Who We Are

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sentry Sunday

Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar.  I know some of you think that Maggie and I probably work way too hard in our mom's Studio -- and you're probably right.  But we are Working Breed pups, and we are ON THE JOB.  One of my favorite things is Sentry Duty.  Here I am, in action:

"I wonder if that bunny is still out there ..."
"I'm staying right here on duty!  No bunny will go un-stared at!!!"

We guard every part of the Studio!

"Zzz ..."
"❤️Oh, Ragnar!  Did you overdo, buddy?❤️"

I was just ... guarding Mom's chair for her.  Yeah, that's it.

It's hard work, but Mags and I are just the right pups for the job!


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Our Full Attention

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags!  The other day, Ragnar and I went on a little inspection tour of some work our mom and dad have been doing in the backyard.  It was pretty impressive, I must admit.  We even rewarded our mom with some killer poses!  Check this out:

"Yeah, whatever."
"You have my full attention, Mom.  Pretty much."

But then ... we spotted something.  And our "full attention" turned from the treats Mom was breaking into tiny pieces to ...

"Ragnar!  Bunny!"
"I see him!"
"No jumping off the retaining wall!!!!"

As if we would!

Well, yeah, OK, of course we would.  Knowing that, Mom took us up to the top of the yard and asked us to pose by the gate.

"I can't see him.  Can you see him?"
"No. Mom's in the way."
"Ooh!  Nice!  And right beside the Miss Kim Lilacs!"

We couldn't help it -- that bun still had our full attention!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

PS:  Our mom has a "no chasing bunnies" rule.  No wonder they like to hang out in our yard!

Friday, May 14, 2021


Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar.  We had a really great walk this morning - it was supposed to be all rainy and nasty out, but it was a beautiful, sunny morning!  When we got to the top of Grand Mère Trail, Mom needed to re-tie her shoes, so Mags thought she and I should hop up on the bench that's right there.  Mom, being ... Mom, thought she should take a few snaps of us.

"OOH!  Perfect!"
"Do you have treats!?!"
"She's got treats, alright.  I can smell them."
"Good puppies ... stay!"
"Oh, boy - cookies!"
"They'd best be the good kind!"

They WERE the good kind.  Broken in half, but still mighty tasty.  I'm glad Mags and I benched ourselves!


Thursday, May 13, 2021

Stepping It Up

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags!  Today, while Mom and Dad were getting their lunch ready, I was under Dad's chair and noticed Ragnar was under Mom's chair.  I thought it was time Ragnar and I stepped up our game and sent him a mind-meld message, "Double Chin Rest on 3!!  1 ... 2 ... 3!!!"

"We're professionals; do not try this at home."
"We did it, Mags!  We did it!  OK ... must ... concentrate!"

I'm so proud of Ragnar.  This isn't easy.

Yours sincerely, 
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Helping Drive

Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar!  Yesterday afternoon, Maggie and I were helping our mom a whole lot in her Studio ...

"Coming through!"
"Not if I can help it!"

   ... when I decided to try to hide from Mags  to ask Mom if I could help drive her machine.

"Hi, Mom.  Can I help drive the Bernina?!?  By the way, don't tell Mags where I--"
"HEY!  There you are!"
"I just step on this, right, Mom?"
"Well, that one goes to the Pfaff, but you can drive that one and I'll drive the Bernina, OK?"
"Ah, c'mom, Raggi!  Chase me!"
"I've got an important job to do here, Mags."
"The Pfaff isn't even turned on, bro."
"It was working a minute ago ..."
"Hey.  What the ... did someone just unplug my lamp?!?"
"I may have tripped over some cords.  Don't worry, I'm OK.
Now ...
chase me, Raggi!  You know you want to!"

I gave in and chased Mags for a while.   It seemed to make Mom happy; she said we were really helpful!  All in all, I'd say it was a very productive afternoon in the Studio!


Monday, May 10, 2021

Boooooo ...

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags.  This morning was another chilly, overcast day -- just perfect for a nice, long walk!  For some reason my mom refers to this weather as "unseasonably cold and gloomy", but Ragnar and I love it!  I thought Mom could use some cheering up, so I did one of my famous signature moves:

"Boooooooooo ..."
"❤️❤️ Oh, my Maggie!!! ❤️❤️"

Works like a charm!  She loves it when I boo at her.  Oh.  And Goldilocks -- I mean my mom -- had cookies, so I scored one each for Ragnar and myself for my efforts.

What a great day!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher