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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Garden Check

Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar.  The other day, I helped Mom check the gardens in the backyard -- she and Dad have been working hard weeding, pulling out dead stuff, and planting new stuff.  And moving rocks.  Anyway ...

While Mom checked on her Daisies, I sat on the wall and watched her.  Oh!  That reminds me - I read the story of Humpty Dumpty and was wondering if anyone would like to hear me tell that one?  Let me know!   

"How come Marti at the corner's Daisies are blooming and ours aren't, Mom?"
"Our plants are all slackers, Ragnar."

She seemed happy enough that they were alive.  Anyway, I made sure the Friendship Garden was safe next:

"All's clear up in the--wait.  Is that a bunny?!?"
"Let's go to the other side, Ragnar."

She was mighty quick to change gears!  Anyway, we checked on some new stuff, like these Firewitch Dianthus:

"Let me get a shot of the--Ragnar!"
"Hoe dee doe dee doe..."

The question is did I photobomb the Dianthus?  Or did the Dianthus photobomb me?

We also checked on some old stuff:

"Oooh!  Smells nice!"
"That's lavender, Ragnar!"

Then Mom checked on some newly potted plants, so I sat next to them.

Who needs garden statues when you have me -- am I right?!?

Before we headed in, I struck a pose by the Miss Kim Lilacs:

Me.  Polargold's Einherjar -- Ragnar!

It was fun doing a garden check.  Mom said that she can't check on quite as much when both Mags and I help out.  I'm not sure why.  The word "shenanigans" may have been tossed around a bit.  Anyway - thanks for coming with us!


Monday, May 17, 2021

Challenge Accepted!

Greetings to all! It's me, Mags! So the other day, Ragnar and I were in Mom's Studio, helping out as we like to do -- you know, being Working Breed pups and all. Anyway, we were entertaining Mom with a round of zoomies when I stopped to check something out ... 

"Oh.  Hey.  This could be a fun route!"
"Uh, Mags?!?  I don't think you can really fit through there!"

"Can't fit."  HA!  Our mom is so funny.  Challenge accepted! And guess what?!? Not only can we fit through that opening, but we can fit through at the same time, going 100 miles per hour! And all without knocking anything over. Sure, Ragnar might have tried to jump onto Mom's lap a time or two, but no harm, no foul!  Besides, she likes to cuddle.

We certainly worked hard that day, my friends!  She's really fortunate to have us helping out.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

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