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Monday, April 22, 2019

About Those Bunnies ...

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter!  I thought I'd do a little back brief on our photo shoot.

We started out just posing on the stair landing with the pysanky and the bunnies.  Like so:

"You want us to do what?"
"That sounds nice, Mom."
"You can do this, Maggie!"

Oh, sure.  Cam was all for it; anything to get out of having to do the Bunny Balance this year.  But then Mom said I wouldn't even have to do any Snooter Hanging if I'd just let her snuggle a bun and a pysanky up to me.  Without me trying to eat either one.  (Not that I'd do that.  Very often.).  But as you saw yesterday ...

"How's this, Mom?"

Yep.  I totally nailed it!  Cam did, too, of course:

"I like the little bunny."

But we ALL know Cam is rather special.  She does all kinds of stuff she's asked to do.  I'm starting to.  It's kind of freaky.  I mean, seriously.  I didn't try to eat the bunny or anything!  What's happening to me!?!?  First I willingly pose with Sock Monkey without destroying him and now the bunny?!?!

Was it really worth the treats I got?  Maybe.  There isn't much floof in those tiny things.  Sigh.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Blessings 2019

From all of us at Ao4 Headquarters ...

"Христос воскрес!  Christ has risen!"
"Воістину воскрес!  Truly He is risen!"

1 Thessalonians 4:14 "For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him."

God bless you all.  Happy Easter!
Mags, Cam, and our bipeds 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

New Game!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Yesterday, Cam and I came up with a new, really fun game!  Mom seemed to like it, too.  It goes something like this ...

I run up to the upstairs landing, then give a "ha roo!"

"Ha roo!"
"Ha roo to you!"

Next, I fly down the stairs to see if I can get past Cam and into the living room.

"She stopped me this time!"
"Gotta be faster than that to get by me, Mags!"

Mom was supposed to get shots of me zooming down the stairs, but she was way too slow on the trigger.

"Did she get me that time?"
"She was too slow!  Try it again, Maggie!"

Mom was very encouraging, and kept asking me to go again and again!  She must really like our new game!

"... and I'll stop you again, Mags!"
"You're a great goalie, Cam!"

Note there isn't a shot of me coming down the stairs.  Mom said I should go yet again.

"You're not getting tired, are you, Cam?"
"Just a little bit.  I still want to play, though!"
"Yeah ... try it again, Maggie!"

It's almost like Mom wanted me to get really tired!

"Almost.  Huh, Mom?"
"Oooh, I get it now.  Yeah, why don't you go again, Mags?!?"

What a great new game!  There seems to be something for everyone!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Friday, April 19, 2019

Photo Finish Friday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  After Mom did more painting in the garage yesterday, Maggie and I decided she had earned some backyard playtime.  After that, we thought we'd do some posing.

First, we posed over on the south side.

"Let's do our Serious Look, Cam!"
"I'm on it, Maggie."
"Girls?!  How about a nice smile?"

Maggie wasn't quite in the mood.  I gave a small grin.

"How about my serious 'I'm the Prime Minister' look instead?"
"I'm doing a Mona Lisa smile."

Mom thought we should move down a tier.  I liked it better down there.

"How's this, Mom?"
"Perfect, Cam!  Maggie?  Could you smile, please?"
"Could you give me a treat, please?"

It was a fair question - and Mom was packing!

"Oh, yum!  Thanks, Mom!"
"Yeah, th---wait!  What's out there?!?!"

What can I say?  We get easily distracted out there!

We moved back up to the top tier, under the Amur Maples.

"How's this?"
"I think we're back to doing our serious look..."

Mom was mighty happy with that.  I mean, we were sitting - and even looking at her!

We hope you enjoyed our garden poses!


Thursday, April 18, 2019

We Helped!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Maggie and I helped Mom in her Studio yesterday.

"No need to thank us, Mom!  We're Siberians; it's what we do."
"So much help.  So very much help."

We helped. A. Lot.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Importance Of An Ottoman

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  It's important to have an ottoman around for when you're really tired and need to put your feet up.

"Zzz ..."

Or, in my case, your snooter.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher