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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thoughts On Thursday

Hello, everyone, it's me, Cammie!  I thought I'd share some miscellaneous thoughts from the past couple days - and the photos to go with them.  These days, our thoughts naturally center around my puppy!  She continues to do very well; Zim and I have been working very hard to teach and mentor her!

When Mom walks just us girls together, I take a moment or two to teach Maggie good manners. She's a Prime Minister, so that's important. Here's a glimpse inside one of my lessons:

"Talk to the paw, Aunt Cammie!"
"Submit, Maggie!  NOW!"

I am firm - but gentle.  After a correction, we show each other some love:


She's a very good puppy!


And rather active.

After our lessons, I give Maggie quiet time in her private residence to reflect on everything I've taught her:

The Prime Minister in quiet reflection

We have lessons inside, too.

"I have you right where I want you, Aunt CamCam!"
"Oh, my Maggie!  ❤"

I am so happy having a puppy to raise!  So is Zim!  When Maggie naps, we keep watch over her:

"I need to recharge a bit, OK?"

Mom has been doing a lot of floor mopping and washing our placemats for some reason.

"Look!  There's a puppy in the bottom of the bowl!  Must do paw-smackies with her!!!"

Oh.  Right.  Well, that could explain things a bit.  (Maggie has not had any "accidents" in the house -- she just ... how do I say this?  She really digs water.  Literally.)

We love it when all of us can go on a walk together - that's the BEST! I've been teaching Maggie to walk properly on a leash. She also is learning patience if Mom and Dad stop to talk to neighbors or if Zim or I need to tend to our business.

"I wonder if there's anything interesting in the M's yard today?"
"Like this, CamCam?"
"Good girl, Maggie!  Take your time, Zimmie; she must learn patience!"

She's really quite the quick study! Mom says the three of us are becoming quite the team already!

"I'm all napped up; can I come out now?"
"Maybe the Sad Eyes Look will work, you guys!"
"Aw, c'mon, Mom!  Let the littlest crazed river otter out!!!"

Seriously.  Who could say "no" to the three of us?

Zim is mentoring the little one, too, of course! 

"You're a good kid, Mag-a-roo!"

She simply adores her Zimmie.  Our Zimmie.

Maggie and I like surveying the neighborhood from our driveway.

"Nothing going on toward the east, Aunt Cammie!"
"All quiet on the western front, Maggie.  So to speak.  Ha roowooroo!"

"North, Aunt Cammie!  To the north!"
"Oh, yes, Maggie!  Yes!  I smell a cold front!"

And in the evenings, as we unwind for the day, Zim and I work jointly on teaching her our Crazed River Otter game.

"Like THIS?!?"
"The kid's got my ninja summersault move down already!!!"
"Great Dane in the morning!"

We couldn't be happier - or prouder of our puppy!  She's come so far in such a short period of time!



  1. Thank you for sharing those pictures....she is so beautiful. We can see that you all love her so very much.
    Stella Rose

  2. YES! More pics. Keep them coming.

    So so glad to hear that Maggie loves digging in her water. It does my heart proud.


  3. We loved your photos but our mommy is wondering when does your mom sleep? Puppyhood looks like a busy job!

  4. all that "water digging" - your mom is going to have to get her a pool next summer so she can take it outside

  5. Oh what a brill family you three are. OMD digging water....that is epic. LOL wait till next Summer. MT we think you might be a water baby. Wait till you see snow. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Oh dawg, I have GOT to come play crazed river otter with you! I'm so GOOD at that game! I need to hitch up to Kansas.

  7. I never knew sisters could be such good fun!

  8. Wow Cammie, you and Zim are relly doing a great job training your baby sister!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

  9. Enjoy these days because she will be as big as you before you know it.

    Millie & Walter

  10. Such a cute little girl, with wonderful mentors.

  11. Oh little Maggie you have the bestest life with two mentors that just can't be beat.

  12. You two seem to be doing a great job with Madame Prime Minister! Although I have to tell ya, with all these puppy pictures, Mom has been looking at OUR puppy pics and she keeps saying "Oh, Fi! Oh, Abby! You were so cute!" As if we are chopped liver now... (Although chopped liver sounds pretty good.... Hmmm... Maybe time for an after-dinner snack! Heehee!)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  13. All we can say is you are killing our Mom with all the cuteness here - just too adorable:) But keep 'em coming.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. That last picture is great! Looks like Maggie is doing her Jet Li impression :0) It looks like she is fitting in perfectly and of course, she couldn't be any cuter. My mom said she could never say no to the 3 of you!

  15. Ah, lots of bitey face and digging in the water! Awesome tricks! I use to LAY in the water bowl with both feet when I was your age! I got water everywhere! It's so much fun isn't it little sis?

    Keep up the good work! You have excellent teachers!

    Khady Lynn

  16. You and Zim are doing an outstanding job with Maggie, Cammie! We love the picture of her checking out her reflection in her water bowl!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  17. When I was just a wee pup we had one of those big water bubblers with a giant tank of water on top to keep the bowl full. I loved digging and splashing in that until the entire contents were all over the kitchen floor. Then I would knock over the empty jug and chase it around. What fun! For some reason, momma retired that water cooler to the basement.


  18. Oh Zim & Cammie - how exciting! A new puppy in the family! I've fallen behind on blogs again and I can see I've missed big news!! :-) Maggi is just gorgeous - gosh, she's going to keep you busy - hee! hee!

    Honey the Great Dane

  19. We have not visited in a few days...what wonderful pictures and stories! Cammie and Zim are doing a great job helping raise that crazy puppy!

    Kiki and Nala