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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Snuggly Saturday

For some of us, any way.

Hi everypuppy and everykitten. It's me - Amber. As some of you know, our friends Sally Ann and Mack are having a contest where they want you to pose with Teddy Bears and then everyone will look at the photos and then vote. Mom thought it would be nice if we'd all pose with a couple quilted Teddy Bears that we have and I'm not sure I liked that idea because I don't really like posing for the camera, but she said all of us should at least try and that she'd have Storm go first. Hrumph. OK.

Here's how it went for Stormy.

DSCN2259 Stormy
"You want me to pose? With these guys?"

DSCN2257 Stormy
"I don't think so."

And those were the best pictures Mom got before Stormy offered to destuff the bears.

Mom needed a model who was a bit more amenable after that, so she asked Dave to pose. This is the first shot of him:

DSCN2253 Dave
"OK! How's this, Mom? Is this OK?"

Dave's the one in the middle. Mom said that was his "money shot" and she was good to go for him. He was willing to hold the pose for a long, long time, but Mom said she already got what she needed.

Then... sigh... she approached me. I was hiding in one of my secret hide-outs -- the landing on the stairway. It's almost as good as under the dining room table, except that Mom has easier access and ... well ... she made me pose there. Here's how it went:

DSCN2254 Ammy
"I can't even look!"

DSCN2255 Ammy
"OK... I'll look at the camera. But I won't look HAPPY."

I did my Malamute ears and everything, but Mom took pix anyway. Then I thought I heard something.

DSCN2256 Ammy
"Did you say something?"

I wasn't sure what the bear said, but I decided I needed to teach it a lesson... and that's exactly the time Mom decided the bears should go pose with Zimmie. Isn't that an interesting coincidence?

So Zimmie's photo shoot... well...

"OK, you bears. Snuggle in close. That's good. Oh, yeah..."

He even has more to show you tomorrow.
I know! It's supposed to be Serene Scenery Sunday and Zim actually thinks snuggling with bears is somehow serene so Stormy said he could go ahead and show you how the rest of his photo shoot where. I really worry about him sometimes!



  1. I love the pic's... It's a good day for Snuggly Saturday here in Georgia... Rain, Rain, Rain!

  2. Amber,

    What do you call a bear who doesn't have any teeth?

    A gummy bear!

  3. Anonymous11:16 AM

    Ammy, you and your siblings are ever so handsome. I love your collage "quilt" of pictures - very clever!

    Love Pam

  4. I love the collage, Ammy! You are such a good girl to have waited that long with the bear and not offer to tear it up. Good job and good luck in the contest!

  5. OMD these are sooo sweet!

    HOW did you guys ever refrain yourselves from getting the sweet stuffie meat within those bears?!

    Chasing my tale...
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

  6. The way all four of you are posing reminds me of my Siberian Husky-Titan. Characters, all of you.

  7. Awwwwwwwwwwwww, you guys look so sweet posing with the quilted teddies, who by the way are pretty cute too!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. Y'all are cuteeee with your teddies.
    Sally Ann

  9. You made us smile!!! Very funny post and super cute pics!
    We loved those teddies too.
    We are so impressed that you guys didn't destuff them.
    Sometimes your mom expects way too much.................
    Good luck in the competition - they sure look like winning shots to us.
    Martha & Bailey xxxx

  10. Stormy did alright, Dave not so much, Ammy, she just didn't want to and it shows. Ah but Zim, the one of a kind guy. I'm proud of you!


  11. Hi guys,

    Those pictures are adorable. We especially like the collage!

    Hope you are having a grrreat Saturday!

    Riley and Star.

  12. Hey there Ammy
    You guys sure look snuggly...and those teddies look quite happy about the occasion too. Your mom is very clever - we are sure she made those teddies herself and we wonder if she's tried to create Sibe-stuffies yet?
    Lots of licks

  13. oh how can you "bear it" guys?????

    we emailed you, just touching base, just hope it did nt go in to the mat file.


    The Profound Hound xxxxx

  14. Oh Ammy, those are so funny and so cute at the same time.

    The collage looks really great.

    Happy Snuggly Saturday.

    Good luck in the competition.

    Holly & Zac. :-)

  15. sorry typo..........."meat file - spam" oh my goodness........

  16. Hey Army Brats,
    Well you ALL lok so very enthusiatic about that photo shoot assignment. Such energy and inspiration. Dave really looked happy about the whole thing. We wish that all 13 of us could have had the opportunity to pose with the bears; it's just not fair that y'all get to have all the fun while we have to romp around in our paddock chasing squirrels and other boring stuff. Lucky you!
    - TBH&K

  17. Well, you and stormy apparently have something against bears, but Z and D have really got it figured out. I have to say that Z is a bit of a camera whore, but he does pull it off very well....maybe a bit too well. Kinda wondering if maybe he needs a day job working at Disney for the next sled dog movie or something. Anyways, Love them. Inspirational.

    Cute, but not that cute over here,

    Oz and Zozo

  18. They are gorgeous photo's.. Cant wait to see the others.. You all pose so well.. Hugs GJ xx

  19. Great pictures but it looks like a chore to us...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  20. Your expression always says just how you are feeling Ammy!! I think Zimmie looks quite comfy with this bears. Storm is always the professional!

    And, Dave. Well, what else can I say about my handsome man!! Sighhhh.


  21. Adorable poses! Love the collage too! You are all great!

  22. You all are so cute posing with those bears! The boys seemed to like modeling better than you and Storm though and Zim, well, what can you say about Zim other than he's such a cutie!

  23. Those were great!!!!!! I love Dave's picture, but Zim's were the best!!!! I love how your mom went to each of you instead of making you come to her. Good Sibes!


  24. I think everyone did a great job...But Zim oh Zim you are so cute laying in the bed with the bear. Momma just loved those shots!

    Can't wait to see the rest of them.

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo

  25. Ammy, even with your malamute ears, you look so adorable. Really.

    Zimmie my bestest friend, you make me laugh so much!


  26. Way to go, Storm and Ammy (my stair landing friend!) Dave, woo offered to just sit there? I do that too sometimes. (Our moms LUV it when we sit pretty don't they?)

    Zim gets the prize for Best Bear Snuggler at the Ao4 headquarters, paws crossed he wins the contest!

    a-roos to yous,
    Jack a-roo

  27. Ammy - your posts are simply precious! I LOVE every one of those pix - and the captions are hysterical! Mom is still giggling!
    Huggers xo

  28. Hi, friends!
    For some reason I knew Zim was the one who would cooperate better!
    Great pictures!
    Kisses and hugs

  29. Darling Ammy,

    Did you try to...ummm.. "clean" the bear's ears?


  30. You did a great job posing. I know it must have been very tiring for you.


  31. We would have been glad to help in the de-stuffing department.

  32. Hi Ammy,

    Such great photos! So amzing how your different pawsonalities show in the photos. Stormy's look so formal. Dave's looked like he is posing with his buddies. Your photo looked like the bears are sharing jokes with you. We also love your photo with your eyes closed. And Zimmie's collage look like she's best friends with the bears! Weeeeeee

    Good luck with the contest!

    We've asked Mommy to get started with her Piappies World to-do list for us - catching up with blog readings, finishing her post about Mocha, email you for the Troopers in the Ao4 and looking for our bear photos so we can join the fun too.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    -Fudgie, Princess with the Piappies

  33. Awwwwwwwwwwww....
    We LOVED your pics with your friends Teddy Bear!!!
    Even if you don't look too much happy posing for your mommy!!!!
    We are so impressed of your self-control guys...you didn't destuff them!!!!!!!!!!
    Clap clap clap clap....Mmmmmmmmmmmm...how much we wouold love to have them under our teeth!!!!!
    Good luck in the competition dear friends.....we hope you'll be the winner!!!
    You're the best!!!!!!!!
    HAve a wonderful day!!!!!!!!
    We love youuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

  34. hi guys....
    we love the pic's .. are grates..
    a big hug

  35. Ammy, my human thanks you for such a great evening laugh, reading your post! The personalities of all four of you came out so well!
    Your pal,

  36. OMD, this is such a cute post!!! I love all the pics! :)


  37. great pic - zimmie you are such a ham

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  38. You're sibes are so photogenic! I love the pix. Dave is the most expressive or "interested" it seems. but they all are adorable!

    L&J would be happy to destuff those pesky bears for you Ammy!

  39. Love the pics!!! We voted for you... Dave is SO CUTEEEEE!!!

  40. Wow, the boys in your house are way too cooperative. Stormy should do something about that. Of course, I know Dave isn't one of her puppies, so I guess her paws are tied there.