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Friday, January 07, 2011

Operation Quicksilver?

Hi everypuppy and everycat.  It's me - Ammy.  I've been doing a lot of thinking about Zimmie and those buffalo.  Or about what Stormy said.  I went through the photos Zim had Mom take and checked out a couple of the close-ups.  Here's one:


Hmm. Given that he hadn't moved in several days and that he and his friends look a tad one-dimensional, I decided they just might be fake buffalo, which I think is what Stormy was getting at.  A little research was definitely in order!

Me at the iPad.  Researching.
With a snack handy, just in case I got hungry.

Why would there be fake stuff out in a field?  Was there a precedent for this kind of thing?  I looked all over the internet, and then I stumbled onto Operation Quicksilver!  Do you remember that?  It was in World War II - basically, it was a plan by the Allied Forces to deceive the enemy!  They created the "First US Army Group" - a fictional unit commanded by General Patton that would invade France at the Pas-de-Calais.  Not really invade, but make the Germans think that's where they were going to invade!  They set up fake equipment and all kinds of decoys all over the place to deceive the Germans, when the real attack was at Normandy!  You can read all about it at this link.  Here's one of their inflatable tanks!

Looks pretty real, doesn't it?  From a distance.  And so do the buffalo Zim saw, until you get close up like this:


So the question is ... just what are the buffalo planning? Is a real herd up to something somewhere else?!!? What could it be?!?!

We'll keep our snooters to the ground and try to get to the bottom of it, but in the meantime, if you see any buffalo roaming around, don't turn your back on them! They're planning something! Something big! I just know it!



  1. I think you and Stormy are very clever to spot something fishy, ~ I mean buffaloey ~ going on. Waiting for you to get to the bottom of it soonest.

    Pippa xx

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  3. I knew those buffalo were up to no good! Keep your eyes open, Ammy.


  4. Keep us posted! It's soo interesting..and suspenseful..!


  5. Woo, Ammy, woo are goooood! Great job researching! We'll be waiting for woos on whats up with the "buf-flat-os."

    jack & moo

  6. Don't you love it when humans make gizmos that can be worked with paws?

    Be careful of the fake buffalo. A strategy like this sounds like a plot by those evil Dobermans.


  7. Hi there guys, we are back... and having a catch up session on your bloggie.

    You guys have had loads going on, with birthdays and fake buffalo's.... we shall have to check in again soon to see what you have found out about the Buffalo and their plans.

    Have a great weekend! :D

  8. Hmmmm, I still think there are some sneaky humans behind this and they are trying to blame the buffalo in some way. You just never know about those sneaky humans!


  9. Hope you guys are able to figure it out soon. I am very interested now. :)

  10. Hmm, that does seem quite suspicious!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  11. Do you think the buffalo have teamed up with the squirrels and are planning to invade the Ao4 Headquarters? At least I know they will not be successful since Stormy is the boss and she would never be outsmarted!


  12. It's a good thing you guys are on the job, Ammy! We eagerly await your final decision in this matter!