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Friday, October 16, 2009

Fun At the Castle

Ha roo, pups and cool-cats! It's me - Zim! We've been working hard around Ao4 Headquarters lately - you know, posing for pictures, helping in the Studio, holding Mom's feet down... that sort of thing. In addition to all that, it's important to take time out for a cool adventure or two (or three or four...) during the course of the day. I thought I'd share some pix of me and Dave from the other day when we were out exploring in lieu of Photo Finish Friday this week.

We decided to head up to what we've referred to in the past as the Giant's castle. Dave and I hadn't been up there in a while, so we were anxious to check it out.

I think we turn right at the light up there, Dave!

Once we got up there, we saw this cool planter full of pretty flowers:

Dave and some cool flowers

We were surprised they were still blooming, given our cold weather lately! Then Dave thought maybe we'd overshot our mark. We'd been walking REALLY long and so based on what he saw...

Woo! Asian-influenced architecture to that pagoda-looking thing...

...he thought maybe we'd walked all the way to China! Ha roo roo roo!

We've been hearing some interesting sounds late at night from Ao4 HQs and Dave discovered the source of that!

A jazz bar!

Sadly, they do not allow Siberians in the jazz bar. Hardly seems right to me - especially given Dave's love of jazz.

We explored up there a little more, then headed home.

Let's blow this pop stand, Dave!
OK. Oh, wait a minute ... I need to mark this. Move over.

I saw this cool box on the way back and stopped to pose.

Hey Dave! Check this out. Ha roo roo roo! We have to take a shot of this for Ammy!

He didn't get it at first - so I told him to look at the little sticker that was pointing at me. Check it out:

Ha roo roo roo! "Fault indicator". Ha roo roo roo!

She's gonna like that one, Dave!
They say the best jokes are seated in truth... err... no offense, little bro!

Thanks for coming along on our cool adventure with us. I hope all of you get out there and do some exploring of your own!

Play bows,


  1. It's very important work holding your Mom's feet down; I have noticed that if I am not sitting/lying on them, my own Mom's feet have a tendency to just go flying around. So good work there!

    *kissey face*

  2. You didn't find your castle? Maybe next time! We are waiting for Sam to get better so that we can join in on your adventures!


  3. Hi Zim & Dave
    Have you guys thought of getting a sat nav?
    We realise it is unusual for males to get lost but China!
    Anyway it is just a suggestion.
    What do they mean not letting siberians into the jazz bar? Don't they know how cool you guys are and haven't they heard you on the saxaphone?
    Did Ammy like the joke?
    Good exploring - even though you did overshoot!!!
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxxx

  4. Too funny! Walkies all the way to China, huh, you must be exhausted. No wonder the fault indicator pegged on you.


  5. That jazz bar didn't know what they were missing by not letting you in there! We bet Ammy thought your joke was pretty funny cause we did!

  6. I love going on your advetures with you.. You show us the journey realy well. Hugs GJ xx

  7. Hey A04 gang,
    I thought of Zim & Ammy the other day at obedience class when I met the cutest red husky puppy with 2 blue eyes! His name is Indiana and he is super-smart, like you guys!
    Thanks for posting those amazing sunset pics earlier, that sky is incredible. My human says it's God's little reminder that he's there :-)
    Your pal,

  8. Wowzer! What great pictures! I've been trying to hold my mom's feet down too, but it's so hard when there's only one of me... sigh...

  9. Wow! You can hear the jazz music all the way from HQs? Must be loud!

  10. What a great walk! All the way to China this time! We thought it was so cool the other day when you ended up at the Kansas Ocean. You guys really go to the best places. I don't understand why they wouldn't let you in the Jazz bar though...they don't know what they are missing. It's good to hold your mom's feet down at all times along with keeping them warm! Thanks for taking us for the walk again!

  11. Fault indicator! I love it!

  12. You're all such helpful pups! :) I bet you're really looking forward to the weekend!

    Hee hee, I bet Ammy loved that joke!


  13. Cool adventure and I'm sure that your mom was happy that you were walking to China and not digging to China.

    Princess Eva

  14. Can you imagine if you could walk directly to China??
    Nice walkie with nice jokes!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. Hi Guys,

    Very interesting neighborhood with cool houses! It's fun to go on walks like that. We think you can learn a lot about hoomans by the kind of houses they live in, don't you?

    Have a fun weekend and we always enjoy your post.

    Riley and Star.

  16. You have been very busy boys this week. I certainly hope you've been getting the appropriate number of naps in as well.


  17. What a fun walk! Boot season is right! Ha Ha! However, Africa thoroughly enjoyed my favorite boots last winter and I am yet to replace them. I will say that It is quite fun to go shoe shopping anyway!

  18. Anonymous9:58 PM

    Now that's discrimination! Jazz and Siberians are like Apple Pie and Ice Cream. Or like peanut butter and jelly!

    I donno Zim, we think there should be a boycot on that joint.

  19. So that was "Giant's Castle"?...Where was the giant?
    We loved going on your walk with you. You guys looks cool together! (All these permutations of doggie-colours..black, amber, etc!...are mind boggling!)
    Take care and have a happy weekend.

  20. What great visit to the Castle and nice of you to bring along your own Jester.

  21. The "Fault indicater" was furry funny, I'll bet Amber chuckled all day over that one! Woo must be exhausted after walking all the way to China. Next time, just dig your way there!

    a-roos to yous,
    Jack a-roo

  22. Hey Zim,
    Whose fault indicator was it. Can it indicate the San Andreas fault? Is Dave's last name Brubeck? That would explain "all that jazz" stuff. Aren't jazz men some kind of smelly vines that grows here in Virginia?
    - TBH&K

  23. Is the Giant's castle a shopping mall now? I'm not sure about that. Where does he hide the princess? I'm pretty sure most giants are supposed to kidnap princesses and hide them in their castle.