Friday, October 31, 2014

Photo Finish Friday: Howl-oween

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with Photo Finish Friday!  Since today is Howl-oween, Cam and I thought we'd share some really scary pictures with you!  The first ones are from our mom's foray out to Tuttle Creek State Park last weekend.  You can see her whole album at this link, but here are our creepiest favorites!

The sunrise over the foggy canyon is enough to make me want to howl:

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"Ha-ooooowwwwwlllll!"

Here is a shot of the very rare and very frightening Two-Headed Double Crested Cormorant - and its ghoul-friends!

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... I mean "gull" friends.

How about a prehistoric-looking Great Blue Heron, swooping down in the fog!!???!!

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I'd hate to be the fish on the receiving end of his attack!

Even the road into the park was eerie!

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Mom and her friend explored lots of different areas, even going through spider-infested woods!

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The spider who wove that had to be the size of a Malamute!

Closer to home, we also have some scary goings-on!  Not just the Giant Cats we showed you the other day!  Worse than them --- it's these Straw People who don't say anything, but make weird gestures with their straw arms and legs!!!  Here I am this morning, giving them a piece of my mind!

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"You don't scare ME, Straw People!  No way, no how!!!"

My dad said I was very brave.  Mom and Cam walked right past them.  RIGHT PAST THEM!  Can you believe that?!?!

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"Oh, Maggie, Maggie, Maggie..."

Sure, Cam talked a good game this morning, but check out this video from a couple days ago!


If it doesn't play, please click here.  Yeah.

Anyway, have a happy and SAFE Howl-oween, everyone!  Remember - no bolting out the front door, no eating costume parts, and NO chocolate!!!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Garden Tour Walk

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Maggie and I had a very nice walk yesterday morning with our mom and dad.  We ended up taking a route we don't normally take and it was very enjoyable.  On one of the roads, there are a couple very pretty gardens that Maggie and I love to check out!

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"Look, Mags!  Isn't it pretty?!?"
"Oh, yes!  Um... check that sign on the left, though.  Ha roo roo roo!"

I assured her the sign didn't mean what she thought it might mean.  Silly puppy!!!  I went first, just to make sure there weren't any Giant Cats lurking about or anything!

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"Just a couple pumpkins, Mags.  No huge cats!"

You never know.  They could be roaming the neighborhood, waiting to leap out at innocent walkers!  Here is Maggie, checking the garden out:

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"I like the way the sunlight's hitting these ... whatever they ares!"

Isn't it a lovely spot?!?  We liked this next garden, too:

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"Very peaceful!"
"Yes, it-SQUIRREL!!!"

Yep, a great walk that got even better!  I hope all of you are enjoying a beautiful Fall season!

Cammie!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

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Cammie!
and Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TV Show Review

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with my continuing review of movies and TV shows.  I've discussed "Person of Interest" before, but that was back when I was still a tiny puppy.  I still like it a great deal, but it's about way more than beeping noises, as per my first review.

It's very suspenseful ...

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"Oh, no!  The bad guys have Lionel!!!"

... and there's a lot of great action!  The best episodes feature Bear, of course.  

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"Notice they had to bring Bear in to rescue everyone?
That's him on the far right of the screen."

All of the action and suspense and everything is great!  I really get wrapped up in the show - and when it's over ...

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"Oh, that was exhausting!"

What can I say?

Anyway, I give this show four stars out of five; some of the episodes are way too cheesy and seem to veer away from the action and suspense we look for in this show!  I did enjoy the last episode that aired, though!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hide And Seek

Greetings to all!  Shhhh!  It's me, Maggie.  I'm back here:

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"You can't see me, but I'm wedged between the door and the laundry basket!"

Cammie and I are playing a game called "Hide And Seek" and it's my turn to hide.

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"Shhhh!  Don't tell Cam where I am!"

Don't tell anyone where I am. Cammie's supposed to find me on her own.

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"Hmm.  Does anyone have a watch?"

It sure seems like I've been in here a long time.

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"She IS actively looking for me -- right?"
"Zzzz...."

I think this game might be more lively if I was the one doing the seeking!!!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  As Mags mentioned yesterday, these are the more "scenic" photos from the walk where we saw the Giant Cats!

So ... earlier in the walk ...

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"We're almost at the Hudson Trail!"
"Oh, I hope we get to take it!"

We didn't take the Trail at first - we took some detours via the roads - but then got on one of our favorite parts of it!

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"Isn't this wonder--MAGS!  What are you doing?!?"
"LEAF!!!"

She loves pouncing on leaves! Mom told her to "leave it" - but shouldn't that be "leaf it" since it was only one leaf? Ha wooroowoo!  Anyway, I told her there were more to come, so we should get going.

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"Seriously, Mags.  Look down there!"
"Wowzers!"

We walked a little bit further and sure enough ...

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"See, Maggie?"
"LEAVES!!!  Tons and tons of LEAVES!!!"

Mom thought the scenery was gorgeous, I loved all the sights and smells, and Maggie ... well ... you know.  The leaves!

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"Most.  Awesome.  Walk.  EVER!!!"
"It is mighty lovely!"

We were having so much fun that we got to walk a couple segments of the trail!

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"New England's got nothin' on us!"
"I've heard people go there from all over the world, just to chase the leaves!"

It was such a lovely, serene walk!  I hope you enjoyed seeing some of our beautiful Fall scenery!

Cammie!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The World's Most Interesting Siberian

Greetings to all.  It's me - Maggie. I don't always post this late in the day ...

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"I don't always post this late in the day ..."

... but when I do, it's my mom's fault.

No, seriously!  Sorry to be so late! We'll share the photos Cam promised we'd put up tomorrow - OK?  Blame our mom. Something about the lake, fog, cool birdies, lots of photos, blah, blah, and blah.

Catch you tomorrow!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher