Thursday, October 08, 2015

Pumped For Pumpkin!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  You all know what time it is, right?  Well, yes, Fall/Autumn, but also ...

"What does that say?  Did 'someone say'...  Cam!  We got a Chewy package!!!"

That's right!  A package from our friend Sydney at!  We were so excited!  Mom spilled the beans (or seeds, as the case may be) that this month's theme was pumpkin - and oh, how we love pumpkin!!!    We couldn't wait to see what we got!

We ran up to the landing to strike a pose:

"We are SO ready!!!"
"Seriously, Mom!  C'mon!!!"

Oh.  Wow.  We got to taste-test Blue Buffalo's Health Bars - with pumpkin and cinnamon!!!  We LOVE pumpkin and cinnamon - but had never tasted these before!

Let's take a look, shall we?

"Oh, my word, do those smell heavenly!"
"And they're a great size!  I'd say 2 and 1/8th by 1 and 3/4ths, just off the top of my head."

Mom broke one in half for us.  It was love at first bite!  Then I noticed ...

"Oh, Maggie. Don't do it!"
"Hey, Mom.  The bag's still open!"

I considered sticking my snooter in and helping myself, but Cam convinced me not to.

"Really.  We'd get in 'trouble' - whatever that is.  I don't really know.  I've never been there before."
"C'mon, Mom!  You heard my vet say you need to give me tons more snacks!"

It was something like that, anyway.  Anyway, unfortunately, despite our best efforts with cute poses, Mom sealed the bag up.

"Did the vet really say that, Mom?"
"Not exactly, Cam.  Nice try, Mags."

"Cotton-picking easy-to-seal bag!  -- Just kidding, Blue Buffalo people!  It's a lovely bag."

Mom wanted another shot, so we obliged.

"Did Dr. N say I should have tons more treats, too?"
"Come on, Mom.  Just one more."

Anyway, here's the low-down on Blue Buffalo Health Bars:  They're made in the USA!  They're nice and crunchy, easy to break into smaller pieces if you have a mean mom like ours who is obviously ignoring what my vet said (or at least my interpretation of what she said...), and contain no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.  They're corn, soy, and wheat free - the first ingredient is oatmeal, which we just love!  They contain wholesome, healthy ingredients like pumpkin, flaxseed, and carrots.  You can read more about them on the page!

Our bottom line?  We loved them.  Big time.  Five stars out of five, and our mom would definitely order these for us!

"Could we at least split one more?"
"C'mon, Mom.  Be a sport."

Many thanks to Sydney and the other good folks at for allowing us to review another great product!  We heartily recommend the crunchy, flavorful Blue Buffalo Health Bars - with pumpkin and cinnamon!!!


That's a wrap for this month!  Oh.  And guess what?  We did get to split another one!  SCORE!!!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

DISCLAIMER: We received no payment for this post, but did receive the product free of charge from - in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own. And Mom's. And maybe my vet didn't QUITE say I should get tons more snacks, but she did say I've lost a little weight and am a bit on the skinny side.  How can that not mean more snacks?!?

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Quiet Time

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  I've got my Beyond Tough toy and am going to take it into the living room for a little quiet time.

Me, enjoying a little quiet time

Yep.  Just me and my toy.


Just ...


... me ...


... and ...


... my ...


... toy.  Getting in a little quiet time.


So very peaceful!


Monday, October 05, 2015

Another Modeling Gig

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  A couple days ago, Mom wanted to do another one of those crazy photo shoots inspired by my mentor Teddy Westlife's mum, Auntie Trace.  Before I begin, let me say two things:  number one, I'm sure Mr. Westlife had nothing to do with this challenge, and number two, a certain Australian man-cat is way overdue for a blog post.  Ahem.

Anyway, Mom was going for the Winter outdoorsy look, I think.  I grabbed a couple items and jumped up on my sitzbank.

"What do you think?"

I thought I rocked it. Sort of the coy, "meet me in the lodge after a day of skiing" thing.

After that, we went for the more sophisticated super model "I couldn't crack a smile with a hammer" look. Check it out:

All set for the Paris runway!

I thought it was awesome. Cammie thought I looked really cool - but more like a super spy or something. I like that even better!!!

Speaking of Cam, she took a turn, too.

"Wait ... the glasses are slipping ..."

She was going for the same super model look. Mom didn't really think that fit with Cam's personality - plus she wanted to adjust the sunglasses a bit. I decided to help Mom adjust the scarf, and before we knew it, we were doing this:

"Ha roo!!!"
"Ha roo to you!  Chase me, Mags!!!"

Yep. Our modeling gig fell prey to a round of Crazy River Otter Games. It was GREAT!

After we did that for a while, Mom tried again with Cam, while I supervised.

"I think she's good to go, Mom!"
"How do I look?"

Seriously. Check it out:

Cammie.  The All-American Girl Next Door!

Yeah.  Cam's more the smiling type!  Is that perfect, or what?!?

I can't wait to see what's next!  Wait ... did I really say that?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie - here with Maggie.  We've worked hard all week, so now that we've had our morning  walk, we're doing this:

Mags and me

Yes. Sharing our bed and a sun puddle. Mom said it doesn't get much more serene than this!

Enjoy life's many blessings today!


Saturday, October 03, 2015

TV Worth Viewing

Greetings to all - it's me, Maggie!  As many of you know, I love watching TV or movies.  I must say, though, I have rather discriminating tastes and will not watch just anything.  Take the other night, for example ...

I was in the living room, playing with my green ball, when Dad came in and put a show on.

"Hey, Dad.  Whatcha putting on?"

I mean, I was in the middle of something important.  I didn't want to get up for just anything!

"Oh!  Wait!  A British detective show?!?  Which one?  I love those?"

I can't even remember which one it was now, but I listened for a sec or two, then ...

"Eh.  What a snoozer!"

Seriously.  I opted to keep playing ball.

"And I already know 'who dunnit', Mom."

Fortunately, we moved on to a different series.  I do love watching TV - but not all TV is worth watching!

Do you have any favorite shows?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Friday, October 02, 2015

Photo Finish Friday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  After our walk this morning, Mom did a couple things out in the gardens, and now she's back in here with us.

"Stay right here, Mom!"

I think she needs to do inside things this afternoon, don't you?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher