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Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Pelican Whisperer

Ha roo, pups and cool cats, it's me - Zim!  Since I was such a very, very good guy last week when Mom took me to Tuttle Creek State Park - guess what?!?  That's right!  I got to go again!  I was on my very best behavior this time, too, plus ... I was able to work a little bit of my magic and make some new friends!  Today, I'll tell you about one of them.

When we first got to the River Pond, I checked out the AO pretty thoroughly.

"Not much going on here ... how about down that way?"

"I sense something down in the open part of the River Pond!  Let's go down there!"

Mom wasn't sure if I heard birdies out that way or sensed that there was something going on, but she let me take the lead.  I suggested we go down the road a bit, then head to the open part of the water!

"Down here, Mom.  Trust me!"

We got down to the water's edge and had a good look.  Mom thought she saw something interesting about 500 yards out, and used the camera's telescopic lens like a telescope!  I took a look myself.

"Can you see that white dot out there?  Just at the narrow part of the water."

Let's look through Mom's camera lens!


Oooh!  A pelican!  Mom wanted him to come closer ... so I started sending out my signals!   You know - my special gift of getting other animals to trust me?  I used all of my Zen of Zim powers to get him to swim our way.

In this next shot, you can see he's getting closer and is checking me out.


You can tell he's intrigued, can't you?

Here he is, heading our way!

"That's it!  Come closer, my friend!  Come closer!"

That white dot's getting closer!  He kept coming and coming.  He swam over and Mom got some good shots (I'll post them tomorrow!) ...

"Follow me, Mr. Pelican!"

... then I asked him to follow me back over to that branch of the pond I was at in the second picture up there.

"Ha roo, Mr. Pelican!"

He did some posing for Mom, then flew off, back over to where he was when we first saw him.  It was so cool communing with him!  Imagine - a Siberian Husky and an American White Pelican friends!  How wonderful is that!?!  I'll show you my other new friends tomorrow!

Have a great day, everyone!

Play bows,
Zim - AKA The Pelican Whisperer


  1. OMD ZIM !! Have you seen Goose's Post today... he is taking Birdie Lessons from YOU!!! ZIM the Master of BIRDS of all sorts.

    We love that you have a Pelican. Butt can his beak hold more than his BELLY CAN???

  2. hee hee! somehow we're not surprised, Zim, what with you way with gooses and such :) Great pictures!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  3. ZIM!!!! You are the Zen Master of all creatures. I have been practicing what you have been showing us lately and tried my paw at talking to the birdies. Now I am not at the level as you. BUTT I am getting there. You are an inspiration my friend. Can't wait to see more of your adventure and your amazing ability to talk to all the animals.

  4. Wow Zim...you really are a friend to all!


  5. Your powers are truly amazing, Zim!


  6. Hi Zim, so glad you got to make a new friend! We are having lots, really lots of snow today. The eagles are around but no Pelicans yet. Have a good weekend.
    Wags, Noreen and Hunter

  7. Hi Y'all!

    Thanks Zim! I wondered where the Pelicans went after they stopped here a while back. You only saw one? We had a number of them accompanied with thousands and thousands of cormorants and sea gulls...remember the photos back where you can walk on birds there are so many?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. Zim you are like magical or something. That was amazing, he was coming right over to you. I can't wait for more pictures.

    Loveys Sasha

  9. Ah Zim, you are the bird whisperer for sure.

  10. Zim you sure have a special gift with all the critters.


  11. You obviously have a very special connection with that pelican, Zim! We can't wait to see more pictures!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  12. Zim, I think you can be friends with ANYONE.

  13. Zimmie, sometimes I'm not sure if you're a Siberian or not. How can you not freak out and bark at the pelican? I would not be able to do it!