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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Let's Take a Walk With Zim!

Tail wags, dear readers - it's me, Stormy! In the mornings, the redheads take Dad on a nice, long walk for their big exercise of the day. During that time, Dave and I take Mom on a shorter one. In the afternoon, we all usually get to do something with Mom - whether it's going out on a cool adventure, playing in the yard, or going on another walk from the house. One of my favorite things to do is take a walk with Zim! And Mom. Zim never rushes me and loves to take time to enjoy each and every thing along the way. I know many of you would love to go walking with Zim, too, so I had Mom shoot some pix to show you what it's like! Ready to go? Let's take a walk with Zim!

Here we are from the other day, heading down the street:

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Zim and me (Stormy)

You can tell Zim is already looking around for some fun, can't you? Predictably enough, on our way home, Zim spotted one of our kitty-cat friends and stopped. Here's a collage:


I never did see the kitty, nor did Mom, but Zim knew he was out there. It was probably our friend the Calico Cat. She's a bit more shy than the other kits in the neighborhood. You can see Zim was doing his utmost to win her over and have her come over to visit!

Apparently when Ammy and/or Dave go with Zim on afternoon walkies, they aren't quite as patient with him while he communes with his friends. Me? I'm happy to take a little breather - plus I love kit-cats like Zim does. (One of my best friends back at Ft. Riley was a beautiful Siamese named Kit!) But then there comes a time when we do need to head back to Ao4 Headquarters.

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Come on, Zim. Let's head home.

As a leader, it's up to me to ... lead.

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I sure was hoping the Calico kit-cat would come over, Storm!
Can't we go back and try again?

Sheesh. Do you see that Sad Look he's doing in that photo above? Enough to break your heart! Who taught him that?!?! Oh... ha roo roo roo! Right. It was me. Well, I couldn't even look at him, or I would have caved. He's really got that one down, doesn't he?

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We'll try again tomorrow, Zim.

We haven't seen the Calico since then, but we have made friends with a black and white kitty! She's even followed us home and hangs out in our yard now! We'll try to get Mom to take her picture.

Hope you enjoyed our walk with Zim. I know I always love it!

Tail wags,


  1. What a great walk Storm (and Zim!) I would love to help you both commune with the kitties!!


  2. Wow, looks like you two have a great walk ;)
    We did not get ours, due to the rain. Boooo !

  3. Our hu-dad tells us not to play with black and white kitties, but we are guessing that yours is different than the type he refers to.

  4. We love your walks. You always go to different places that are so interesting! It's good that you are friends with the kitties!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  5. That is very nice that you have made friends with the kitties A.K.A THE ENEMY...just kidding...

    Enjoy your walkies, we haven't had our yet today due to rain also!DRATS!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  6. Martha is just desperate to make friends with our kitty neighbour!
    You must pass on all your tips.
    She is really trying to be patient - OK she might be a little too friendly but she doesn't bark!
    Lovely pics.
    Martha & Bailey xx

  7. Anonymous2:33 PM

    i'd bet if you let go of Zim's leash, he'd find his pal! LOL!

    and YES he certainly DID learn that look from YOU stormy!

    wild dingo

  8. You are SOOOO cool! Aren't walks the BEST!

  9. We liked taking a walk with woo & Zim a lot! Star used to like long slow walks so she could sniff every little thing. We generally like to go faster when its just us & mom, but we do stop fur mini-biped petting!

    a-roos to yous,
    jack a-roo & moo too

  10. Hooray for walkies Strom and Zim, We like to go fast but we usally have to stop and sniff every tree, bush, light pole, I know you guys get the idea. Sometimes Dad tells us we are supposed to walk not sniff.

    It's fun to ignore him.

    Remy and Flash

  11. I would love to take a walk with my bestest friend EVERY single day!


  12. LOvely walk you had.. You made friends with kittys too.. Thats so cool. The little black and whits one must realise you mean it no harm to come in your yard. Hugs GJ x

  13. What a great walk you had.. We would probably have to go with Dave since we don't slow down for anything.. Mom calls it power walking..
    Great pictures...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  14. Always enjoy going on walks with you Zim!

  15. It is great to have a walkie companion who shares interests with you. I loved the brace for Monday shot from yesterday too.


  16. great walk! sapphire would not be enjoying the scenery tho with her nose perpetually stuck to the ground. you know how beagles are! but she heels well (:

    hope to see black and white kitty soon?!

  17. short or long walks, they both look pretty good!
    Benny & Lily

  18. You two are good walkers. You enjoy the scenery.

  19. Hi Stormy and Zim!!
    Great walk!! Hope you will see your kitty friend again.
    I havent seen my kitty friend, Bella, at the beach too lately..wonder where she'd gone to..
    Since it's been raining a lot i suppose she moved to another area..


  20. That was a fun stroll with you and Zim! It's too bad he didn't see Calico Cat but it's purrfect that a black and white kitty has adopted your yard! You have lots in common!

  21. We're glad we got to go on a walkie with you cause we didn't get to go on one today. Thanks!

    Riley and Star.

  22. Yes! I felt like I was walking with you!
    Thanks a lot!
    Kisses and hugs

  23. Hi Stormy,

    I'd love to come on a walk with you and Zim too! And I also love looking for cats on my walks...in fact, I've only recently discovered that they hide under cars!! So I have started checking under every car we pass - which can make my humans very annoyed with me! Hee! Hee!

    Honey the Great Dane

  24. HMMMM

    Maybe the pussycats have found some high stealth invisibility cloaks and sneak around you...

    Koda MD

    PS is the house at the end of your street on an angle!! The picture sure made it look like a crooked cottage

  25. What a great walk!! We can't wait to go on another one!!

    Woofs and Kisses!

  26. Around here, we say "Kit-Kat" and that refers to ME!


  27. I love your walks! Thank you for sharing.

    lotsaluv, Marv xxxxxxxxx

    ps except for the C.A.T.s........

  28. You guys look like you had a wonderful walk! I'm sure Zim will find lots of Kitty friends to play with!