Thursday, January 31, 2008

Another Trip to the Glenwood and Some Disturbing News

Dad suggested last night that he and mom have dindin at the Glenwood! Mom was only too happy to go along with that idea! It gives her a break from cooking and she knows that we get to go along too, so it's a family outing and everyone is happy!

Yesterday wasn't a bad day weatherwise. It was high in the low 40's so we didn't freeze while we had our picnic in the truck!

Mom had her usual cheeseburger. She says they are the BEST at the Glenwood! She loves that charcoal taste! yummm So do we, but mom was being stingy and we didn't even get a sniff! She did share her French fries though and that made us really happy!

Dad had a BLT and onion rings! And he did sneak us each a tiny piece of an onion ring before mom yelled, "no onions!" Mom is just no fun sometimes!

No ice cream this trip and that was okay! Dad has some at home in the freezer and he is pretty generous about sharing it with us quite a few nights a week!

But then our fun night turned sour. We came home and mom told us that she would be flying to Florida soon to visit my gram and gramp! Like real soon - like next week even!

Oh no! This is not happy news at all! Who will supervise all the tiffs that occur here daily? Will dad yell at Mitch to "please leave Maggie alone"?

I'm really bummed about this! I sure wish I could go too! Please can't AireRuby fly us to Florida and I could come too, mom? I promise I'll be no problem at all!

Mitch isn't sure how to take the news! He's never spent a night without mom! Dad has left him before to go on mini-vacations but mom has always been here and has never left him!

I explained to Mitch that it'll be okay - it'll just be different. You'll probably have to get used to a slightly new routine! Dad doesn't get up at 4AM like mom does but hopefully breakie will still be at 6AM!

Mitch got really quiet and depressed when he heard that the foood situation might change! Mitch sure does love his meals! He lives to eat! He's a growing boy!

Cheer up, Mitch! We can't make mom feel bad! She needs to check on gram and gramp too, ya know!

Dad has promised to make it fun for us here while mom is gone! He said we'll do the Glenwood again and maybe we can do ice cream at Wentworths! Won't that be fun?!

I'm not sure Mitch is buying it! I think it's going to take him awhile longer to accept the fact that mom will be gone for 6 whole days!

But, Mitch - we still have the celebration of life pawty to look forward too! By the way, some of you have asked what the celebration of life pawty is all about. When dad was sick before he had his heart transplant, our friends came out of the woodwork to help us out! They supported us through thick and thin, so after dad's transplant, mom and dad wanted to do something to say thank you to everyone who helped us out and that's how this pawty came to be! Everyone had such a good time the first year and now mom and dad have turned it into an annual event! This will be celebration of life pawty #4!

And we have the SuperBowl to look forward to! We can't forget that! We'll be having lots of good stuff to eat that day! So cheer up for now, okay?! We'll get through it! We will, Mitch!

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

Love ya lots,



  1. This isn't fair at all! Motch is flying to Florida on Saturday and your mom is going there next week. Why don't you pack your bags and come visit me? Leah, the funnest of fun girls, is going to stay with me. We would have lots of fun!

  2. OMG! Maggie! Mitch! Your Mom is flying away and she isn't even taking you both along!!!!! OMG!!!!! Do you NEED ME to come and supervise your Dad? Huh, cause I can ya know! I will keep the food under control for surest ever! You guys let ME know, K?

    Love, Putter ...:)

  3. I think you should get hamburgers french fries and ice cream eery night your Mom is gone!
    That party sounds great! That's so nice of your parents to do that and it's so nice all those friends helped you out when you needed!

  4. Aw, poor Mitchy. Me would be sad too. But me is sure he can be a big brave boy and make mummy and daddy proud! He probably still annoy you though Maggie - me thinks that's our job!

    Cassidy x

  5. Sorry that Mom has to go away but she needs to see her human family also.. She will be back before you know it and we are sure that Dad will take really good care of you. You just have to remind him when 6Am gets here!!!

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus and Louie

  6. We're sorry that your mommy has to go on a trip...but don't worry, she'll be back!!
    Have a great day!
    Wags and licks,
    Maya and Kena
    PS. We are also really happy to know that Bruno got his surgery! :D

  7. Hi M&M, that's too bad that your mom is going on a trip and leaving you at home with your dad. we think you'll be okay though. your dad will probably spoil you to make up for you mom being gone. we think he'll probably give you ice cream every night and other treats too! then when you have your celebration of life you will have a real celebration with your mom home! don't worry kids. you will do just fine with your dad.


