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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Start The Weekend!

"Another beautiful start to the day, Cam!"
"Let's make it a great one, Maggie!"

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Mags and Cam

Friday, November 15, 2019


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  You know it's going to be a great walk when you come out of the house and ...

"Mags!  Chelsea's coming!"

Isn't that awesome!??!  My BFF Chelsea the Border Collie was coming down the street!  Talk about perfect timing!

She was doing her Border Collie Low Crawl thing that she likes to do (she throws herself onto the grass then sort of slides the whole way -- it's really cool!), so I did this:

Me.  Waiting ever-so-patiently!

Once she got up to our house, we greeted each other!

"My BFF!  How have you been!?!?"
"Hi, Maggie!!!"

We just love seeing each other!  Oh.  And that's Cam's snooter on the left there.  She likes seeing Chelsea and Chelsea's mom, too!

We had a short visit, then got on to our walk.

"Check out that sunrise, everybody!  Are you getting this, Mom?"
"Oh, how beautiful!"
"Got it, Mags!"

What a GREAT way to start the day!  I hope your Friday is going just as well!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Oh, Hi

Greetings to all! It's me, Maggie. Up here.

"Oh, hi!"

Or should that be "high"?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Yesterday, Cam and I were finally allowed downstairs!  It's about time!  I raced down first to inspect everything!

"Maggie?!?  How does it look?!?"

I was already exploring!  Once we had a good look around, we got down to business.

Me and Cam, working in the Studio

OK. Pickle Business.  Trust me, Pickle Time is important!!!

Apparently, Mom and Dad updated the flooring in the Studio rooms (to match the upstairs!), Dad's office, and the bathroom. And the HVAC room.  That meant they had to clear everything out of those rooms then put it all back. Only that's not really how we do things at Ao4 Headquarters -- they did a massive culling of stuff, Mom painted a couple rooms (with more to come, apparently), and they did a reorganization. I can't believe they didn't let us help!

"Seriously, Mom!  You know I'm good at this kind of thing!"


At least the last part - reorganizing - wasn't quite done, so I was able to help.

"Mags?  What are you doing in there?"

Or not.  I mean ...

"And how did you get in there?"
"Are you saying you don't want my help?"

She hinted that Cam might be helping more than me.  WHAT?!?!  How is that possible?!?  Check her out:

"Buckingham Palace is back where it belongs!!!  YAY!"

How is that "helping"?!?  I don't get it.

Anyway, I helped in the closet for a while, then Cam and I did some more exploring:

"The workout room is the same as before!"

Good!  I liked my "jump on the treadmill then dive bomb Cam" maneuver from before!  I'd hate to lose that to a re-do!

Ah!  Speaking of things like that, even though Mom moved her big sewing table around, I can still do a sneak-attack by going through one of the cubby holes!  Take a look:

"I saw that one coming, Mags!"

Mom and Dad are still moving stuff around, but the big things are done.  I'm glad we're getting back to normal.  Cam and I really like routine!

"I really like this, don't you, Maggie?!?"
"I still say my organization and supervision skills could have been put to better use ..."

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day 2019

Veterans Day, the 11th day of November, is traditionally when we pay tribute to those who served or who are serving in combat. It has become a day to salute all who have served honorably in our military. Freedom is not free - it must be fought for and guarded. All of us here at Ao4 Headquarters thank our veterans for their selfless service, dedication to duty, and their courage. It is because of these men and women that we enjoy the great freedoms we have today. They are the strength of America.

"Our very favorite combat veteran is our dad!!!"
"He's our hero!"
"Mine, too, girls."

We are especially proud of two combat veterans - our dad and mom's dad - and the rest of our family members who served or who are serving!

To all US veterans - past and present - we thank God for you and pray for His blessing on each and every one of you.

Mags and Cam

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Serene Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Mags and I still aren't allowed downstairs, but we did think you should know we are getting plenty of Pickle time upstairs.  I mean we DO prefer being down in the Studio, playing Pickles then having a round of CROG, but ... we get to play with our "under supervision only" toys up here!

"I don't always get to play with this toy, but when I do, I love it!"

Yeah. Mighty serene!

Have a lovely Sunday!