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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Greetings From the Prime Minister

Greetings to all of you in the Blogosphere!  It's me, Polargold's Margaret Thatcher, here with my first post.  Many thanks to all of you for the warm welcome.  It's a delight to be in my new home and to already have such lovely friends out there!  I have so much to tell you about, but I'll be as concise as possible.

Yesterday, I had my first visit with the good folks at the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University.  My job there was to greet many, many people.  They were all very kind to me and I maintained a proper lady-like demeanor the entire time.  I spent a great deal of time with two of the veterinary technicians, Beth and Kandice.  In honor of Vet Tech Week, I had my mom create a special collage representing the hard work I did with them:

My first trip to the VHC at KSU
Click here for detail shots

It was exhausting work, as you can imagine!

"What?  You think it's easy looking this cute and cuddly?!?"

Everyone in the room did that "Squeeeee" thing when I did this:


Yes, I pretended to fall asleep with my head in Kandice's hand.  Or maybe I  really did.  I'm not telling. A Prime Minister is entitled to a few secrets.

What I remember most from my visit is getting lots and lots of love from EVERYONE (oh, what a wonderful place to go!  I love it there, just like Cammie and Zim said I would!) and everyone saying what a nice puppy I am.  Not only did they say I am a very healthy puppy, but they had wonderful things to say about my family and breeders back at Polargold.  They said how nice it is to have a puppy who is used to being handled (I let them touch me everywhere without the slightest fuss), and remained calm and quiet throughout my visit.  Why wouldn't I?  Everyone was so very kind and loving!  They all were very complimentary of Team Polargold's breeding practices and for presenting such a well-socialized puppy.  That's me!

When I got home, Auntie Cam and Zim greeted me with enthusiasm, then sniffed me from head to toe. I assured them that I had been treated splendidly and told them everyone asked after them.  After that, I spent some time in my private retreat:

Froggie-doggy, the puppy version

Once I had recharged my batteries, I came out and spent some play time with Cam.

Auntie Cam and me, with a rather tasty shoe
The laces are yummy as well

Zim also played with us, but all the photos with him came out blurry.  I don't know why.  Are any of you familiar with the Crazed River Otter game?  I get to play the role of the crazed river otter puppy!

I've been studying Zim quite carefully, and have already learned so much from him!  I had my mom make another collage, showcasing my skills with the bone-shaped bed!  Take a look:


Zim said I seem to have a lot of raw talent in the field of bed tossing and promised to work with me! I'm so very excited! Auntie Cam is right -- Zim is not only a wonderful big brother, he's a GREAT mentor! (Note to Teddy Westlife in Australia: a Prime Minister cannot have too many mentors! I'd be delighted to take you up on your kind offer!)

We also had toy time last night; here is a shot of Auntie Cam and me:

Auntie Cam with her new doughnut-shaped toy; me in the foreground

Isn't she beautiful? I want to be just like her and Zimmie when I grow up!

Thank you for reading my first ever blog post, and once again for the warm welcome.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Hawwoooo ma'am! It's certainly good to meet woo, looks like you are finding wooos voice, play bows,


  2. We sure wishes we had somewhere nice like that to go to around here. We loved your pictures Margaret.
    stella rose, mags and gussie

  3. I'm glad you're settling in! You've had an exciting few days already. :D

  4. Greetings, Madame Prime Minister! We're so happy to make your formal acquaintance! It looks like Cam and Zim are doing their mentoring jobs well!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  5. Wow you sure had a fun time for being at the VET! Your mom is lucky that one of the vet techs didn't take you home with her. She looked like she sure enjoyed snuggling with you.

    Millie & Walter

  6. We are so happy you joined our blogging family! Good job at the Vet!

    Monty and Harlow

  7. Maggie that is a pawsome first post. Looks like a great visit to the vet and we bet you were well fussed over. Glad Cam and Zim are teaching you how to be an AO4 memeber. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. mom goes away for a couple of days and we missed the big news. WELCOME Maggie!!! we can't wait to hear all about your adventures with your new family. :)

  9. Maggie, you are such a good puppy! And for a youngster, you write well. One mistake though, YOU are Cammie's new chew toy! Hahahaha!

    Kiki and Nala

  10. Ms. Thatcher you are one beautiful young lady
    Benny & Lily

  11. You seem to be a very well educated Prime Minister too, Maggie!

  12. P.M. Margaret... you deserve an A+ fur your very furst EVER post.
    WELL DONE... on ALL of this.

  13. Oh Maggie, you are the perfect recruit for the Army! Your froggy doggy made our mommy go bonkers! We can't wait to watch you grow up!

  14. Maggie you are a delight!!! You just keep listening to Zim and Cam-a-roo and every thing will be just great. Looking forward seeing and hearing more for you.

  15. Welcome, Maggie! You are so adorable! We just love the way you worked it at your vet's office! We happen to think that you're going to be a very "in charge" girlie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  16. Maggie, I am SO happy to meet you and SO happy you've joined the Army! Zim really knows what he's doing, so listen to everything he says.

  17. You have such a wonderful home baby half-sis! Zimmie and Auntie Cam will raise you to be quite a lady! If you need any pointers, just let me know!

    Khady Lynn

  18. You have such a wonderful home baby half-sis! Zimmie and Auntie Cam will raise you to be quite a lady! If you need any pointers, just let me know!

    Khady Lynn

  19. Anonymous6:27 PM

    OH my stars! Maggie! It's so nice to meet you! I saw the posts of Cammie wishin' for a little furkid just like woo! And before you know it, woo arrived! We love your name. We had a Maggie too, and though she was first "Maggie" we often called her "Margaret" when we wanted to be serious or official with her! We thank you for offering to shred up any bad spirochetes. Sometimes he could use a break and for someone to step in... :) Cheers and welcome to your new family!

  20. You have two wonderful role models. Pay close attention.