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Friday, February 03, 2012

Guard Posts

Ha roo, pups and kit cats!  It's me, SGT Zim.  Some of you asked where I am and what I do while Dave is working in the Quilt Studio.  I have all kinds of interesting duties!

Mostly I stand guard duty - in keeping with with General Orders for Sentries:

  1. I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.
  2. I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner.
  3. I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions to the commander of the relief.

Let's take a look at a few of my guard posts!

Sometimes I stand guard on the stair landing:

IMG_5510 Zim

Sometimes my guard post is the front door:

IMG_5765 Zim

And finally, the Library!

IMG_6300 Zim

Sometimes my duties even take me into the Studio to lend a  hand  paw:

IMG_6396 Zim
"You aren't any further along than this?!?!  Let's get MOVIN'!!!"

And speaking of "moving"... sometimes I work my mind-meld message on Mom while in the Studio and let her know what she, Dave and I should really be doing!

IMG_6371 Zim and Dave
"You were ready for a little PT, weren't you, Dave?"
"Oh, Zim... you wouldn't believe the colors she was about to put together!"

Sometimes it pays for all of us to take a little break!

Play bows,


  1. We don't your abilities, but "stand guard"? Are you sure that is what you are doing?? MOL

  2. It is very important for us guard dogs to stand together and keep our families safe.

    Keep up the good work!



  3. Great job guarding! But we all need a break sometimes....like me I have to have a football break MANY, MANY times during the day.... So not only do we have the quilting thing in common -- it looks like we both love books too! How cool is that! have a fun weekend....you do know it's Super Bowl weekend! Stop on by if you get a chance!

  4. Grrrrrreat Job Sarg. Zim. When do you get off???

  5. I'm glad to see that you have an important job to do too. Looks like you are doing great at it even though your eyes were closed in most of those pictures.


  6. We didn't know you worked so hard while Dave was on studio duty Zim! You boys are the hardest working Sibes we've ever seen!

  7. Us Beaglebratz r furry much impressed with how alert u rremain during your guard dutiez an'the way u sorta fake out any intruderz - they think u iz restin'or asleep butt u iz really awake an'stealthily watchin'them.
    Shiloh'n Shasta

  8. Good guarding Zim!! I must follow your lead and be a good guard dog too!

  9. Good job Zim. You are a great role model to us for improving our job performance.

    Remy and Flash

  10. I don't know how you do it Zim. Such talent!

  11. Wow, Zim - that's a new guarding position...I always thought guards had to stand alert to attention but you've just proved that you can do it curled up, in your sleep - hee! hee! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  12. Zim, buddy, you got to try not to work so hard. I'm really glad you got Dave to go out on some PT because you two are such hard working boys!


  13. We like your idea of guarding - looks super relaxing!
    Good job on taking your mom for a walk.

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  14. What is a guard dog? I guess that is the question of the day.

    I do what you do in your pictures! A lot! Am I a guard dog?? Would I get more treats if I were a guard dog? If so, then is there some manual I can study and a test to pass?

    Just saying, I would do anything for more treats!!

    Bark at ya later!


  15. My pups guard the kitchen

    Stop on by for a visit

  16. Zim, your folks are lucky to have you on duty!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  17. you must be exhausted with all those Sarge duties
    Benny & Lily

  18. Working dogs, that's you & Dave, alright. Doing your part to make your home safer and more beawootiful!
    Good work, boyz!

    jack & moo

  19. I bet your mum really appreciates the PT you make her do, Zimmie.