Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chewy is the Sweetest

We got a surprise box in the mail yesterday!

 Only............................ it's not for us.
Mom is being stingy.   She preferred to share with dad. 
Thank you so very much, Chewy.   You are always so thoughtful and caring and sharing♥
You guys are the bestest!
 There is a lot of packing going on at our house and boxes were stacked high.  Then they all disappeared.   But not to worry - the stack is once again making a comeback as mom keeps packing away.
Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

Friday, February 10, 2017

Checking it Out

Linda LandLady wanted to meet me so I took a ride with mom to visit our new place.
The stairs lead from a small mudroom at our own entrance and at the top of these stairs is the kitchen to the left and the bathroom on the right.  

 Mom hasn't had a gas stove in YEARS!
 The frig is empty! We can't have this!
 I think this will be your first job, mom!
 There are lots of built-in's in this room!  This is where mom will groom me.    The bedroom is across the hallway. 
 The TV will be going behind me at the end of the family room.
There are closets in every single room and the window sills are nice and low so I can see out☺
Is it time to go yet?
I was kind of whiny and did get comfy on my first visit.   Mom is hoping that my beds and lots of our furniture and my toys will do the trick.   
Yup, the tennis ball was still there.  I'll bring my own from home~~
Love ya lots♥

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Staying Positive

We have tough news to share with our Blogville friends. 
After 44 years of marriage, our mom and dad will be going their separate ways.   Mom has been having a hard time focusing, so blogging has been difficult - especially composing.

The positive news is that mom and dad went together to check out an apartment.   I will be living with mom in this apartment and Mackie will be living with dad here at our house.   Dad will still be timber framing away in his barn and all of the ducks and geese and swans will stay.
Mom has been very picky about the apartment that she wanted.  It has to meet all of her needs and mine too.     I have not seen the apartment yet but I hear that it has a fenced in yard.   I have never had that before!   Mom thinks that this apartment was meant for us.   It's in a neighborhood close to where dad grew up.   Dad went to school with our new landlady, Miss Linda, so how cool is that!   One other thing that mom shared with me was as she and dad were approaching the gate in the fenced in yard to leave, dad glanced down and there was a tennis ball looking lonely and needing an AireGirl to play with it ☺
You all have heard us talk about the Glenwood where we get hamburgers and French fries.  It will be practically in our back yard!    And Sleeping Giant where we hike is only a couple of miles down the street!

Things are tough for the peeps but they're doing their very best to stay upbeat and positive and keeping it friendly so if we fall behind, please excuse us.    We will be back.

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Generous Me

Mom and I went to PetSmart to get my nails done and when I was all done, I got to shop!
I decided on yummy bones that we can share and look at the cool ball that I got for Molly!

 Let's take the bones out to the workshop and share right away, okay, mom!

 How do you like the pressie that I picked out for you, Molly?
 How do I get the tennis ball out, Mackie?
 Do you have any ideas?
 While you're thinking, we'll play keep away, okay!
 Try and catch me!

 The tennis ball is still trapped inside! 

 You are a very sweet brother to think of me.  Thank you!
Let's play chase some more!
Love ya lots♥
Mackie and Molly

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We're Aire-Popping

We're having movie night and we are helping mom make popcorn with the Aire-Popper!

 Purple Baby and I will keep ourselves busy while we wait~~
 Is it popped yet?
 Time to enjoy the movie with our popcorn!  We just love this movie♥
 Hey, Mackie.  Mom is offering me the whole bowl and I think she means it!  Of course, she's ready to snatch it back quickly if I'm grabby.      I can't believe my good fortune!
 Dig in, Mackie!   Mom is being generous tonight!
Come on over, everybuddy!  There's plenty to go around!

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Five Years

Our Maggie has been gone for 5 years already.   How can that be?
This is Maggie on her 11th Birthday.   She lived to be 13.5 years old. 

Maggie was the only Airedale in our family that could grow a beard long enough to braid!
This photo was taken in April of 2011.
We thought that it might be fun to join Maggie and Mitch!
How we wish that we could have met Maggie!

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Endangered Chimpanzee

We are participating in Louis's Endangered Species challenge today.  Louis is Blogville's arts and entertainment director.   We accepted this challenge to increase awareness that so many of our beautiful animal brothers and sisters are in danger of completely disappearing from this Earth.   We can't let that happen!

For our endangered species, we chose the chimpanzee.

Like us, chimps are highly social animals, care for their offspring for years and can live to be over 50. In fact, chimpanzees are our closest cousins; we share about 98 percent of our genes.

In their habitat in the forests of central Africa, chimpanzees spend most of their days in the tree tops. When they do come down to earth, chimps usually travel on all fours, though they can walk on their legs like humans for as far as a mile. They use sticks to fish termites out of mounds and bunches of leaves to sop up drinking water.
Lately, people enter forests where chimpanzees live. The Chimpanzees have been getting sick from people's diseases. In addition, people are hunting the chimpanzees. Their numbers are becoming fewer and fewer.

Thank you, Louis, for giving us the opportunity to let others know about these smart and fun-loving chimps!  They're such special animals♥

 Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My Ball

It's MINE!

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

Saturday, January 21, 2017

National Hugging Day

We love to hug♥
Mackie and Mom

Friday, January 20, 2017

Stuffed Bones

Mom made us stuffed bones again!

 This time, she stuffed them with carrots and small pieces of cheese and small pieces of hotdogs and some yogurt.
 You can see the hotdog peeking out of the end of the bone.   yummmmmm
 Dad and mom are busy timber framing these gigantic timbers for Uncle Dan's house. 
 Both of the beams are Sycamore.   Sycamore is also called camouflage and you can see why.    Isn't the bark so cool!
 This is the planed wood.  It's so pretty - well, mom and dad think that it is.  
 We would honestly rather play than get excited over the wood grain of a Sycamore tree!
Love ya lots♥
Mackie and Molly

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Our Gram

Today would have been our gram's 85th birthday.   Mom still can't believe sometimes that she's really and truly gone.

 Gram was an extremely talented hooman.   She designed and needlepointed this picture.   This is the home that mom and dad lived in before they moved where we live now.
 Gram did beautiful needlework and lots of it. 

She loved to knit too~
 And she designed and made doll clothes and she designed and made her own clothes - mostly blouses.   She made almost all of our mom's dresses when she was in school.   To have a store-bought dress was a treat to our mom.  
 She loved to paint and she was good at it.   She taught classes to teach others.  
 She did ceramics and she entered them in shows and won lots of ribbons.  
 She made Christmas ornaments that everyone loves.  She had her own jigsaw to cut them out.  Her ornaments are painted on both sides.  They are works of art.    
She made the bestest desserts - especially pizzelles♥
 She did calligraphy~
Happy Birthday in Heaven, gram.   We know that gramp and many others are with you helping you celebrate.   We sure do miss you here on Earth.
Love ya lots♥
Molly, Mackie and Mom