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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Happy Birthday and Our Visitor, Part 3

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with more highlights from our visit with Mr. Teddy Westlife.  Before I get started, though, I'd like to wish Cammie a VERY happy seventh birthday!!!

"Happy birthday, CamCam!  I love you!"
"Awww... thank you, little one!!!  I love you, too!"

She is the bestest big sister/aunt/playmate a puppy could ask for!

OK, so as most of you know, we got some snow the other day.  Mr. Westlife isn't quite as keen on the snow and below freezing temperatures as Cam and I are, but it doesn't mean he can't come up with some great ideas!  I especially liked this one:

"Maggie!  What are you--"
"I'm digging to China, Mom!  What did you THINK I was doing?"

Apparently digging in the snow is an acceptable activity here at Ao4 Headquarters, but going down into the frozen ground isn't.  Who knew?  It was still a great idea!

Cam and I always take a nice, long morning walk to get in some PT. Mr. Westlife didn't really want to go the whole route with us, but said he'd meet up with us somewhere along the way.

"Keep your eyes peeled, Mags.  He could be anywhere."
"There he is up--nah.  Squirrel!  It was a squirrel."

He wasn't anywhere on the Hudson Trail.  We got closer to home and I spotted the Nativity scene some of our neighbors put up.  With this being Orthodox Christmas and all, I went over to pay my respects to everyone when ...

"Mr. Westlife!!!"
"Hey, Mags.  Look at me - I'm one of the Wise Men!"

Mr. Westlife went on to tell me that he was sure that the Wise Men being wise MUST have had a cat with them.  Before he could finish the story and give the backup references Cammie asked for, he leapt up onto the roof!

"Mr. Westlife!  What are you doing up there?"
"That bell.  It's shiny.  I.  Must.  Have it!!!"

I think it's a cat thing.

Anyway, later on, we came upon a field where the snow had mostly melted away.  It was there that Mr. Westlife and Cammie pursued a common interest!

"We've got this, Cam.  We've got this..."
"I'm on it, Teddy.  DINNER!"

Wow, are those two silent, efficient hunters! And who knew Mr. Westlife was so into birding?!?

Thanks for joining us - and happy birthday to Cammie!!!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Editor's note: Photos of Teddy Westlife used with permission.


  1. Happy Birthday Cammie!!! You don't look a day over 4.

    As for Teddy, we are sure there were cats in the stable...so he wasn't too far off. :)

  2. Happy Burfday Cammie.
    Oh your snow looks like great funs, I soooo wants to have a play in snow!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. You sure had a lot of things teasing you on your walk!
    Lily & Edward

  4. Happy Birthday Cammie - it is a great age to be

  5. Happy Birthday Cammie! Did you have a pawty when you got home?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. Happy Birthday Cammie, it looks like a great day so far. I hope the rest is filled with love and cake and pressies.

    Loveys Sasha

  7. Happy Birthday Cammie! Hope you enjoy your day with your family and kitty friend!

  8. Happy Birthday, Cammie! It looks like you are having so much fun with Mr. Westlife!

    Monty and Harlow

  9. Happy birthday Cammie!!


  10. Happy Birthday Cammie! We love digging in the snow too. When we get a lot of snow mom and dad make a pile on the patio and we go crazy digging in it.

  11. Happy birthday Cam-a-roo. So how do you feel about guys twice your age???? Just askin'

  12. oh that digging rule is like our counter rule... we can get on THIS one but not THAT one...sheesh! we're sorry you couldn't dig to China, Maggie! hee hee! of course a cat was behind the three Wise Men ;-/
    Super Happy Birthday wishes, Cammie! we hope you had a fun day with Teddy and caught some dinner there :)

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  13. Happy birthday Cammie!!

  14. Happy Birthday Cammie!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  15. Happy Birthday, Cammie! We hope you had the most fabulous day ever! Did you get a pear treat?

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  16. Happy happy happy barkday to one of the sweetest Sibes I know, Camo!

  17. That bird pie was pretty tasty, wasn't it Cam? The perfect meal to celebrate your birthday!