Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Greetings to all! It's me, Mags. Yesterday was one of those very rare days where Mom and Dad couldn't safely take us on a walk -- we had a coating of ice all over everything. Ragnar and I even slipped in the driveway! It just wasn't a good idea to go anywhere! This morning, much of the ice was gone, so we headed out! We had a wonderful walk:
|"Now this is lovely! In the 20s and still a little snow here and there!"|
"Hey! It's sleeting, Mags!"
The sleet was a nice touch, although that meant we had to get toweled off when we got home. Oh, well, not a bad price to pay for such lovely weather!
There MAY have been some very, very active play when we got home - perhaps lots of super-speed zoomies and neck-grabs and the like. Maybe.
|"Who ... us? Sugar wouldn't melt in our mouths!"|
"Yeah, Mom. What Maggie said. Look at how cute we are."
Mom must have seen some other Siberians racing around. It couldn't have been us -- look at how innocent we look!
Monday, October 26, 2020
Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar. As you know, Maggie and I share a biological mama, CH Dancing Winds Polargold Legacy -- Bebe. We have different fathers, though. Her sire is CH D'Azul's El Presidente - Juarez; mine is GCH Rainbow’s Union Boss - Jimmy. ANYWAY ... Maggie does this Paw Tuck thing that's a tribute to her father Juarez. He does it and she does, too! She can do a single and even a double! Well ... even though I'm not related to him, check this out!!!
|Me! Doing a Half-Juarez!|
Sunday, October 25, 2020
|"Is that turkeys over there?!? Nah, it's a truck."|
"Could be a truck full of turkeys!"
|"Maybe we should do a turkey call, Ragnar."|
"OK. Here, turkey, turkey, turkey!"
|"Well, that was a big bust."|
"Yeah ... fun walk, though, even if we struck out on the turkeys. Is anyone else hungry?"
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Hi everybody. It's me, Ragnar. What a WILD walk this morning! The windchill was in the 20s when we headed out, so it was just wonderful out there! We walked Westbank to Sharingbrook, then headed into Anneberg Park.
We were taking our time walking down the Perimeter Trail, going very slowly, doing a lot of snoofing. That should have been Mom's first cue that something was afoot! Let me just cut to the chase and ... roll tape!
To view on YouTube, please click here.
It was wild! They ran away from us at first, but then they got to the road and there was a truck! Fortunately, the man in the truck saw them and stopped, but they ran back toward us!!! All but one of them took flight - Mom had never seen turkeys fly! One kept running at us, until he was about a leash length away! I have no idea why Mom didn't shoot video of that! Something about ... "hanging on for dear life" ... "why didn't I wear the hands free belt" ... "thank God for strong leashes and harnesses" ... that was pretty much it. Anyway, that turkey finally flew up over us, too. SO CLOSE to an early Thanksgiving ... if you know what I mean!
Anyway, we checked the whole rest of the park for them, and trust me, Mags and I will check the park for them EVERY TIME we walk there now. It was SO EXCITING!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Greetings to all! It's me, Mags. Ragnar and I went on a great walk this morning - oh, the weather was Siberian terrible/biped ideal -- sunny and in the 60s. But we had such FUN! Come on along and let me show you!
Before heading down the water tower trail, I stopped to admire the sunrise:
Truth be told, I was enjoying the aroma from the garbage truck that just went down the street, but ... yeah, whatever. Here we are on the water tower trail:
|Me and Ragnar!|
In addition to being warm, it was very windy. Check out the fur-nado on the back of my neck in this next shot:
|Me and Raggi again; check out my fur-nado!|
All kinds of great things were blowing by! I saved us from being attacked by a tumbleweed and countless leaves!
|"That leaf will never bother anyone again!"|
"Way to save the day, Mags!"
We did a little exploring:
|"Wait a minute. Is that tumbleweed following us?!?"|
You can never be too sure with those things.
We headed back to the sidewalk by the golf course, where Ragnar and I played one of our favorite games.
|"Got one in my sights!"|
"You guys... !!!"
"I missed mine!"
I love it when Mom uses my full name. It usually means I'm doing something extremely fun!
|"I think I'm up, 2-1, Ragnar!"|
Did I mention we were playing Cricket? And what I really mean is playing a little "catch and release" game with crickets. Great sport! I'm surprised it's not televised more in the US! Ragnar and I LOVE playing!
|"That was a great round of Cricket, Mags! Here comes another tumbleweed!"|
"I'm totally ready!"
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Greetings to all! It's me, Mags. What a bizarre morning! First, Dad took Ragnar out front while I had my breakfast. That was not normal and I don't like to eat alone. THEN Mom walked us in the dark. The DARK! She hates walking us in the dark, but she mentioned something about hurrying to get some miles in before "an appointment". Hmm. Then she left Raggi's harness on him after our walk. Oh. Uh oh. Yes, it was the infamous "fasting before a vet appointment" thing. For my little brother. It was HORRIBLE!
Except for the cheese. He had to have some Benadryl before his appointment (to avoid an allergic reaction to his Rabies shot), so at least there was cheese. I had some, too, just to make sure it was OK.
I don't want to be overly dramatic here, so let me just say I missed my kid brother something fierce. It was just a routine appointment, but still! Now that he's home (fortunately he was only gone an hour), we're doing this:
|"Raggi needs his breakfast, Mom."|
"And maybe Maggie could get a little snack?"
After breakfast and a quick trip to the yard ...
|"I think I need a nap, Mags."|
"I'll be right here if you need anything!"
Monday, October 19, 2020
Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar, coming to you from the Studio.
While Maggie is making sure I got everything out of my Pickle, I thought I'd show you something I don't think we've shown you before. After we lost Cammie, Mom's dear friend Denise made an amazing thread painting quilt that hangs on the door to the inner part of the Studio. It's right here:
|"It's so beautiful!"|
Isn't it amazing?!? It's thread paintings of (going clock-wise from top left) Dave, Cammie, Zim, Amber, and Storms!
I stop and check it out every time I got into the inner room -- unless Maggie and I are doing zoomies. So does Mom; she loves having it where she can see it a LOT!
|"This is Storms right here!"|
|"Here's a little smooch for Ammy ... from what I hear, she would have liked that."|
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Greetings to all! It's me, Maggie! This morning, we had a great family walk! And I mean GREAT! The winds were blowing and the "real feel" temp was at about 30 degrees. Finally. Some nicer weather! We hit Anneberg Park and had the trail almost all to ourselves:
|"Is this great or what, Ragnar?!?!"|
"So many exciting smells!"
Everything was blowing through - it was amazing!
|"I can't believe more people aren't out enjoying this weather!"|
"Bipeds can be really weird, Mags, huh?"
Actually, there was a huge softball tournament going on at the park and there were hundreds of young girls running all over the fields playing ball. They made lots of happy sounds and their families were there, cheering them on. It was fun to see them and hear them!
|"Too bad none of them are on the trail; I'd love to greet them all!"|
"I think I would, too, Mags!"
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar! This morning after our walk and before Mom got on the treadmill, we helped her in the Studio for a few minutes. I noticed the closet door was open so ...
|"Hey, what's in here?!?"|
"Oh, go on in, Ragnar! Mom won't mind."
Maggie knows how to open the doors and offered to open the other ones for me. Isn't she the greatest!?!
We're planning to help again this afternoon! Our work is never done!
Friday, October 16, 2020
Greetings to all! It's me, Mags. Another great walk, another great day in the fabulous state of Kansas. And had we actually been walking East, we would have had this view:
But ... we didn't go that way. Mom stopped and snapped that quickly at the intersection before we turned the other way.
We still had a pretty view on parts of our walk:
|"Look at those clouds, Mags!"|
"They're from the cold front!!!"
That's right - another cold front! It was in the upper 30s for the start of our walk -- Mom had to put on a sweatshirt and gloves! When we got to a gated area, Mom wanted us to jump up on the wall and strike a pose for her. Jumping up was no sweat ...
|"I think Mom wanted us to look at the camera, Maggie."|
"I have treats!"
|"And you have my undivided attention."|
"You should have said earlier!"
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar. As you all know, it's election season here in the great US of A. Maggie and I have been working very hard, doing our civic duty, helping our mom and dad deliver campaign fliers for a friend running for a local office. What can I say -- we're Working Breed Dogs!
We covered our whole district, which basically is where we walk a lot of the time anyway - except we don't normally walk all the way up to peoples' doors. Anyway - the other day we did a bunch of fliers and thought we'd show you how that went!
First, we headed down the Water Tower Trail!
|"Pretty sky this morning!"|
"It sure is, Mags!"
Some of our leaves are changing colors!
|"Look at the yellow one!"|
"I think that's a Cottonwood!"
|"This is where that Great Dane lives!"|
"Hey! Good morning, Big Guy!"
|"How about you two strike a pose while we wait?!?"|
"Can anyone see us? I'd hate to give people the wrong idea. We're WORKING here!"
"I smelled Zuke's in her bag earlier ..."
"Hi, Mom! How's this?!?"
|"I thought we were doing our Serious Looks, Raggi!"|
"Oh. Sorry, Mags."
|"Kick it into overdrive, Ragnar!"|
"Is that OK, Mom?"
|"This being a Working Breed Dog is mighty fun, isn't it, Mags?"|
"You know it, Ragnar!"
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar. The other day, Maggie and I did a REALLY nice pose in the living room for Mom. JUST because she asked!
|Polargold's Margaret Thatcher and Polargold's Einherjar -- Mags and me!|
Oh, right. She may have had treats. How did you know?!?
PS: Maggie says thanks for all the great Adopt-a-Mags Day wishes yesterday!
Monday, October 12, 2020
|"Mind if I tag along?!?"|
That's right -- ME! It's my Gotcha Day! Adopt-a-Mags Day! My Homecoming! Whatever you want to call it, it's the day I was adopted!
That's a shot of Cam, Zim, and me -- it's one of Mom's very favorites. I loved Zimmie and Cam right from the start and wanted to be just like both of them! Mom says they loved me every bit as much as I loved them - and that I carry a lot of both of them inside of me. 💜
To celebrate today, there's been lots of singing and treats - and we walked over 7 miles this morning! Mom asked Ragnar and me to pose out on the deck just now to get a special anniversary photo.
|"Do you have treats?"|
"And are they the big ones?"
"Well ... yes. And no, they're the medium ones ... work with me here, guys."
Since it's my anniversary, I cut her some slack.
|"You owe us a big one tonight, though."|
"Yeah, Mom. What Maggie said."
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar. Maggie and I took Mom and Dad exploring on our walk yesterday and had an AMAZING time! We thought we'd share a ton of the photos Mom took with you today. Are you ready to get started?
First, we headed up to the Water Tower Trail.
|"Hey, Mom. Get a shot of the view from here."|
"Yeah. But let's keep going. Lots of territory to cover!"
Here's the view:
|"Now THAT was fun!"|
"It sure was! How are your shoes, Mom?"
|"Well, we're on roads now. I wonder how they get the big trucks up here?"|
"Good question, Mags!"
|"Oh... great... Thor, do those cows smell amazing!!!"|
|"It was crazy-fun, Raggi!"|
"I thought so, too!"
|"Are you having as much fun as I am, Mags?"|
"You know it, bro!"
|"This is a little easier on your shoes, huh, Mom?"|
"Ha roo roo roo!"
|"I feel so serene now!"|
"Me, too! ... and thirsty!"