Friday, April 25, 2014

Photo Finish Friday

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  Before Mags and I get started on today's post, we wanted to thank each and every one of you for the kind comments about Zim you left here on the blog, emailed to us, or sent via our mom's FaceBook page.  He is very sorely missed here at Ao4 Headquarters by all of us, but we are doing our best to pick ourselves (and Mom and Dad) up and carry on.  Staying busy helps all of us; Maggie and I thought for Photo Finish Friday, we'd show you a little bit of what we've been doing.

We've mostly been taking nice, long walks.  On the 17th we went with both Mom and Dad.  You can see an album at this link, but there aren't any shots of us.  That strikes me as odd. The next day, we took just Mom on a long one. We didn't see any cool birds, but Mags and I took a break to pose on the transoceanic bridge:

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We couldn't help but think about Zim, as that was one of his most favorite places to go.

The next morning, Maggie took Dad on a long walk to CiCo Park where she broke some rules:

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Look on the wall behind Maggie!

... and made some new friends:

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"Greetings, Mr. Horse!  Have we met?"
"Neigh."

I think Zim would have appreciated both of those pix!

Later that day, we took Mom and Dad on another walk. I saw a huge crow ...

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"DINNER!"

I've never actually eaten crow ... so to speak ...

Anyway, Maggie stopped along the way to strike a pose:

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My little one sure is growing up fast, isn't she?

Here's the path we were on:

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Maggie is walking the point with Dad
Mom and I are bringing up the rear

We often see turkeys in that area - or deer - so I was ready! We didn't see any that day, but check out what we did see:

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"Look, a squirrel friend!"

Or as Dad called it, a kamikaze squirrel!  And we all know what I called it.  

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"That little guy can really move, huh, Cammie??!??"
"Not if I get a hold of it ..."

Sorry.  Moving right along ... if you'd like to see more pix from that walk, please click here.

The next day, we sniffed out a new-to-us part of the Hudson Trail:

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"I've never been here before, Aunt Cam!"
"Nor have I, Maggie!"

It was beautiful ...

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On the way home, Maggie rediscovered sprinklers:

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"Oooh!  What is -- oh, I remember these!"

She was just a tad bit smaller last time she checked one out!

For more pix from that walk, please click here.

On another day, we took Mom on a really fun, eventful walk! Just beyond this bend is where things got interesting:

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"Something's up there, Mags.  I can feel it!"
"I'm on full alert, Cam!"

Want to know what we saw?

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DINNER!

There were actually two of them up there - that Tom and a girl he was trying to impress.

Mom posted this collage to her FB page; it pretty much sums things up:

Turkey Sighting

I think Maggie is trying very hard to remember Zim's lessons about making friends with other species. For more photos from that walk, please click here, and for photos from yet another that contain no photos of us but of some wildlife, please click here.

That's a quick run-down of our walks.  As you can tell, we've been staying busy and are helping Mom and Dad get plenty of exercise.  It helps all of us cope with our loss.

Thanks again for your kind words about Zimmie.  We all miss him very much.

Cammie!

18 comments:

  1. we are glad you girls are keeping your mom and dad busy....we know that having you two is a great comfort to them. as for the sign, we don't see the issue - it clearly said "no german shepards" MOL

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  2. Those walkies sure were fun gals, we especially loved your knew ummm....turkey dinner friend! He looks very ummm...nommy, OH, Dory says he looks NICE, not nommy!!

    We think walkies are the best way to honor Zim and keep him close to your heart!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey,Arty & Bilbo

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  3. So nice of you girls to take you humans on all those beautiful walks. And "Neigh!" Hahaha! Good one! Have a wonderful day!

    Kiki and Nala

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  4. There seems to have been a lot of food on the wing (or foot) during your various walkies. I'm feeling a bit hungry just reading about it.

    My Momma says your momma got one of those walkie apps. Those are great. My momma walkies further with her app because she hates getting a low score. Plus now we know exactly how far all our favorite routes are.

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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  5. I think it's great that you can pick up dinner on your walks. So convenient. I know brother Zim is a-roooing and smiling real big at the way you girls are taking good care of your parents.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  6. I think it's great that you can pick up dinner on your walks. So convenient. I know brother Zim is a-roooing and smiling real big at the way you girls are taking good care of your parents.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  7. Mom says walks can be very healing and it is a perfect time to just enjoy the quiet. Maggie you are getting to be such a big girl.
    Thanks for sharing your pictures.
    stella rose

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  8. We are so glad to see you back. Best thing we found was to keep busy and of course with M&C you have to go out likewise with us. Everyone deals with these sad situations in their own way. Zim and his moments of zen will be so missed by us. We are thinking of you.
    Best wishes Molly

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  9. That was one crazy squirrel to jump right in front of you. We're glad to see you are helping your mom and dad keep fit and busy.

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  10. We're so happy to see that you girls are having fun adventures. BigHugs for your mom and dad.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  11. Glad to see you're out and about, and back to blogging.

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  12. We're glad you're making sure your mom and dad stay busy. We know that Zim would be very proud of you meeting friends on your walks Maggie! Cammie, well, we're more like you!

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  13. We enjoy seeing you guys sniffing around the hood. Those doggies must be Great Danes
    Lily & Edward

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  14. Wow, you ran across LOTS of dinner. Did you catch the squirrel, at least? Birdies are one thing, but squirrels are another!

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  15. We Beaglebratz shure did enjoy seein’u gurlz agin altho we due miss Zimmie out there with ya an’we bet u’all miss him walkin’along with u tue BUTTwe due agree – thatiz a great way tue honor him by goin’tue his fav’rite place. An'all thoze loverly critterz u came across - yepperz, Shiloh wood haf had sum dinner fur shure while mom wood still b tryin'tue git bak on her feet - may-b that iz y we don't git tue walk so much. Thank u fur lettin'us know u wuz bak - good tue c u again.
    Shiloh'n Diva Shasta

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  16. what!? on the sign thing....
    Maggie wasn't Smoking....
    on the rest, you sure go to some pretty places, thanks! for sharing them with us!
    Zim would be glad, you are keeping up the animal husky connections.

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  17. That looks like it was a very nice walk, and how nice that it helped you remember so many special things about Zim. It is those memories that help heal the heart.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  18. It sounds like you've had some great walks. BTW, Ms. Margaret Thatcher does not have to follow rules like the one on that inane sign!

    I'm sure that you're always thinking about Zim... but keeping moving is a good strategy to avoid getting too mired down. Thinking of you...

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