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Saturday, August 01, 2015

The Kaw Valley Rodeo!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with the rest of the story about our walk to the park to see the Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo!  Before I get to it, I wanted to thank everyone for all the birthday well-wishes yesterday!  I have to say, so far being two years old is extremely fun!  Many thanks for celebrating with me!

OK... so Cam filled you in on our walk through the fair grounds. It was mighty fun, even if we couldn't ride on the Ferris Wheel. On the other side of the park, things got even more interesting -- that's where the Kaw Valley Rodeo was wrapping up! Cam was the first one to spot one of the participants:

"Beef.  It's what's for DINNER!"

I'm sure she was just kidding.  Kind of.  Besides, check out the front license plate of that Chevy truck.  Yikes!

I saw another rodeo star and tried out a line Zimmie taught me:

"How now, brown cow?"

It seemed to go over well.  Zimmie knew everything about getting along with animals of all species!!!  I'm trying very hard to remember everything he taught me!

Speaking of "other species" ... we saw something a bit baffling.

"What the ..."

"Wait ... It's a llama! Or an alpaca.  I think it's a llama...
No, wait... alpaca.  No, llama.  No ..."

I wasn't sure, so Cam came over to take a look.

"It's a mama llama! And a baby!  ...Or are they alpacas?  And -- COW!"
"Maybe it's an alpaca AND a llama!  And a cow puppy."

We just don't know.  But they were fascinating!  And apparently were going to go for a ride!

"I'm thinking alpaca now... or, no... maybe llama..."
"We should have asked those cow-girls over there when we met them."

That's right - we got to meet the cow-girls.  They were very nice.  There's a chance I gave them kisses...

A little further up, I saw something a tad bit surprising:


I mean - parking for the Queen but not the Prime Minister? We were on foot anyway, but c'mon! What kind of monarchial favoritism is that? Totally not right. I'll be looking into it later.

Some of you wondered if we barked at the bears over at the fair. No, that's not our way. We didn't bark at the rodeo participants, either. In fact, we put together a very short film showing how we conducted ourselves at the rodeo. The vid is of us getting to see some of the winners!!!

If that doesn't play for some reason, you can click here to watch on YouTube.

Mom and Dad were very pleased with our demeanor.

Anyway, after Mom stopped videoing, the horses came over much closer to me.

"Greetings, horses!  I'm Polargold's Margaret Thatcher, but you can call me Mags.  Have we met?"

They looked a bit familiar, so I thought I should ask.  I could definitely see why they got the Congeniality Award! They were very nice!

Oh. And no, Dad did not let me get into the mud. That was the only big disappointment for the day.

I hope you enjoyed coming with us to the Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. You got to see horseys. MaddiethePug loves horseys.
    XXOO MaddiethePug

  2. Wow, you got to sniff lots of animals! Me and Stanley like sniffing cows (even stubborn ones) but horse poop is kinda tasty.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    Pee Ess - Watch for the announcement on Wednesday of new details of the 2016 Retreat!

  3. What a wonderful time you all had at the County Fair!! Have I mentioned how much we love your videos?? Especially your sign off woos....we always bark back our goodbyes!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  4. What a great day, I hope someday I can go and meet all those animal buddies. I am glad you had so much fun.

    Ziggy Out!!

  5. What a fun day! Somehow, we can't picture mud on either one of you!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. around here, rice is a big commodity so it is common to see bumper stickers on the growers' trucks with "Eat rice. Potatoes make your butt big" :D
    You two are so good around all of those big dogs. Wriggley would not have been able to contain his excitement. mol at the award winners! Thanks for letting us come along!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie

  7. Dear Maggie;
    It has come to my attention that you are not pleased with my parking spot.

    (Queens outrank Prime Ministers and we are not amused)

  8. OMD, Maggie, I can't believes I missed your barkday!!! Happy belated barkday anyway. And what a fun way to celebrate. RODEO!

  9. OMD, Maggie, I can't believes I missed your barkday!!! Happy belated barkday anyway. And what a fun way to celebrate. RODEO!