Who We Are

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Who's Coming Over?

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  A few of you asked about Cam's photo yesterday - wondering if it was cold and windy out.  A hearty "YES!" to both questions!  Most of the day, our windchill or "real feel" was hovering at about 5℉.  That's -15℃ for our international readers.  And ... it should explain why there haven't been many outdoor pix of us lately.  This weekend, it's supposed to be even colder, with snow.  "How could it get any better?" you might be wondering.  Well, guess what happened yesterday?!?

"Now this is a great-fitting box!!!"

That's right - some nice delivery person left a big box on our doorstep!!!

"No, Mom.  I'm good.  I'll be here a while."

Isn't it a beaut?!?  I think a couple of my kit-cat friends could squeeze in there with me; pups friends and I could take turns.  Who's coming over to do some boxing?!?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here today to ...

"What?  I'm talking to Dad."

Yeah, whatever.  I guess I need to go.  Or something.  Maybe something about "off" ... "furniture" ... "blah blah blah".  Whatever.  If she was serious, she wouldn't be taking my picture.  Am I right here?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Monday, February 25, 2019


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Since Cam and I did close-ups yesterday, I thought I'd balance things out today with a distant shot.

"Ha roo!"

I even made it more opposite-like by going into black and white mode.  Pretty cool, huh?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sunday Close-Ups

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  We didn't know what to post today.  For some reason, Mom hasn't taken any pix of us out in the lovely snow that fell last night.  Something about "cold hands".  I don't know.  (By the way, we did get blizzard conditions here, but only 2-3 inches of snow.)  In lieu of snow shots, we thought we'd allow our Mom to take some close-ups.

Here I am:

"I have my leash ready, in case you want to go outside, Mom."

And here's Maggie:

"I'm ready for my close-up!"

I guess I was photo-bombing in the background!

We both went for the "looking off into the distance/ennui" kind of look.  What do you think?

Have a peaceful Sunday, everyone!


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Toy Fun

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Remember the other day, I showed you my "Cammie Only" toy? Right - the one that  the Jaws of Steel  Maggie would destroy if she played with it.  It's really a fun toy and I have more pix to show you!

Here's a shot of me enjoying it that day:

"First, chew it a bit like this ..."
"Then check from the other side.  There might still be some toothpaste in here."

Mom squirted some of my toothpaste in the crevices so get me to chew on it more.  Usually, I just pick the treats out.

I'm focusing really hard in this next shot:

"Oooh!  There's a tiny piece of kibble in here, too!"

Toothpaste AND some of my special kibbles!

"This is so much FUN!!!" 

It's a great toy.  And don't feel bad for her, Maggie got a stuffed chew toy, too!

Have a great weekend - we're getting ready for a blizzard today!


Friday, February 22, 2019


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  There I was, just doodling down the street, when ...

"Wait!  What's this?!?"

Oh, sure.  It was nothing.  This time.  But had it been something, the neighbors would have me to thank for keeping our city safe!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, February 21, 2019

It's Cute When Kit-Cats Do It!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Great news - Mom and I finished another quilt!  She hasn't even posted a finished shot on her own blog yet, but because I was so instrumental in helping, I get to post a sneak peek!

Take a look:

"All done except for tossing it in the wash!"

Oh.  That's actually the back.  Here's a look at part of the front:

"Umm ... Maggie?  Could you please ... umm ..."
"What?  I've seen the pictures!  Everyone thinks it's cute when kit-cats sit on quilts!!!"

Seriously.  What a double-standard.  What's good for the kit-cat should be good for the honorary kit-cat, right?!?

Anyway, go team Ao4!!!  Another quilt ready to be enjoyed!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wordless Wednesday


Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Not This One

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Just a quick one today to let you know how much fun I'm having with this toy.

"I love this toy!  ...and the special stuff Mom put in it!"

Oh.  No.  Maggie has something else.  She's not even allowed to have this one under supervision.  Her jaws of steel chew right through this kind.

"Nope.  Not this one!"

She'll show you her toy another time.  This one's all mine!


Monday, February 18, 2019

President's Day

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  Happy President's Day to one and all!  Our mom was doing a little photo mumbo-jumbo, putting Abe Lincoln's hat and beard on me and George Washington's wig on Cam.  She thought it would be a "fun" post for today.

Fortunately for all parties concerned, she couldn't get it to come out right.  I know - really too bad, isn't it?

"Whew.  Close one."

In keeping with the day, here's a quote from President Lincoln himself: “Whatever you are, be a good one.”  Quite profound!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  We did receive our Valentine's gift of snow - then got some more, then got some sort of frozen styrofoam-looking pellets.  That all may have happened a few times; I can't remember.  Anyway, because it's a frozen wasteland out there and our photographer is afraid of slipping and falling as she tries to fire off a couple shots of us ... we have this for our Serene Scenery Sunday photo:

Maggie and me by the fireplace

We hope you have a lovely Sunday!


PS:  Yes, our bed is right up against the fireplace, but only because it's never lit.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Fresh And Clean!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Cam and I have beds scattered all over the house - mostly Wash 'N' Zip beds -- they're so comfy PLUS Mom can toss them in the washer and dryer to her heart's content.  She washed the one in the breakfast room just the other day!

I tested it out, fresh from the dryer!

"She even washed the padded insert we have for this one!"
"So warm ... so comfy ... so clean ... so ... zzz ..."
"Oh, wait!  There is one thing that will make this even better!"
"Mmm .... yeah, Maggie!  Nice and warm and comfy!"
"This is perfection right here, folks!"

Nothing beats nice, clean bedding fresh out of the dryer!  Do you like your bed fluffy and warm, too?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher 

PS:  We were not paid to endorse this product, nor were we given anything by the wonderful people at Wash 'N' Zip to put up this post or to promote their product.  We just really love their beds.  ❤

Friday, February 15, 2019

TV Time: Agility Trials!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  As you saw Wednesday, Cam and I were really in to watching the Westminster Dog Show.  Not only did we record the "show" part, but we also caught the agility trials!  I. Was. Captivated!

"Oh, YEAH!  Now we're talking!"

At some points, I got so excited, I had to go over to the TV and do some close-up cheering!

"A-frame!  A-frame!  Go, pupper, go!"

I especially liked the Border Collies. I wonder if my BFF Chelsea knows any of them. I'll have to ask her.

"Tunnel!  Tunnel!  Tunnel!"

They even had a camera in the tunnel, so we could see the pups fly through it!


Here's a short video of me watching a quick run.  If you look closely, you can see how carefully I'm following along.  I even "followed" the pup through the weave poles!

To view on YouTube, please click here.

Did you watch at all?  Which did you like better, the show or the agility trials?  What an exciting event!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  This year, Maggie suggested that I take the reins on composing a Valentine's poem.  I gave it a lot of thought, and this is what I came up with.  I hope you like it.

"Ready, Cam.  Hit it!"
"Here goes.
Our tongues are red ..."
"Nah ... check it out, Cam.  They're more like PINK."
"Work with me, Maggie!  Let me start over.
Our tongues are red,
Maggie's left eye is blue ..."
"I love that part!"
"This would be so much easier without the interruptions!"

"OK, sorry.  Go for it, Cam."
"Our tongues are red,
Maggie's left eye is blue.
There is snow in our forecast,
Happy Valentine's Day to you!"

"OOOOh, yeah!  Strong finish!  Great job, Cam-a-roo!"
"Thank you.  Thank you very much."

Have a love-filled day, everyone!

Cammie!  (and Maggie!)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wordless Wednesday


Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher
(and Cam)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Hello, everyone!  The other day, we all got to go on a walk together!  Walking has been sort of "iffy" lately, due to ice and extreme cold, so Maggie and I were thrilled to be able to get out and GO!  Truthfully, I think Mom and Dad were, too.

"This is so awesome, Cam!"
"It's the BEST, Maggie!"
Mom: "Ohmygoodness, look at Cammie's feet and mud flaps!"
Dad: "I think they should both get showers when we get home."

Sure.  Mom, who edits these posts for us, claims it was Dad's idea.  I'm not so sure that's how it happened.

When we got home, Mom did a quick wipe of our feet, then BOTH of us were marched into the shower to get our undercarriages and legs showered off.  I didn't mind, really; we were both very good girls.

Mom thought we'd be tired after our walk and shower.  Maggie and I thought differently.  Let's take a look:

To view on YouTube, please click here.

It was really nice to be able to go out and WALK again!  It was definitely cause to celebrate!


Monday, February 11, 2019


Greetings to all.  It's me, Maggie.  I ... uh ... I kinda thought Cam had the blog handled today.

"Oh.  Sorry."

I've just been really busy.  I'm sure Cam will understand.  Right?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Breaking News

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  I have some breaking news for you -

"I can barely say it."

Are you ready?  My Eggplant is empty.  Empty!

"Someone needs to do something about this!!"

I hope the news didn't shock you as much as it did me.  I do, however, hope it shocked a certain Keeper Of The Treats around here.  This situation needs to be rectified!!!


Saturday, February 09, 2019


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Before anyone gets too excited by the title of this post, "Frenzy" is the type of quilt our mom just finished up.  Sorry.  No Crazed River Otter Games involved.  At this point in time.  Ahem.

Anyway, Mom got all excited yesterday afternoon because she just finished sewing the binding onto a quilt she started back in February of 2009.  Cam showed it to you when Mom had finished quilting and now it's all done!  Mom carefully arranged it on the ottoman by the living room window.  Take a look:

"Hi.  What are you doing?"

Oh.  Apparently she was trying to take some photos of the quilt.  Whatever.  She had said something to herself about "cozy and inviting", so naturally I thought she was talking about me.

She smoothed it out on the floor to get an over-all shot - and that's when I knew she really DID want my help!

"Cam!  Get in here!  I need your help with this!"

How does that saying go?  "If you quilt it, they will come"?  Something like that.

"Oh, yeah, Mom.  Cozy and inviting."
"This is for us, right?"
"Well, umm ..."

It sort of is for us -- indirectly.  In the center of every block, there is a rectangle of fabric from one of Dad's old uniforms, and all the other fabrics are either military-themed or patriotic.  It's very special!

We this quilt!

It will be a great "snuggle" quilt for all of us!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Friday, February 08, 2019

Ice Station Zebra

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie!  Like many of you, we got hit with more ice.  We can go on our walks when it's cold out (within reason), but not when there is ice involved.  Night before last, we were hit with ice.  Actually, it was a thunder-sleet event, which was pretty interesting.  Anyway, since we can't go on our walks, Mom has been trying to keep Maggie and me gainfully employed in the house.  Yesterday, we had "under supervision only" toy time!

I had my Eggplant and Maggie had her Zogo-bone:

"I love this Eggplant!  How can people not like veggies?!?"
"I like this bone!"
"It's not really called a 'Zogo bone', but that's what we call it."
"I call it a fun toy, that's what I call it!  Especially when Mom puts a treat in it!"
"Anything else in my Eggplant?!?"
"Give it a good, hard chew, Cam-a-roo!"
"How do you stay busy when you have to play indoor games?"

Is it an icy mess where you live?  We're supposed to warm up to 30 over the weekend, then more snow Monday.  Or so they say.  Stay safe, everyone!


Thursday, February 07, 2019

Password, Please!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  Yesterday afternoon, Cam and I went downstairs to help our mom in her Studio.  We got right to work:

Me and Cam, working

Does it look like I have Cammie's whole head in my mouth? I don't. Not really.  Her whole snout and face, yes, but not her whole head.

Anyway, we played like that for a while, then Cam decided she wanted to go into the Library.  What?!?  Cam never goes into the Library -- not unless it's Movie Night or we have a tornado or something!  (That's not just the Library, it's also our storm shelter.)  I zipped past her and ...

"What's the secret password?"
"Umm ..."

Can you see that OK? Let's zoom in and lighten it up a bit.

"Password, please!"
"Is it Rumplestiltskin?  Abracadabra?  Shazam?"

I can't believe she didn't know the password!  I gave her one last try:

"Keep trying!  No one gets in without the secret password!"
"Is it 1234?  Password?  Woo?!?  I give up!  What is the secret password?"
"How should I know?  It's a secret!"
"Oh, Mags!  Zzz ..."

I mean ... that makes sense, right?

Mom said she got oodles done while we had our stand off.  What can we say?  We're Working Breed pups and we're here to help!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher