Thursday, April 11, 2013

My New Recruit

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  Drill SGT Zim here, ready to give you a little back-brief on my new recruit and to update you on her progress.  It takes a special pup to join the Ao4, you know!

A lot of you had questions about her, so here's the low down:  Camo is from Polargold Siberians and Finnish Lapphunds.  As she said, she is D'Azul's Girl From Ipanema.  (One of Dave's favorite songs, I might add.)  Anyway, she retired from the show ring, raised a couple litters of puppies, and was a member of our buddy Captain Maverick's crew!  Sadly, Cap'n Mav recently passed away.  To make a long story short, Cam decided at the age of 5 to join the pups who've joined the Army!  She was spayed (if you've noticed her shaved tummy and the shaved spot on her forearm, that's what that's all about!), took a little time to get all healed up, and now here she is -- my new recruit!

As she's told you, we do a lot of road marching here.  Here I am on one of our first marches, checking her respiration rate:

IMG_4143zc Zim and Cam
"You're good to go, recruit!  Now keep up the pace!"
"Thanks, Zimmie!  Umm... I mean Drill Sergeant!"

Back at HQ, I made sure she knows where the water bowls are so she can stay hydrated.

IMG_4159zc Zim and Cam
"Get a drink and quit posing, recruit!  No slacking off!"
"Yes, Drill Sergeant!"

I've assigned her to KP Duty a couple times already; she took to it like my duck friends to water!

IMG_4161zc Zim and Cam
"Alright!  Fridge is there, stove there, sink behind you ... any questions?"
"No, Drill SGT Zzzz...."

She's a good recruit; just needs to get used to the pace here.  She's been excelling at the evening routine, I must say.  Here she is, following my lead:

IMG_4167zc Zim and Cam

And when Dave took over for me, she followed right along with him, too:

IMG_4170ckd Cam and Dave

She's a fast, fast learner!  We're all keeping an eye on her, making sure she gets enough rest, too.

IMG_2238zc Zim and Cam
"Are you doing OK, Camo?"
"Yes, Zimmie, thank you!"


Everyone needs a little down-time, right?

I hope that answers some of your questions about the new recruit!  It's a big adjustment for all of us, but we're doing great.  Many thanks to all of you for helping us welcome my new little sister --- I mean recruit!

Play bows,
SGT Zim

18 comments:

  1. Wow! But how is she at playing and zoomies and such?

    Nora

    ReplyDelete
  2. She is fitting in to the Army very nicely. So what is her rank? And how do you and Dave keep your mind on the task at hand with her around. I would be way distracted.
    Blessings,
    Goose

    ReplyDelete
  3. Brilliant that Cam is settling in so well. We are mega pleased. We are so looking forward to all your adventures. Nice one! Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

    ReplyDelete
  4. CAMO is really learning fast ... butt then she has a super DRILL SGT. to teach her the Ropes/Leashes. hehehe

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congratulations on your newest recruit! (We're a bit behind...) With you two to show her the ropes, she should be a stellar cadet in No Time!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

    ReplyDelete
  6. You must be a great teacher!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. Dear Zim, You may have everyone fooled with your drill sergeant routine but I know you are a big softy and are showing Camo the ropes gently. She does fit into our pack nicely-she is beautiful. Your mom and dad are so very special to take her and give her a new forever home.
    Have a fun evening.
    Noreen & Hunter

    ReplyDelete
  8. Dear Zim, You may have everyone fooled with your drill sergeant routine but I know you are a big softy and are showing Camo the ropes gently. She does fit into our pack nicely-she is beautiful. Your mom and dad are so very special to take her and give her a new forever home.
    Have a fun evening.
    Noreen & Hunter

    ReplyDelete
  9. Don't be to hard on her Zim or is this still boot camp
    Benny & Lily

    ReplyDelete
  10. So glad she's fitting into her new routine, Drill Sargent Zim. Gotta say, she's one good-looking recruit!

    ~Jack a-roo

    ReplyDelete
  11. Aww congrats. She s beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for giving us the back story on your beautiful new sister.

    Millie

    ReplyDelete
  13. So, uh Zim...About that evening routein...How do you train for something like that? Otto seems to rev up the later it gets. What is the secret??

    -Bart

    ReplyDelete
  14. your new...recruit...is very pretty, Zim! we're sure with you in charge of training that she'll settle in quickly :)

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

    ReplyDelete
  15. It looks like Camo is fitting right in!

    Sam

    ReplyDelete
  16. Sam said it right. Camo is fitting in just fine! You guys are doing a great job teaching her the ropes!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

    ReplyDelete
  17. She's fitting in right away! What a lucky girl she is, too!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Well, this explains a lot. She used to be a show off doggie? Her stack will come in handy during perimeter defense.

    Kisses,
    Dexter

    ReplyDelete