Who We Are

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy 2K10, etc!

Ha roo, pups and cool cats! It's me, Zim! Lots of great stuff to cover today, so let's get to it!

First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Pretty good so far, isn't it?

Next, as Ammy told you yesterday, last night was the full moon, and a blue moon! Frankly, it still looked yellowy-gold to me, but what do I know? I'll consult with the Guide Dog for the Color Blind after his nap. I mean... after he gets off Guard Duty. Here's a photo Mom took of the moon last night!

Moon over Manhattan (Kansas)

Pretty cool, I have to admit.

What number are we on, three? It's also Photo Finish Friday! Mom took some pretty cool shots of me a couple days ago; they're for my official Ao4 portrait. Check them out! Here's the first:

DSCN3156_2 Zim

Don't I look all serious and cool? Very military, don't you think? Here's another:

DSCN3154_2 Zim

And here's a third:

DSCN3155_2 Zim

I think I like that first one best; what do you all think?

You know why I had to get a new portrait done, don't you? Because today is my honorary birthday!!! HA ROO! (Not my "Gotcha Day" or "Zimaversary" - that's back in August. This is the day we choose to celebrate my birth!) So yeah - I'm 10 now! The double-digits, just like everyone else here at Ao4 HQs! Pretty cool, huh?

Speaking of cool... between the big snow we got before Mom's trip and the blizzard Santa gave us for Christmas, I've been building some really cool snow forts lately. (Channel 49 Storm Team even put one of my pix on the 6 o'clock news again! Thanks, Storm Team!) Mom is still learning how to do things like this, but she put a little slideshow together for you using iMovie. It's me working on some of my really cool snow forts! Turn your speakers up and hit "play". I hope you enjoy!

Almost like being there with me, isn't it? (Music by Ella Fitzgerald; movie directed by Stormy.)

Happy New Year, everyone!

Play bows,


  1. Happy New Year!
    I love your video!
    Have a nice and relaxing day!
    Kisses and hugs

  2. Beautiful moon shot!!! Cute puppy shots...as always.

  3. Ahhhhh Zimmie, you look so handsome! Happy Birthday friend, hope you get all you wish for!
    We couldn't watch the video....surprise surprise....but at least we could comment which is more than usual!
    Slobbers xx

  4. Oh........beautiful moon too.....WOW!

  5. Happy New Year to you and your family, Zimmie! Happy Happy Barkday, too. We love your portraits.

    Not only did your mom take a great photo of the Blue Moon, the iMovie is also cool! That's a lot of snow you got there. Frappie could disappear in there. heehee

    Have a wonderful barkday, Zim!

    -Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

  6. That is quite a moon. What a way to ring in the new year in Kansas. It was raining here. :(

    Great portraits - happy gotcha day!

  7. Happy New Year Ao4 and Happy Birthday Zim.

    I like the first portrait too :)


  8. Fabulous photo's, Fabulous video's.. All that snow and so much fun. Happy Birthday gorgeous one.. Happy New Year to all.. LOve GJ and his beans..

    Dad said what camera and lens did you use to get the fabulous moon picture..

  9. Happy Birthday Zimmie! I love all of the pictures of you, but I agree that the first one is the best. That's so cool that you made the news too!

    Happy New Year to the whole family!


  10. Happy Birthday Zimmy. Also, please tell Stormy his movie was great. Happy new year.
    Sally Ann

  11. Happy New Year everyone!! That certainly was a beautiful moon last night (and a blue moon!). Happy Birthday Zim!!

  12. Happy New Year Zim! And to all your family!

    I will bark further tomorrow, but just wanted you to know I had not forgotten you all!

    We have the blue moon here as well!

    More tomorrow!

    Love Marvin xxxxxxxxx ps you look the handsome-est I have ever seen you, Happy Honorary Birthday too!

  13. Happy 10th Birthday Zim! We hope you have many, many more!

    The Moon over Manhattan was beautiful! We like the first photo of you too. And the photo and music in your video were pawsome! You are a pro at snow fort making!

    Happy New Year to all of you!

  14. Happy birthday Zim! Ten??? Woo must be full of wisdom by now!

    We love the moon shot - furry furry pretty! And I like your #1 portrait too. Furry dignified! But the video was best of all - woo build a mean snow fort there, buddy!

    a-roos to yous,
    jack a-roo

  15. Happy happy birthday to my bestest friend!


  16. What a beautiful blue moon...Happy New Year
    Benny & Lily

  17. Happy 10th birthday, Zim and Happy New Year to all of you!
    Your moon shot is awesome!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  18. I love the video!!! I love the pictures!!! Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday to Zim! I love the first picture of Zim the most...definitely very military!!!
    Lots of love, Holly and her mom Debbie

  19. Happy New Year :-)

    Cool video

    Wizz :-)

  20. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Hey handsome... I surely hope you have had an excellent Birthday! Your fort building video was excellent. You really get down to business and I like that. The moon was beautiful last night. So thankful your mom showed us because it was cloudy here and we could not see it. Anyroo, I am rambling on here... I love your new headshot!!! Oh so handsome.
    YOUR Sitka

  21. Happy New Year!!! I like picture #1 best. You look very regal in it.

    Great video!!! I think you are doing a great job on your fort!


  22. Happy New Year!!!!

    Those are some pawsome snow forts Zim!!!

  23. You are so handsome, I am just Speechless!


    OMD, Star!

    Happy New Year Guys!

  24. Happy 2010, Zim! I love the first portrait of you best, but they are all good.

    Your fort building skills are excellent! If your Mom would give you a longer leash I bet you could make them even bigger and deeper.

    You're a master, Zim, thats all we can say.



  25. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!!!! I definitely like the first portrait best. Very nice. Also enjoyed the slide show.


  26. Zimmie, you know I love you and all but why, exactly, is it that you build all those forts? Just curious...
    Happy Barkday to you! Gosh! Now you are as old as I am. I knew Storms was an older lady but I didn't know all of you were eligible for the senior citizen discount too. No wonder I like you guys so much!
    The moon has be gorgeous, hasn't it? And oh, so cold out! No building snow forts for me.

  27. Anonymous1:49 AM

    Happy Birthday too Woo! Happy New Year to Woo!!! Happy happy day for Zimmie.

    WOOOOO woo rar rar rar,
    Kayla and Maebe

  28. Happy new year, love the moon pic. !0 years old I can't believe it you don't look a day over 5 :-)

  29. Happy new year! I can't believe you kept the same face through 3 photos! You must have awesome face control!

    It's my Pops' birthday too! You guys have the same birthday! That's so cool hahahaha!


  30. You sure are busy. We could use your digging skills around here for sure.

    Hey! I like the third photo the best, but frankly, I am not certain those pictures are any different. I think you might have accidentally frozen.

    Happy New Year!


  31. I think we like the first shot too! Happy Barkday, Zimmie!

  32. Happy Birthday Zim.. We love the photo's. You certainly did get a lot of snow. Can we come and play too?

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  33. Happy Birthday!! 10 is a GREAT year!!

  34. Happy Birthday Zimmie! That was an awesome video of you! Stormy did a great job directing it!

    Happy New Year to you all!!! :)