Sunday, November 23, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  Maggie, Mom, and I went out on the deck this morning to enjoy the peacefulness of a drizzly, chilly day.  Care to join us?

"It's really lovely out here!  So quiet, so peaceful, so ..."


Maggie had a little excess energy, so I thought it would be fun to run and play!

'Let's play, Maggie!"
"YES!  Let's do Crazed River Otter Games!!!"

And so ... we engaged in some very relaxing, serene play!

"Let the games begin!"
"Let's go!"

Maggie dove under a chair to try to elude me, but I was right on her heels!

"Nice try, Peeps!"

Wow, can that little puppy move!!!

"Hey!  Wait a sec---"
"Ha roooo!"

Can you tell how fast she is?



I thought THOSE moves were crazy - but check these next two shots out!


"How in the world ... ?"


Here we are, in a double play bow:

"Play bows, Cam!"
"Play bows to you, Mags!"

Unfortunately, Mom didn't catch both of us in the frame, but she was happy anyway.  We were, too - plus a tad bit played out.  We went back up to the upper deck and struck a pose.  Mom had turned the camera off, but shot this with her iPhone:

Maggie and me.  Don't we look serene?

Mom tried a shot with the camera after that.  I decided to do my regal look.

My Maggie and me.

I hope you feel as serene as we do now! Have a lovely Sunday!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lazy Day

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  It's a foggy, drizzly day here at Ao4 Headquarters - just perfect for settling in after a long walk and taking a little nap.  Right, Mags?

"Youuuuuu betcha, Cam!"
"Exactly right."

Do NOT wake her up.  Please.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Studio Work

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  As you may have noticed, Cam and I have been downstairs lately, helping Mom in the Studio.  Mom said she needed to wait until I was out of a certain crazy puppy stage before we could give it a serious try.  I have no idea what she's talking about.  Anyway, I've spent time down there, but it's been to run around playing Fetch!  Now that I'm a big girl ... it's time to get to work!

"You're not getting started without me, are you?!!?"

That's the outer Studio there.  I didn't want Mom to get started without me!  While she worked on the machine, I squeaked my Squeaky Red Football.  (See Wednesday's post!)  She said I was very helpful.

After that, we moved into the other room of the Studio - the inner room! Mom put some stuff on the floor and I went over to check it out.

"You want to know if they WHAT?!?"

As some of you may recall, my great-brother Dave, who I never had the good fortune to meet, was Mom's Guide Dog for the Color Blind.  Mom wanted to see if I had any opinions or interest in color.  I gave it my best shot.

"This denim looks like it would be fun to chew ..."

Either you have the gift or you don't.  So far ... well ... let's just say Mom started checking the Studio for these:

Mom's marbles

She keeps them in an old jar right on her cutting table in case she thinks she's lost them.

We moved back out to the outer Studio. I did a safety check out the French doors. Mom decided to have the curtains open after that.

"But all that sunlight is making me sleepy!"
"Seriously, Mom.  All this work and that bright sunlight ... I can barely keep my peepers open!"

Mom seemed happy about that, for some reason.  Hmm.

Dad was in the Library, so I moved into the Gallery, where I could keep an eye on both him and Mom.

"I'm still here for you, Mom.  Just holler if you need any more help!"

This Studio work thing is pretty tough.  I'm building up to it.  I'll keep you posted on how it all progresses!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Greetings to all - it's me, Maggie.  Thanksgiving is only a week out and there is still so much to do!  Mom has assigned lots of tasks to Cam and me.  Here I am, apron-ing up!

"OK!  Clear the way!  The kitchen is MINE!!!"

I.  Can.  Handle.  This!

Are you helping your bipeds prepare for the big day?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Not Puzzling At All

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  I don't think it's puzzling at all ...

"Yes, I KNOW it's 5 degrees out, but I'd like to go out and play!"

... but my mom does!  Come on!  I'm a Siberian Husky!  It's BEAUTIFUL outside!!!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Good News And Bad News

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  I have some good news and some bad news to report in to you today.

The good news is that the UPS man brought us a BOX over the weekend!!!!

The bad news is ...

"Umm... Dad?  I think we're going to need a bigger box!"

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher