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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Head of Security

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  As some of you may remember, one of my duties here at Ao4 Headquarters is being Head of Security!  Because of that role, I got to accompany Mom to Tuttle Creek State Park yesterday!  It was great fun -- here are a bunch of photos, with most of the chit-chat cut to a minimum!

I had a good look around as soon as we got there.

"WAIT!  What's that?!?"

"Oh.  Right.  A bird.  Gotcha."

Well, some of those birdies are mighty large!  It's my sworn duty to protect my mom - no matter who or what the threat is!

I sat patiently while Mom photographed birdies out on the River Pond:

"Shoot away, Mom.  I've got your six."

After that, we got to walk down this cool walkway between the River Pond and Willow Lake:

"Ospreys and hawks and herons - oh, my!"

Cool smells GALORE!!!  And birdies.  Lots of birdies!

After we checked Willow Lake out and explored a little, we hopped back into the car and went over to one of my favorite places -- a dock on the River Pond!

"Fishies!  I see fishies!"

After we were there a while, we drove over to where the River Pond meets the Big Blue River. We saw this on the way:

"Check that out, Mom!"

If we had a trailer, we'd HAVE to have that logo on it - don't you think?

Out at "the point", I sat patiently ...

Me, very happy to be Head of Security

... while Mom photographed some tiny birds. Her two favorites are this Eastern Bluebird:

I wonder if the "warning" was that Mom was there with a camera.  Ha wooroowoo!

And this Yellow-Rumped Warbler:


Mom wasn't sure it was a Yellow-Rumped Warbler until he turned around and did this pose:

"Here.  Check it out."

That was mighty obliging of him, wasn't it?

"Thank you, Mr. Warbler!"

You can see a few more of the photos Mom took at this link, if you'd like.

We checked the area a little bit more ...

"I don't see any more birdies, Mom."

... then decided we should head back home.

We had a great time together - and Mags had special one-on-one time at home with Dad!  Thanks for letting me take you around the park a bit!



  1. Such beautiful photos! What a great place for a walk. And hey...you definitely need that trailer with the cool snow dog logo on it!
    Happy Tuesday,

  2. Lovely walk there Camm and glad MT got some one on one time with daddy. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Excellent protective work and keeping your mom safe

  4. What a lovely day out, Cam! Did you catch any fishies?

  5. Looks like a wonderful time! We cab see that you take security more seriously than they do at the white house!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. Two French Bulldogs7:42 PM

    Bet mom and pops feel safe with you guys around
    Lily & Edward

  7. Some people aren't lucky enough to have a real Sibe as head of security, so they have to make do with a logo on their trailer!

  8. What a lovely hike Cammie!! We just loved all the little birdies!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  9. What lovely photos!The bluebird is so bewoootiful! And a great walk too!

    Kiki and Nala