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Friday, October 06, 2017

Call In The Expert

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  We had some excitement around here the other day.  The phone rang, Mom and Dad (especially Mom) got all excited, and then the doorbell rang a bit later.  Hmm.  For some reason, Cam and I were put in lock up at first.  You know - behind a closed door, all alone, nothing to do ... except for hang out with Dad on the comfy bed.  Watching TV.  Playing with toys. Looking out the window.  But other than that, super boring!  I filed a grievance and Mom and Dad caved!  Awesome.  I can be mighty persuasive.  And loud.  Really loud.

I hung out with Mom and surveyed the scene.

"Hey!  A giant box!  Is it for me?!?"
"We'll see, Mags!"

There was a big truck and a couple huge boxes in our garage!  It was so cool!  Sadly, before I could go jump in them, they were thrown back into said truck.  I know -- terribly unfair!

And what's with the leash!?!  I was in the HOUSE, why did I have to be on lead, right!?!?  Mom's got this thing about open doors and delivery men.  She said it's because she loves us and trusts us completely.  Trusts us to act like Siberian Huskies and bolt out of the open door.  She may have a point there.  Anyway ...

These two very nice men (and I'm not just saying that because they gave me some lovin') took our stove and dishwasher away and brought new ones in!  Wasn't that nice of them!?

"Hey, do you two need any help?"

Please don't mind the mess on the counter - they had to clear out the under the sink cabinet to access the plumbing stuff for the dishwasher.

Before too long, the kitchen looked like this:

Behold the new Kitchen Aid appliances!

Mom was all kinds of excited!  Of course, with any new appliances, there are huge manuals and a lot to learn.  This is when Mom called in the expert.

"Almost done reading, Mom.  Hang on."
"OK, I've got this.  I think we should test the oven out with some Pumpkin Oat Cookies."

Seriously - since I'm the one who figured out how to use everything, don't you think the first thing Mom bakes should be cookies for me and Cam?!!?  It might help me get over not being able to play in the boxes.  (I can't believe those guys took them -- and Mom let them!!!)

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Those appliances are totally useless until YOU instruct your mom how to use them. You deserve a double batch!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. mmm....cookies. did they find anything good under the stove? mom bets there are at least several toy mice under ours

  3. Your mom is lucky to have you as a snoopervisor on such a project. We have Kitchen Aid appliances too so let us know if you need any help. ;-)

  4. Bummer about the boxes but the cookies should make up for it, don't you think, Maggie? What beautiful new appliances!

  5. Dear Maggie aka Applicance Queen we love your new toys and my mom wants to know if you have figured out why the oven has two doors...is per chance a convection oven?
    We like your back splash too.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. We think your Mama should maybe make Pumpkin Oatmeal AND PEanut Butter cookies for being such a good girl(and for letting those men take those boxes away)!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  7. Oh, new stuff. Hoomins like this kind of new stuff, don't they? But really, they should have left you the boxes. That part was very unfair.

  8. That sounds like a great idea to us, Maggie - we are on our way to have some too:) The new appliances are very nice. We have all white appliances here, and everyone keeps telling Mom she needs to go stainless or metal. The white is so much easier to clean.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. We have white appliances too! Mom just got a new dishwasher a few months ago
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. love your appliances and LOVE your backsplash!!!

  11. So glad you got such great new appliances! But the boxes... How could your mom do that? Enjoy those cookies!

  12. Wow, that stove looks super-duper! Your mom can use the double oven to cook human and dog cookies all at the same time!