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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Have A Ball

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  The other day, my mom got a call from our friend Aunt Beth.  It would appear that one of her Border Collies was going to be starring in a commercial for the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University and ... did we have a football?  This is the only one we had:


I mean, it's about 13" in diameter at its widest. The whole point was for Flynt to catch it ... and it's sort of hard and big, so ... we didn't think it would work.

Oh, right. I know. You're thinking, "Why didn't your mom toss it to you, Maggie? Then you could see if it's catchable." Yeah. Only I don't catch. I just don't. It's a Siberian thing.

To make a long story short, we squared Aunt Beth away with a football stuffy - and later learned Flynt did an AWESOME job with it! If we get a link to his commercial, we'll link it up! But now ... what to do with our football? It's normally an "outside only" toy, but Mom decided since it was in the house anyway ... she and I should play a little football!

She threw it a bunch of times and I blocked it; I zoomed and zoomed and ran and ran; I had a ball! And then ...

"Oh, wow.  Look at this!"

Yep.  Starting to spontaneously explode.

Then Mom threw it for me a few more times and ...

"Hey!  Hey!  Check it out!"

Isn't that amazing!??!  I mean, don't they always tell football players to "attack the ball"!?!  I think the Kansas City Chiefs could use me, don't you!?!?

Mom was so proud of me, she posted this next photo to FaceBook:

"Aw, shucks, Mom!"

Mom says I have some serious skills.  All I know is I had a ball!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. You played the skin right off that ball Maggie. We hope we get to see your friends commercial too someday.

  2. awww…. thank you sweet Maggie! I literally LAUGHED OUT LOUD!!! xoxoxo

  3. you have your own sort of football-gate going on there, Maggie! you have pawsome skilz for sure

    minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  4. Maggie you are for certain a WORKING gal who many interests and wears many many hats. Of course top of the list is an A1 assistant to your peeps and sis to Cammie
    Hugs cecilia

  5. Wowza, you could play for KSU yourself, Mags!

  6. Hahaha, that is a great story! (And it's true, our mom has had many Siberians through the years, and only one could catch, because she was mixed with German shepherd!)

    Kiki and Rosie