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Thursday, June 14, 2012

US Army Birthday and Flag Day 2012!

Woo, everypup and everycat.  It's me, Dave.  Zim and I were kind of surprised this morning - we went on our walks, had breakfast, then went on another walk - just like normal.  But then Mom said, "Hey, boys, let's go out front!"  I don't want to say we had other things to do, but it was just a bit unusual.

Instead of doing something fun like going on another walk or playing with toys or something, Mom asked us to sit on the front porch and look at the camera.  This is what we gave her:

DSCN3853 Zim and Dave

I'm doing neither.  Zim is only sitting because he went on a much longer first walk of the day than I did and he was a bit tired.

That's a Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum') in the pot, if anyone is wondering.  It's an annual here, or Mom would have ten thousand of them.

So then, Mom reminded us that it's the 237th birthday of the US Army!!!  We decided to get a bit more cooperative, given the big day!

DSCN3852 Zim and Dave

Mom said it was OK if I stood, since I was looking at the camera and smiling!  We got a treat out of the deal.  I'm sure the treat had nothing to do with us being a tad more focused on our mission at hand.  Really.  Happy birthday, US Army!!!

The soldiers in the poster above aren't smiling at the camera; I hope they got a treat anyway!  (Mom said there's a good chance they'll get cake.)

It's also Flag Day here in the US, the anniversary of us adopting our flag back in 1777!!!  Zim and I also posed by our flag:

DSCN3856.2 Dave and Zim

Zim and I look like we're defending the colors, don't we!!??!!  Nobody messes with our flag!  Nobody!

Oh.  Yeah.  We aren't sitting or looking at Mom.  In totally unrelated news, she had run out of treats by the time she took that photo.

Happy birthday to the US Army!  And happy Flag Day!  Fly those colors high!!!



  1. You guys are the best. Your mummy must be so proud of you. I love reading your blog every day.

  2. You don't need to be sitting or looking at your mom in the flag foto. You look very tough protecting the flag, and smiling would've ruined that!

  3. Where R U? R U wearing your camo bandannas today?

  4. Love the bandanas, great photos.
    Happy Birthday US Army, Happy Flag day.

    The silvers and more

  5. Both great reasons to celebrate!!! You guys make amazing defenders of the colors. :)

  6. Happy Birthday Army!

    Mrs. Master went to the Army's gala one year for work. She said it was fancy and fun and had really good food.


  7. We just happen to think that those are great photos, guys!
    Happy Birthday US Army and Happy Flag Day!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  8. Very honourable boys. Even without treats.


  9. you look so cool honoring the red, white, and blue
    Benny & Lily

  10. Happy Birthday to the US Army!
    Happy Flag Day!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. Thank you guys for wishing the Army Happy Birthday!
    Our hu-brother, Josh, who is finishing up his AIT at Fort Gordon GA, got his first assignment.
    Hawaii!!! Can you believe it? He is loving the Army and being part of it.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

  12. Great post! Happy Birthday to our Army!