Saturday, April 12, 2014

Maggie's Morning

Greetings to all, it's me, Maggie!  I was all set to tell you about yesterday morning's walk!  Cammie showed you that one photo ... it was really exciting seeing turkeys!  Anyway, I was just going to show you more pictures from that walk, but now I have even more to tell you!  But first - the turkeys!

My dad took me for a special daddy-daughter walk first thing in the morning.  Each one of us gets to spend one-on-one time with Mom and Dad during the day -- it's really nice.  Anyway ... Dad and I were walking along, enjoying the quiet of the early morning, when ...

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"Oooh!  Look up there, Dad!  Birdies!"

Dad said they are big birdies called "turkeys"!  They sure were interesting!

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"Hello, big birdies!"

I asked them if they wanted to play.

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"I'll take that as a 'no'.  Maybe some other time?!?"

Zim said I just need to stay calm, quiet, and friendly, and they'll warm up to me.  Cammie mentioned something about warming up the turkeys ... but I'm not sure she was thinking the same thing Zim and I were.

It was really exciting seeing them!  And now, on to what we saw today!

Dad and I decided to hike the Hudson Trail and, well, check this out:

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"Hello!"

It was the Squirrel Family! They were apparently having breakfast - and the little puppy squirrel was still eating!

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"Nom nom nom."
"Run!  Everysquirrel run!"
"To the trees!  To the trees!"
"I don't think your puppy is done eating yet, Mr. and Mrs. Squirrel!"

Mr. and Mrs. Squirrel made for the high ground, while the little one finished breakfast.  As Dad and I stood there watching, they talked to me from the trees.

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"Yes?"
"Please don't hurt my baby!"
"Leave the little one alone!  Come chase us instead!"

Hurt?  Chase?  I assured them I wouldn't do either!

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"Don't worry!  I'm just a puppy, too!  I won't hurt your puppy squirrel!"

Dad and I just watched him while he finished breakfast, then he scampered off to join his parents.  It was really fun watching him - I liked that he wasn't afraid of me!

When we got home, I told everyone all about it.  Zim is really proud of me.  For some reason, Cammie keeps shaking her head.  Maybe she has something tickling one of her ears or something.

That was my big excitement!  Tune in tomorrow to see what Zimmie saw!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

12 comments:

  1. WOWOWOWOW Maggie...it is like you are the animal whisperer!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

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  2. MT, we are shaking head here too. Gal you are going soft? Baby was there for the taking but peeps would have spoiled my fun too. Drats! Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. That was a wonderful walk, I love all the pals you met along the way. It was nice of you to let the puppysquirrel finish his breakfast. I am kind of glad that Cammie wasn't with you, it might not have been pretty.

    Loveys Sasha

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  4. OMD OMD you were right on top of that puppy squirrel... how could you resist?????

    HEY... your dad is from OHIO????
    GO TRIBE!!!! They are playing the Chicago White Sox RIGHT NOW and the score is 6 to 6. We like that...

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  5. Wow. Turkeys. Mummy says she often sees flocks of wild black turkeys on the back road to Marton and sometimes they appear behink the neighbours house. Considering we live in New Zealand. Do you think they might have flowen here? Here is the link to a photo of them.
    http://jaspersdoggyworld.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/on-the-road-to-marton/
    Love Nellie and Jasper, the two bestest maremmas in all the land.

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  6. You were a very good girl for respecting that puppy squirrel's space, Maggie. What a fun walk you had!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  7. That was very sweet of you not to bother that puppy squirrel.

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  8. Wow, we are quite impressed, Maggie - that baby squirrel will be forever indebted to you:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  9. Zim must be so proud of you!! Thank you for not scaring the puppy squirrel.

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  10. How exciting Maggie! You could be the next David Attenborough, I hear he retiring soon. I bet that puppy squirrel got told off when he eventually went back home.
    ~lickies, Ludo!

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  11. From the picture, we can't help but squee at the little squirrel puppy, Maggie. Now, if we were to meet one in pawson...we'd probably have a more Cammie-like reaction :D We're glad Zim seems to be rubbing off on you!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  12. I'm glad the puppy squirrel recognized how furiendly you are!

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