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Saturday, April 05, 2014


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  Zim had to go to the vet's for a recheck this week for an on-going problem he's been having.  He and Mom were there for quite a long time Monday.  He texted us this photo during a break:

Zim, kicking back at K-State Vet Med Center

As you can see, he's a guy who knows how to relax. Mom took one of our bone-shaped mats to help him be more comfortable. (Oh. I'm told we only have one of those bone-shaped mats now. Something about the rubber backing getting chew---oh. Never mind. But we only have one now.)

He had a nice, long nap when he got back, then he wanted to go down the street a little and stretch his legs. Cam and I went with him!

"Do you want to stop and take a break, Zimmie?"
"Yeah, maybe we should rest for a minute, Zim."
"I'm OK, girls!  Really!  Let's keep going!"

We knew he wasn't totally himself yet (they gave him a little bit of a sedative to do some of the tests) so we were extra-special gentle with him. Mom was impressed that I knew -- Cammie can always sense these things; she is VERY maternal and kind. I'm a puppy, so I'm just learning "gentle".

Me, gently snoofing Zimmie

I sure do love my big brother!

A few days later, we got a bunch of good news about Zimmie, (YEA!) then Mom said she needed to run out and pick up some meds for him.

"Can I come, too?"
Me, doing my best Harp Seal Look

How could she say "no"?

"I'm all set; let's roll."

"Ha roo."

That's right; she couldn't say "no".  My Harp Seal powers are very, very strong.

Anyway, I got to schmooze a bunch of people at the vet school. Mom was very happy with my good manners. I was very happy with the treats she had tucked into her pocket! I also got to meet the Big Dog who stands guard in the anteroom to the waiting room/reception area.


I very gently rose up, put my paws on him, and sniffed his muzzle. Did I kiss him? I'll never tell.

Ready to head home!

It was fun going on a little adventure.  Mom appreciated the company and likes that she can take us to the vet's to pick up meds or food - you know, when we don't have to have an exam or anything.  She likes us to have positive associations with the place -- like the treats she brought and all the love from the nice people I met!  It makes it much less stressful for us when we do have to have an exam!

The BEST part of the day, of course, is the good news on Zim - and getting back home to everyone!

"Seriously, you guys.  She has treats in her left-hand pocket."
"Got any Stinky Goodness Treats in that pocket?"
"Mmm... treats!"

As powerful as my Harp Seal Look is, when we triple-team her like that, well ... you can imagine!  
Have a wonderful weekend!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. We are so very glad Zimmie got good news!!!!

    Maggie, you are really getting good with your persuasive Harp Seal powers!!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  2. Maggie, we bet you wowed them all at the vet's place. AND we are so very happy to know that Zim got good news - he deserves that for sure.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. Great news that Zim is A OK. We are so happy for you all. Let's hope that is it and no more visits to the blood stealers. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. yow! that last picture! our mom is ready to mail you pups a big box of treats :D Yea! from all of us - we're glad Zim is ok. have a great weekend! purrs,

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  5. ZIM we did NOT know that you were having some problems...butt are doing our best HAPPY DANCE after hearing that it just needed some medicine to make you feel all well again. THAT makes US very VERY MUCH happy.

  6. Very good to hear that my brother Zim is doing well.

  7. I'm just glad Zimmie got good news! Nice work with the harp seal look, Maggie!

  8. Yippee for Zimmie's news. Outings are fun especially when you don't have to get poked and prodded.

  9. Good hearing Zim got good news at the vets. Getting to go On an adventure with mom really fun.
    Ernie, Chica, Lucas, and Rosie

  10. I'm so glad for good news about Zim!!

  11. Count us among those who are happy to hear Zim is doing well. Hugs to the big guy from Jo and Stella!

  12. You were very brave to get so close to the Big Dog, Maggie!
    We are so happy that Zim got good news ☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  13. I'm so glad to hear that Zimmie got some good news!! Grreat job on pawfecting that Harp Seal Look too, Maggie!

  14. Oh geeze louise we missed this when ours mom was sick we so glad the news about Zim was good!!!! I am proud of you girls for treating him so kindly.
    stella rose