Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Road March Miscellany

Ha roo, pups and cool cats.  It's me, Zim.  Not much going on here at Ao4 Headquarters - early morning walks, a few adventures here and there, and hunkering down at night when all the fireworks start up.  Dave, Cam and I aren't afraid of all the LOUD stuff, though when they're set off right in front of you, it is a bit disconcerting for anypup!  And then there's always the chance one of our neighbors will burn someone's house down again this year ... but I digress!  What better way to relieve some stress than to go on a nice, long road march!?!  Head on out with Cam and me!

Here's a collage Mom did of a walk from a couple mornings ago:

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Me and Camo out on a road march

See that shot in the upper right corner?  Mom wanted to take a close-up of those yellow flowers.  Cam and I were helping - Sibe-style!

OK.  On one route we take, there is this huge hill to climb.

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Cam and me hoofing it up the hill

Here's Cam, nearing the top:

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She looks serious, doesn't she?  Well, it's a serious climb.

Up near the crest is a retaining wall that gets taller and taller and taller.

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Me and the short part of the retaining wall

I told Cam some Ao4 history pertaining to retaining walls.  Stormy told me that great brother Booter told her about a wall like that in Korea.  It was real high, though - maybe 6-8 feet high.  From a stand-still, a stand-still, Booter flexed his knees and sprang right up on top of the wall!!!  Stormy said Boots surprised the daylights out of Mom and totally impressed her with his athleticism.  

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"Wow, Zimmie!  Even higher than this one!  That's amazing!"
"Yep.  Us members of the Ao4 have a history of great feats!"

It's cool filling her in on all the rich history of the Ao4.

Speaking of cool ...

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"Hmm..."

Nah.  I didn't.  I thought about it, but I didn't.  I liked the cool, wet pavement, though.

Here's Cam again, up near the top of the next hill:

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Mom was trying to get her to pose with our water tower in the background. Close enough! We were ready to conquer that hill, get home, and take a water break!  Want to see a special effects photo Mom did with that shot?  Check it out:

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Cammie stepping into the Little Apple!

Pretty cool, don't you think?  Oh, sure, yeah - the effect's cool.  I meant my sister, though.  Ha roo roo roo!

Play bows,
Zim

12 comments:

  1. Super fun!

    I've been taking Mrs. Master on scooter rides since it's been so cool lately.

    Nora

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  2. Hi there, Love the pics from your walk. It is all I can do to make sure Hunter behaves well(no growling or barking at others)so don't think I could get pics too. Your mom is so talented.
    Hope you are having a blast today! No fireworks though.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

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  3. What a fun walk you both had.

    Millie & Walter

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  4. I like going on walks with you Zim. You show us so many neat things. I have a great place to walk. My mom and nana take me on dirt roads around the cranberry bog across the street.

    I hear you on the fireworks. We have already had some the other night. I stuck close to my nana.

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  5. Long walks are the BEST way to prepare for kerazy events coming up like the Fourth. I don't mind loud noises, but people go a little nuts with it sometimes!

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  6. we are a little worried about all that racket coming up also, cos we only live a few blocks from the river and that is where the city shoots them off....you guys sure enjoy those long walks!
    stella rose

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  7. Enjoy your walks and hope there are not too many boom, booms right up close. Stay calm pals. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    best wishes Molly

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  8. Wonder if that wall came from across the oceans too. We don't like those boomers. Mom blasts the TV
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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  9. yow, Zim! all of your road marching did make us feel more relaxed. That's our kind of exercise :D so far our neighborhood has been quiet - paws crossed it continues. At least for Thursday and Friday Wriggley will be sure to take mom on walkies in the morning only. Stay safe!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

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  10. Good job helping your mom take a photo of the flowers! We like how you highlighted the Wildcat! Booter must have been pretty incredible but then again, all of you in the Ao4 are!

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  11. It looks like hot work climbing up that hill. Want to come over for a swim in my pool?

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  12. That sister of yours is indeed pretty cool. OK Ok, I just had to add, although you may not of meant it this way butt.. I took the line "Us members of the Ao4 have a history of great feats!" As FEETS. hehhehe made me think of Dave.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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