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Thursday, July 07, 2016

The Pool Is OPEN!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  Great news - the pool here at Ao4 Headquarters has FINALLY opened for the season!

As Mom filled it up yesterday morning, I dove right in and got busy:

Me, splishin' and a-splashin'!!!

For some reason, it doesn't fill as quickly when I help, but I can't help myself -- I just get so excited!!!

Cam came in and helped, too:

"Oh, nice form, Maggie!"
"Thanks, Cam!  I really DIG this pool!"

Actually, she pretty much just admired my technique and stood there to cool off!

Here's a video of my reaction when I discovered it was the first day of pool season - and Cam and me playing Queen of the Pool!

If you experience any difficulties viewing, please click here to view on YouTube

Has your pool season started?  Do you love it as much as I do?  I think it's a BLAST!!!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Oh can you hear us laughing and clapping and saying WTG!! What a fab video. Cats don't normally like water but dang you make that look like such a blast. Your digging technique is quite unique. I hope and purr your house has cooled downed and the hiccup in the compressor is fixed!!
    Mom said the music in your video reminded her of some of the silent film music...yes she is OLDER than dirt
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Maggie - you are such a hoot!!! Mom filled our pool too and we just stared at her:) Now that we have watched you two, maybe we could get a round of river otter in the pool in the pool.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  3. What a great way to stay cool in this too-hot heat! You are too funny dig,dig, digging, Maggie☺

  4. I LOVE your videos (especially the pool ones!) so much!! I wanted to share on Dakota's fan page and on Pinterest but then I read your copyright rules :( I would have linked to you but figured I better not share it without your permission DakotasDen

    1. Thank you for respecting the copyright rules - and for asking! We'd be honored if you shared!

  5. We can't believe you girls like the pool. We won't go anywhere near one.

  6. mol! now that is true crazed river otter games:D fun movie and pawfect music! we like how you helped your mom cool down too, Maggie. Now you might think us strange, but we kitties don't really care for pool season. now if only our catio would open for some consistent hours...

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

  7. Maggie, you are such a brave girl!! Arty is the only one here who would even get close to the pool!!
    Dory, Jakey, Bilbo and Arty

  8. I still think water is evil, but am glad you guys enjoyed it. Are you entering the Blogville swimming event?

  9. OMD OMD THe POOL IS SO COOL.... we loved your video... you two are having a BLAST with the water cannon. WE like to try to DRINK it all up as it comes out of there... and WE also love to DIG in the water,too. OMD you gals are REALLY showing your LOVE of the Cool Pool Waters.
    E N J O Y it ladies.

  10. That looks like SO much fun!! Can I come play??

  11. Clearly, everyone had a great time. We don't get a pool season here.

  12. we never play in our pool but that little kid piper does. stella rose

  13. We love our pool!! Looks like you love yours too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. That video made our mom laugh and laugh!

  15. BOL Maggie your excitement is hilarious. We only go in our pool on our return from walkies, hu'mum says she gives up with us ��