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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Training Run!

Greetings to all, it's me, Maggie!  The other day, Mom took me on something called a "training run".  Oddly enough, there was no running involved except for before we left - so that's the "run" part.  The "training" part involved riding in the car and stopping by the vet school.  Here's how it went!

I got all buckled in and was ready to roll in no time:

"All set, Mom!  Let's go!"

I've decided I quite like car rides, much to Mom's delight.

"Can we turn on the air conditioning?  No?
How about the vent then, since it's a balmy 20 degrees outside?"

Mom can be very stubborn sometimes.  I decided to nap with my head on the gear shift.


I think it would have been more enjoyable if Mom drove an automatic instead of a 5-speed standard transmission.  She kept making me move my little head!

When we got to the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University, we went in and I got to meet a few people, jumped on the scale for a weight check, and basically just had a fun trip so I get comfortable going there.

We didn't take any pictures inside, but when we got outside, Mom wanted to take my picture in front of the sign.  She set her purse up on the wall and asked me to sit.  I decided I should jump up on TOP of the wall instead!  Check out my pose:

Me - Polargold's Margaret Thatcher

Mom was impressed that I jumped up there all by myself.  It's about 3-4 feet high.

I also posed on a bench and ... wait a minute.

"There's someone back there!"

I had to check it out!

"Oh, yeah.  I remember now!"

It's a statue.  You can see Cammie posing by it at this link.  Mom tried to get me to pose by it, but I didn't want to.

We got back into the car and Mom said we could take the scenic way home!

"Are we going where I think we're going?"
"I can smell the sea air!!!"

Do you all know where we went?!?  Yes!  To the Kansas Ocean!

"It's frozen solid, Mom!"

It was a great training run.  I just love going in the car - and seeing all the kind people at the vet school!

Thanks for coming with me!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. What a NICE outing/Training RUN.

  2. LOL! I love the smelling the sea air picture and the posing picture. :D She's is so adorable!

  3. Maggie that was a fun run and we are glad the blood stealers didn't do anything nasty and you got to stop off at the ocean. Nice one. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. we bet everyone fell in love with you :) we like the idea of a training run for something like that (OK - not for US mind you, but still)

  5. Car rides are SO fun, aren't they?! I love them. But I usually get a cheeseburger, if it's not a car ride to Grandma's house. Just sayin'.

  6. Oooh! We love training runs like that! But we're with Casey - training runs should definitely involve cheeseburgers!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  7. Great job Maggie. A training run is such a silly name. But it did look like a fun adventure

  8. Hi Maggie, what a great adventure-you did such a good job. We are expecting white stuff tonight so it will come to you soon.
    Wags, Noreen and Hunter

  9. looks like you had a fun trip, Maggie! we aren't ones for car rides but we sure enjoyed tagging along with you today :) You know, your mom should just drive everywhere in 1st gear when you are nappin on the shifter, sheesh!

    Pip, SMidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  10. That looked like a fun time. You didn't even get any needles stuck in you.

  11. What a fun trip for you, Maggie. We love the picture of you sniffing the seaAire!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  12. Harlow loves car rides too - even if it is just to the store and back. :)

    Monty and Harlow

  13. What a great day Maggie....car rides, seeing friends AND the Kansas Ocean!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo