Thursday, September 29, 2016

Indoor Playtime

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  The other day, Cam and I were super bored after our walk, playtime on the deck, and a round of Crazed River Otter Games (CROG), so Mom said we could spend some time playing with our "supervised only" toys!  Ya and hoo!

Cam grabbed her pumpkin, and I went for Sneaky Snake.

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Cam and her pumpkin, me and Sneaky Snake

After a bit, Cam moved over to the bed by the fireplace. I was starting to lose interest in just  laying around trying to rip Sneaky Snake to pieces  playing ever-so-carefully with my toy, and decided to see if Cam wanted to switch.  ... but then Sneaky is so fun to play with ... I just couldn't decide!  Here's a short video of how I handled the situation:


To view on YouTube, please click here.

So, yeah. I went back to playing with Sneaky Snake.

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I seem to remember Sneaky having a much, much longer tail ....

At least I remembered to spit all the snake guts out -- right?!?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Meeting Interuptus

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  I'm just here with Maggie, discussing our ...

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"What?  Who, us?  No ... we aren't doing anything, Mom."
"Ha roo roo roo ..."

Well. We had been laying out our plans for the rest of the week, but we were interrupted!

Why does Mom always think we're up to something?!?

Cammie!

Monday, September 26, 2016

TV Show Review

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  I haven't talked TV shows or movies with you in quite a while, so I thought I'd let you know about my latest viewing.  We've been watching Poldark -- no, not the new one, the 1970s version.

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"Aw, the little biped's crying!"

They have some pretty good horse chase scenes, a fight scene here and there, but other than that, it's sort of soap opera-esque.

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"Cam, aren't you going to watch Poldark?"
"No.  I don't like Poldark!"

Oh.  Well, in that case ...

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"Let's PLAY!"
"Now you're talking!"

So while it's not that hot of a show, I do like it -- because rather than settling in to watch it, Cammie wants to PLAY when it comes on! For that reason alone, I give it a paws up!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Serene Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  Today, for Serene Sunday, I thought I'd show you my soft, sweet, snuggly side.

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Me and Mom

I hope your Sunday is filled with plenty of serenity!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Saturday, September 24, 2016

She's Doing It Again

Hello, everyone. It's me, Cammie. She's doing it again. Maggie, I mean.

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"Do you see this?"
"Y'ello!"
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"Seriously, Maggie.  You worry me sometimes."
"I'm embracing my inner feline."
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"Mom?  I think we might need to hold an intervention."
"Meow."

Sigh.  I just don't get her sometimes!

Cammie!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Flower Friday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Today, we're joining with our beautiful friend Dory to celebrate Flower Friday!  Let's start here on the front porch ...

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Maggie and me at Ao4 Headquarters

As you can see, our porch planters are still going strong!  The Electric Lime Coleuses (in the pot right behind our "God Bless America" flag and in the pot on the far right) have done really well, as has the Fishnet Stockings Coleus (the pot behind the limestone on the porch).  Mom hopes to plant both types again next year.

Now let me show you around the back gardens a bit!

Everything in the Friendship Garden looks so good!

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"This makes me so happy!"

The different Sedum plants Mom put in the pots are all doing really well, as are the various ornamental grasses and the Sedums she started from cuttings.  Here is one of the sedum plants Mom started from a cutting that a neighbor-friend gave her:

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Neighbor Jim Sedum

Isn't that PINK wonderful!?!?  I love pink!

The BIG deal in our garden right now, as Maggie showed you on Sunday, is our Maximillian Sunflowers!

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Me, striking a pose beside the Maximillian Sunflowers

You can get a pretty good feel for how HUGE they are there.  They are planted just below the wall I'm on.  As Maggie said, they're probably about 8 feet tall!

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Another shot of me and the Max Sunflowers

Mom planted them where they have plenty of room to sprawl, but she is considering trimming them back next season, not just at the start of the season, but also right before the blooms start.  If any of you or your peeps have any experience with Maximillian Sunflowers, please let us know!  This is our first year with them!

One more shot of the Sunflowers:

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"I feel so peaceful here..."

Mom has seen people stopping to admire them, and that makes her really happy.

I'll leave you with another pop of pink:

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The Crape Myrtles match my collar and leash; that makes me smile!

I hope you enjoyed our garden tour for Flower Friday! Please check out Dory's post and see who else is joining the tour!

Cammie!