Friday, March 6, 2009


Hi everyone! It' s me, Mitch!
Remember the celebration pawty that mom and dad had on Valentine's day. Mom left me loose in the house with Maggie for a long time that day and kept checking on me to make sure that everything was status quo!
I was an angel and didn't do anything wrong - not one thing! Mom felt that because I was such a good boy that I could be trusted the next time she went grocery shopping to be loose in the house with Maggie! I was good! Not a thing was out of place when mom returned!

The next week she went grocery shopping, she left me loose again and once again, I was a very good boy! Does my butt look big in this picture? Maggie says it looks HUGE!

Yesterday mom and dad left both of us again and this time they went shopping for a ceiling fan for the new guestroom and plug and switch receptacles and mom needed more trim paint! Both of us were as good as gold!

I can't remember the last time I was in my crate! It's been awhile now! Mom says I'm a big boy and I'm on my way! I have to keep being good so mom will keep trusting me! I like being loose in the house with Maggie when it's just us!

Did you all know that today is Joey's birthday? He is 10 years old today! Yup, the big 1-0! He and my sissy are both 10 now! Maggie has her special red hat society collar on to celebrate Joey's big day!

Hey, Joey! Dad took us to Glenwood tonight and we celebrated your special day with a smidge of mom's hamburger and a bite of dad's BLT and french fries with ketchup and then we headed to DQ and mom had a swirly cone ploped in a cup and Maggie got a HUGE bite of mom's cone - even the CHOCOLATE part because I told her that chocolate won't hurt you! Dad shared his Oreo Blizzard with me and I got a tiny bit of an oreo cookie!

Tomorrow we're having company for dindin and mom is making lazanne and we'll be celebrating Joey Palooza once again! We sure do love your special holiday, Joey! Pawtying with you is the best! Happy birthday, Joey!

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

Love ya lots,

Mitch and Maggie


  1. OMD Mitch...That is pawsome are such a big boy now!!!! I sure hope one day Mom lets me roam free in the house. Maybe you could put a good word in for me, what do ya think?

    Have a great weekend!
    Lots of Licks, Ruby

  2. You guys are definitely very good doggies! I love roaming free in the house too - and I get to do that all the time :)

  3. Isn't THAT the bestest feeling?

    Mom used to khrate me (after she khaught me of khours) but eventually she pawmitted me to stay out!

    Khongrats on your akhkhomplishment!

    Nice yummy snakhks too!


  4. w00f's M and M, congrats Mitch on being allowed to roam free..u shure iz gettin to b a good boy..

    b safe,

  5. hi mitch!
    what a good boy your are!
    we are so proud of you!
    m & e

  6. Congrats on being so good, Mitch.

    We roam freely -- but lately
    "one of us" -- not to say who-- has been forgetting his manners and may have to have a refresher course.

    Celebrating Joeypalooza is such a swell idea that Mom bought us some ice cream -- Edy's slow churned mint chip. Thank you Joey!!!!!

    Jake and Just Harry

  7. Hi Mitch: (and Miss Maggie)

    We are proud of you and very happy you are now allowed out of the crate when you and Maggie are in charge of the house. We are sure that you can be much more help that way. We had waffles for JoeyPalooza. Me and teka only get a little maple syrup and no sugar in ours.


  8. Well, sounds like you're all grown up and all, congratulations on your FREEEEDOM! (we said that like Braveheart!)
    Seems like ages since we visited you, we're sorry! We love you two, you're so fuzzy and cute and kind and funny and, and....we love you!
    (bit gushy?...nah!)
    Slobbers, dear fuzzy-faced pals xx

  9. Great job, Mitch! You must be thrilled to be free in the house w/ Maggie when your parents are gone. My sister Sierra still has to be in the kennel when my parents leave the house. One day...she will be free like you.:)

    Teddy Bear

  10. That is such great news that you do not have to be crated anymore. I remember those days, you become very restless. have a great dinner tomorrow. =)

  11. Hi, Mitch!
    Good boy! No more crate for you!
    You had a delicious way to celebrate Joey's birthday!
    Have fun
    Kisses and hugs

  12. What a good doggie. You must have a great teacher.
    Happy Birthday Joey!

  13. Good boy Mitch!
    Look how responsible you are! So smart. I know everyone is so proud of you. And you even got tastes of some rewards! Good job

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  15. Mitchy, you're a big boy now! My crate has been folded up, under the couch for a couple years now (it takes up a lot of room in a one-bedroom apartment) and I heard Mommy offer to give it away to a friend with a new puppy. Guess we're all outgrowing our crates!

    Your pal,


  16. You sure are a good boy Mitchy unlike some other that I know, not mentioning any names (Willow, Lucy & Tess), whoops hehehe.

    Sounds like your Joey Palooza celebrations are coming along nicely.


  17. Congradulations Mitch on becoming a big boy!! Keep being good so you can stay out of the crate,
    Andrea and Sitka

  18. Mitch - you are in the big league now!

    And we got some Oreo Sonic Blast tonight - do you believe it!!??

  19. We love being left alone in the house too.
    Big licks to you

  20. You are such a good boy, Mitch! We are very proud of you! We are celebrating Joey-Palooza, here, too!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  21. Mitchman!

    You ARE da man, aren't you? I was waiting the whole time I was reading ~ just waiting for the other stuffie to drop and you told us you had destroyed something, but you really have been an angel! It's amazing freedom not having to be in a crate, isn't it?

    By the way, YES your butt does look big in that one photo, but it looks GOOD too. I love trying to make my own booty look that big. (You've heard the song "Baby Got Back" - where it says "I like big butts and I cannot lie...")! They're talking about us, Mitch!

    Goober love,

  22. Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

    Congratulations on being left alone without the crate, Mitch.

    You guys are lucky to get a little chocolate. When Kaci comes to visit we don't give her chocolate and I never get any either. Of course, we are just puny little schnauzers, not Airedales like you.

    Mitch, you may have a big butt in that picture but Kaci and I bet you're perfect in real life.

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci

    P.S. Mama has fallen behind on blogging.

  23. I hope you are really being good and not doing anything sneaky. Momma says she thought Grandpa Angus was being good and then she found out he was secretly shredding the carpet pad and replacing the carpet over it before she got home.

    If you do have any urges, just blame it on Maggie.


  24. You are a big guy now Mitch and of course you can be trusted! Good job. I am afraid that we will never be able to trust my little brother in the house. If he sees it he puts his teeth on it!

    Your friend,

  25. Good Job Mitch!!

    There was no doubt in our minds that trusting you was the right thing to do. Say goodbye to your crate!!!

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie and Lucie

  26. We are so proud of you. You are getting to be a big man. Louie still dumpster dives when Mom and Dad are away. Callie is a pest so she has to stay in her house..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  27. Yup, it's good to be good if you get to stay out when the peeps are gone...

    We're mostly good, every now and then we do something bad (like pee on the couch). But most times we are excellent.


  28. Well done Mitch for being so good.
    Your Mum and Dad must be really proud of you.

    Molly and Taffy

  29. Mitch ! I am very proud of you !
    Kisses, Faya

  30. Good for you, Mitch! I get to stay out of my crate if my parents take Zeke somewhere, but if Zeke and I stay home alone, we both have to go in our crates because it'll make Zeke cry if he sees I'm out of my crate. But one day we'll both be out just like you.

    See ya!

  31. congrats Mitch, on being such a grown up good boy! you are earning your house freedom.

    be careful with that chocolate, friends. we sure don't want you to get a tummy ache or worse. we sure do like to read about all of the other wonderful things that you eat. it makes us drool...


  32. Way to go, Mitch! Your parents should always give you the run of the house! Right? :)
    Play bows,
    PS: Please tell Maggie she is looking MIGHTY fine in that collar!!!

  33. Nice job Mitch! Woo has started staying out alone longer this month too. She however cannot be said to be quite so perfect yet.

  34. Well done Mitch! ..and Maggie.. :-)

    Holly & Zac...XX

  35. Good job, Magie & Mitch.
    We're glad you don't get into trouble when your parents are away and they can trust you.
    Love Ruby & Penny

    OMD Mitch...That is pawsome are such a big boy now!!!!
    well done!!!!
    we love you sooooooooooooo much!!!!
    have a great weekend dear friends!!!
    lots of love and kisses

  37. your blog always makes me drool, ice cream and such which I have never eaten, or licked

    I am glad you were so good Mitch, there are benefits to being good, sometimes!

    Lots of love and many licks, Marvin xxxx

    btw the trike on my blog is not ours, it was one the parnets tried out, if you check my J's secret bloggie out, you will see the real one!

    Which is sooooo much cooler!

    lotsaluv, and I "hope you dance........"

    Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    oh and Jeannie xxxxxxxxxx

  38. Woohoo Mitch- freedom is so much better than being in locked up:) You are a big boy!

    keep it up,

  39. Wow mitch! thats fantastic! Did you do things wrong before, and that's why you've not been out and about and free in the house? Sister is asking because she's thinking about Ben. He's only 9 months. And she is thinking about the day when he won't have to be crated when she leaves.

  40. You are ONE lucky BOY Mitch! I will not be left LOOSE until I am at least 20 years OLD! OMG! OMG! OMG!


    Putter ...:)

  41. Way to go Mitch!! Tanner is older than you and still cannot be trusted outside of his cage when nobody is home! I am very proud. I am more proud that you guys got burger and BLT and that you are making LAZANNE. Wait, I don't know what that is. i guess I will find out in your next post!! Thanks for celebrating with me and for the shout out!

  42. FREE IN THE HOUSE!!!! oh, my Dog - that scares me - I want my crate, and I want the door shut. I got a bigger crate though because of my home alone issues..
    your pal, Morgan

  43. Mitch,
    I am so proud of you! You are such a good 'dale! I get to roam free while mom is away, too, and it's the best!!!