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Friday, November 20, 2009

Iditarod, Award, Seven Things, and... It's Photo Finish Friday!

Tail wags, pups and kittens! Stormy here. It seems as though we have a lot to cover today, so I'm going to take this post myself. Ready to get to it all?

First up, Dave has told you about a special bag our mom made for a fund-raiser and promised to let you know more "later". Well, it's now "later"! Here are a few words from our mom:

As some of you know, I made one of my custom bags for a fund-raiser for Blake Freking, who will be running a team of Siberians in the Iditarod! For those who wanted a heads up -- the auction has begun! Bonnie's done a great job posting some lovely items; please check them out at this link.
Please check out the great items in the auction, and place a bid if you'd like! My bag currently is on page two; this link should take you there. For those who have asked, international shipping is available!
Thanks for your interest and support!

On the eBay site, Bonnie has provided a lot more info about why the fund-raiser is being held - and Mom wrote a blurb about the bag! You can also read more about the bag on Mom's blog.

Moving right along... we got a really cool award from our friends at Jan's Funny Farm the other day! Thanks, everypup and everycat! Here's the award:

Thanks, Jan's Funny Farm!

Now we're supposed to list Seven Things about ourselves. Since it's also Photo Finish Friday, I'm going to work that in - a photo for each of the seven things!

1. We like our Kongs empty. Seriously. And the Jaws of Steel doesn't really need any encouragement to chew more aggressively.

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Ammy. Looking sweet and innocent. That Kong's on borrowed time. Trust me.

2. We all have new collars and matching leashes! Mom made them. Well... she's not done with Dave's leash yet, but she's getting there. Here are Ammy and Zim with theirs:

IMG_4369 Ammy and Zim
Amber and Zim

And here I am with Ammy, getting her to be a little more uncooperative about the whole photo shoot thing.

IMG_4391 Ammy and Storm
Ammy and me. Not looking at the camera.

But hey, you can see the leashes; that's the main thing anyway, isn't it?

3. Dave, as most of you are well-aware, is
the snuggliest one of all of us. He's not happy unless he's touching a biped, preferably Mom. I think it's part of being a Lab in a Sibe suit.

IMG_4351 Dave snuggling
Dave and Mom. Sweatshirt available through the MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue store.

4. Zim and I love cats. We enjoy making friends with our neighborhood kitties and keeping in touch with our other cat-pals via texting and emails.

DSCN2679 Storm and Zim
Me and Zimmie

That's a photo my
BFF Tia sent me of her and one of her Siberian sisters, Cornelia Marie. Don't they look sweet as can be?!!?

5. The boys and I love going for rides! Ammy... not so much.

DSCN2193 Zim and Dave
Zim and Dave. Road trip!

6. We all love to go exploring! Here is a photo of the redheads from yesterday; they went to the Kansas Ocean!

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Zim and Ammy at the KS Ocean

By the way, that's also a good shot of their cool, news leashes! (See item #2 above.)

7. Zim has taken to short-sheeting the bed lately. Several times a day. Ha roo roo roo. He's such a fun pup to have around!

IMG_4332 Zim short-sheeting the bed
Who.... me?!?!

That's our list; hope you enjoyed it! We're also supposed to tag seven friends, but we're going to do this - if you'd like the award, please take it. But if you do, we'd LOVE to see a list of seven things about you!!! Many thanks to all the crew at Jan's Funny Farm - this was tons of fun!

Tail wags,


  1. Very informative post about the Army of Four! Thanks for sharing.

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo

  2. You guys always take such wonderful pictures. My mum isn't very talented with a camera.

  3. These are great pics - even the ones where you weren't looking!!!!
    We can see we will have to go off and read your links to find out all about this Auction!
    Congrats on the Award.
    Have a great weekend.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  4. Glad you enjoyed it. We enjoyed learning more about you all.

  5. Fandabi Army Of Four Post!

    My J has been so sick with the flu, her inspiration is very low

    Wish I could write a poem,
    but it seems, no, no, and no!

    But you know I love you all,

    sorry to have been so quiet.

    But you Four, well you are A RIOT!

    oh er, did this meet Poetic justice!

  6. We love the new collars..
    Mom is so wonderful to donate her lovely bag.. Hope you all have a great weekend..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  7. Very cool tings about you there.. Love the leads.. Mum is heading across to see the bag and check out the other sites.. Hugs GJ xx

  8. Those are cool new collars your mom made! Is Dave's going to be purple camo? Looks like you've got good weather in Kansas which is no surprise to you since Ammy probably told you to expect it!

  9. Very good post! I'll take Dave the Cuddler if he is getting auctioned. My Mom would love that!


  10. That is some great information to know about you!! Love your new collars and leases too..they are good looking! You went back to the Kansas Ocean again!!! Love it!!! I wish I was there to go with you!

  11. Hi Ao4, mom is finally taking a little time to catch up to blogs (woo know its been a crazy week at our place!) . we LOVE all the khool photos of woo doing things woo like! Maybe when Tori is feeliing better, we'll do a post like that, too.

    Sending woo sibe vibes of love,
    jack n' tori

    (ps- what a GREAT bag! Good luck with the auction!)

  12. What a great picture of Ammy and her Kong :-)


  13. Cool stuff thanks for telling us
    Benny & Lily

  14. I love your new leashes! They are so cool and very colorful, in your case, Ammy!! Your mom is so talented.


  15. Zim was just inspecting the bed to make sure it was in good condition, right, buddy?

  16. Hi, Storms!
    Your mom makes pawesome bags!
    Congratulations on your Award!
    Your new collars and leashes are great!
    Kisses and hugs

  17. We already informed your mum that Zimmie is not being naughty, he's just turning down the bed for your mum and dad.

    I love your new leashes!


  18. That is a very cute bag your Mom made. We wish we had enough green papers to bid on it for our Mom!

    Congratulations on your award! You all are very creative and we enjoy reading your blog.

    Your 7 things are very interesting too. Your pix are always so good!

    prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and tail wags,
    Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

  19. Fab pics and love the new leads. We have a friend here in Scotland who is going to be running the iditarod in 2010 to raise money for huskies that are not as lucky as me and Skye.

  20. Woo is sporting sum furry nice new leashies der. Your maw does good work.
    Maw checked out da fundraiser and wants so many things frum der.
    Get the plastic ready Maw!!!!

    Husky kisses,

  21. Always good to learn more about our pals. You are a most active and interesting crew.

    Car rides rock!


  22. I always enjoy hearing about you guys. I like the new leash/collar sets, too!

  23. Congrats on your award, we enjoyed reading your list.... :-)

    Holly & Zac

  24. Anonymous6:35 PM

    Ammy has jaws of steel? Really? We're shocked...

    we can't believe the kong can be destroyed. we think we need a photo essay on that one.

    wild dingo

  25. Hey there, Stormy
    I can't believe you like your KONGs empty! I think that is short changing for sure!
    Your pictures are really super and it was lovely getting to know you guys better.
    Lots of love and licks from

  26. WOW you all have been one busy pack!! Love the new leashes!!!


  27. Great post! I love those leashes!!!

    Hey Ammy...I chewed off part of the top of my Kong!


  28. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Hey! There we are!!!
    Puppy Woos,
    Cornelia Marie