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Friday, March 12, 2010

Photo Finish Friday

Tail wags, dear readers, it's me - Stormy. Mom and I almost had to draw straws over who would do today's post. She was going to hijack our blog - can you believe that? Fortunately, she still can't stop laughing, so (as always) I am in a more articulate mode than she is. I'm calling this Photo Finish Friday - The Mysterious Case of the Folded Cushions!

It all started last night as we were getting ready for bed. Dave and Am were already in the bedroom waiting for a cookie getting settled in for the night; Zim was in the kitchen making sure Mom remembered the cookies waiting for Mom and Dad, being the gallant pup he is; I was in the kitchen getting a sip of water; and Mom and Dad were doing whatever it is they do. Dad went over to turn out the front lights - and that's when the great mystery began!

He called out to Mom, "Have you seen this?" Or maybe it was, "Did you do this?" Something like that. I couldn't tell. He was laughing too hard. Mom grabbed the camera (she's learned to do that) and went over to see what he was talking about. She started laughing, too, and said that no, she had not done that. They each assured each other they hadn't done it and ... oh ... perhaps you'd like to know what I'm going on about. Here you go:

The Sitzbank

You're all familiar with
the sitzbank by now - not only was an episode of CSI-Siberia conducted there, that's where Zimmie did his Competitive Napping routine for the Cat-O-Lympics. His bronze medal routine! It was quite surprising to see his cushions all folded up so neatly and placed on the floor like that - since both Mom and Dad promised they hadn't done it. How could this have happened?!? Mom has read and watched way too many mysteries and detective shows and decided she should wait by the "scene of the crime".

Still the Sitzbank

Something about the "perp" always showing back up. So she sat on the stairs and waited. I decided I needed to get the show moving along.

DSCN4180 Stormy
"Hey! What are you doing? It's bedtime. Did you remember the cookies?"

Oh, no, no! Don't get me wrong - I didn't do it! Puh-
lease! And if I had, the cushions wouldn't be all neat and folded into the cushion cover like that. This was clearly the work of someone with an attention to detail, someone who could fold and place something square to the sitzbank with almost a military precision. I started investigating the scene when Zimmie walked in!

As soon as he saw Mom, he assumed a very non-chalant pose:

DSCN4182 Storm & Zim
"Hey what's keeping everyb--- ohh. Um... (♬ whistle, whistle, whistle ♫)."

Hmm. What to make of Zim showing up?

He looked real innocent and that looking up and whistling thing seemed to be working ... until Mom said, "Oh, whoever did this sure put a lot of time and effort into it! Such hard work!" And Zim just couldn't help himself.

DSCN4183 Zim
"Oh, not that hard at all, really! Kind of like square-cornering sheets or someth-- uh oh."

Yikes! It was as good as a confession! I leapt into action, coming to the defense of my youngest brother!

"SGT Zim!" I cried. "Double Harp Seal Look on Mom - NOW!"

DSCN4186 Storm & Zim
Me and SGT Zim, double-teaming Mom
(I got too close to the camera for Mom to get both of us in focus!)

I think we did a smashing job. Mom gave us one of those, "Oh, you guys!" and smooched us and Dad, still laughing, said, "Everyone in the bedroom for cookies; let's go!" (For the record, Mom didn't get a cookie, so I think we must be better behaved than she is.)

As per The Mysterious Case of the Folded Cushion? Freak accident, most likely caused by a draft from the front door. Case closed. Nothing to see here, folks; just move along. Ha roo roo roo! (I've got your six, Zim!)

Tail wags,


  1. Our hu-dad said he would not mind if we were that neat.

  2. The wind is really talented at folding and if I were him (or whatever wind is) I would stay far away when it's laudry day or he (the wind) might get put to work when he (the wind, of course) would rather be working on napping on the bed or whatever the wind likes to do.


  3. Well that certainly is a mystery! Somepup is furry talented-- when we "fold", it all ends up in a heap!

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

    (PS Nice harp seal faces! That ALWAYS works!)

  4. I can't quit laughing!!! That is just funny!!! More cookies needed on this one!! Love it!! What a mystery...I love mysteries.
    Lots of love, Hollydog and Debbie

  5. Sounds like a case for Sherlock Holmes himself!
    There is more to this than meets the eye!
    We are glad you all got cookies and the fact that your mom didn't suggest to me it could well have been her!
    love and kisses
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  6. you guys are making us laugh out loud today for sure....great detective work mom!!!!

  7. That is just so amazingly funny! How could wind possibly have made that tidy a pile??? Too funny! I'd say you still have a mystery! Pups got cookies and that's what's important heheh!
    Hugs xo

  8. That wind is pretty talented!! hehehe

    Woo WoOo
    Shiloh, Shelby, and their Mom

  9. Sgt Zim, A tidy ship is a happy ship, Oops wrong service, but if you did fold the cushion keep denying, you would not want the job as the official AO4 folder. Good job covering for Zim, Stormy.

    Remy and Flash

  10. Naughty neatness cant be punished! Its in the fineprint!

    Koda MD

  11. kinda "Be there or be Square Moment" methinks! But it is a mystery.

    oh my Jeannie says to check out facebook she has put the song on.

    No idea what she is barking about.

    How lovely to be dogs, and just woo and bark eh?

    No silly songs

  12. Well I am with you guys.. It cant be you.. You got cookies so mum must believe you.. Stick to the story.. Hugs GJ xxx

  13. Waawawawawaaaaaaa!!!!!
    We can't stop laughing guys!!!!!
    What a great great mystery!!!!!
    Someone of you is very very very talented (ooppppssssss...noooooooooooo...sorryyyyyyyyyyy......not you....the wind!!!!)!!!!!
    but who??????
    Your faces look sooooooo innocent!!!!
    Ok ok ok.......your mommy did a great investigation job.....but.....she must believe you....YES!!!You got cookies!!!!
    HAve a wonderful weekend dear friends!!!!

  14. Some certainly is pretty talented.. Way to act all innocent you 2..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  15. Woo was making my maw laugh. Specially wid Zim whistling.
    Glad your pa and maw didn't furget your cookies.
    We love a good mystery.

    Husky kisses,

  16. Stormy, I am SO glad you're there to look out for my bestest friend! I don't know what he (and the wind) would do without you.


  17. Squirrel invasion!!!! They are not working INSIDE!!

    Watch out every pup!!! They are everywhere!


  18. wonder if you can help fold clothes..BOL
    Benny & Lily

  19. You guys are so funny! You had us laughing so much! It's quite a mystery and we hope you figure it out!

  20. Great Mystery!

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo & Bonnie the foster

  21. The wind we have here does not that pawesome job!
    Sooo... case closed and you all got cookies! Yes!
    Kisses and hugs

  22. OMD...love the non-chalant pose you silly thing! ;) That is quite the mystery though.


  23. Most likely your house is haunted by a tidy making ghost. But the double harp seal was a good strategy just in case.


  24. my Jeannie had another thought about the folded item.

    Was it a flat pack from IKEA?

  25. Anonymous7:29 PM

    Hey Gang,
    That's a good one. Obviously no paw prints or "fresh" Zim hairs on the cushions so it had to be a draft coming in the door. We appreciate the professional military ethics Dave displayed by covering the six of his wingman Zim; excellent leadership and flight integrity. Semper Fi as the say in The Corps (or corpse if you're the President).
    - TBH&K

  26. What a mystery....

  27. Anonymous12:44 AM

    i donno. zim looks mighty guillllteeey in that last photo!

  28. Ok the two of you looking like that would get any pup out of trouble! :) Can you come over to my place and practice on my mom? She's not too happy about some gardening that I helped with!