relatives this arvo, well I chewed it a bit.

    We are totally over run with rabbits here.

    My J says it cannot be helped, we had two rabbits a few weeks ago, and now we seem to be over run with 'em.............I have no idea why this should be!

    love and licks, Marvin xxxxxxx

  8. Zime you is such a pawsome zen dude. I bet there nothing and nobody you could not make friends with! You be my inspiration.
    Dave, I casnot believe that lady did not hug you yesterday, how could she resist the freckles??
    ~lickies, Ludo

  9. www--great pics. we like the part about you not speaking goose and them not speaking syberian---HAHAHHA!!! sometimes you don't need word to understand each other--do ya Zimmy?

  10. Wow, I don't think I've ever gotten that close to a goose. I'm not as calm as you so they always swim far away.

  11. Zim,
    I'm not quite mature enough to practice zen with our feathered friends. I'm still into playing tag with them.


  12. Hi, Zim!
    Sure it was pawesome all of them trusted you!
    Serene! Serene!
    Kisses and hugs

  13. OK, Zim, first its that you are very good with small children, then its good with frightened dogs, I am sure you would be good with old ladies like me, and now with ducks and geese. You are amazing! Have you ever considered joining a monastery and becoming a Lama? Bringing peace to the world? Writing books on peaceful sharing? I think the world is waiting for you, Zim!


  14. What a beautiful serene post, Zim! You're very lucky to have a spot like this to enjoy!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  15. Anonymous4:25 PM

    Heya Zim and buds,
    We think Joe Stains got it right; you are the Goose Whisperer. You must have been emminating sereness to have them follow you and then come so close. None of us would have been able to pull that off. You have a unique talent.
    - TBH

  16. Zim, you have a special talent with that zen-ness. It's good that you can make friends wherever you go!

  17. Zimmie, tell your mum to hire the DVD of The Castle, an Australian film. You'll find lots of serenity in that too :)

    You are totally awesome. Really.

    Huffle Mawson

  18. That's so cool that they came over to say hi! I like to get into that position right before I pounce at the duck and chicken next door! :)

    I think I'll go do some yoga poses before I go out and scare...umm...play with the duck and chicken! :)


  19. That is amazing and very serene indeed! I would have been barking my head off and trying to pull my parents into the lake. You have hypnotic skills! Pawsome!
    Hugs xo

  20. Hi Zim!
    You sure are serene! It was pawsome that those geese trusted you and you got to visit with them for a little while! I hope you get to see them again real soon!
    :) Tibby

  21. Paging Dokhtor Doolittle....

    Dokhtor Zim Doolittle...


  22. Ah, sweet serenity. What a wonderful time you and the gooses -- uh, geese and ducks had. We need a lake so we can practice serenity.

    Instead, we have Jan running hither and zither, vacuuming and knocking things over. Can we come visit your lake?

  23. Wow, the Zim Zen is powerful. Exactly what did you do with Dave during this time so you work so intently?

  24. So Zim does Zen - very peaceful and serene indeed. We could all use a little peace and serenity. Hope your water friends come to say hi again.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  25. I am impressed Zim...you are very zen like! :) I would not be able to stay still and calm like you...the excitement would be too much for this girl to handle.


  26. Such nice new friends you have made! And, it was definitely very serene! How sweet!


  27. Hey Zim! It's furry cool how you do that :)
    Big licks to you

  28. Zim, we are in awe of your self control.....there would be no zen or serenity if that was us at the edge of the pond! Aaarrooooo!
    Slobbers....man xx

  29. Aww Zim...that is very sweet, you are very good with the geese and the duck.. We wonder if it fealt lonely that duck all by itself...hehe

    That is a lovely lake you have there. :-)

    Holly & Zac...XX

  30. Zim, you sure have a way with the animals. I bet the geese would have come even closer if your mom hadn't been scaring them away.