Saturday, April 26, 2008

Muskie the Thief and a Package from Koobie

Look at what was in our duck's food dish this morning!

Thank goodness the ducks had the good sense to eat first before this evil muskrat railroaded them out! Mom sorta interrupted him and he turned to leave before he finished his meal!

Good riddance to ya - and DON'T COME BACK!!!!

I guess Mr. Otter hasn't had his muskie meal yet! By the way - several of the timber frame students saw the river otter the day they were here for the tour! Some of them saw him crossing the road we live on at lightning speed and others saw him running across the grass and heading for the pond like when mom saw him so he's still around and if mom wouldn't have been so involved in working on her quilting block she might have gotten a picture of him! DARN!

I got a package from Koobie in the mail today. This gift is for winning 2nd place in the "real" Easter bonnet catagory! Thank you so much, Koobie! You were very sweet to do this!

Mom laughed out loud when she saw the binkie! She said that she needed to run upstairs and get the baby bonnet to get a proper picture! Get over it, mom!

Mitch wasn't too sure what to make of it either!

Koobie sent awesome gifts! I got a leopard squeaky bone and a beautiful orange tennis ball that Mitch immediately helped himself too! Also yummy treats and Koobie even sent mom a beautiful book mark that says, " A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself" - Josh Billings. Mom says thank you so much, Koobie!

Thank you so very much, Koobie! That was a very thoughtful thing that you and your mom did! And thanks for giving my ball back, Mitch!

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

Love ya lots,



The Army of Four said...

Look at that muskrat! The NERVE of him eating the duck food! I'd stare at him for that!
Play bows,

Maya and Kena said...

That muskrat looks annoying... all those little vermin look so annoying!!
Great toys! Congrats on the contest Maggie!
And I'm glad you're enjoying the pawty! But the best is yet to come!! And of course you can have seconds and thirds of the food... even fourths and fifths!! As much as you want!
Wags and licks,

Kodak the Eskie said...

Eww! I don't think I've ever seen a muskrat up close and personal like that.

You have some great toys! Congrats!

Hugs, Kodak

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow you got lots of awesome stuff in the mail. Ya Enjoy them and have a great weekend..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

Love your new dummy its dead cute.
I think your collar is cool to like smarties.

You are lucky to have such a good friend who sends you gifts.

Ludo the cool dude.

Bogart H. Devil said...

I bet muskrat is tasty :)

Big Aire Kisses to you both!


the many Bs said...

hi M&M, you should get out that and chase that bad animal away. if you bark at him enough, maybe he will stay away too!

that's a nice package that you won for your easter bonnet prize, Maggie. it's nice of you to share with Mitch too. we don't know that book, but our mom likes the sound of it. she is a sucker for that kind of stuff.


Joe Stains said...

omdog that muscrat is creepy looking! you got a great package, that binky is hilarious!

Faya said...

Beurk look at this monster ! Did you barked a lot ? I hope he will never come back....
Koobie sure loves you a lot !
Kisses, Faya

Weeny&Daisy said...

Mummy says thank you very much! She isnt sure what a Boston cream cake is, as we are from the uk.. its a sponge cake, with buttercream and jam in the middle.. is that what it is? :) xx

Mack said...

That muskrat looks kinda mean!!

You guys have all kinds of interesting wildlife near your place!

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

Hi M & M,

So ya got a visitor too!! Me don't think me likes "rats" -- me don't like mice & they be cousins so me know me wouldn't like no muskrat.

Thanks for helping me bark at that rude has been raining so we haven't gone & found where he lives yet. just love your is so colorful...maybe ther Mommy can get me one like that.

Love ya Mona

Bella said...

Super gift for wining the bonnet contest.
yukky that ratty thing looked gross - do you chase them?

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
That muskrat is ewwwwwww! (That is what my mom says!)
You got very nice presents from Koobie!
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

Thanks for showing us the muskrat. We don't have those here. It looks slimey.
The prizes from Koobuss look like lots of fun. We call the binkey a dummy hee hee.

Oh Maggie we missed you today at the chat but got to say g'day to Mitch. Hiya Mitch, good chatting today matie.

Hugs and tail wags

Moco said...

You live by wild animals and I don't mean Mitch.
Great gifts from the contest. Koobie knows how to get the prizes.
When are you having that great looking pizza again.

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Ooo, I've never seen a muskrat! I bet I'd chase him though! Congrats on your cool prizes! J x

Dexter said...

If I am not mist aching, the black and tans were frequently used to remove the water rodents. Maybe you guys need to help out with keeping the little bugger out of the duck food.


Maya and Kena said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!
Thanks so much fur coming to the pawty! It was a lot of fun having all of our furriends over!!
And thanks fur bringing over pizza! It was delicious!!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Eric said...

Muskrats? Oh are they like live toys, he he!! Would love to give him a bit of a run around. Your new toys look just pawsome pals.

Congratulations! Wagging Eric x

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

Hi M & M,

My soup bone was sooooo yummy but the Mommy wouldn't let me have my oxtail last night. She said when she eats her soup me can have it.

I only get to eat my bones on that one chair that is MINE and only mine but it always has that pink sheet on know better than to try and eat my bones on the other furinture. Me always try to take my bones outside but we got ants (the mean red kind) and the Mommy is afraid they will attack me and me wouldn't want them to carry my bones off.

No rain today so maybe me & the Mommy can go look for that pee pee dog on a walkie.

Love ya...Mona

T-man Angel said...

That's exciting that you have so many different wild animals where you live. That's more critters to chase and growl at. Just be careful not to get too close.

Koobie was so generous to give you all those great presents! We need to see a picture of you with your bonnet and the pacifier.

Stanley said...

Hey, Maggsie Girl!

Oh NO I DIDN'T see Mango Man challenge you and Mitch to "do your job" and get that water rodent out of the pond?!!! I don't know about you, but I think it's your water rodent, and YOU can decide if and how he is to be gotten rid of in your own good time.

BUt, on a lighter note, you look stinkin' cute with that binkie, and with your head in the envelope. We love your facial expressions, Maggie. You're like good cheese... better with age.

Goober love & smooches,

Patience-please said...

Wow! The servant hasn't seen a muskrat since she was a kid in western Massachusetts, and then only in the water. We think they would be fun to chase and bite and roll in.
Have fun with that!

wags from the whippets

Patience-please said...

Wow! The servant hasn't seen a muskrat since she was a kid in western Massachusetts, and then only in the water. We think they would be fun to chase and bite and roll in.
Have fun with that!

wags from the whippets

BenTheRotti said...

OMD that Muskrat has got a nerve!!

I missed you by minutes in chat Maggie :( But i did get to say Hi to Mitch the other day :)

What awesome gifts you got, the binkie is cute hehehe

love ya!

Ben xxxx

Snowball said...

Nice package. That pacifier is cute is it as fun as it looks like?


Huskee and Hershey said...

Neat pressies.. esp the pacifier!! Does it squeak??

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Those are pawsome gifts from Koobie. So which of you doggie got the binkie?

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

I'd fry that little critter if I do see one! Those are some great gifts from Koobie. I'm eyeing on that tennis ball. Oh yeah!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

i said...

I've never seen a life muskrat before. Doesn't sound pleasant from the way its stealing the duck's food. Oh those are lovely presents you've got there!

Myeo said...

The binkie is so cute :)

We hav enever seen a muskrat before. Is it liek a rat?

Boy n Baby

umekotyan said...

Good evening maggie.
Mr. Otter takes meal.
It is necessary to observe maggie.
And, it is a wonderful present to mitch. :)
At the chat party, I wanted to meet maggie.
It is regrettable for a moment.

from loved ume tyan

2shibas said...

You look positively thrilled with your gifts. Enjoy them!!!!

Wiley & Fievel

Petra said...

A muskrat and a river guys have so many interesting critters at your house. All I have is a bunny who lives under my deck.

Those toys look like fun!

Clover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
I can't believe that guy eating your ducks' food!
I visited my grandma's ducks yesterday - I wonder if they look like your ducks?
Also, there is a Sleeping Giant island where my mom and dad used to live in Ontario, too!
Love Clover xo

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


I have one of those orange balls too! I tore mine apart! It helped loosen some of my baby teeth!

Is that a Kong pacifier! If it is I bet you get to stuff some awesome things in it! Like peanut butter! Woo!

Hope you have a good week!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Princess Patches said...

Are you going to try to have a taste of that muskrat? I bet he tastes like Chicken! Maybe the otter will take care of him! We love the "binkie" you got in your packet of presents! We'll be waiting for the photo of one of you with the bonnet and binkie!

Poppy & Penny

Deetz said...

Wow, that is one big rat. He looks like an alien lockness monster. That was soo cool to get all those presents. Very very sweet of koobus.
Enjoy your toys

Finni said...

Congratulations on winning 2nd place in the contest Maggie. Those are very cool toys. I wish I had a binkie, Amelie our little hooman has them but I'm never allowed ... sigh.
Did you get to chase the rat? Hope so.
Bye for now.
Finni xx

The Zoo Crew said...

i think we need to buy our baby willow a binkie too!!


Agatha and Archie said...

Let me at him!!!! Love A+A

Unknown said...

Look at all those awesome goodies!! You hit the motherload!

Anonymous said...

You sure have a lot of interesting rodents hanging around your place. Rosie would love it - she took out another baby bunny over the weekend, poor little creature. We think it died of fright.
Have a great day Maggie & Mitch!

Abby & Rosie

Koobuss said...

That muskrat isn't very cute! He's got a lot of nerve though to show up at your house. You guys better get him.

Glad that you like the prizes, Maggie. You did an excellent job on the contest and really looked nice in your Easter bonnet. I wasn't a judge, but you were one of my favorites. Obviously, those who were judges liked you, too.

Have fun with the toys.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

pee ess Glad your mama likes the book marker.