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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Raiding With Ragnar

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  This morning, Ragnar and I took Mom and Dad on a really long raid into a land known as "Anneberg Park"!  I've only heard tales about this faraway land - from my great brother Zim.  He and Mom used to go there quite a bit, only they'd drive there.  We walked!  Want to take a look?!?

Here we are at the entrance:

"C'mon, Ragnar!  From what I've heard, we're going to love this place!"
"Oh, boy!  Another new land to explore!"

Before too long, we saw the Anneberg Ocean.  Our great-sister Amber discovered it way back in history.  It was so cool to see it!

"Look, Mags!  Birdie!"
"It's a Canada Goose, Ragnar!"

We're going to be getting back into birding soon, so I'm trying to teach Ragnar about the different birdies.  So far, he's pretty good about being super calm around them.

"Aww ... thanks, Mags!"
"Well, you are!  Now remember - check for goose poop!"
"No goose poop!!!"

Mom can be a real spoil-sport sometimes.

We looped around the ocean, and across from where we saw the goose, we spotted a heron!

"Great Blue Heron, Mags!?!"
"You got it, Ragnar!"

See?  He picks up on things super fast!  We've seen a couple Great Blues at the Kansas Ocean and he remembered!

Once we looped the Anneberg Ocean, we were ready to exit the park.

"Back across the big street!"
"Wait for Mom to hit the 'cross' button, right?!?"
"Good puppies!"

Did I mention it was raining or sprinkling the whole time?  We got pretty soaked (from both rain and humidity) but that kept the temperature down under 80.

Back across the big street ...

"I wonder if there's really a brook in Sharingbrook?"
"Who put the 'ape' in 'apricot'?  Oh, sorry.  I think I'm channeling Mom."

... then through a couple subdivisions and homeward!  We did over 4.6 miles today; it was a blast!  Then, of course, zoomies when we got home and some wrestling.  It's so fun to go raiding with Ragnar --- thanks for coming with us!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Ragnar I'm really digging your Viking-ness!!
    Maggie, to quote Tony the Tiger, you are a greeeeeeeeeeeat sister
    Hugs Cecilia

  2. That was a great adventure exploring Anneberg Park. Too bad about the goose poop warning - the same happens here.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. You sure saw quite a lot on that walk. We bet you had a great nap after your zoomies and wrestling too.

  4. Anonymous5:49 PM

    you live in a beautiful place! thanks for taking us along on your walk. xo

  5. hey Maggie! it was fun to be a part of your raiding party, even if only virtually :) you have beautiful lands to explore in your area. plus it is so cool that you have two oceans nearby. sort of like the Atlantic and the Pacific. have a great rest of the weekend!

    minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  6. What a fun walk. Heron's are Lady's favourite.

  7. Wow, what a beeYOUtiful walk! I bet Ragnar will be an ace birder.

  8. What a wonderful walk, and with birdies too! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Kiki and Rosie