Who We Are

Friday, November 16, 2018


Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  The other morning on our walk, Mom wanted Maggie and me to pose up near the top of the Water Tower Trail.  We sat, but ...

"Mom doesn't have cookies, Mags."
"No, but Dad's making cutesy noises!"

Whatever.  I'd rather have a cookie.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Action Shots

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  This morning, we took another great all-family walk.  We were going to walk the short route, but then Dad said I could choose, and I went for a long route!  It was a lot warmer today - in the low 30s when we went - so Mom and Dad were OK.

Here's an action shot of me:

Me, leading the pack!

And here's one of Mags:

Maggie, on the move!

And here---OH. Sorry. Wait a sec.

"No, take your time, Maggie."

Maggie needed to try to get into something.

"Dad was on to me; let's go."
"You've got to be sneakier, Mags!"

What a great walk we had!

"I hear something!"
"I do, too!"

You never know what you're going to see or hear in those woods!  It's always exciting!  (This time, it was just some little Juncos.)

Thanks for coming along with us!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  The other morning, when according to our mom it was 78 degrees below zero, we took a lovely walk past the Kansas Ocean.  She forgot all about the "I can't feel my face" mantra she had been chanting when she saw that finally, after the severe drought and other challenges, there were visitors at the KSO!!!

"Look, girls!  Geese!"
"Yeah.  Canadas."
"Maybe they brought the nice weather with them!"

She even shot video as we approached.

Needless to say, Mom was a bit more excited than we were. Still, it's nice to see the birdies returning!


Monday, November 12, 2018

New Friend?

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags.  Yesterday, we were out on our morning walk, when something -- or someone! -- caught my eye!  She was up by one of the new houses, just hanging out.  I approached slowly.

"Ha roo?"

She didn't have much to say.  She didn't seem bothered by me, so I went a little closer.

"I'm Maggie.  Would you like to be friends?"

Still no answer.  I must say, it hurt my feelings a bit.  I mean - I can usually make friends with everyone.  I backed off and let Cam sort things out.

"She won't even answer me, Cam!"
"Sniff, sniff, sniff.  She's a real stiff alright, Mags."

Maybe she's just cold.  The windchill was in the low teens when we went by (less than 10 below, for those of you in Celsius-land), so that could be it.  I'd hate to think she didn't want to be friends!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veterans Day 2018

Veterans Day, the 11th day of November, is traditionally when we pay tribute to those who served or who are serving in combat. It has become a day to salute all who have served honorably in our military. Here at Army of Four Headquarters, we wish to thank our veterans for their selfless service, dedication to duty, and their courage. It is because of these men and women that we enjoy the great freedoms we have today. They are the strength of America.

"God bless our combat veterans!"
"Especially our dad.  Today and every day!"

Veterans - past and present - we thank God for you and pray for His blessing on each and every one of you.

Mags, Cam, and our bipeds

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Backing Up

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Oh, I don't mean "backing up" as in "always back up your computer" -- though you really should.  I mean today we're backing up to our Thursday morning walk -- that's when the lovely snow Cam told you about started to fall!

We were just reaching the "it's all downhill from here" point on our walk, when Mom wanted to get some shots of us posing on some limestone chunks.  We climbed up and ...

"I think it's starting to snow, Mags!"
"Umm ... girls?"

Mom's comment on that one was something about it showing off our harnesses nicely.  See?  It's a great shot!

"You don't have treats, do you, Mom?  Can you smell it coming, Mags?"
"Oooh, I can!"
"No, I ... Maggie?"

Then Mom decided to do individual portraits.  The fact that I had jumped down might have had something to do with that idea.  Here's Cam:

D'Azul's Girl From Ipanema -- Cameron!

And here I am, once I jumped back up:

Polargold's Margaret Thatcher -- me!

I was watching the snow start to fall -- can you tell?!?

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher