Sunday, March 9, 2008


We're having company tonight for dinner and mom told me that we needed to clean the house and bake a cake! Okay, mom, I'll help out!

Mom HATES to dust! She thinks it a big waste of her precious time because no sooner do you get the house dusted, it's back the next day! So I volunteered to do the dusting while mom got the cake started!

I'll do a bang up job for you mom! You can count on me!

I could hear the cake mixer running while I was dusting away. All of a sudden dusting wasn't so much fun! I'd rather be in the kitchen with the FOOD!

This is the batter for the coffee cake. One of our guests is allergic to nuts so no nuts in this cake!

I am SO glad I ditched the dusting chore or I would have missed licking the mixer beaters! What a tragedy that would be!

OMG, but this is good! This is going to be one rich cake with both butter and sour cream in here! I don't think this is a dieter's cake, mom!

It's looking good! That's brown sugar and cinnamon topping on there! YUM! Into the oven it goes!

It looks awesome, mom and it smells even better than it looks! When do we cut into it and EAT it?

I was a good helper and deserve a small piece, right? Thanks, mom - I knew you'd say yes!

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

Love ya lots,



Faya said...

Maggie you are an exemple for all of do a great job keeping your house clean and you also help your mom in the kitchen... Today I am also in the kitchen with Véronique....miam miam...
Kisses, Faya
PS : what was Mitch doing all this time ???

Anonymous said...

That cakes sore looks soooo goods, did use ever gets that peace?
Say Hi to Mitch, that cutey pie

Princess Patches said...

Maggie, that cake looks yummilicious! You are such a good helper! Did Mitch get some too? Since he's a boy-dog, he probably isn't as helpful around the house! But he sure is a cutie!

Poppy, Penny & Pockets

i said...

You are such a darling, Maggie!

The cake certainly looks yummy! Is it hard to make?

Girasol said...

The cake looks so yummy, would you save me a piece?
Hve a great time at dinner tonight!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

So did you get a taste? We were over at the army of fours page and they have a recipe for lemon bars. Mmmm they sound so good. Mom is going to make them when we get back from the lake..
You know the lake always comes first..
Hey can we get that recipe??

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Gus said...

mmmm, cake looks superdeeelish! Who finally did the dusting?



u hav been real nice to help out, is it good, how did it taste?

Hana said...

Oh my dogness, look at that cake! Your mom is a good cook, I can tell. I wish she could make me something. My mom wishes that too.

About Casper's Barkday party, Ice and Miko ate their cake when they got home. Their Mom said they were too excited to see so many doggies all at once. While they were driving home, they couldn't keep still! That tells ya we had a great pawty!


Harry said...

You look adorable in your cleaning outfit Maggie! But I agree, the kitchen was by far the best place to be. We have chicken roasting in the oven and the smell is divine!

Oh, and a parcel arrived from you. I briefly sniffed it before ma whisked it away to hide it until later in the week. Thank you!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Amber-Mae said...

Mmm, you lucky! Are you always the food tester, Maggie? I'm sure you are! The cake looks good...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

the many Bs said...

hi M&M, do you think that we are going to be invited for dinner? we really would enjoy a piece of that cake.

your mom looks like she is a good cook, and especially with you helping out in the kitchen.

our mom feels the same way about dust. she doesn't understand where it comes from. we don't understand why humans worry about such silly things.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie!
I wonder what would your mom do without you! Cleaning and cooking!
You are so nice helping your mom with the dust! Here we have dusty rain so you can imagine how is our house now!
Yummy cake! I hope you got a well deserved piece!
Kisses and hugs

Bentley and Niko said...

Bentley eats the dust bunnies around here, he's gross! That cake looks DELISHOUS our mom barely ever cooks, sometimes she turns the outdoor stove on and cooks on that but that is rare also.

Asta said...

I agwee baking is lots mowe fun than dusting, but you looked so adowable in youw little maid's outfit..I'm glad you got to taste the battew..yummmm..I love the smell of cakes baking..I hope you get some of the finished looks gweat!
smoochie kisses,Asta

Moco said...

Did your mom ever figure out that you did not finish the dusting?

Lacy said...

woofies M and M...Maggie u lookies soo professional in ur maids outfit...and u even where wuz Mitch during all of dis...

b safe,

Mack said...

What a helper you are!!!

I guess you get paid by licking the beaters! Sounds good to me!

Josh and Jessie said...

Hi Maggie, looks like you've had an awesome time in the kitchen yesterday! Could you send me some of that cake? I think I can smell it from here!


Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Maggie, I think I'll move to your place. When pinky bakes a cake we don't get not fair.

Your cake looks yummy. Hope you enjoyed it.

Hugs & tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Hi Maggie!

You are such a domestic goddess! Can Gabe and I visit you sometime? I bet you make great dog cookies too!

You are so cool!

