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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Move 'Em On, Head 'Em Up!

Hi everypuppy and everycat, it's me - Ammy. Before I get started with today's post, I'd like to thank you for the prayers you're saying for our sweet friend Sitka, and for the kind words you've left on her blog! She's had her surgery and is recovering well at UGA; please keep those prayers coming!

For today's post, I thought I'd take you on an afternoon walk with the boys, Mom and myself. Please right click here, open it in another tab, and let it play in the background. Ready?

Near the beginning of our walk, there is a big hill we go up. I usually go over and herd Mom to help her out.

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Get along, Mom!

That's not the best picture of us, but you get the idea.

Our water tower is up at the top of that hill. Here's Dave, striking a pose:

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I think our city should use that in its tourism brochures, don't you?

We love getting to the top of the hill, then going down the other side, then exploring what's on the other side and stuff. Some of our friends saw this next picture on FaceBook, but it's quickly become a favorite around here - it's Zimmie flashing his million-dollar smile, showing Mom how much he loves our walks:

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No matter how far we go, Dave is never ready to turn around and head home - no matter how tired he is or anything! Here he is heading back up the far side of the water tower hill:

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Dave and me - Ammy!

Mom said this is one of the times when she needs my herding skills the most. I told Davy to stop being such an Eeyore (you know who I mean!) and get up the hill! Mom said I am a great help to her!

Here I am on the home stretch, feeling happy and relaxed now that I got everyone back to Ao4 HQs, safe and sound:

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Me - Ammy - almost home!

I love having a job - especially one involving herding! What jobs do you like doing?

Oh! And we keep forgetting to post this sunset picture from a couple weeks ago! It's a panoramic shot Mom took; you can click it and see a larger version on our FlickR site, if you'd like!

Sunset as seen from Ao4 HQs

Thanks for coming on our walk with us; I hope you enjoyed it!



  1. We loved coming on your walk with you!! Thanks for inviting us! It is much sunnier there!! We're trying to pack up our snow to send to you, but we pack it, and then it disappears!!

    Woofs and Kisses!

  2. Hey there guys
    Sorry I haven't been around much - but I've been missing Ammy and always think about you guys and your beautiful walks and sunsets. Thank you for taking me on your walk today. You guys are as beautiful as ever.

  3. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Ahhh Ammy... you are too sweet to give us a shoutout again! Now Mom has that song STUCK in her head. Hummm... She told me it is about time for us to get rolling, ha roo!! This going to work thing is not all it is cracked up to be, let me tell ya. Looks like you all had a great walkie again!! Thank you for always taking us with you on them!
    Puppy Woos,
    Cornelia Marie

  4. Wooos! We loved your walkie! where did all of your snow go??? I like your sign too, I think the city should use it for tourism!What can be more beawootiful than a SIBE???!!!

    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  5. Very nice walking from The Little Apple (cool!)

    We didn't get the music because our sound is busted, but my Mom knows that song and she was singing it.


  6. Yee-haw! I just love herding songs! I'm going to sing that one next time I round up my pengies!

    Great walkies! I don't blame Dave one bit, I like to keep going too. Mom gets furry clever about turning us back towards home, too. She even uses "I want to walk back and look at the sunset over the bay again" excuse!

    jack a-roo & moo too

  7. We came to your blog singing Rawhide!
    Well of course only our mum was old enough to know the words....
    That was a great walk. Where did the snow go?
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  8. It might just be me, but I think that moms get up hills much better if you pull them. But only at the beginning of the walk. After the halfway point, you have to switch to pulling down hills and walking slow up them. At least that's what my mom likes.


  9. he he he! My J saw the title of this post first on facebook (whatever that may be when it is at home ;oD ) so she thought I might find a song to fit the title. Of course when we got here you already had the song!

    We loved walking with you virtually, it was just so good!

    My J says the song on your post always makes her laugh out loud because she remembers the scene in The Blues Brothers, when they sang it in the Club.....one of her favourite films it seems.

    Sorry I cannot think of a song to get on your Mama's mind today, I must go and have a snooze and a think about it.

    I am sure I will come up with one tomorrow!

    lotsaluv Marvin xxxxxx

  10. Thanks for sharing your walk Ammy, you are very good at your job.

    Our jobs would preferably have to involve a tennis ball or a wubba...BOL

    Our main job though is to keep the humans amused, they seem to get a lot of enjoyment from us for some silly reason. We don't get it but that's those daft humans for you....hehehe

    We hope you all are having a fun week! :)

  11. Awwwww Ammy....
    What a great great post!!!!
    Thanks for taking us along with you in your special walkie with your bros!!!!!!
    We're feeling like were with you!!!!
    And....YES AMMY........we know you're a wonderful helper for your mommy helping her in conducting your bros!!!
    We love your photos and you and Dave and Zim are very very very beautiful!!!!!
    And say thanks to your mommy for sharing with us that wonderful sunset photo!!!!!!
    You guys are the best!!!!

  12. Hope your friend has a speedy recovery.

    Beautiful photos from the walk.

  13. I hope Sitka continues to get better!

    Thanks for taking me on your walk. Hey Ammy, I loves to heard too. That must be why we has a special connection. heheh!
    What a pretty sunset your Mom captured!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  14. My favourite job is doing quality control tasting on the roast chicken mum cooks. It's a tough job but somecat's gotta do it!


  15. What a beautiful sunset!
    We're getting pounded with snow today, guys! We're going to pick up a foot of the beautiful white stuff before this storm heads out!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  16. Great sunset, thanks for the walk.

    Wizz :-)

  17. Great walk, guys! Always enjoy seeing you having fun and keeping mom in line.

    How neat you're entering the Napping competition in the cat-o-lympics. Our Percy is entering that too.

  18. The Little Apple....that made me laugh....a nearby city to us calls itself "The Palm Springs of Washington"....it cracks us up everytime because it is not even close. :)


  19. What a great walk!! Thanks Ammy for herding everybody on the walk and back home safe! I love the apple water tower. You are right..it should be used on travel brochures! Thanks..that was lots of fun!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Hollydog

  20. Beautiful Sunset picture!!

  21. You guys sure are photogenic! Nice sunset
    Hope you guys had a fun walk
    Benny & Lily

  22. Herding sounds like a lot of fun but my favorite job of all time is being the taste tester even if dad doesn't mean to drop the food on the floor. :)


  23. Hi, Ammy!
    Herding sure is a hard job!
    I was happy to join you all on your walkie today!
    I made a post with pictures of the scary stairs!
    Kisses and hugs

  24. Hi Ammy!
    I really enjoyed that pawesome walk together. Thanks for a luvly wagwalk time!!
    p.s - luv the music too!

  25. What an awesome walk Ammy, thanks!!
    We are so glad that Sitka is recovering and we will keep her in our prayers!


  26. We always have fun going along with you on your walks! My job on our walks is to pull Mommy along and also stare into the weeds especially on our night walks so she thinks some critter is about to run out.

  27. we thanks YOU for taking ush on your walk and that is one bewootiful sunset pikshure
    thank for sharing
    our wags are wagging to the toons
    pibble sugars
    the houston pittie apck

  28. Thanks for taking us on a walk with you. We haven't been on too many with all the snow and ice latly. We loved your water tower...Especially the furry object in front of it...Too cute!

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo

  29. Maybe you are a Border Sibe (sort of like a LabraDave). But with your great herding skills of Dave, maybe you are ready for the advanced task of herding a Rusty?