Sunday, October 22, 2017

Snoozy Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cam.  Yesterday, we all went on a big, all-day adventure!  It was really fun and we'll tell you all about it later this coming week.  But for today, we took Mom and Dad on a nice morning walk and now we're doing this.

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"Hello."
"Zzz..."

I think the little one might be tired!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Cammie!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

We Heard That!

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cam.  The other morning, Maggie and I took Mom for a walk, got a nice drink of water, and settled down for a little morning snooze.  And then ...

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"Is that a banana?!?!"
"We love bananas, you know."
"I thought you two were napping ..."

As if we wouldn't hear Mom peeling a banana.  Honestly!

Cammie!

PS:  Of course she shared!  

Friday, October 20, 2017

A Nice Long One!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags.  Yesterday, I took Dad on a nice walk early in the morning, then after breakfast, Cam said she was ready to go on one.  Awesome!  Mom hooked us up and we headed out.

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"We should have worn our sunglasses, Mags!"
"It was dark when Dad and I walked."
"Do you two know where you're going?  I can't see."

We went up and down some hills then got to where we could make a decision -- take the trail to the right? Or take the trail to the left?

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"What do you think, Cam?"
"Let's go left!"

Left is longer, but Cam knows that. As long as she was good with it, Mom was good with it!

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"Great choice!  There's always something interesting down here!"
"Keep your eyes peeled!"

And just like that ...

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"SQUIRREL!"
"SQUIRREL!"

Mom had us wait there until the squirrel jumped into a tree. I have no idea why.

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"At least we saw one!"
"Right you are, Cam-a-roo!"

THEN ... instead of making a turn that would have been the shorter way home, Cam wanted to go this way:

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"Hey!  It's your hill, Cam!"
"It's my very favorite hill to go up!"

Cam loves going up that hill from the other direction!  Here we are at the bottom:

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"What do you think, Cam?"
"Let's go left, and head up the steep road!"

Just beyond that white house is the Kansas Ocean, by the way!

Anyway, we turned then headed up the hill like Cam wanted to do.  Mom couldn't believe she chose the route she did, but Cam was doing awesome!  Near the top, Mom got us to stop and pose for a minute:

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Cam and me

Truth be told, I think Mom just wanted to stop and catch her breath, but you didn't hear me say that!

A little bit more of a climb, a turn or two, then we were on the downhill side:

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"It's all downhill now, Mom!"
"What an awesome walk!  I feel great!"

It was really great!  Cam's route was 1.86 miles and she had plenty of energy the rest of the day!  We're so proud of her!!!  It felt great to get out on a nice, long one!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, October 19, 2017

We're Being Gentle!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  As Maggie told you a few days ago, she and I are starting to play again!  We are being gentle, and truth be told, I think Maggie is letting me get the upper  hand  paw, but oh, are we having FUN!  Mom shot this short video the other day and we thought you might enjoy seeing what good girls we are:


To watch on YouTube, please click here.

We're having so much fun - and are being super gentle!

Cammie!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday Trail Trek

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  Today is another gorgeous Fall day in Kansas!  I took Dad on a walk early this morning, then the plan was for us to wait for him to get home from golf and we'd all go on a whole-family walk together.  Cam had other plans.

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"Awesome plan, Cam!"
"We can still go on another one when Dad gets home!"

One of Cam's new superpowers is that Mom (and Dad) can't say "no" to her.  Not that they really did before ...

Anyway, Cam chose to go up the big road:

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Me and Cam

Up at the top of the hill, we posed real nice at the trailhead:

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"Margaret Thatcher!"
"Whatever."
"Hello!"

More or less, anyway.  Besides, do you have any idea how tasty those smooshed fruits are?  And how hard it is to ignore them?

We went down the first part of the trail:

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"OOOh, look at all that long, tasty grass!"
"Mags!  There's some tiny person up there on a chair!"

Mom was still muttering something about "someone", "snarfing", "grass" ... I have no idea.  I was too busy trying to snarf down some ... oh.  Right.  Moving right along.

We hit the next segment of the trail:

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"Stay alert, Cam!  You never know what could be up here!"
"My radar ears are up!"

We didn't see any buns, squirrels, or many birdies today, but we did have some pups bark "hello!" to us and two women who jogged past called us "cute".

Here we are heading back down toward home:

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"Is it 'toward home' or 'towards home'?  I'm never sure on that one."
"Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.  Whatevs."

And here we are on the home stretch:

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Cam and me - our house is just beyond the curve in the road

We don't always walk in the middle of the road, but a lot of people have put down their Fall fertilizer and Mom thought it best for us to stay out of it.

What a great day this has been so far. I hope we get to go again this afternoon!  I hope all of you are having a wonderful morning, too!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Monday, October 16, 2017

We've Got This!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cam, here with Maggie.  I know it's Monday, but  ...

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"Come on, everybody!"
"Let's go!"

... we've got this!!!

Cammie!