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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Six Little Things That Make Me Happy

Hi everypuppy and everykitty! It's me, Ammy! My very tall, dark (and light) and handsome friend Mr. Darcy tagged me in a very fun game - the Six Little Things That Make Me Happy tag. Thank you, Mr. Darcy! You're a very sweet puppy and I just love reading your blog and getting to know you and just really appreciate being tagged! That made me happy right there!

Isn't Mr. Darcy wonderful!??!

Here's my list, in no particular order!

1. Walking with the whole pack - or running - makes me happy! Especially if there's snow involved. This is a shot from Stormy's birthday:

Left to right, Zim, Davy, me and Storm

Unfortunately, there was no snow involved that day. Wouldn't that have made it lots better!!?? Of course, Mom and Daddy would have been kind of chilly since they were wearing shorts and tee shirts. :)

2. Telling jokes and making others laugh makes me very happy!

Stop me if you've heard this one! A piece of string walks into a bar...

3. Treats make me happy! This includes everything from cookies to ice cubes!

Ooooh! Ice cube!

4. Predicting the weather makes me happy! Especially if there is snow involved. Mom has learned to depend on my forecasts and I'm happy to be able to provide that service for her! Here is a picture of me (on the left) and Zim on the deck; it's one of my favorite forecast places!

Any chance of snow, Ammy?
No, Zim... sorry. Sunny day today, with the high around 80.

5. Playing with my toys or my pack-mates or anyone else that's game makes me happy! Here's an old photo of me with a toy; it's one of Mom's favs and makes her happy, so here it is:

This category also includes playing in the back yard. (Since today is the start of college football season, you may want to go back and check out this post!)

That reminds me, our very handsome friend Max of South Africa asked Davy about the leash and disappearing leash in the photos of him from yesterday! Usually we're off-lead in the fenced-in back yard, but sometimes... especially until Mom can make sure any uninvited guests leave... we wear the leash for part of our play sessions! It just trails behind us, so Mom has sort of a safety-catch on us! We don't mind one bit; we just love running and playing!

6. Knowing everyone else is happy makes me happy! I stress if anyone is out of sorts, so I do my best to keep everyone happy, keep them out of trouble (this usually means my brothers, oddly enough!), and to run interference in case someone (umm... again, usually my brothers) pushes the envelope a bit too far. I love to use the Calming Signals to help maintain order and peacefulness in the pack! Here I am, refereeing my brothers:

Me, Zim and Davy

If they play too rough, I intervene before Mom, Dad, or Stormy have to step in. It's better for all parties involved that way, and helps keep everyone - you guessed it! - happy!

That's my list of six! I could keep going for a long, long time here and mention things like reading our friends' blogs and how meeting my boyfriend Brice made me over the MOON happy and that meeting new bipeds (especially biped puppies who giggle!) makes me happy... but Mr. Darcy said, "Six!" so I better stop now!

I'm supposed to tag six friends, but some puppies and kitties like to be tagged and some would rather not be ... so to keep everyone happy, if you'd like to play, please consider yourselves tagged! Otherwise, I didn't tag you. OK?

Thanks again to Mr. Darcy! This was very fun!



  1. GREAT list - just loves you Ammy - and your jokes, of course! You are all so different, but it's obvious that you adore each other! That's what I like! Harmony!
    Hugs xo

  2. We agree with Samantha. And just cause you're brother and sister, that dosen't make you Siamese twins!

    Have a great week and stay happy!

    Riley and Star.

  3. Four things that make me feel happy is the Army of Four! You are all special pups and its always fun to read your blog.
    Then a couple of hundred other dogs on DWB! I think that is over six though, so I can quit!


  4. Hi, Ammy!
    You have good reasons to be happy!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. You are a very lucky little husky girl. You have many reasons to be happy. I think your jokes are funny. You are a funny northern dog, and you are the calming engergy in your pack. We love watching the Dog Whisperer.

  6. Woo woo! Nice list. I think that predicting the weather must be a lot of fun. Sometime you'll have to let me in on your secrets.


  7. Hey there, Ammy
    I think you are just a happy doggie anyway!!! So that was taggin must have been really easy!
    By the way, thanks for the explanation about the leash. We were just having a little bit of fun with our observation skills :) I also have a longer lead for my walks...gives me a bit more freedom to do my newsreading and newsleaving.
    Also Ammy...don't tell my Tammy, but I think Im in love with you! Your coat is a Kaleidoscope of auburn....yummy, so yummy!
    Lots of licks
    ps. Oh yes, we can't wait for winter to see you guys in the snow. It must be truly magical!!!!

  8. Oh how great. Now playing in the snow would be awesome. We don't get much of that here..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  9. Hi Ammy
    We are happy you are happy! You had good reasons and we always love to hear your jokes and see you smiling!
    Your mom's favourite pic of you with the toy is very sweet - we liked it too.
    Hope you are having a good weekend.
    Martha & Bailey xxxx

  10. What a nice post, Ammy! WE have 4 reasons to be happy every time we come read the A04blog - -


    Star & Jack a-roo!

  11. I think those are all great "happy" thing! And, you are always so beautiful when you are smiling!


  12. Loved the pictures and your happy things!! Guess what? I LOVE ice cubes too-mom calls em shiners(like the bait for fishing- dunno why)
    Also, Heeellloooo Dave! How y'all been?????
    Mom says we are gonna do better and blog and catch up. I'll keep my eye on her!!!!

  13. You are so cute and smiley. You always look happy to me!

  14. those are great posts - they all make us happy and it makes us happy being your bloggie buddies

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  15. those are great posts - they all make us happy and it makes us happy being your bloggie buddies

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  16. Darling Ammy!

    You have quite a wonderful list of things that make you happy and with several mentions of Stormy, Zim and Dave, it shows that a good pack makes everything else more special.

    Thanks for mentioning me. I was kind of worried with all the comments from the boys lately mentioning how cute and sweet you are.

    Love, Bricey

  17. Ammy, you make me happy!


  18. We totally agree, Ammy! Walkies in the snow are the best!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  19. You are so cute.. love the pictures. I think it is good to be different and have different ways. NIce list..

    Hugs GJ xx

  20. You play so many roles that we split up. Rusty, of course, is our joke teller, but Kiska is our peacemaker. Of course, her idea of peacemaking is to step into the middle and honk really, really loud. Like a goose. It usually stops everything, but everyone just looks at her funny.

    Do you honk?

  21. Ammy, you have very good reasons to be happy and you always make us happy too!

  22. Ammy, you do look impish and happy.

  23. Ammy I don't think I can ever imagine you NOT happy!! You are always quick with a smile or joke!!

    Very happy post!!

  24. Hi Ammy!
    Enjoyed reading your list. Reading your stories would surely be one of the things that make us happy!
    Please continue to make everyone happy.

    - Fudgie, Princess, Scrappy, Bullet

  25. Hey! What is the rest of the string in a bar joke? I've never heard it. :)

  26. Dear Ammy,
    O! Your 6 little things are just wonderful!
    I love your smile! I like ice cubes too, but only in summer!
    You are so clever and wise with your weather foretelling skills and your peace-keeping skills! I wish I could come and walk with you and your pack one day... that would be pawsome!
    And thank you for letting me know about this post because I had missed it.

    Mr Darcy

  27. That was a great list, Ammy! I love your jokes! They make me laugh all the time!!!


  28. Reading your jokes makes me happy.