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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Flag Day/US Army Birthday Outtakes

Woo, everypup and almosteverycat.  It's me, Dave.  As Zim mentioned on Tuesday, we apparently weren't too cooperative for our Flag Day/US Army Birthday photos.  I'm not too sure what Mom had to say about that; I wasn't really paying much more attention than Zim was.  Anyway, Mom sure downloaded tons of pictures - you saw some on Tuesday and another one yesterday.  While she was shooting yesterday's, there was a lot of talk from Mom about "nonoZimmiegetyoursnooteroutoftheplanter!" but Zim said it was Wordless Wednesday so he didn't want to put that part.  Besides, he wasn't really listening anyway.  Ha woo.

I have more of the good ones to show you today.  I'll just sort of narrate what was going on.

In this one, I was pretty sure I saw some cats in our garden.

DSCN1658 Dave and Zim
"Zim!  I think some of your cat friends are over there!"
"Hey, girls!"

Zim saw them, too, and gave them his million-dollar smile.

Then I saw Maude the Bully Cat (TBC) and gave her my warning:

DSCN1663 Dave and Zim
"Hey, Maude!  You better not come over here!"
"Ha roo roo roo!"

Mom could have offered a whole watermelon at that point and I really wouldn't have cared.  TBC was on the prowl and I wasn't going to let her invade our space.  (Again.)

DSCN1664 Dave and Zim
"I'm serious, Bully Cat!"
"Ha roo roo roo!"

I think somebody slipped some silly sauce into Zim's breakfast, 'cuz he just couldn't stop laughing the whole time!   Mom said a whole lot of stuff and I think she might have even offered me that whole watermelon if I'd just look at the camera... but I just couldn't do it.  She finally said it was time to go inside.  Zim was a bit concerned about her.

DSCN1668 Zim (Dave in the bkgrnd)
"Mom?  Are you OK?  You seem a bit ... frazzled."

I think maybe the heat was getting to Mom.  We went in and decided to come out again in the late afternoon.

You KNOW what I had to do before we could start posing for our afternoon session.

DSCN1671 Dave
"Hey, Bully Cat!  Are you still out here?!?!"

I had to make sure the coast was clear.  I thought maybe Fluffy Black Cat was over in her yard and Zim thought Maude had gone home, so we checked for them both.

DSCN1677 Zim and Dave
"I've got your 6, Dave!"
"Got yours, too, little bro!"

I was pretty sure Fluffy Black was over nosing around in our Mums, but she's never threatened any of us, so I'm cool with her.  Zim gave up on TBC and Mom pretty much gave up on trying to get us to pose together ... but Zim didn't give up on Fluffy Black.

DSCN1679 Zim and the geraniums
"Hey, Fluffster!  Are you over there?!!?  Wanna hang out together?"

At least the plants in the big pot look like they're looking at Mom, with big geranium eyes.  Ha woo.

Mom decided to get between Zim and Fluffy Black ... and got this shot:

DSCN1680 Zim

I think that was right after the one of Zim with his nose in the plants, but Mom said "Good enough!" and called it a wrap.

I hope you enjoyed our photo shoots for Flag Day and the US Army birthday!  Now let me go see if Mom was serious about that whole watermelon.  Or at least a little piece of the cantaloupe she sliced up last night!



  1. Ha-roo roo, we love your out-takes, guys! Woo, Dave was really puttin out the vibes - if TBC knows what's good fur her, she'll STAY away! ( But, knowing how cats are, she probably won't. Just sayin.)

    Hope your watermelon/cantaloupe was tasty!

    jack & moo

  2. hahahaha!!! Too funny....

  3. We enjoyed your outtakes! It always takes our mommy a squizillion shots to get one halfway decent one too!

  4. Too Much, those were some great outtakes.

    Dave really lets you know what is on his mind. We would follow Dave into battle against the bully cat anytime. Zim is just too happy.

    Remy and Flash

  5. Did you guys already enter 5 Sibes contest? If not, you should enter for sure. :)

  6. What an exciting day you have had. I love the fact that your plants look at the flashy box too :)xx

  7. We bet Maude didn't mess with you on Flag Day, Dave. That's a very stern look!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. Davy, I'm very glad you're protecting Zim from that bully cat. I don't trust her one bit.


  9. Zim that was a great smile! It reminded me of Ammy!

  10. Very nice guys!! The colors are so vibrant too!! We love the scenery and of course the models makes the difference! :))


  11. I do believe Stormy is looking down with a big smile on her face at your "un"cooperative photos! She taught you all so well!


  12. you guys better remain at your post so that kitty does not come snoopin around
    Benny & Lily

  13. Sure you gave your mom a hard time on this photo session!
    But... out-takes or not... I love all your pictures!
    Kisses and hugs