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Monday, June 29, 2020

Testing ... Is This Thing On?

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  Before I get to a very important announcement, I wanted to thank everyone on behalf of all of us here at Ao4 Headquarters for your kind words about Cammie.  We all truly appreciated your comments, emails, FaceBook messages, ETC.  The loss has been hard on all of us.

I don't want to say it's been especially hard on me, but wow.  I really need to have a pack mate.  Badly.

Anyway, Mom and Dad were so concerned about me that they called my breeder and had a long talk with her.  They had spoken before about adding to our family, but the timing was such that it wouldn't have been fair to Cammie.  Mom and Dad wanted to have lots of time to devote to her.  But now ... even though it was early after losing my Cam, they all knew I needed someone.

We drove out to Missouri - to my homeland! - to Polargold Headquarters.  I got to see EVERYONE - to include my biological mama and daddy!  My daddy is going to be 16 very soon, so it was really cool to get to see him.  And guess what?!?  My mama remembered me!  She really did!  I remembered her, too.

I loved everyone I saw there (especially my breeders, but they aren't up for adoption) and especially hit it off with this guy:

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"Are you my new mom?"
"Hey.  Don't look at the camera unless she gives you a treat!"

That's Ragnar, schmoozing up to my mom, me, Maeve (one of Cammie's granddaughters -- a grand champion!), and dad. To make a long story short, out of the field of candidates to adopt, I chose Ragnar. He chose us, too. 

We've been taking long walks together:

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Me and Ragnar
 
We like to relax on the deck together afterwards:

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"BOOM!"
"BOOM!"

And we relax in the evenings together:

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"Ha roo!"
"Got your footy-foot!"

Sometimes, we even settle down together!  Say "hi" to everyone, Ragnar!

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"Sköl!"
"He's such a Viking!"

Let me make a proper intro, now that I've shown you what a really cool guy he is!  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you my new little brother, Ragnar!

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Polargold's Einherjar -- Ragnar!

That's right - he's my little brother!  Not just adoption-wise, but we have the same mama!!!  OK, technically, he's my half-brother, but to me he's my brother!

I just love him and he loves me and I've been such a happier girl since he joined the family!  We'll give you more details in the days to come, but for now, please help me welcome Ragnar!!!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

22 comments:

  1. This is just really excellent news mates. We look forward to many stories! Play bows,

    Nuk

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  2. Congratulations on the new addition!

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  3. Welcome, Ragnar! We are so thrilled for you and Maggie and your mom and dad!

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  4. Welcome, Ragnar!!! You are a handsome boy with a great name. Our Dad is watching Vikings now and the main character is Ragnar!!! We are sad that Cammie isn't here any more, but we know how much Ragnar is helping to make your whole family feel better.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  5. Pee Ess - he looks a lot like Gus.

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    1. He does, doesn't he? He and Gus are half-brothers -- same father! :)
      Y/s,
      Mags

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  6. Welcome to your amazing pack, Ragnar! You have hit the forever home jackpot! Can't wait to get to know you more you gorgeous pup!
    Cuddles and Kisses
    Addie, Lucie & Hailey

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  7. Momma and I are SO excited that Ragnar joined your family -- and now the blog! We've loved watching his exploits on Facebark. It's kinda exhausting training a new sibling, huh? But you seem to have him well in paw. I'm looking forward to getting to know him better. (And don't tell him I said so, but he's really handsome.)

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  8. I am very excited that Ragnar has joined the family! He is certainly very handsome.

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  9. Welcome Ragnar!! I know how hard it is to be the only one and how much it helps to have a pack mate to play with and snuggle with so we are so happy for you Maggie and pawrents!
    hugs
    Mabel & Hilda

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  10. my heart still hurts over Cammie. but I know you especially NEEDED this little brother... Ragnar.
    and I'm so happy for you. he's just beautiful! and you and he can take long wonderful walks together now. xoxo

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  11. Hi Maggie, it's so good to hear from you, we've been worried about you and your folks.
    We are thrilled that you have a little brother. Welcome Ragnar, can't wait to see your future posts. ~ nose nudges Bonnie, Belle and Bessie Pups

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  12. Welcome to the family Ragnar. We can tell you and Maggie are enjoying each other.

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  13. Hello Ragnar!!! Welcome from Keltic and Teddy. I love your name.

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  14. oh, Maggie! this is so exciting and we are so happy for you and your folks. Welcome Ragnar! you sure are a handsome pup. we are sure you and Maggie are in for fun times ahead :) (oh, your folks too :) )

    minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

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  15. Welcome, Ragnar! You have definitely found the perfect home and have a great big sister to learn all the tricks from!

    *kissey face*
    Lucu-Fur and Crazy Daisy

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  16. Anonymous9:24 PM

    I am so very happy for all of you, I know Cammie will never be forgotten, yet it was time for Ragnar to join your Pack. Looks like he is fitting in perfectly especially with your help, Maggie!!!
    Take care,
    Lucy (Troy, Ohio)

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  17. OMD!!!!!!! LOOKIE AT YOU! Hey Ragnar!!! It is so nice to meets you dude! you are gonna looooves it here in Blogville! I can see you and Maggie are gonna have some pawsome adventures! I thinks Angel Cammie whispered in your ears that you should pick Maggie and her peeps to be your new furever home!
    Good job Angel Cammie! (we still miss you bunches btw....)
    Happy days!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  18. What fantastic news!!!! Welcome Ragnar and so pleased to meet you. Maggie - how exciting for you to get to visit with your parents - and remembering each other. I am so happy for you all!

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  19. SQUEALLLLLLLLING IN NC!!! MAGGIE RAGNAR IS THIS CAT LADY'S MEOW. WHAT A HANDSOME 1/2 BRUDDER AND OH THOSE CHOCOLATE EYES.
    HUBBY, SIS OF ANGEL MADI AND I ALL HAVE BLUE OR BLUE GREEN EYES. BUT ANGEL MADI'S FAVORITE BIL HAS CHOCOLATE BROWN EYES.

    WELCOME RAGNAR...LOOKS LIKE BITEY FACE AND CROG are in your dnas
    nose kisses Maggie and Mom and Dad congratulations of you new pack mate
    cecilia

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  20. What a sweet post. Ragnar was meant to be with you guys, it is clear! Good boy!

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  21. We are so excited to meet Ragner! we are glad that you have some company after losing sweet Cammie. He is so handsome and fine! We guess it will be different to have a boy in the house for a change! How old is your half brother?

    Kiki and Rosie

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