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Monday, April 11, 2016

We're Off To See The ...

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  So there I was - in search of something exciting to do over the weekend.  I stopped in the living room to see what Dad was doing.

"Hey, Dad.  Whatcha doing?  I thought the Masters was on."

I thought he was watching golf.  I like watching golf - you can usually hear birdies and stuff.  Apparently, they were at commercial, so Dad was doing the "surfing around" thing.

"Oh, yeah.  I know this movie."

We ALL know the movie - don't we?

"Does this shot make it a bit clearer?  Or should I ask, 'Do you FOLLOW me now?'"

Ha roo.  Get it?  "Follow me"?  Ha roo ro----OH!  Wait a sec!  This is one of the best parts!

"I don't think the closed captioning quite has it right."

Could you see it?  They put Toto's words down as "ARF ARF ARF."  They were a little late on the draw and put them on a shot of Dorothy, but I don't think she speaks Terrier.  Anyway, I think they really over-simplified things.  Obviously, the biped who wrote the closed captioning doesn't quite understand the nuances in Toto's delivery.

"You don't really need a brain to figure that one out."

Then it hit me ...

"Isn't it a bit cliché for us to watch The Wizard of Oz, what with us living in Kansas and all?"

Anyway, Dad put it back on the tournament before that Wicked Witch showed up.

Did you watch any cool TV or movies over the weekend?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. MOL! You did a great critique of that very classic movie.

  2. do you have to be EXTRA careful during tornado season in Kansas??? MOL

  3. Maggie my Dad willllll not watch commercials either.
    OMDs Mom told me my human sis was a gigantic fan of Wizard of Oz from the first time she saw it at about 2. She was never ever frightened by it ...well maybe a tad by the flying monkmees(that is what she called monkeys). Anyway our family adopted the first family pet...it was a mighty mini Dachshund named....yep....Toto. Mom knew that would be the name of the dog no matter his size or color or bred.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  4. Hi Maggie, We only watched a good movie when we were flying over to visit Val and her island-we saw the Intern with Robert Deniro and Ann Hathaway-it was so good. WE were just settling in this weekend, hubby of course watched the Masters.
    Val sends her greetings to you all. WE had a very nice visit.

  5. "We're off to the see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!" :-) I'm with you on the close captioning, Maggie. Arf arf arf just is not getting at the nuances of dogspeak. I didn't watch much TV over the weekend. I did take some good naps though. :-)

  6. LOL! BabyBelle likes any movies or shows with puppies! And other animals, too! xxxoo

  7. We find translations never go as expected. We didn't watch any really good TV this weekend, our peeps were too busy!

  8. Mom is disappointed she missed it - one of her favorite movies!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  9. Man, that closed captioning can be SO wrong sometimes! I thought that Terry had a really masterful pawformance as Toto. "Arf arf arf" indeed!

  10. Oh Maggie.......you have one of the most expressive faces I've ever seen - and such a vocabulary! Love you, girldoggie!

  11. You are too funny, Maggie! Our mom LOVES The Wizard of Oz!

  12. Make sure your house stays in Kansas! Happy National Pet Day!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. Glad that the Wicked Witch or the LION were not after you...

    Ernie likes to watch all the commercials that feature Pet FOODABLES and PAWDUCTS... he Barks All Over them.

  14. I watched San Andreas, which wasn't a very good movie but it made me glad I don't live in California!

  15. mol! sometimes you can see eagles in golf too! which reminds us, have you pups seen the live DC eagle cam? there is a pair nesting in the National Arboretum and they have a live stream camera set up. very cool!

    our mom has seen that wizard movie but us kitties never have, can you believe it? we slept through some movies this weekend, but that's about it. maybe next weekend we can rent the Wizard of Oz and sleep...er...we mean watch it :D
    enjoy your week!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

  16. Our mommy's not in Kansas anymore! MOL! (Sorry but we're tired. Real tired. So tired we'd fall asleep during golf. Oh wait, we'd do that anyway so we're fall asleep faster during golf tired.)

  17. I fall asleep when momma watches golf. Although I think I would make a great ball retriever. NOw that would be fun. Now I want momma to take me golfing.

  18. your facial expressions were just too funny!!! DakotasDen

  19. Oh Maggie, we think you are right, there was definitely something lost in the translation of Toto's lines! We sat with Mama and Daddy and watched the Hunger Games series this weekend. I think you would like it, they have a very cool kitty starring in it!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  20. Arf, Arf, Arf, really, can't the peeps understand what sweet Toto was saying?????
    I watched the Masters wiv my Dad as well Maggie...not Mum as it did finish rather late here and she'd gone to bed. But, don't worry, when it finished I rushed upstairs and woke her up to tell her who had one...she was really pleased I woke her and told her I could tell, although my licking her face to wake her up didn't got down too well!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  21. That is my Ma's favorite movie of ALL time (if you couldn't tell by my blog, my name, etc). I always tell her now that she has me, the great and powerful Terrier she doesn't need to watch that movie any more...but she still does. Harrrumpfff!