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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Day 792

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  Here we are at what?  Day 792 of ice and single digit temps?  Something close to that.  We weren't able to walk yesterday, as everything was iced back up.  Mom has been trying to get creative to encourage Cam and me to get "indoor exercise".  I thought she meant like more rounds of CROG (Crazed River Otter Games), perhaps some Siberian Rules Fetch, practice my aircraft carrier landings ... stuff like that. But yesterday, she came up with a super-crazy idea.  Check it out:

"Fine.  Happy now, Mom?"

Seriously.  I don't know how me getting on the treadmill is going to accomplish anything.  I think the cold and ice are getting to Mom.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Monday, January 21, 2019


Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cam.  Maggie and I were just hanging out together this morning, not walking because it's a million degrees below zero out there, when Mom came in and accused us of being "up to something".  Us!  Can you believe that?!?!

"Quick, Maggie!  Do your best Innocent Look!"
"On it, Cam!  Tossing in a Head Tilt for added effect!"

I mean ... look at those faces!!!  Who could accuse us of being up to ANYthing?!?

Have a great day, everyone!  And remember, keep a good Innocent Look tucked into your repertoire "just in case".


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Day Off??!!??

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.


That photo is from yesterday - our Day Off. Oh. From walking. See ... we normally walk every day, but yesterday, when it was time to go, it looked like this outside:

Out front

I know - beautiful, right? Only that was hard-packed snow and ice, and the windchill was 5℉ below zero or less.   That's right, -5℉. (For our international readers, that's -20.5℃.) Since the temps weren't supposed to change much, Mom and Dad thought it safest if we took the day off from walking. Maggie and I don't really like changes to our routine, but ... yes. For pups who are used to being in the house, and given the lack of fur on my tummy still, that was way too cold. Instead of walking, we did a LOT of this:


And I do mean a lot!  So much that Mom couldn't even get photos, because we were so fast and pumped up. We had a race course that went from the main level, down the stairs to the Studio, around the Studio and through Mom's sewing table, then back up the stairs. It was AWESOME!

Today, it's still very icy and slippery, but the temp at walking time was about 9℉.  A little better!  Given yesterday's activities, Mom and Dad opted for us to do this:

"How's your belly, Cam?"
"A little cold, but I'll be OK!"

It was a very short one, but at least it was a walk!  We're going to try again after lunch!

I guess the day off reinforced to Mom and Dad how  crazy we get if we don't get enough exercise in  how much we love our walks!   For the many of you who have snowy/icy conditions -- please be careful out there!


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday Snoozing

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Saturday is a good day to kick back and relax.

"Zzz ... "

Thank goodness our chairs have built-in chin rests just for times like these!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Friday, January 18, 2019

Photo Finish Friday: The Week In Review

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  In addition to everything else we showed you this week, we've done a lot of other things.

We took lots of walks in the snow:


We made a new friend:

"Hello!  Mind if we do sniffies?"
"Your arms are like sticks, man!  You really need a sammich or something!"

Dad tried to strangle Maggie:

"ARGH!  Dad's got me!  ARGH!"
"Right, Maggie.  Funny."

Just kidding!

Our snow began to melt and we had fog and drizzle:

"Sing it with me, Cam!  'A-woo, werewolves of London!!' "
"I like that 'Gonna get a big bowl of beef Chow Mein' part!!"

And with the melting, came re-freezing and more drizzle.  We have still been able to go on our walks, though!

"Safety first, everyone!"
"Maggie and I will keep you safe!"

No one has fallen yet, so I think we're doing well!

We also posed by the fireplace, just for kicks:

"Ha roo, everyone!"
"That's a wrap for today!"

We hope your week has been as good as ours!


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Kicking Back On My Quilt

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  As you saw yesterday, I just love kicking back on my quilt. It's very relaxing.

"Ahhh!  So comfy!"

Nice, but a little lonely.  Thank goodness I have help available:

"Oooh, yeah, Cam.  That's nice."
"Mom's right, Mags.  You're very snuggly and warm!"

We both like laying on my quilt.  And I LOVE to share - especially with Cammie!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, January 16, 2019