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10/7/13 Weather Updates and Apple Picking

We had a blast of hot air last week, like the final gasping of Summer.  Standing out in the backyard, I felt as though I was in the house in front of the open oven door.  The humidity clung like a moist blanket and I itched like crazy.  Then the sky turned green and black and the rains came, hard and unrelenting. 

Dad and Mom had put these three skulls out on the walkway, and every time the rain thundered down on their bony little heads, they lit up and made an assortment of scary noises.  “Muahahaha!”  “Help me!” and other assorted moaning and wailing, accompanied by their hollow eye sockets lighting up, and complete with shocking electrical noises.

“Look at those skulls go!” Jamie laughed from the window.  Mom said it was fortunate there was so much thunder, because the sound would drive the neighbors nuts.  I could hear it though, and I gave her a Look.

The next day the rain dried up and the weather turned sunny but cold.  I was shivering in the backyard – haven’t got my winter coat in yet.  Brrrr!

The humans went this weekend for some apple picking.  Jamie is somewhat camouflaged:


But Dad is right out in the open:


And you know what fresh apples mean!  Apple Pie from Mom!

Woof!  Love, Maggie



9/16/13 Weekend Update

Other than the migraine incident, we did have one nice day this weekend, and Mom decided to take advantage of it and put up the Halloween decorations.  Our house is now festooned with pumpkins, cats (jeez, cats!), and smiling monsters and skeletons.  I am very interested in the spooky little Halloween village, but Mom says, “Paws off!” so I am keeping my distance.  For now, anyway.

I’ve never experienced holidays of any sort before in a real home, and the preparation is exciting to me!  There is much mischief to be made with cardboard boxes of decorations and their newspaper stuffing.  Much shredding to do (nods wisely) and no coffee aftertaste like when I steal the K-cups!

Mom and Jamie and I put up an inflatable witch in front of the house.  I helped by stealing the hammer and rolling in the grass not long after my bath.  I like all the decorations.  Mom decorates cute, not scary, so there’s no weird noises or flashing lights to tweak a dog out.  Mom wonders how I will do at “Christmas”.  She says Christmas is her favorite, and she decorates every room.  I’ll bet there’s a LOT of newspaper and boxes then!  Whoo-hoo!  I can’t wait.


Finishing off the weekend, Mom and Dad went to the store after Jamie went to bed.  Mom needed a new pillow.  Her old one was flat and hard and she said it wasn’t helping her head any lying on a piece of concrete.  So off they went, leaving me alone in the house with a sleeping Jamie.

Normally, I’d just wander into his room and go to sleep myself on the cushy dog bed.  But lately, I’ve taken to nabbing Jamie’s Lego bricks, socks, shoes, and, really, anything I can get a mouth on.  If you saw Jamie’s room, you’d know I have a lot of snatch n’ dash options!  So, they shut his door before they left.  Big mistake.

When my human parents came home, they were less than delighted to see (and smell) the large package of dog “surprise” I had deposited on the hallway floor.  I came out happily to given them an initial greeting, and tell them I was pleased they weren’t gone too long, but quickly slunk under the dining room table when confronted with two sets of pointing fingers and Mom giving me “The Look”.

Mom cleaned up the surprise package while Dad did a great job of standing and pointing, and saying, “Uh-oh!”  I guess that’s a fair distribution of labor.  I felt bad about what I did, but then again, “–it happens”!

Fortunately, they weren’t too mad at me, and we all trooped upstairs to bed, with the new pillow in tow.  Comfy! 

Hope you had a great weekend!  Woof!  Love, Maggie