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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year! AND ...

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim!  Happy New Year to one and all - AND, as we like to say around here, happy my honorary birthday!!!  That's right - today is my honorary birthday!  Today I am (more or less, since we really aren't sure of the date) 13!!!  A teenager!  How exciting is that!?!?

Dave worked really hard to get me something special this year and wowzers, did he outdo himself!  My gift started arriving yesterday morning!  Here we are from yesterday:

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"Dave!  It's starting to snow!"
"I know!  Happy early birthday, little brother!"

Can you believe that?!!?  Snow!  Just for me!  Here I am, a little later in the day:

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"Now this is some SNOW!"

It just coming down and coming down!

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"It just keeps getting better!"

I don't know how he arranged it, but wowzers, what a great birthday present!  And I get to share with EVERYBODY!

By this morning, things got serious, of course.  Right after Dad finished shoveling, I got to work on my really cool snow forts.  Here I am, working on the one on the northern flank:

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Me - hard at work on my really cool snow fort

As you can tell from the look on my face, I take really cool snow fort construction very seriously!

Dave came over to check it out:

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"Woo, Zim!  Great job on your really cool snow fort!"
"Thanks, Dave!  I think this one's good for now!"

I needed to get cracking on the main fort, right in front of Ao4 Headquarters.  Here are some stills Mom shot as I got busy:

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Preparing to dig in

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Hard at work

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Making great progress!

Mom shot this very short video, as I wrapped things up:

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What a great, great birthday present!  I don't know how Dave pulled this off, but wowzers, do I appreciate it!  If anyone wants to come over, you know where to find me!

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"This is so cool!"

Happy 2013 everyone!

Play bows,


  1. Happy Birthday!! What a great gift. We got some snow too, but not as much as you. If you check our post today you'll see how pretty our snow was. That fort looks awesome, hope the rest of your day is PAWSOME!!

  2. hee hee! Happy Honorary Birthday, Zim! yoW! You got THE most pawsome present! Dave is so cool :) Great to see you in fort-building action. And we love the last picture! Have fun today! oh...can we send Wriggley over? Not that we want to get rid of him or anything...

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  3. Zim & Dave
    Have a lovely time in the snow pals, Love ya..
    Wishing you and yours
    A Very Happy New Year
    A Wonderful 2013 filled with fun and laughter and much joy.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Dave is the bestest brother and you are the bestest snow fort builder ever. We loved how you laid down in the fort in that video.

    Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!

  5. Oh Dave you got the best birthday present a guy could get. How did Dave do it?!! And seriously your fort building skills....unmatched. I must give that a go. Maybe you could show me a thing or two. I love the end of the video.

  6. Have a wonderful 2013! We love your snow fort (Happy Honary Birthday) - and you do look serious. Dave is a great brother!


  7. Happy birthday ZIM!! Have a marvelous day in the snow mates!

    RA, Isis & Nanük

  8. Happy Happy HONORARY Birfday to you ZIM.

    OMD your brother thinks of the bestest gifts. That was really nice of him.

    SUPER FORT. We had NO Idea that you could make a FORT like that.
    Just how many inches of snow did you get? It looks REALLY REALLY deep to US.
    Enjoy your special day Zim. PAWty like an... animal.

  9. Happy New Year and a very Happy Birthday to you Zimmie! That is one cool snow fort Zim! We love seeing you in action too!

  10. Happy Birthday Zim,
    Wow Dave has to be the coolest brother ever to get you snow on your birthday, the best gift ever, for you. We must say you look like a puppy building your fort.

    The silvers and more

  11. Dave must have made a wish to the Minnesota Viking spirits that live in Valhalla and asked for snow for your birthday. It almost always works except you gotta know all the right words and some are in
    Norwegian. Cheers, Dave, good job!
    Happy Birthday Zim, being a teenager must be fun!


  12. Happy Birthday Zim!! That Dave is a pretty special brother. If we had known snow was what you wanted, we would have sent you ours....

  13. Happy 13th Birthday, Zim! It brought a tear to my eye to see the thoughtful gift you received....snow....that is the best gift ever....I hope your day is filled with lots of snow football games, lots and lots of treats and many hugs! ENJOY!

  14. Anonymous3:31 PM

    OH Zimmerz!! Happy Happy Honorary Birthday!!! ANd still only a teenager!! Pawsome! I left a little something for you on your Mom's FB page! Just a bitty something from your loyal feline interviewer, paw pats, Savannah

  15. Rubi, Holly, Sprite and Casey say "Happy Honorary Birthday, Zimmie! We love your cool snow forts!"

  16. 13 years old? No wonder you are so clever. What a great surprise from Dave. He must be just about the best brother ever.

    I watched your action movie very closely. Might try a fort of my own.


  17. Happy Birthday, Zim! We've never said this before but snow might be better than ice cream!
    Happy New Year to you and to Dave!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Mitch

  18. That was such an awesome snow fort! Happy Birthday! Dave gave you the most awesome present! :)

    Mochi & Bali

  19. Happy 13th birthday. Looking good!

  20. Happy Birthday Zim! That sure was nice of Dave to arrange for the snow to come. I love digging in the snow too. Happy New Year to all of the AO4 pack.


  21. Oh Zim, that was an amazing present from Dave. How did he work that out with heaven. You should be very proud of him, he has some great conections.

    Happy Birthday


  22. I know your bestest friend Huffle Mawson would have wanted me to wish you the happiest of honorary birthdays, Zim! That really cool snow fort looks like great fun.

  23. Happy Birthday, wow that was about the best gift I have ever heard of. I am glad you had such a great day. I wish I could come and play in your snow fort.

    Loveys Sasha

  24. WOWEE! Best birthday ever! Happy being a teenager! Does this mean you get to drive soon? I hear you can drive as a teenager.

    Your snow fort building is really great. We still haven't had enough here yet so build an extra one for me.


  25. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!! Look at that snow, whoooa
    Benny & Lily

  26. Wow....Dave is the best brother! Wish we could play in snow and build forts like you can. Happy Birthday, Zim!

    Bryn and Dolly
    ps....Maui, too but she would never go out in snow.

  27. Happy New Year

    Stop on by for a visit

  28. Happy birthday and happy new year!!!! You look like you had a blast in the snow. Can you send some this way please? :)