Woofs and Slobbers from your Newfie pals,
'Bella and Gabe

Murphey said...


We only have two extra of those red ball lights. They were free from Science Diet at the strut your mutt. We'll send 'em your way to try out. I'm trying to find out where I can get more, I really like them.

Kathleen (Murph's Lady)

Comet said...

Maggie, our girl hates to dust too, and said you can come over and dust our house any time you want. She's not a very good baker though, so no licking the beaters at our house.
Comet and BLU

Southbaygirl said...

Hi M&M,

Maggie it was really nice of you to help your mom...but I agree being in the kitchen is way more fun!!! Especially when you get a treat!


Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Wow! Hope you enjoyed that cake! Maybe dad will make us one!

Urban Smoothie Read said...

that cake looks really yummy for the guest...

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a yummy looking cake. I think you deserve a BIG piece for being a great help

~ Girl girl

Joe Stains said...

omdog Mom wants the recipe for that cake!!

can you email it?? diningaloneblog at gmail dot com???

Scrappy and Pebbles said...

WoW Maggie what a big help you are... do you think you would like a holiday in Australia so you can teach Pebbles.

That cake looks yumm your mom should write a cook book.

Scrappy and Pebbles who are so happy to be back blogging

Dexter said...

Where was Mitch during all the housework? Most likely in the workshop with Dad engaging in guy talk, huh?

Looks like he missed out on some yummy action.


♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Hi M & M

boy o boy those beaters sure look tasty. me love batter. the mommy said her hasn't gotten an e-mail from your Mommy yet. did she send it to our old compueter messes up sometime.

And just what was Mitch doing durning the housecleaning? Just loke a boy!!

Love ya lots Mona

umekotyan said...

Good evening maggie.
...helper of cake making.. maggie
There is an expert who eats there. :)

from loved ume tyan

Stella said...

Oh, Miss Maggsieeeeeee!

You are lucky lucky Airegirl, you know that? Your mama lets you lick the beaters AND have a piece of cake? When can I move in?

We need you over here in GooberStan to help dust our castle. Stanley's no good at it, I can't reach anything, and our girl... she's just plain L-A-Z-Y! (I like you dusting dew rag too, by the way.)

Goobery love & kissies to you, MitchMan, and that sweet mama of yours,

The Army of Four said...

Mmm... cake! Did you get some?
I love to help with housework - I have my own vacuum. You and I should get together - we could clean up in NO time!
Play bows,

Jessie, Jake and Lola said...

Wow your such a good helper - even though we couldn't figure out how exactly you were helping with the dusting - unless you count lying on the floor and covering that section - heehee

Either way yes we agree - you deserve a piece of cake - yummy it looks soo good.

BrandytheGreat said...

Hey there m&m!
Now i know why my hooman hates dusting too!
And the cake, ooooh....
I'm sure you'll get a slice!

Petra said...

A small piece of cate? Uh-huh! You need a BIG piece after all the hard work you did. You are one cool looking Maggie Maid!

Lady Kaos said...

You are so helpful Maggie! Mom and Dad did some more painting and working on the house this weekend and I sniffed every single thing Mom touched to help. She said it didn't help at all, but I know better. We missed the beginning of the race because Mom is really bad at converting times. We watched the last 73 laps so we got to see Kyle win in the Snicker's car! Mom is hoping he can win in the M&M car next week.

BenTheRotti said...

oh my goodness.. how adorable do you look in your cleaning outfit!!

just gorgeous!!

Mum is salivating over the coffee cake.. honestly the mention of coffee in any capacity and she is a dribbling wreck!!

love, licks and tail wags,

Ben xxxxxxxxx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

The lemon bars on the Army of four's website where really good...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Peanut said...

that looks great.

Agatha and Archie said...

We LOVE your dusting outfit!! ANd we could smell the cake baking throught the computer! Love A+A

Kirby said...

Maggie, you are such a sweetie to help your Mo out. It was especially nice of you to help out by licking the beaters. It sure looked yummy! The end result sure looked good too! Hope you and Mitch got a big piece!

Your pal,

ODIES said...

id ditch dusting for food any day!
but, i cant be trusted i would have licked the bowl clean insted! :3


The Zoo Crew said...

I can smell it all the way in NM!! Yummmmmm!!!!

Peace + Paws,


T-man Angel said...

Wow, your mom makes the BEST stuff!! Yummy!! My mom made some boring spiced carrots this weekend (yawn...). She needs to make more cakes!! Your mom is cool!!

Patience-please said...

Yuuuummmmmm! Licking the beaters is the BEST! (We smile when we see you in your M & M's collar - we can't help it!)
We are just hopelessly behind because the servant has been ridiculously unavailable. We think things have settled down now. We missed you guys.

wags from the whippets

Snowball said...

My mouth is leaking! The cake look soooo goooood! I wish I could have a piece too. Can I?