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Friday, March 05, 2010

Photo Finish Friday

Ha roo, pups and cool cats! It's me - Zim! Dave and I had a really cool adventure a few days ago, back before the Snow Thief took all of our snow, lovely snow. It's a photo-heavy post, so I thought I'd share everything with you on Photo Finish Friday. Ready to get started? Let's go!

There we were, out on our normal walk in the neighborhood:

DSCN4048 Zim and Dave
Me and Dave, out having fun

There's a cul-de-sac we generally don't go down, but I sent Mom a mind-meld message that I really wanted to go down there. Big time!

DSCN4052 Zim
Thanks, Mom. I've GOT to go down here!

Oh, yeah, check out how cool my shadow looks in the picture above!

Anyway, here's why I wanted to go down there:

DSCN4055 Zim
Ha roo?

Up there on the flat limestone, at about 10 o'clock, can you see her?!? I told Mom to zoom in - here's a better look:

DSCN4053 Zim's newest friend
New friend!!!

Wowzers! I hadn't met that kit-cat yet! She let me get a bit closer, then I could see that she wasn't sure about me. I started sending all those calming signals I send out to other animals so they don't feel intimidated by me. Here I am, turning my head and not looking at her:

DSCN4057 Zim
Hey, kit-cat. My name's Zim; I'd love to be pals!

She started warming up to me, and I walked over even closer. Here is a lovely portrait of her:

DSCN4056 Zim's newest friend

I complimented her on her camouflage with the Kansas landscape and she seemed to appreciate that. She did some cute poses up on her limestone ledge - she's a natural model! When we got a little closer, I could see that she had a little bell hanging from her collar:

DSCN4058 Zim's newest friend

At that point, I decided I'd call her "Belle" - because she is so very pretty! Don't you man-cats out there agree? We spent some time just being quiet together - it was really special.

Mom gave us a while, then said we needed to head home.

DSCN4060 Zim's newest friend
See you again soon, Zim?

I told her I'd look for her every time we pass by that cul-de-sac now.

DSCN4061 Zim
You be careful out here, OK, Belle?

Can you see her up there in that picture? Go at about 1 o'clock from my head. Mom, Dave and I started to head home.

DSCN4062 Dave
Uh... see ya, cat.

Dave doesn't really commune with kit-cats like I do! Anyway, I turned around to see this:

DSCN4064 Zim's newest friend
Hey, can I come home with you? Wait for me!

I told her it would be OK with me, and Stormy would love having a kit-cat pal, but that Amber and Dave... well, they might play too rough with her.

DSCN4066 Zim's newest friend
Ohh... wait... maybe we should just meet up out here, Zim!

She decided to stay there, then go home to her own place. I kept looking back for her, hoping to see her again.

DSCN4069 Dave and Zim
Zim... Mom says we need to get home, buddy.
Belle?!?! Meet me here tomorrow, OK?

It was so cool meeting her. I'm going to ask Mom to walk me down there later today so I can see her again.

DSCN4072 Zim and Dave
She's a real cool kit-cat, isn't she Dave?
How do you lure them all in like that, Zim?

Mom says I have this amazing "animal magnetism" thing; all animals are drawn to me. I just know I like making new friends!

Hope you liked coming along with us on Photo Finish Friday!

Play bows,


  1. Woof! Woof! Great way to end the week with some of your FUN FUN walk photos. Nice to meet your kitty friend. Have a great weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. How lovely to meet 'Belle' we agree she is very pretty. Just wait until Marvin sees her!
    Your walk looked lovely today with clear blue skies and sunshine. We think Spring might be about to make an appearance in Scotland too.
    Have a great weekend.
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxxx

  3. Zim, you are a very special dog. Our Merci used to be the same way when she was the only dog. Then along came hyper/noisy Buddy and then the leaping/barking giant Sam. But before that, Merci used to attract cats. Every once in a while one would follow her. She rescued Percy when he was tiny. And Cameron moved himself in on his own because he and Merci were best friends. What can we say? Some dogs are just cat magnets!

  4. Great walkie Zim and Dave. Very impressive Zim about your animal magnetism.
    When we see a cat, were more likely to disslocate Dads elbows trying to chase it than to make friends.
    Good job not communing Dave. We are with you.
    Remy and Flash

  5. Woo, Belle is a furry lovely khat, Zim. Hmm, I don't think I have much animal magnetism, but mom says I'm a real kid-magnet! Maybe it's like your talent, but fur kids?

