Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A Book Meme

Jonna tagged us for a book meme. Jonna is Sam, Zorra and Katie's mom! Our mom is not normally reading books - she's more into reading blogs these days - but because we're reading Patience's book, "Mama Pajama Tells A Story" - we're safe and can do this tag!

Here are the rules:

1. Grab the nearest book of 123 pages or more.

2. Open it to page 123.

3. Find the first 5 sentences and write them down.

4. Then invite 5 friends to do the same.

We are currently on page 101 of Mama Pajama's book so page 123 is still a surprise to us! We have been enjoying this book immensely! We smile and we laugh out loud and we sniffle and we sob! This book doesn't have chapters - it has short stories all throughout the book. We like this because we can read a short story and put the book down and think about what we read and savor it!

The short story that has so far gotten to mom like no other is the one about the puppy auction! Mom just sobbed and sobbed after reading this and for days she couldn't stop thinking about it! It forever made an impact on her! We think because Mitch came from a pet store and prior to that a puppy mill, it really hit close to home!

So back to page 123:

This short story is titled, Show me the money!

Entries were down a little bit for our first race meet of 2001. Did this represent some impending doom for Whippet racing in Maryland? Nope.

The drop could be explained simple: every bitch in the world came in season during the first week of April! Lordy be, as Terrie would say. But we had twenty-tree adults on Saturday , and twenty-eight adults on Sunday, and five puppies both days, and I enjoyed the slower pace that the lower entry afforded the beleaguered and ineffectual Race Secretary.

We're actually cheating by reading ahead at this point and now our interest is piqued! No more cheating!

We're not going to tag anyone because we don't know who reads books and who doesn't but if you'd like to play along then consider yourself tagged!

We also want to thank Lucy for the Sweet as Sugar award! Thank you so much, Lucy! We are so honored! We happily pass this award onto our M&M racing buddy Kaos! Here's hoping that Kyle comes in first next week!

So until next time...............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Deetz said...

Congratulations on your Sweet as Sugar award..... We have lots of books at home, but mum doesn't read them to me. I think I will bring this to her attention tonight. That award looks so yummy!!!

Moco said...

We have that book also. That crazy old lady hasn't started to read it to us yet. Maybe I will have to do some nipping at her calf. Glad that you are enjoying it.

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
Congwatulations on youw Sweet as sugaw awawd!!
You awe so vewy sweet fow weading to youw teddy buddy..we loved that book..
Thanks fow going to the pawties..hope you got plenty of eatables and dwinkables
smoochie kisses

Penny & Poppy said...

That book sounds very interesting. Mom's eyes started leaking when she read the Whippets blog, today. We don't think our Mom has read a whole book since she started needle felting. There are only so many hours in a day, ya know!

Poppy, Penny & Pockets

Jackson said...

Hey M&M, congrats on your award! Your book sounds intriguing. Bet you can't wait to get to p.123 now! J x

Momo & Pinot said...

Maggie & Mitch!
Congratulations on the award!! This award is so suitable for you two (..and your mom,too!)!! :)

Momo & Pinot

Lady Kaos said...

awwww *blush* thanks guys!
Go Kyle!!

Patience-please said...

Oh thank you for quoting my book! You may skip around all you want... it's a collection of stories, so you may read them in any old order.
You are so kind to me and I appreciate it dearly.

all the best-
Patience (and the whippets say "hey!")

Petra said...

Congrats on the award! It makes me hungry, and the book sounds good.

Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
Congrats on your sweet as sugar award. You guys sure deserve it.
Our pinky used to be a prolific reader but since her long commute on the train she now watches DVD's instead. Time passes quickly that way.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Gus and Louie said...

The snow didn't last very long. It was almost gone by morning. Boo Hoo

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Gus said...

Oh, we all cried at that story too! We love that book. We have read some parts of it twice. Not the puppy auction though. Dad said, "nonononono...I can't stand to see you and gussie moping for another five days."

kisses to all

Lacy said...

woofies M n M, congrats on u needs to ask me mama bout gettin dat luvs stories bout animals...

b safe,

Mack said...

Congrats on your award M&M!

It sure looks tasty!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

every bitch come in season at early april?

that's an interesting theory...i will try to test them out..

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Thanks for taking pity on our mom... she'd be friendless without us~.

Congrats on your award. You guys are pretty sweet!!!


Hi M & M,

The Mommy said her got Magillikutty for me cause he don't bark much or eat a lot like me.

I try to share my food but he is such a gentleman & lets he have all of it. I think he raids the treat jar when we go to bed cause there wasn't a whole lot left in the jar this morning...I have to have my treats so I may have to have a talk with him

Love Mona

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Congratulations on your award!
Like your mom, my mom just read blogs nowadays!
Kisses and hugs

Amber-Mae said...

What a fun tag game! And congrats on your new award.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's a pawsome award. You 2 sure are sweet doggies

~ Girl girl

happy said...

Congrats on the sweet award! You certainly deserve it. The book really sounds very interesting.

Simba said...

Congratulations on your award. The book sounds interesting.

Simba xx

BenTheRotti said...

Congratulations on your award, very appropriate me thinks :)

That book sounds interesting!! Mum is reading a book about a rescue dog right now, I keep trying to get a peek but she is very possesive about her books!

Love ya lots,

Ben xxxxx

Hammer said...

Hi Mates
I've missed you both !!!
Congrats on your award.
Your mate with the pearls and the glasses looks real cute.
I only read blogs not books.
Love from Hammer

umekotyan said...

Good evening m&m.
Congratulations of Sit on award.
Being not able to read a book and the me regrettable.
Interesting book. ;0)

from loved ume tyan

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award Maggie & Mitch, and we enjoyed reading your tag. You've got a new picture in your header we believe - it looks pawsome!
Abby & Rosie

Bella said...

we used to have lots of book but don't have so many anymore - as the big goof-ball puppy Leo had eaten quite a few.

Maya and Kena said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!
Congrats on the "Sweet as Sugar" award!!
That book sounds interesting!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We love your new banner on your blog! Alot of experssion there..

Its like you are going out carrying a handbag and Mitch wans to follow. And you are giving him the look 'Bug off'

Boy n Baby