Friday, August 1, 2008

Our Book Review

We got our book, "Miss Barbara Paints the Airedale Terrier" in the mail on Wednesday - the very same day that Autumn posted about her!

Mom was preparing dindin when the UPS man delivered the box and she quickly put a halt to that so that she could open the box! Did we tell you that our UPS man, Leo, leaves us two cookies on top of every single box that he delivers? He does, one for each of us - but our mean mom won't let us have them till the next day! She always said that we've just eaten our dindin and we don't need cookies in our bellies too! Did we also point out that we don't like the UPS man! I get very agitated when anyone steps onto our back porch and the UPS man rates right up there as enemy #1! I digress - back to the book!

There really are 50 of Miss Barbara's Airedale paintings in there and I'm on 6 of the pages in the book! I'm blushing!

OMG, this is the painting that's right next to mom's side of the bed of her very special girl! That's ME! Mr. Leonard's prose is beneath every single painting and he captures the spirit of each work just beautifully!

What about me, Maggie! Would Miss Barbara paint me, do you think?

That's me resting on a carrot quilt! Everyone knows that Mr. Carrot is my most favorite toy in the whole wide world!

OMG, these are both Miss Sunshade! I sure do miss her! I sure hope she comes back to blogging soon!
And here she is again and this time she's yacking her head off! She's very well known for that - just like I am!
Hey, Maggie! It really is you! I would recognize that face anywhere! I wonder who this other pretty girl is?!

Holy cripes! It's Doofus! I wonder if he knows that his painting is in Miss Barbara's book too! I wonder what he's staying to this Aire-girl to make her laugh? I wonder if this Dale is Lillie V?!

Guess who else is in the book? My goodest and bestest friend, Putter! I love this painting! It looks just like you, Putter!

What a fabulous book! Of course I am a wee bit prejudiced! Mom says this book will be going on the coffee table so we can look at it often and company will be able to see it too!

Thank you Miss Barbara and Mr. Leonard for one fabulous book! Mom says this is a wonderful memento to have forever and ever!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Putter said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! Maggie!

This is the most fabulousest bookie everest! You did an amazingest ever review of the book too! It is so excitingest everest that we are both in it! I am so excited!


Putter ...:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the greatest book review ever, well it's our first book review,but that doesn't mean it's not ggggrrreeeaat!!

Miss Barbara

Peanut said...

what a neat book. How cool make sure Mitch doesn't chew it up

the many Bs said...

that's so cool that you got that book and you are actually a star in the book,Maggie. you're famous! we sure would like to have a book like that. we're gonna have to talk to Ms Barbara about a poodle book next!


Niamh said...

You are such a celebrity Maggie. What a great picture and it looks like a terrific book. Gordon Setters don't have anything like that. I am jealous.

Your friend,

Unknown said...

You two are stars!!!!

What an unbelievable memory/keepsake for momma to have her to favoritest dogs in the pages of a book. Awesome.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

What a beautiful book!

Maybe your mom ought to reconsider letting you two have the treats from the UPS man, right after he leaves so you'll learn to associate good things come with his visits and you won't hate him anymore. That's very nice of him!

Mack said...

FINALLY Maggie you are the superstar you so deserve to be!!

Cocker Kisses,
Paris Rain

Sami & Baylee said...

Maggie what an awesome book!
I love the pink bone!

Anonymous said...

Hey Maggie and Mitch! Sorry about Manny. I feel your pain. I loved Manny almost as much as raw goat meat.

Big Pupi

Kodak the Eskie said...

Wow, Ms. Barbara's book is really awesome. You are so beautiful. She really captured you!

I like her art!

Hugs, Kodak

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...Babystan is just droolin' lookin' at your girls in the book!!! And ur on the cover,Maggie?? That's pawsome!!!!

Somedays, I wish I were a Dale...but there are some advantages to being 12 being carried the whole bath think takes me bout 15 seconds, while Stan is in the bath forever....course he rolls in the mud too!!!

That Autumn is such a georgous Wheelie....

Barkin' at ya...

Ozzie, Rocky and Lola said...

That is one beautiful book! You should display that proudly!
Ozzie & Rocky

Boo Casanova said...

nice book. and in just one book u get to see all other pals like sunshade and putter. nice nice nice.

wet wet licks


Chef said...

That is true noteriety, Maggie! When an artist does your portrait, it is a compliment of the highest order. You should be very flattered. How thrilling !!!


Noah the Airedale said...

OMG I wish I was in that book. I'm going to order it straight away.

Noah xx

Puggle Preston said...

aww..what a beautiful book. Having your own protaits is already awesome and having your protaits published in a book is super special!


Archie and Melissa said...

what an amazing book! it gave us goosebumps it is so special!
thank you so much for the birthday wishes.
you made emmitt's day!
m & e

Simba and Jazzi said...

Have a great weekend.

Simba x

Rudy said...

That is the best! You're famous!
I've been in a magazine and am supposed to be in a book about Earthdogging whenever it gets published (crossing my paws) and am on a website (not mine -- the AKC!!!), but I've never had my portrait painted. (Hey Mo-om!)

Did I tell you Mom's entered us at Kimberton again in October? Any Airedale buddies you want us to look up?


Lacy said...

w00f's maggie and mitch, wow, me nos a sorrwy u nots in there mitch...that iz a bute ti ful wood show it off too...and me sees on ur c-box Internet Exployer iz being bad, has to me and mama too fur bout the last month or so..

b safe,

Charlie Daniels said...

I'm not even an Airedale and I wish I was in that book! :-)



Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is such a cool book your mom got. You will never be forgotten.. Keep practicing your posses..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Huskee and Hershey said...

Maggie, you are a S.T.A.R! Then again, we always know you are..
That's really one great book, do keep it away from Mitchy boy in case he chews it up!

*P/S. How can you not like someone who gives you cookies??!

Dexter said...

I'm surprised you aren't featured on every page you are so lovely.


Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow...lucky, lucky you Maggie! I'm SOOO jealous! You look absolutely stunning in all those pages! And now, I can say proudly, "I know someone's Maggie the Airedale, who appeared in Ms. Barbara's book!" *grins*


Joe Stains said...

What a fantastic book. We really miss Sunshade too! I can't believe the Doofus is in that book too! When did he become a model and why isn't it ME?!

Amber-Mae said...

The painting sin that book are just marvelous! Barbara does a great job! She really captured your looks...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maya and Kena said...

Oh wow Maggie!
You're famous! How pawsome to be in a book! AND with your pals in it too!
The book looks AMAZING!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Stanislaw said...

You're famous! Everyone needs one of those books!

Unknown said...

What a great book! We love the colors in the illustrations. Very cool!

Anonymous said...

This is Miss Barbara again:

to say, my arm might be twisted, to do a book of all the other breeds I have painted in the past.

I have painted other breeds from time to time, but hundreds of Airedales.

Of course, I would need more models...hummmmmm

Jake of Florida said...

What a fabulous book. And you, Ms. Maggie, the star!!!

We forwarded the link to a pal of ours (not a blogger) who has an airedale named Abe.

Do you think Miss Barbara would do wires? We are cousins, after all.

Jake and Just Harry

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

What a pawsome book! And made even better, of course, for having you and some of our other pals in it! J x

Petra said...

Boy, I would have that on my coffeetable, too ~~~ that book is pawsome!

Since you guys don't like Leo the UPS man, would you send him my way? My UPS man doesn't leave me any cookies.

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Maggie..

We know a celebrity fer sure...why yer published and yer picture will be seen by millions....aren't ya excited ???? Yep, that's the best coffee table book ever....hope all yer friends get ta see it and read it too....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Helios said...

Wow! You have a book with your peekture in it! You're a star!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

OMD, it's you in the book Maggie!
You're the star in Hollybook!
Hehe, did you see any Maltese in there?
Oh, please come over, I'll have a nice surprise for you!

Unknown said...

OMG! That is TOO exciting! MY Putter-Girl said she was going to send me a book!!!!!!! I am mostest excited! AHHH!!!!

Love, Hercules

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Thanks for the review of the book!
It has pawesome paintings!
I miss Sunshade too!
Kisses and hugs

Southbaygirl said...

What a really cool book! I don't think they write many books about cattle dogs! I hope you guys get to read it everyday!


Urban Smoothie Read said...

love your new pink bone... i'm sure it taste like strawberry

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

How come you don't like the UPS man? I (Hershey) love our mailman - even when he doesn't give me cookies.

What a great book to have - and some of your friends are in it too.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

erin said...

Those painting of you look fabulous! Maggie, you're famous!

i said...

What a great book and great pictures! Definitely a book to be placed on the coffee table.