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Big licks to you! My name is Suzuki aka Suzi. I am 8 years old and have lived with my Mum and Dad since I was 6 weeks old! I have a younger sister named Tahlia, a younger brother named Scooby Doo and a rabbit brother named Brandon. I am a water baby, I love the beach and my favourite past time is boogey boarding. I love the colour purple and lots of attention! I am a show off and love to compete in different competitions. I was in the WA finals for Pet Fashion Week in 2006 and I won Mandurah's Cutest Pet in 2007. I am also featured in the 2009 Dog A Day Calendar for the RSPCA as Miss 5th December. I have an older brother named Jerry-Lee who I dont see anymore... Mum says he went to the Rainbow Bridge and I will see him again one day.


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Friday, May 22, 2009

Five Fur Friday #11 ARMY OF FOUR Readers Choice

Bark Kent: Welcome to another edition of Five Fur Friday! This week I take on a record of 4 pups at once. They are four of the hottest looking sibes around, the Army of Four! Thank you fur taking the time to bark with me today, I'm sure a lot of pups out there are looking forward to learning more about you.

Storm: Thank YOU for having us, Bark. This is quite an honor!

Zim: Yeah, Bark, this is really great!

Dave: Woo. That badge for our blog is really cool, too. Very colorful.

Ammy: This is really, really sweet, Bark and thank you for doing it and thank you to the readers for voting for us!

Bark Kent: Zim, I have noticed that you have an amazing zen-like ability to make any animal trust you. Is this something you can teach other pups out there or was it something you were born with?

Zim: Well, Bark.... have I told you how gorgeous you are, by the way? It's really a bit of both. Part of it, I was just born with. And the other part, I sort of developed. You see, I spent the first year and a half of my life tied to a tree - no interaction with anyone. I learned to talk by listening to the coyotes at night, in fact - until Storm taught me the ways of the Siberian. But I learned that if I could lure kit-cats, bunnies and other animals over to me, let them know they can trust me, I'd have someone to hang out with. And they'd have someone, too. It's mutually beneficial! There's a great book a biped wrote called "On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals", by Turid Rugass. (That's a hyperlink to a post we did about the book.) It discusses some of the things I do there - and how you can emulate the behaviors.

Bark Kent: Thank you Zim :) Dave, I understand you are Guide Dog fur the colour blind, can you tell us what that involves?

Dave: Woo, Bark. Yep. Our mom is clinically color-blind. Color Blind females are only 0.4 to 0.5% of the population! When I was adopted, she noticed that I have great sense of color - I think my first task was choosing the tiles and grout for our Library/Media Room and Gallery. I got to go to the flooring store with Mom because we were on our way somewhere else. All of the tiles looked the same to Mom, but I kept keying on one of them - so Mom picked that one. The lady at the store was very impressed with me and said my choice would go great with the carpet and wood trim. Woo. Mom told her right then that I am her Guide Dog for the Color Blind! I also chose the brick pavers for the path that winds around our yard, but my main thrust is working in Mom's Studio. She is a handbag designer and a quilter. Sometimes I'll lead her to great fabrics, other times I'll approve her selections. But often, I have to disapprove of the color combos she comes up with - and I let her know about it, loud and clear! That's my job - making sure that everything that comes out of the Studio "goes"! (You can follow what we do at this link, if you're interested! http://bagsbykzk.blogspot.com/)

Bark Kent: My Mum, I mean, Suzuki's Mum is colour blind too! She is the red/green colour blind. Storm, who was the first member of the Army of Four to find their furever home there?

Storm: That's me, Bark! I was adopted back in '97, when I was about a year and a half old! It was just me and Great brother Booter back then. He was an Aussie/Lab mix who had been raised by Mom and Dad's first Sibes, Jesse and Lucky. Mom said once I learned how to share and how to trust (I had a few... issues), she'd let me have a puppy of my own - because I LOVE puppies! A couple years later, she and Dad brought Ammy home to us!

Bark Kent: Ammy, who was the first pup to bark on your blog and do you still bark with them today?

Ammy: The VERY handsome Tubey was the first pup to comment on our blog, and I'm happy to say we're still in contact with him! His blog and Meeshka's blog were our inspirations! Can you believe we've made over 980 posts now!?!?

Bark Kent: 980? That's amazing! Finally, your Mum is going to take you on a weekend adventure but you can only choose one of the others to go with you, who do you choose and why?

Storm: Well, this is a hard call. As Sibes, we like to stick together! We're a tight pack and are happiest when we're all present and accounted for. Mom would have to take all of us, and Dad, too. I'd order her to - and I'd help her find a way to do just that!

Zim: Oh, wow, Bark! What a hard question! I agree with Storm that we'd rather all be together. If I absolutely HAD to choose, though... I'd probably take ... Dave. No wait! Stormy! No... I think Ammy! I've gotta go take a nap and think about this, OK?

Dave: Woo. Can it be just me and Mom? Ha woo. Just kidding. Ditto what Storm and my kid brother said. But if I HAD to choose.... I'd choose Zim. He's the best kid brother a guy could ask for.

Ammy: Will there be combs and brushes involved? Because if there are, I'd rather stay here. If not... well, truth be told, Zim is the favorite playmate for each of us. But if we break routine, I get really upset and get an upset tummy... and so I'd really rather we all go or we all stay home. We're just a very, very happy pack when we're together!!!

Bark Kent: Thanks again fur barking with me today, it's been pawsome meeting you all.

Storm: It's been an honor, Bark! We love this feature on your blog and always look forward to reading it! We never thought we'd be interviewed!

Zim: Yeah, Bark - we never dreamed we'd be interviewed by the very famous, talented and may I say dreamy (?) Bark Kent. So.... err.... are you busy after the interview? I'd love to take you out for a cappuccino or something!

Dave: Woo, Bark. Thanks for doing this. Oh... and that red cape looks really great on you. Seriously.

Ammy: Thank you SOOOOO much, Bark! You're very sweet and I never dreamed I'd meet someone as famous as you are and we all DO feel very honored to be interviewed by you! I'd say more, but Stormy said we need to go! Thanks, Bark Kent!

Bark Kent: I would love to go out fur a cappuccino. Us reporters need our caffeine to function :) Until Next time this is Bark Kent signing out!
Suzuki: Barrrrrrrkkkkk! Waaaaaaiiiiitttttt! She's gone :( And she left without telling you about this weeks poll. Well, I suppose Zim is furry good looking, no wonder she was distracted. There will be no Five Fur Friday interview next week. Ovfur the next couple of days you will be voting on which previous FFF interviewee you would like to interview yourself. That's right. Evfurry pup will have the chance to ask a question of the pup who wins this poll. We will bring back the winner and you will all have the chance to ask them what evfur you like! So vote now and as soon as the winner is announced I will post on how you can get your questions to me.
Big licks to you


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Another GRRREAT interwoo Bark Kent!

I'm furry impressed!

It is khwite twilight zonie that both of your mums/moms are kholour blind!

That is a furry khool idea woo have fur the next poll! I've pawed my vote!

Tank woo again fur the khool dirt on The AO4!


Checkers said...

BArk - you are an amazing interviewer!!!! I enjoyed learning more about the army of four

Bijou said...

Thanks for the terrific interview. I'm going over to check out their blog now.

Wags & wiggles,

Abby said...

Hi, Bark...

What a great interview...

You had 4 guests & never missed a beat...You are pawsome...

I love your idea for next week...Sounds like fun...

Abby xxxooo

Anonymous said...

Interesting interview Bark. You do good work. I think you're waaaaay better than that old guy Larry King on CNN. I wish he would retire - then you could take his place.

Anya said...

So well written,
and a nice picture :)
greetz from
Kareltje =^.^=

The Army of Four said...

Hey Bark! Wowzers, what an honor it was to be interviewed by you - and I sure enjoyed that cappuccino we shared! We all thoroughly enjoyed chatting with you! Dave said if your mom - err... I mean Suzi's mom - ever needs any color advice, to give him a call!
Cool idea for the next interview!
Play bows,

The OP Pack said...

Awesome interview - we love each and every one of the AO4 pack.

Woos, the OP Pack

Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

Great interview!

Martha Basset said...

Hi Bark
Another full and indepth interview. We were a bit worried at the amount of flirting Zim seemed to be doing - good you didnt let this distract you!
Have a good weekend.
Martha & Bailey xx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bark Kent!
Pawesome interview!
The A04 are so cool!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Bark Kent! Wow, another fantastic and very educational interview! i learned a lot! 980 posts! Amazing!

See ya!

Diego Dog said...

Great job Bark!!

Diego Dog

Maggie and Mitch said...

Another winner of an interview, Bark! The AO4 are sure an interesting bunch of doggies!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mason Dixie said...

What a great interview. I am very impressed with your skills you should get a column in the local paper. =)

Tracey and Huffle said...

That was a great interview! I think my best friend Zim sounded awesome, but so did everypup else really.

Huffle Mawson

BeadedTail said...

Pawesome interview with the fabulous Army of Four!

Mochi and Mommy said...

Great interview, Bark! It was great to learn more about the AO4! :)


Thor said...

Great interview, Bark!


The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent, excellent work. That A04 is a fun bunch, huh?

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Excellent interview! I never knew how Dave became the guide dog for the color blind. Does your mom have a guide dog as well?


Chef said...

Great interview! The Army of 4 is a very interesting pack!


Ludo van Doggy said...

What a great interview!!
I love the A04's relationships with each other and all their stories.
~lickies, Ludo

DCampy34 said...

great interview - very informmative

Woodrow Sweetie MJ

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We loved your AO4 interview Bark. We love their blog! :-)

Holly & Zac...XX

Joe Stains said...

What a great interview, we just love the AO4!! Great job to you all.

Tibby said...

Hi Bark!
Congrats on another pawsome interview! It so so great to learn more about the Army of Four! They are a great bunch of sibes!
:) Tibby