Thursday, September 18, 2014

I Have No Idea

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  After our walk this morning, I went out back for special one-on-one time with Mom.  We opted to play with my double-tennis-ball-on-a-rope toy!  I love that thing!

We played Tuggy-Tug for a bit:

"Tuggy-tug, Mom!"
"Keep it gentle, Mags!"

I'm working on the "gentle" thing.  Whatever.

We played Fetch for a bit:

"Got it, got it!  Here I ... wait.  What's that over there?"

Mom says my attention span could use some "development".  Not to be redundant, but whatever.

Anyway, Mom turned away from me for about 30 seconds to take a picture of a flower, and then ...

"Umm... Maggie?"
"La la la la la la la..."

Wow.  Look at what she found!  Interesting.

"I wasn't done with that!"

My official line is that I have no idea how that happened - in case anyone asks. Or in case my mom reads our blog.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday


Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher - and Cammie!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cam.  Thank you for all the kind remarks on my portrait work for Serene Sunday.  Like many of you, I am a professional, so while I might make it look easy ... there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes.

In order to get photos like those that you saw on Sunday, we have to go through a lot of this:

"I'm not feeling it, Mom."
"What are you two doing?  Is Cam getting treats?"

We all know what I'm doing here!
Maggie had just said, "Booooo!"

She says "boo" a lot.  I think she's trying to "roo" or "woo", but it comes out as "boooo" so far.  Of course, one of her litter-mate sister's names is Boudica and she goes by Boo or BooBoo, so maybe she just likes to talk about her.  I'm not quite sure.  She's still developing her voice.

Anyway, we usually do that for quite a while, then Mom finally caves.

"Oh.  You DO have treats after all?"
"Do I get some, too?"

Mom's working on being able to get both of us in focus ... and we're working on focusing on the mission at hand. If there are treats involved.

Me.  D'Azul's Girl From Ipanema - Cameron - doing my dignified, regal look
Somewhere, off-camera, "Boooooo!"

The little one still hasn't quite reached pro status yet, but she's learning!

Have a lovely day!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Movie Review

Greetings to all, it's me, Maggie!  As many of you know, I love to watch TV.  British detective shows, Westerns, sports competitions and even movies.  I thought I'd start a movie review series.

Over the weekend, we watched a movie called The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug.

"What's on?  Oooh, Hobbits!  I love Hobbits!"

It held my attention well enough ...

"This guy isn't looking so hot!"

... but frankly, I was a bit disappointed. I kept waiting for the GOOD kind of Hobbit action - like Second Breakfast, Elevenses, Afternoon Tea ... you know, that kind of stuff. But there was none of it. Still, it had a good story line that kept moving. I rate it 4 out of 5 paws.

I'm not sure what we're watching next, but I'll be sure to let you know what I think!  What about you all?  What movies do you like?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Serene Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  So ....


... who forgot to plan ahead for Serene Scenery Sunday?  Not me.  But who was tasked to sit for a portrait?!?

"Oh, the hardships I endure around here!"

Does that make you feel serene?  Excellent.

"We're done here."

Let's go inside and get a treat!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

When The Fog Clears

Hello, everyone, it's me, Cammie!  We had a really interesting walk with Mom this morning and I thought I should tell you all about it!  Mom took photos along the way with her iPhone - so let me walk you through it, OK?  Ready to go?

It started out like any other morning.  Actually, not really.  This was the view out back:


Fog! It cast a bit of mystery to the day; we knew it wouldn't be just an "ordinary" walk!

As we progressed, though, the fog started to clear.

"Look!  To quote the Beatles, 'Here comes the sun!'"
"Yum!  Beetles!  Right up there with cicadas!  Oh.  Oh, the BEATLES.  Right.  Gotcha."

What can I say?

Anyway, we were walking so nicely that by the time we got to the Hudson Trail, Mom said we could take the long route!

"I love going this way!"
"Me, too!  Something cool always happens!!!"

We walked and walked - and took some turns Mags and I had never taken!  It was very exciting!

We saw a large building and Mom let us go over to do some exploring.  I noticed a sign and went over to check it out.

"Hello?!?  I'd like to order a dolphin to go, please.  And extra horseradish sauce."

I was fairly certain it was a fast-food restaurant; I hoped my order wouldn't take too long.

"I don't see anyone else in line, Peeps.  This shouldn't take long at all."
"Too bad they don't have tunas; I'd get an extra one to send my mentor, Mr. Teddy Westlife.  He loves tunas!"

Mom suggested we walk on down a little bit.  She must have heard them call our order number - because look at what was there!!!

"WOWZERS!  That was fast!"
"Look at the tail on that thing!"

It pays to go when they aren't real busy.  They brought our order out so fast, I didn't even see them!

Maggie went over to check it out:

"Nice and fresh!  It still has water drops on it!"  
"They must have caught it in the Kansas Ocean!"

Nothing like locally-caught fish!  Pretty good service at this place, though they forgot my horseradish sauce.

I'd say that when the fog cleared, we certainly found something interesting!

I hope you're all enjoying the weekend!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Photo Finish Friday

Greetings to all, it's me - Margaret Thatcher.  For this week's Photo Finish Friday, I finally have some actions shots of me that Mom took with the new camera!  Ready to take a look?  Let's go!

We went out back to play with my squeaky red football. Here I am, bringing it back after Mom threw it:

"Got it, got it, got it!!!"

We played a bunch of rounds of Fetch, then I settled down to squeak my football for a minute.

"Wait!  What's that?!?"

I thought I heard something.  It landed up in that tree!


It was a cicada, those ever-so-tasty, buzzing, crunchy treats!  I mean "bugs"! Oh, to be able to fly up into that tree and nail that thing!  Oh, well; there are more where that one came from.

Speaking of flying ...


Yeah, I know. I forgot my football. No problem; Mom will police it up.


Mom says I get more and more Siberian every day.  Isn't that great?!!?  Cam is very proud.

Have a great weekend!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher