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Friday, January 28, 2011

Leadership Lesson

Tail wags, dear readers, it's me - Stormy.  Before I begin today's post, I would like to thank each and every one of you for the very kind comments you left on our blog about Ammy.  We all miss her very deeply, but are trying our hardest to find a "new normal".

One of the best things for anyone - biped and quadruped alike - is some exercise!  Yesterday was a gorgeous, sunny day, the snow was melting and we could walk on the sidewalks without slipping.  Perfect for a little stroll with Mom and the boys.  I took the lead, as usual.

IMG_1123 Stormy

As a leader, it's important to set the tone - to lead by example. As you can see, I am walking in a calm and dignified manner. The boys were behind me, but I totally expected them to behave the same way. No need to turn around to check - I trust those two!

IMG_1124 Zim and Dave
Dave and Zim

Err... OK. I trust them to act like Siberians.

IMG_1126 Storms

Ha roo roo roo! Nothing wrong with having a little fun along the way.

Tail wags,


  1. oh---we are so devasted to hear of Ammy, our dear sweet whether girl. We certainly know this kind of pain, and we understand that you do not want everyone to dwell on the sad bits of life. We were the same way with Saige. She is forever with you though, so that is something ...

  2. Good to see you back mates! We enjoy your posts immensely , peace to you & yours!

    RA & Isis

  3. We see that you could could use more snow. What do you say?
    Welcome back, guys!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Hey Army Brats,
    It sure is GReat to hear from ya'll. We've been hoping for your speedy return. We've turned to TWC for meteorological data but it isn't as accurate as Ammy. We are being upbeat and getting on with life but there's a bit of pleasantness missing with Ammy being gone. If you're upset about the snow melting just get a hold of maggie and Mitch cuz they've got plenty and will be glad to let ya'll have some. Just to rouse your spirits let us say - GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY! (again and again and again, etc)
    - TBH&K
    - TBH&K

  5. You a great leader Storm!
    I glad you is finding a rhythm without Amber now.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  6. Ha-roo roo! Woo set a great example, Storms, even if they aren't nearly so impressive at following your lead. Its nice to see the boys having so much fun, mom LOL at that pic!

    jack & moo

  7. Get Zim,Dave !!!! I am always attacking Flash like that on our walks, it is tons of fun.

    Way to go Stormy you are a fine leader and we would follow you anywhere.

    We are continuing to try to nice things in Ammy's honor, (although it is really hard for Remy to be nice)

    Take care all at the A04.

    Remy (and Flash)

  8. Holy crap!! Where have we been...we are SO sorry to hear about Ammy....we are happee to see you guys taking mom for a walk
    Benny & Lily

  9. Welcome back! We are glad to see you still have that great sense of humor! We know it's very hard right now but working through it is important. We will always miss Ammy too. Lots of love, Holly and mom

  10. Glad to see you all back!
    Boys will be boys but they've got a great leader with you Storm!

  11. w00fs, me happy to c u back too...me is sure u all is missing Ammy..heehee, boys just wanna have fun..

    b safe,

  12. Awwwww boys sure do know how to have some light hearted fun!! :) You're a good leader Stormy girl. Keep those boys in line.

  13. So glad to see you back Stormy. I guess Ammy's role of peacemaker is going to be missed, among other things.


  14. Hi guys!!
    Glad to see woos again!
    Happy weekend!!


  15. I am very happy to see you again!
    Aaand those two... well... boys!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  16. We are so glad you are back! We really missed you.

    Those silly boys! We know just how they can be! But, I know you will keep then in line Stormy!

    Holly and Khady

  17. I send lots of love and licks and I will try very hard to be nice to all the doggies at camp tomorrow just for Amber...and believe me sometimes this is hard!

  18. Hello there Stormy,

    You sure will lead the boys forward. Errr maybe with a few intermissions along the way, but hey, walks can be more fun with a few stops and bitey faces in between.

    We still think you're a great leader. Sending you and our pawrents our love!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

  19. Yes, looks totally normal to us.

  20. Looks like a great walk.

    <3 Dave

  21. Great to hear from you and glad to see you all trying to move forward. That's what the girl would expect.

    Looked like a great hike and some exercise in the sun.