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Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  The title of this post should be "Excitement Isn't Always Where You'd Expect To Find It", but that's a bit long.  Anyway ...

There we were, on our morning walk the other day.  We got up to the top of the hill and took in the sights ...

Mags and me, taking it all in!

... and the smells ...

"Oh, yeah!"
"Nice breeze!"

... then headed down the trail.

"I'll bet we see something exciting along the trail!"
"Me, too!"

You'd think that's where we'd see something exciting, but no. Nothing. It wasn't until we got down to the street with the townhouses when:

"Cam!  BUNNY!  By the driveway!"
"I've got my radar locked on him!  BUNNY!"

We stared at him, then he ran off.  It was very exciting!  Maybe things are more exciting when they're not where you'd expect them?!?


Monday, June 18, 2018

Traffic Report

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cam, here with your Monday morning traffic report.  Traffic seems to have stalled along the main thoroughfare through the living room.


Please proceed cautiously or avoid this route altogether.  Thank you!


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  For Serene Scenery Sunday this week, I thought I'd walk you around some of our backyard gardens.  Let's start right up top by the gate!

"Nice crop of Blue Flags coming in up here, Mom!"
"Funny, Mags."

Just kidding.  Before the guys took out our Ash Trees, Mom dug up the sedum that were in that rocky area so they wouldn't get stomped.  She has them growing in big pots up top.  She put the flags in to remember where they were, in case she wants to put them - or something else - back in there.

Just down a bit are the Stella D'Oro Day Lilies

"I've got my eye on you guys!!!"

One Spring, when Mom was removing the dead stuff, one of them attacked her and poked her in the eye!  She ended up being OK, but it cost her a trip to the ER.  Ever since ... well, let me just say, "Don't turn your back on the Day Lilies!"

Further down are the Lavender plants!

"Ooh!  Bumblebees!!!"
"So many rules out here!  Honestly!"

At the end of that tier are some Daisies (not yet in bloom, but close!), Sedum, and this Butterfly Weed!

Butterfly Weed!

We have several of them scattered around the gardens - we are hoping the butterflies will enjoy them!

Here I am in the Friendship Garden:

Me in the Friendship Garden

I thought I saw something and Mom didn't have treats, so ... you know.

The coneflower on the left, by the pot-o-sedums, is a PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower.  It has some double blooms on it this year!

Double your pleasure, double your fun ...

Pretty cool!

"I think it's time for some zooming, Mom ..."

That's a wrap for this week!  Thanks for walking around the gardens with me.  It's time to start zooming around the grassy parts now!

Have a wonderful Sunday - keep it serene!!!

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Thatcher

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Great Walks

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Even though it's been ridiculously hot lately, we've been going on some great walks.  Just really early.  Earlier than I'd like.  But we do it to beat the heat.  Anyway ... here's a look at a wonderful walk we took the other morning.  Early.

"Hey, Cam.  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?"
"Oh, yeah!"
"That was awesome!"
"So much fun!!!"

How about you?  Are you still able to get out on fun walks? 

Stay cool!


Friday, June 15, 2018

Fun In The Garden!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  The other morning, after our walk, Cam and I hung out on the deck with Mom for a while.  She drank coffee; we played a round of Crazed River Otter Games (CROG).  After she finished her coffee, she wanted to get "a nice shot" of us girls together.  We gave it our best!

"Hey, sure, Mom.  No probl---BIRDIE!!!"
"Do you have treats?"

It was great.  Oh.  And yes, she had treats, but they were the super-small kind, so right after Mom snapped the shot ... well, let's just say I  jumped Cammie  started another round of CROG.

After that, Mom thought "someone" needed to burn off some more energy before it got super hot, so she and I went into the back yard together.  That tells me she probably meant herself and I was along for the ride.  Don't you think?

I posed in the Friendship Garden for her:

"You brought better treats, right?"
"I have Fruitables!"

Yum.  I love those!

After the Friendship Garden, we walked around a bit, then I did a nice long "sit/stay" on the middle tier:

"How's this, Mom??"
"SUPER good, Maggie!!!"

Did I mention "fun" in the title of this post? Here's where that really kicked in! I had done such a great job staying and stuff (and we had already made sure any bunnies that HAD been in the yard had left) that Mom gave me the green light to GO!!!!!

"Go, go, Maggie!!!"

It. Was.  Awesome!  So much fun!  I've gotta tell you, though - after zooming around for a bit, I was tired!  I don't know if my mom burned off that extra energy she was talking about, but I was almost down to "empty"!  It was all I could do to start another round of CROG with Cam when I got in the house!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy 243rd Birthday!!!

Hello and greetings to all!  Cam and Maggie here today to with the US Army a VERY happy 243rd birthday!!!

"The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775, 
when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year."

It's also Flag Day here in the US! A day to celebrate the Stars and Stripes!

This calls for cantaloupe!  ... or popcorn.  Maybe both?!!?

Cam and Mags