  8. hey mitch ole boy... i'm still in the basket... it's fun down here.. and guess what! my momm is going to fly away to that "flooreeday" place on tuesday!..she's just going to up and leave us w/the dad and the sister and the brother!! i've been promised i will go to work w/the sister though.. she did this last year to go "fetch" our gram home from that place and she did come back.. so it's not so bad maybe...well it is kinda bad --i'm gonna stay in the basket w/my stuffy can come too. your friend theBUSTER.. the gurleez will just party all day long.
    P.S.hey we can all get on that air ruby and meet them when they get off their plane!

  9. Maggsie & Mitch!

    You guys have a lot going on this weekend then all of a sudden, BOOM! Your mama's going to be in Florida. I know it's tough to imagine, but you WILL make it, Mitch. Maggie will be sure to show you the ropes, and think of the reunion you will have with your mama when she comes home!!

    Your dad will do a great job, and sometimes, you get to eat all kinds of great stuff when dad's are in charge. And, sometimes they let you do things that mamas won't because they don't know the routine. So, Mitch, just WORK IT, buddy!

    My hoogirl says she almost can't bear to see you looking so sad, Mitchy. She & Stella & I are all sending you goober smooches so you feel better.

    Goober love,

  10. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    I know you will miss your mom a lot but I am sure you two will have fun with your Dad!
    The life party sure is great!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. I cannot imagine how could be more than 1 day without Véronique ! Poor Mitch, poor Maggie...
    But if your Dad promised some ice-cream .... it may be fun non ?
    Kisses, Faya

  12. That is some stinky news :( poor mitch, and poor Maggie, I hope he doesn't drive you crazy while your Mom is gone!

  13. What a great idea for a pawty that your people have.

    Sorry to hear your mom is taking a trip. Our girl abandons us all the time. So we don't worry, she doesn't tell us in advance. She just sneaks away while we are pooping.
    Comet and BLU

  14. Poor Mitch. But not to worry, you're there too with him. It's not like he's left at home alone with dad...I'm sure your daddy will be lotsa fun too right? While your mom's away, he might give you some onion rings & other foods that you guys are not allowed to eat.

    Love licks,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  15. Hey pal, I'm sure you'll have fun while your Mum is away. You'll probably get extra treats and stuff to compensate! Just practice looking a little bit sad and the ice cream will be on your plates in no time! J x

  16. Aw, I'm sure your dad will go a good job looking after you doggies and your mom will return really soon.
    Cheer up Mitch.

    ~ Girl girl

  17. Aww poor Mitch really doesn't look too happy. Can't say I blame him I'd be upset if HM left me too.

    At least you and your Dad will take great care of him Maggie.

    Hope your mum has a safe flight and enjoy the celebration of life party - it sounds awesome!


  18. You both look so sad not been allowed any onions. Mummy's are mean.

    Simba xx

  19. Hmmm.. look at it the other way, it's 6 whole days of freedom!! Maybe you can even organise a huge pawty and we can clean up the mess before the adults come home!

  20. Yeah, things will be different without Mom. You'll have to cross your legs in the AM while you wait for Dad to wake up. Good news is that all Dad's like to give their doggies foodies that evil Mom's say are "bad for us."

    Maggie - You might need a diet by the time Mom gets home.


  21. Oh, that's too bad your mom is going away but it sounds like your dad is totally cool on the treat front! Yay! His life pawty sounds fun! And what a great thing to celebrate, too.


  22. You poor, poor doggies! Our mom left us once for 3 weeks! Three WEEKS! Dad had to call her and let her talk to us on the phone so we would behave. I, Poppy slept in the hallway to the garage so I would make sure to be there when Mom finally came home. We had a really great reunion when she got here! We hope she's never gone THAT long again.
    The celebration of life pawty is a great thing! It's really nice of your parents to do that to thank all the people who helped them.

    Poppy & Penny

  23. You'll be right Mitch. Don't worry, the food always comes. Our pinky B (the dad) does the food thing really well so your dad might be good at it too.
    Just think of the celebration of life pawty, it's not far off.

    Hugs and tail wags
    Noah Willow Tess and Lucy

  24. There's a restaurant that allows dog?? Finally some justice!

    Hey guys, don't worry about mom leaving - she wouldn't be going if she didn't totally trust your dad to take care of you.
    Besides, think of all the guilt presents she will give you when she gets home - WooHoo!!!

  25. OOO that restaurant sounds great! And they let you two in, which makes it even better! We're sorry that your mummy in going away, but she will be back before you know it!

    Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

  26. Oh my! My Mom is leaving me for the weekend...She is leaving me with Dad...I love my Daddy, but I am a Mommy's boy...Who is going to wake me up to cuddle in the morning and rub the perfect spot on my ear? Who is going to cook my oatmeal for me? Who is going to take me on my walkies and not care if I want to sniff the same spot three times? I will miss her...I completely understand...

    Love, Hercules

  27. Hey Maggie! I'm glad you got some French fries - yummy! I'm sure your dad will take good care of you while your mom is gone.

    Did you get a new collar? It's very pretty!

    Your friend, Lenny

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  29. Oh Boi! that is a tough news... moms are the best!!! I'm sure you two will be alright w. dad... you guys are the best love bugs! Sending you and your family kisses!


  30. Mitch, you will be ok! :) We're sure your mom will bring you lots of lots of treats after the trip to Florida.

    Have a good weekend!!

    Momo & Pinot

  31. Yepper we always manage to find good bones at the lake. Those humans just let them lay everwhere... Imagine leaving perfectly good bones behind..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus and Louie

  32. Mitch and not worry. Dads can do OK, not as good a you mom, but OK. For example, my Dad does not cook, but when Muzzer is gone, we get more space on the BigBed and better stories read. Last time, we read something called Republican Citizenship. We were asleep in seconds!


  33. oh, bummer, 6 full days without mommy?! Maggie, be sure to take care of Mitch so he doesn't sink into depression ok?!

  34. Oh my dog! Your mommy will be going away without you?! It's okay, she'll be back. But I know you will miss her dearly and she will miss you too!!

    Love ya lots!

  35. maggie, you are such a good big sis. even tho you are not that happy about mom going away but you still put up your brave face to comfort mitch. i'm sure dad would just as fun!

    wet wet licks


  36. I feel your pain guys.. whenever Mom goes away, even for one night, it's all different 'cause Dennis just doesn't take the care of us like Mom does. He might give us more food (who cares if the older girls need to be on diets?) but then he doesn't hang around with us and let us outside when we need to go. Moms always know what's best!


  37. Maggie and Mitch, I don't like it when my mom is away either. It is just different without mom. The scarest thing is both my mom and dad will be on 3-week vacation at the end of this month. Both of them! I remember when they were on vacation last year, it wasn't fun.


  38. Don't worry, Maggie and Mitch, your mom would never go off to Florida and not come back! Besides the two of you and your Dad there is the Glenwood keeping her close to home!

    Looks like you really enjoyed those peanut butter bones! Yummy!

    Slurpy kisses from my pack,

  39. oh dear Maggie and Mitch, I am sure you will be fine being looked after by your Pa.

    Do not fret Mitch!

    We think the Celebration of Life Party is a wonderful idea. Well done your Ma and Pa!

    Now you take care, sweet things, and tell your Ma, Bon Voyage from all of us here in Scotland,

    Stay safe and come back soon.

    Love and licks, Marvin xxxxxx

    love and hugs from Jeannie xxxxx

  40. Maggie and Mitch
    I miss you in Azwizona..but what a gweat "celebwation of life" pawty you'we going to have..that is the BEST!!! youw Dad healthy!
    You'll be fine little Mitch , you have youw big sissy, and youw Dad is such a pawsome guy..I know you'll miss youw Mom, but she'll be back so fast, you won't even believe she was gone
    smoochie kisses,Asta

  41. We don't like it when mom leaves us, even if we are in our own home. We go on something called a "hunger strike". But I'm sure your dad will be pawsome and give you lotsa treats!!

    Peace + Paws,

    The Zoo Crew

  42. That stinks that your Mom is going on a trip without you, but don't worry! I'm sure she'll come back as quickly as possible. She doesn't want to be away from you two for too long!

    Orion and Cassie

  43. Hey Mitch,
    Six days isn't soo long. My mum had to leave me for a weekend when I was just a few months old and me and my dad had FUN! That pawty of yours sounds like such a wonderful idea, and a lot of fun too.
    Finni xx

  44. woofies M n M, u can git u mama to leave u wiff em, me is on da way to florida...we can play bitey face and snifffy butt...but then u daddy wood miss u boff to much...u mama will b home soon...and u daddy wont furgit to feed ya... congrats on ur dads pawsome recovery from a heart transplant...

    b safe,

  45. Hi Maggie and Mitch
    We're real sorry to hear that your mum will be away for 6 whole days !! We'd feel the same if our mum had to go away. Your dad will take good care of you though, so try hard not to worry.
    We hope your pawrents have a celebration of life pawty for another 30 years.
    Love from Hammer