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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Photos On The Trail

Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar.  This morning, we had lots and lots of sunshine on our trail walk.  When we started our climb to The Top Of The World, Mom thought she had the perfect shot lined up -- Mags and I paused and looked at her, the sun was beaming down on us ... and just when she was ready to click ...

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"Hey, what's over there??"
"Somebody's off to our south ..."
"You GUYS!"
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"Really?"
"Yeah, they're walking the other way, though."
"Oh, come on, you two!"

And just as Mom called an "I give up" ...

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"Our work here's done, Mags."
"Awesome job, Ragnar!"

What a great, great walk!

(Oh, c'mon.  She got a nice action shot!)

Sköl!
Ragnar

Monday, February 22, 2021

Our Happy Place

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags.  We all have a "happy place", right?  Ragnar and I have definitely decided ours is on the trails around The Top Of The World!  Check this photo from this morning's walk:

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"Is this great or WHAT, Raggi?!?"
"This is the BEST, Mags!"

 Up at the top, I was kind of in my Zen Zone:

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Me, looking serious, but SO much at peace!

And Ragnar was so happy up there, he was prancing around like a show puppy!

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Ragnar, strutting his stuff!

We had the best time this morning!  Where is your happy place?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Stare-Down

 Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar.  Maggie and I are doing this today:

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Mom will figure out what we want shortly. 

Sköl! 
Ragnar


Saturday, February 20, 2021

Finally!

 Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags!  FINALLY!  Finally this morning, we were able to go on one of our "normal" walks!  It was AWESOME!  We got to walk the whole Hudson Trail, then up to The Top Of The World.

Here we are, starting down the trail; it was still snowy there, which was lovely!

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"Ah!  This is great, isn't it, Ragnar?!?"
"Perfect, Mags!"

It was in the low 20s when we headed out, but a lot of our snow disappeared yesterday.  Out on the open trail, there was even less snow:

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"It feels so good to be out on a long walk again!"
"I wish there was more snow, though!"

I did, too, but whatcha gonna do?  We stepped in as much snow as we could.

Here we are up at The Top Of The World:

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Raggi and me

Once back down on the lower trails, we opted to take one of the eastern legs of the trail.  There was a nice, shaded area there where the snow hadn't disappeared, which made Ragnar and me very happy!  AND ...

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"Mags!  I see something up there!"

You can even tell by his ear radar that he had spotted something interesting, can't you?!?  

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"What is it, Raggi!?!"
"Not sure yet!  It's something, though!"

Whatever it was (bunny?  deer?  coyote?  birdie?) ran off before we could find it.

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"It's the leashes, Raggi.  Without the leashes, we would have had it!"
"What would we do with it if we caught it?"

He had a good point there.  I have no idea.  Play with it?  I have no idea!  We did meet two really handsome boys on the trail - a Great Pyrenees named Grover and a Great Pyrenees/Border Collie mix named Sam.  They were very nice and it was fun to make new friends!

Thanks for coming with us!  It was so great to finally get out on a "real" walk today!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Friday, February 19, 2021

Happy Friday!

Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar.  I just wanted to wish all of you a happy Friday!

... unless you're somewhere like Australia where Maggie's mentor Mr. Teddy Westlife lives and it's already Saturday. Then I wish you a happy Saturday!  This is making my head spin.  Maybe I should just say ...

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"Sköl, everybody!"

Sköl! 
Ragnar

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Nothing To See Here

 Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar.  Last night, I had another great lesson from Maggie.  It's a little something she calls the "Nothing To See Here Look".  It's a lot like the "Innocent Look", but a tad bit more involved.

See ... Dad was downstairs in the office doing a Zoom meeting and Mom ... well, she was just a little bit too interested in our after dinner plans ...

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"And then ... oh.  Can I help you?"
"She's right behind me, isn't she, Mags?"
"Everything OK in here?"

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"Just giving Raggi a singing lesson!  Ha roooooo!"
"..."

No, really.  I don't sing.  Except sometimes in my sleep or when Mom's been gone and I hear her come in.  I'm a very quiet guy.  (And don't tell her I said this, but Maggie talks enough for both of us.  Shh!)

We thought Mom went back in to fold laundry, so ...

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"BOOM!"
"UGH!  You got me!"

Ha!  I had her!  But not for long!

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"DOUBLE ZOOMIES, RAGNAR!  GO!!!"
"ZOOOOOM!!!"

Maggie may have run right into Mom's legs at one point -- that would be when we realized she had been standing there watching us and filming us (in really bad lighting; sorry for the poor quality).  THAT is when Maggie showed me her patented "Nothing To See Here Look".  Check it out:

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"What?"

She encouraged me to try, so ...

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"Yeah, Mom.  What Maggie said."

Maggie gave me extra points for throwing in a semi head tilt.  I couldn't resist.  Mom's a sucker for the head tilt!

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"Nothing to see here, Mom."
"Nothing at all!"

I'm learning SO MUCH from Mags - and am having a ton of fun in the process!

Sköl!
Ragnar