    Jack a-roo

  6. Thanks Zim! Your a cool cat!

    We really enjoyed taking a walk with you. It was amazing to see you be the cat whisperer. You do have a way with the kitties. I personally couldnt trust myself around a cutie like Belle. Best I just stay away.

    Keep up the good work and we look forward to seeing her again.

    Paws and poofs,


  7. Zim, we think that is a great talent, but we are kinda with Dave on the whole friends with cats thing.

  8. That is just great Zim!!! Belle was actually following you!!! She is a beautiful kitty. You have a way with kitties! Thanks so much for sharing your walk with us...it's always fun to see where you go and what you do! Lots of love, Debbie and Hollydog

  9. I fur sure loved your story Zim! And the pictures were great! I hope you can meet up again later with your new Belle kit-cat pal.
    She does look like a sweet kit-cat for sure. Did you hear her little bell jingle?

    Frankie Girl

  10. Zim, you're such a sweetheart.
    Glad you shared your new friend with us. She is beautiful.

  11. Anonymous4:43 PM

    Oh Zimmie! You know how to charm everyone.. including those cute cats!

  12. Oh how cute!!!! You had a super fun walk!! And you met a new friend!!!

    Woo Woooo
    Shiloh, Shelby, and their Mom!

  13. Hey Zim and gang,
    That sure is a gift that you've got for meeting new friends. Dad says he knows what it's like to have that animal magnetism. Evidently all Navy jet pilots, like in TOPGUN, have it just like you do. Belle is probaly a good bird hunter so she has her bell to make it just a bit more challenging.
    - TBH&K

  14. awe Zim you are such a charmer! I can't believe you got that kit cat to almost follow you home!!

  15. Awww, Zim, that was so sweet! Belle really liked you! She is a very pretty kitty and we hope you get to see her again!

  16. Your friend is very cute!
    Lucky you, lately i have'nt seen any kitty kats during our walks.
    Thanks for letting us join you on that great walk!
    Have a fantastic weekend!!


  17. Wow, great photo essay! Almost felt like we were along on the walk! Only you guys are good with cats...my Sibe kids would take off like in the Iditarod after that kit-cat! We're working on forging a friendship with the cat, "Smokie," who adopted my daughter. Not all five have adjusted perfectly yet, but you guys are great! (and very beautiful!) Thanks for the great Friday walk!

  18. I think you are so sweet to make friends with the kitties Zim. That's why you're my bestest friend!


  19. oh zim thish was a most wonderful post the meow meow reminds our mommish of her first ever kitty cause it looked EXACTLY like pretty belle
    you can tell she took a liking to you i hope you shee her again furry soon
    pibble sugars and wee wags
    the houston pittie pack

  20. Hi, Zim!
    I know you were happy to meet Belle!
    Now I know why the cul-de-sac was calling you to go there!
    Kisses and hugs

  21. She is really a cool kitty cat ! Love her ! Unlike our cat in the neighborhood. They treat us like total enemies ! Some even wanted to attack us ! BOL.

  22. We think she wanted you to take her home with you.

    What a beautiful day is was to take a nice long walk.

    Riley and Star.

  23. That's one cool and purrty cat! She must be furry doggie proof to not run away furom you. You humin did a furry good purtrait of her.

    PS I want some of your "animal magnetism" Then doggies wouldn't chase me!

  24. Hi there Zim, we loved your walk shots.
    That kitty is so cute, we hope you get to see her again. It does look like she was quite taken with you and did want to come home with you. :)

  25. That was a very cute kitty Zim!! Aren't new friends the best?!


  26. Woo there Everipup~
    Looks like woo had a great trip round the cul-de-sac and a kitkat siting had to be the highlight!! Hope woo see her again. Woos to yer bipeds. Keep it furri down there.
    Your pal,

  27. Oh, Belle is gorgeous! And I agree about your animal magnetism, Zim! I always thought you had a mesmerising gaze!! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  28. All animals know a gentle soul, Zim. You must have the gentlest!


  29. Oh she is so cute! You're so lucky to have that special talent! I think I would be a little too rough with her too.


  30. Belle looks kind of like Wilbur, but she has let her socks get really dirty.