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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Learning Sentry Duty

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with today's post.  I'm learning new things every day here at Ao4 Headquarters - like that we have a place called "upstairs", that it might not be a good idea to jump Aunt CamCam if she's sleeping, and that I shouldn't pounce on Daddy's socks and use my cute little puppy teeth on them.  Hmm.  Actually, we might still be working on that third one.  And maybe the second one.  And oh, is "upstairs" fun!!!  Anyway, what I seem to excel at is Sentry Duty!

Cam has been working really hard with me.  Here I am, learning the ropes:

"Good girl, Maggie.  Now that you've done your business, check the AO!"
"OK, Aunt CamCam!"

I wasn't sure what we were checking for at first, but Cam explained that I'm to look for anything that seems out of place.

"What about up there in that yard?  I see a person!"

That was just the kind of thing Cammie wanted me to notice.

"Very good, little one.  Now sit and stare!"

You can tell how alert I am, can't you?  Aunt Cam thought I had progressed to the point that I'd dazzle Zimmie with my sentry skills, though, so we had the Changing of the Guard, and I came back out with him.

"Zimmie, there was a person at 10 o'clock!"
"I don't see anyone now, Mags."

He said we should re-scan the entire AO to make sure all was clear.

"You're a natural at this, Maggie T."
"Thank you, Zimmie!  I'm very much in favor of a strong defense, you know!"

He said I've come a long way in the three and a half weeks I've been here!

"Thank you, SGT Zim!"
"Gotcha covered, kid."

I love doing Sentry Duty with Zim -- and with Cammie!  For some reason, when all three of us pull duty together, things aren't quite so calm.  We sure do have a good time, though!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Three and a Half Weeks... ALREADY? And you have LEARNED so much and you are FITTING RIGHT IN. Now about those socks... Go Nose to Toes... and teach THEM to HEEL. BaaaaaWaaah that is a Frankie Funny and Ernie Errrrrrr fur you.

  2. Maggie, you are just the cutest little thing. I love your sentry pose. Right on girl. You are doing a great job as lookout.

  3. So you have been checking Aunt Cam's startle reflex huh?? :)

  4. Pawsome sentry duty there MT. Nothing is going to get passed you. BOL funny .... daddy socks. Have a tremendous Thursday.

    Best wishes Molly

  5. You've only been there 3.5 weeks? Seems like you've always been apart of the family!


  6. What you can do is steal the sock, chew it, then hide it

  7. Heya Maggie! That's some pretty nice sentry work! Sometimes I find pops does not approve of the 0400 shift change though...keep up the good work cadet!


  8. Has it already been 3 1/2 weeks? You have learned a lot in that amount of time Maggie! During that time, our mommy has squeed a lot too!

  9. We can't believe how much you are growing up Maggie, and you are doing so well on sentry duty!


  10. Hi Maggie, It seems like you've been in the family for a lot longer-maybe because you are growing and learning. You are one beautiful girl! Your sibes are teaching you well.
    Have a fun afternoon doing zombies.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  11. Has it really been three and a half weeks already? Wow. You are doing an excellent job Maggie.

  12. We haven't visited for days and we had so much to catch up on! Maggie, you are doing wonderfully fitting into the pack and making yourself useful!And we hope Cammie's ear is de-gunkified! Have a great weekend!

    Kiki and Nala

  13. HaRoooo Maggie and Cammie!!!

    Let me introduce myself, I is Biloxi, the southern gentleman.

    I wants to say WELCOME!!! It so furry nice to meet woo two!

    And haroo to woo ZIM!!! Woo is looking good der buddy!


  14. Oh Maggie you just make me smile. From the edges of my lips to the depths of my heart.

  15. We need some of your surveillance skills here - Monty just can't get the hang of it!

    Monty and Harlow