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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Packing It Up!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  As Cam mentioned the other day, we've been ever so helpful as Mom packs up the Christmas decor and puts it away.  I mean super helpful!  There was a lot of going up and down the stairs - and we were right there with Mom, every step of the way!

"C'mon, Mom!  Up and down!  Down and up!  Let's go!!!"
"Be careful, Mom!  Don't try to carry too much at once!"

Yeah.  There was a lot to carry - Cam was right.  Mom was taking all the storage boxes down to the main floor, so she could fill them up and carry them back up to the closets.  At one point, I thought we should take a break.

"Seriously, Mom.  Let's catch our breath.  Breaths?  Whatever."

You should only work your bipeds so hard - you know?  A couple of minutes, and I thought she was ready to grab a few boxes and get back to it!

"Oooh, yeah!  Why make more trips than you have to?!?  Way to load up, Mom!"
"Don't say 'trip', Maggie!  I'm right here for you, Mom!"
"Umm.... girls?  Can you sorta ... umm ...  Girls?"

Hey.  Her hands couldn't have been too full, or she wouldn't have been able to hold the iPhone.  Am I right here?  Of course I am.

And don't worry about Cam and me!  All work and no play won't cut it with us!  We took one or two breaks ourselves:


Before we knew it, all the containers were downstairs, ready to be loaded up.  I supervised.

Mom and I were right in the thick of things, when Cam said she needed to use the yard.

"Me?  No, I'm OK.  I'll stay here and keep an eye on things.  You two go on out.  Take your time."

I must say, Cam can be mighty quick about doing her business when she wants to be.  I didn't have much time at all to ...

"Maggie?  Everything OK in here?  Was Sock Monkey sitting up like that when I left?"
"OK?  Of course everything is OK.  'Is everything OK?'  C'mon, Mom."

I really don't know how she could even ask such a thing.  

"Sock Monkey feels a little wet around the hat area, Maggie.  Know anything about that?"
"Umm... here.  Let me clean that up for you."

Well, OK, fine.  I'm among friends here - right?  I'll come clean.

PREVIOUSLY, at Ao4 Headquarters ... right about when I thought Mom had her back turned ...

"You're MINE, Sock Monkey!"

What can I say?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

PS:  Disclaimer:  No Sock Monkeys were harmed in the making of this blog post.  He's been safely tucked away once again.  Wait 'til next year, Sock Monkey!!!!


  1. Mom was so proud of us for not touching even one of her Christmas treasures on the hearth or on the tree. We were very good Sibes. But then after the holidays were all done,somePups were a little mischievous and ate four inches of the bottom edge of the 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle she was working on. Lightning got caught with a piece in his mouth, Misty was lucky to have just swallowed something, and angelic Timber had no obvious evidence of participation. But Mom wasn’t so sure about that:). That puzzle is a goner, but she has started a new one with us under close watch. At least Santa didn’t see - we are pretty sure he was still sleeping off the big sleigh ride.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  2. Hee, hee...your sock monkeys are pretty irresistible. I can see why someone might want to cover them in 'kisses.' Hope you all had pawsome howlidays.

  3. Maggie if you come here lickety split we will let you and Cammie run up and down the steps all you want as long as you help mom pack up the Christmas stuffs. You 3 ladies are very organized. Bravo Bravo and you had fun too
    Madi your bfff

  4. Pretty sure that sock monkey had it coming anyway.

  5. We think that sock monkey enjoyed it!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. SMS!!! as long as you stay quiet and don't let out any squeaks or anything, we think you'll be safe. Still you oughtta come over to our house...
    we like your style of...helping...Maggie - just like ours! what would your mom do without you and Cammie? (besides getting things done twice as fast. pffft! where's the fun in that?!?). Our mom says that if there were stairs in our house we would have helped her to a broken leg...not sure what that means...

    pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  7. You two are such good helpers. And Sock Monkey, be afraid.. be very afraid!

  8. Nice try Maggie. Next time you have to work a little faster.

  9. What great helpers you are!
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. Oh gurls, I have missed so many posties!!! I am tryin' to catch up, butts this is FABulous! you two are such good helpers!!!! just like me! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  11. You gave sock monkey the thrill he needed before being packed away for a year, Maggie☺

  12. That was a close call for sock monkey! Good job on helping girls. I don't know how your mom would get by without you.

  13. Anonymous5:57 AM

    Good job helping and especially making sure your mom was safe going up and down and down and up and up and down...the stairs. That's my job in my house and I don't know how our people would manage without us. ~rumbly purrs Linus Kitty

  14. I bet sock monkey enjoyed playtime! And how helpful of you two grrls! I'm sure packing up went MUCH faster than usual.

  15. TeeHeeHee...I have an eye on Rosy's new sock monkey Maggie...they are soooooo very temping aren't they??
    Jakey(aka the toy nibbler)

  16. You and sock monkey crack us up! Someday he will be yours! And your mom had lots of stairs to go up and down, pretty impressive with all the husky roadblocks in the way!

  17. Nice try Maggie on the sock monkey.