Thursday, January 18, 2018

How Did She Know?

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  The other day, Mom ran downstairs to get something - and closed the door behind her.  I have no idea how, but she knew I was waiting for her at the top of the stairs!

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"Hi, Mags!"
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"Mom?  But ... How ..."

How did she know?!?!  Amazing.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Snow Posing

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  The other day, after our snowfall, it was important for Maggie and I to go out and inspect things, maybe do a little posing for Mom.  We thought we'd share a few of those pix with you today.

First, we inspected the job Dad did, clearing the snow off our driveway and sidewalk:

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"Nice, safe footing!"
"Excellent job, Dad!"

Then Mags and I thought we should do some exploring in our yard.

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"Hey, Cam, look!  I have a snow nose!  Ha roo roo roo!"

While Maggie snoofed a bit, I struck a pose by the pines:

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My regal, serious look

Mom thought it would be nice to get a shot of us girls in front of the ornamental grasses.  By then, not only were we getting a bit ... bored, but some of the other neighbors were out clearing snow.  This is the best Mom got:

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"Hey, look!  Neighbors!  Let's stare at them!!!"
"Never mind them; Mom's got treats!"

She had been holding out on us this whole time - can you believe that?!?

Anyway, a little more snow fell last night, which is the good news.  The not-so-good news is that our windchills are supposed to be between -10 and -25 degrees Fahrenheit (the -23 - -32 degrees Celsius range).  That means Mom and Dad don't seem to want to be outside much for some reason.  Time for some indoor games!

Cammie!

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Best Snow Day!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Yesterday, we had the BEST snow day ever!  It started with fresh snow!

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"No ice this time, either!"
"Except for what's underneath."

Cam and I were so happy, we did LOTS and LOTS of zoomies when we got inside.

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"That was awesome!  Oh.  And Cam started it!"
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"Wait just a minute, Peeper!  I did not!"
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"Yeah, right.  Does this look like the face of an instigator?"
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"Not touching that one, Mags."

Yeah ... whatever.

Cam suggested we act all cute and innocent for a while, so we did this:

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"Zzz..."
"Zzz..."

Then Dad said they plowed the streets but didn't put chemicals all over them this time!  That meant that where people didn't shovel sidewalks, we could walk in the street without hurting our feety-feet! AWESOME!  So... we did this:

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"The City people even plowed our trail!"
"This is so great!!!"

And then ... things got even BETTER!  Check out what came for me!

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"I have no words!"

Mom and Dad know I've been wanting one.  I admit - I got a bit choked up!

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"I, Polargold's Margaret Thatcher, declare this the BEST SNOW DAY EVER!!!"

It really was!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Serene Scenery Sunday: The Indoor Version

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  For this week's dose of serenity, why not pop some popcorn, grab a nice bowl of water, and kick back with a relaxing movie?!!?  Ready?  Let's roll it!


To view on YouTube, please click here!

Do you feel more serene now? We sure do!

Cammie!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Closest Thing

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags.  Under here.

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"Hey."

Under the chair is the closest thing I have to a box right now.

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"I LOVE BOXES!!!"

Don't you think Mom or Dad need to order something really big so I get a new box?  Honestly.  Or stop throwing away my boxes!!!  Until then, I'll make do with under this chair.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Friday, January 12, 2018

Just Veggin' Out

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  Yesterday, we awoke to this:

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"Wowzers, Cam!  It's a blizzard!"
"Oh, my!"

Let me move closer to the door and get a better shot:

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The view out the front door

The wind was howling and the snow was falling!  Where you see dark patches on the road and sidewalk?  That's ice.  And the yard flag was frozen in place.  Actually it still is.  Anyway ...

Being the rough, rugged, outdoorsy Siberians that we are, this is what Maggie and I decided to do:

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"Nothing to see here, folks."
"What?"

Just kidding. I mean, we took Mom and Dad out to the yard for a bit, but that was it. Too much ice -- it just wasn't safe. Plus the sub-zero degree windchills and all. And the "near blizzard conditions". Anyway, we thought we should just veg out.  Here's a short film of us (mostly Maggie) doing just that.  You know.  Vegging out.


To view on YouTube, please click here.

Get it?  "Vegging out" -- and we have our eggplant and artichoke?!?

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"Maggie made me say that.  I'm usually the straight man."
"I did not, Mom did."
"Oh, come on!  It's funny!  ... isn't it?  Girls?  Girls?  Readers?!?!"

See what I put up with around here!?

Stay warm and safe everyone!  And remember, if it's too nasty out there, stay inside and veg out.  (Happy now, Mom?)

Cammie!