Thursday, October 20, 2016

Watch Dogs

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  The other day, Cam, Mom, and I were out on the deck enjoying a lovely day.  Cam and I were engaged in a business meeting ...

"Ha roo!"
"Ha roo to YOU!"

... when we heard something next door!

"Oooh, look!  It's Yuntao!"
"I love that guy!  Ha roo, Tao!"

It was our favorite next-door neighbor with a bunch of his friends.  They've been painting his house; we thought we should watch.

"Please be careful!!"
"I think they're going to need a bigger ladder!"

Anyway, I know a lot of people - to include the "breed standard" - say that Siberian Huskies aren't good watch dogs.  Not true!  We love to watch things - especially people working!  We don't bark at them or anything ... but we do watch!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  You know, the other day when we did our photo shoot out front, Mom kept saying someone was having a hard time focusing.

"Oooh!  LEAF!"

That's funny, because I didn't think Mom had to focus the iPhone.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Monday, October 17, 2016

Spice Girl?

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  Try as I may ...


... I don't quite get this whole "pumpkin spice" thing.

"I'm kind of underwhelmed, I must say."

Don't get me wrong, I love playing with my stuffie, but the "pumpkin spice" thing is lost on me.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie, here with some scenes from right here at Ao4 Headquarters guaranteed to add a little serenity to your Sunday.  Let's start out front by the Mums!

"How's this, Mom?"
"Hey.  There's some guy across the street."

Maggie was right - there was a guy across the street, but Mom had TREATS!

"You should have said that to begin with!"
"Show us the money... errrr, treats, Mom!"

They were yummy!

Here's a shot of the moon!

Hunter's Moon

Mom took that this morning from the back deck.  It was a beautiful moon-set.  We also see pretty sunsets from the deck - here's one from a few nights ago:

Sunset over the hills

Back to the front yard ... the ornamental grasses by the driveway are very showy right now!  Here we are by the Maiden Grass:

"I think he's going to finish painting the house, Mags."
"Yeah.  I think so..."

What can I say?  There was a guy across the street; we HAD to stare at him.  It's what we do.

You can see the smaller Purple Love Grasses in this shot:

"Oooh.  He's staring at us now!"
"We should have a staring contest."

I don't mean to brag, but let me just say this:  never get into a staring contest with a Siberian Husky.  You won't win.

Anyway, I hope you feel more serene now! Have a great Sunday.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Life Savers!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Wowzers, what an exciting walk Cam and I took Mom on this morning!  It started out like any other ...

"Hey, Mom, we should jog!"
"Yeah, Mom, we should do some jogging!"

We had fun weaving through neighborhoods, meeting and greeting lots of different people. It was great. We also saw about 752 squirrels ... but I digress. We had reached about the halfway point, when Cam and I spotted it!

"Cammie!  Look!"
"Oh, my!  It might be hurt!"

The poor thing!  Laying there, right on the sidewalk.  It couldn't even move!

"Are you alright?!?"

It was a butterfly.  A rather large one.  And despite the smile on its face, I could tell it was hurting.

"I've got this, Cam!"

I tried a little CPR while Cam stood by, ready to assist.  That seemed to help.  But I couldn't just leave it there - right?!?

"Come with me, Butterfly!"

I thought I'd take it home and set it free in our Butterfly Garden!  Mom thought its family might be missing it though, and she suggested we leave it there.  After I administered CPR, it seemed strong enough to make it on its own, so I figured it would be OK.  

Cam said I probably saved its life!  Isn't that cool?!!?  What an exciting walk that turned into!  I can't wait to see what the rest of the weekend holds!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Friday, October 14, 2016

Flower Friday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  We're teaming up once again this week with our friends at Dory's Backyard to bring you Flower Friday!  We thought we'd see what we could find our on one of our morning walks!  How about you suit up and come with us?

Before we get to the flowers, we'll do a bit of this:

"Just up this first hill, everybody!"
"Just past that tree line is Little Kitten Creek, if anyone is interested!"

And, naturally, a bit of this:

"Ack!  A crazed river otter got me!!!"

Then we'll be ready to look at flowers!

Here in Kansas, there are still plenty of sunflowers around - and that's what we saw! This one was hanging into the street:


This sunflower was housing some funny bugs:

"Hey, what do you call a fly without wings?"
"A walk."

THAT kind of funny bugs!

And this one just plain made us smile:


We hope you enjoyed seeing some of our Kansas Sunflowers!

"Who knew bugs told jokes?"
"I know, right?  What funny bugs!"

Please hop on over to Dory's blog for more Flower Friday!