Who We Are

Thursday, August 05, 2021

First Attempt

Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar.  Mom left her iPhone laying around the Studio yesterday, so I thought I'd try doing my first selfie.

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"Am I doing this right?!?"

What do you think?  Pretty good, huh!?!

Sköl! 
Ragnar

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Wordless Wednesday

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Yours sincerely, 
Margaret Thatcher

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Surprise!

Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar!  Oh, boy, did we ever have a surprise today!  There we were, nearing the end of Hudson Trail, when ... oh, just watch this video!!!

 

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It was so cool! They all came over to see us!

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"Hello!  I'm Polargold's Margaret Thatcher ..."
"And I'm Polargold's Einherhar.  You can just call us Mags and Ragnar!"

They especially liked Maggie! She did nose bumps with two of them!

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"Nose bumps!"
"💜"
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"Oooh!  And nose bumps to you, too!"
"💜"

Talk about some NICE cows!  We could have stayed there all day!!!

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"How about this cooler weather, huh?  Aw, you want more nose bumps?!?"
"Time to turn and finish our walk, pups!"
"Just five more minutes, Mom?"

What a GREAT surprise it was to meet some new cow friends at the end of the trail!  (And yes, it was a struggle for Mom and Dad to get us to leave.)

Sköl!
Ragnar

Monday, August 02, 2021

Hay!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags!  What a BEAUTIFUL morning!  When we left on our walk, it was actually in the 60s -- can you believe that?!?!  We got a nice, early start and saw the sun rise once we got up into the hills.

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"I have smoke in my eyes."
"It sure makes for a pretty sunrise, though!"

The smoke is from the fires out west.  😔

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"We've got the whole place to ourselves!"
"Isn't it great?!?"

They're going to put houses up on that ridge eventually, but for now, it's just the roads and no workers.

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk - what a blessing to have such cool temps! It didn't last, but we sure enjoyed it while we had it! Oh ... and one last thing ...

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"HAY!"
"HAY!!!"

"Hay" from us here in Kansas! (Mom made us say that!)

Yours sincerely, 
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags!  Before I turn things over to Ragnar, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all the wonderful birthday wishes yesterday!  I really had a blast all day long and your wonderful greetings made a great day even better!  Thank you, friends!

OK, over to Raggi ...

Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar.  I guess you knew that already.  Anyway, today we did some exploring on the Kansas State University campus again!  We hit the northeast part of campus first, wound our way here and there, looped around the football stadium, then made our way back to the vehicle.  It was not quite 6 miles, so it was just about perfect, length-wise.  

It wasn't quite as scenic as the other, old part of campus, but I did find something absolutely serene.  And exciting.  And really awesome!!!

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"A bridge!!!  A BRIDGE!!!  C'mon, everybody, it's a BRIDGE!!!"
"Oooh, cool find!  Wait up, Ragnar!!!"

I just HAD to cross it! I just love bridges!

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"I can't believe you found a bridge!!!  Way to go!"
"This is the BEST part of campus!!!"

Sorry that shot is a little blurry.  I might have been pulling.  I got excited!

Mom's favorite pose of us from today was by the football stadium:

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Mags and me!!!

I hope you're having a great Sunday!!! 

Sköl, 
Ragnar

Saturday, July 31, 2021

I'm EIGHT!!!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Known today as "The Birthday Girl"!!!! That's right - eight years ago today, I was right about here ...

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My (and Ragnar's!) mama CH Dancing Winds Polargold Legacy (Bebe) and me!!!

I was the first one out of the chute - my three sisters followed shortly after I made my appearance. I still like to go first with pretty much everything! 

There has been a lot of celebrating here at Ao4 Headquarters today! First, breakfast, then a nice, long walk. Unfortunately, our temps are still very, very hot, but we got over 5.5 miles in today. Here we are during one of our water breaks:

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"Everybody say 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' to Mags!!!"
"Aw, shucks ..."

Mom and Dad were very pleased with how much water we drank on the walk. They seemed less than pleased with the fact that I almost snagged not one but TWO big, juicy cicadas! Man, I love those things! So close, yet so ... leashed. (Dad can be mighty quick, by the way!) 

Anyway, after we got home and had time to cool down and rehydrate, Mom said she had some special treats for me!

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"Really?!?  Just for me?!!?"

I gave her the head tilt, as you can see, then I cranked it up just one notch further for the Super Head Tilt:

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❤ Me!  Polargold's Margaret Thatcher

Mom added the hearts.

Of course I wanted to share my treats with Ragnar, so we raced up the stairs to one of our favorite places to pose and ...

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"What kind of treats are they, Mags?"
"Pumpkin-Apple, and they're MIGHTY tasty!!!"
"Good puppies!!!!"

What a great birthday so far! 

Oh, WAIT!  This just in!!!  Guess what I just got?!?!

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"Could this day get ANY better?!?"

Please do something FUN to help me celebrate! 

Yours sincerely, 
Margaret Thatcher

Friday, July 30, 2021

Mistaken Identity

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags.  We were able to get a nice long walk in this morning -- Ragnar and I would have preferred it about 60 degrees cooler, but ... yeah.  That's not going to happen for a while.  Anyway, we were tooling along when I thought I saw one of my friends from the rodeo/fair!!!

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"Ha roo?!?  Hey, friend!  Remember me?"
"Mags ... it's not real, darlin' ..."

Well, sure.  It was a case of mistaken identity.  But I HAD to stop and check - what if it HAD been my friend?!!?  

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher