Monday, May 11, 2009

We're Working Dogs

Guess what? We have an official job and we'll be working almost every day!
Mitch and I have discussed our pay scale with mom and dad and there is a lot of ice cream and hamburgers and pizza and apples involved!

I'm head supervisor!My job today was to make sure that mom took the dirty hurricane braces from this cart that was inside the barn............
Over to dad who was scraping off hay and bat poop, etc, etc!
OOPS! Mom must have done something wrong because Mitch came rushing over to straighten her out in a hurry! Look at his ears!
Good job, Mitch! We want to make sure this job is done right!
Mom was scrubbing the braces until they were the prettiest honey color and then placing them in the sun to dry! After they were dry, we supervised them being loaded onto another cart and stored back inside the barn to be treated with a preservative on another day yet to come!Remember the barn that dad and his friends dismantled and they came home with baby barn swallows that unfortunately didn't make it?
Well, this barn is now being cleaned and restored and there will be a barn raising next year to put it back up!
We are going to be busy, busy doggies for quite awhile!
We're working dogs!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. I think woo need your own freezer fur stashing your paychekhk khontainers of icekhreamie goodness!

    Tank woo fur sharing!

    PeeEssWoo: Hey, I'm a working khanine too!

  2. OOOH...Hurry Canes? Where do those pretty honey colored things go on/in the barn when a hurry cane is coming?

    gussie d

  3. Wow, working dogs!!! I've tried a few jobs myself but nothing seemed to pan out. I love your pay check!! Keep us updated on that barn!


  4. Maggie & Mitch:

    This post is going to be mandatory reading for all future projects here at our place - Mom gets a LOT confused about just who is supervising whom....

    WOW Mitch looked serious hope your Mom didn't get a portion of her check deducted - mistakes can be costly....

    Can't wait for all the pics of the barn raisin'


  5. You guys work so hard and stay very busy! You certainly deserve a very big paycheck! The barn raising is going to be pawsome.

  6. Dont be working too hard now - sounds like an interesting project!
    Cant wait to see how you get on.
    Martha & Bailey xx

  7. Oh you dogs may be needin' some of my smoothies for sore muscles...just let me know!!!!

    That pic of Mitchie is just the cutest ever...the one with his ears flappin'!!!!

    Barkin' at ya sweet dogs....


    Maggie...your beardie is magnificent!!!

  8. that's a lot of work - I think you should also include holiday pay in that......and at least two walks a day harm asking

  9. That good that both of you negotiate the salary before start working!

  10. Wow--you two are really earning your keep!

  11. A barn raising? That sounds like a party in the making! We're sure you'll make a HUGE contribution to it -- in preparation and during the event! Too heck with barn swallows. You've got Barn Dogs!

    (Say, did Mitch go see Star Wars over the weekend?
    He looks like he could've just stepped off the Enterprise!)

    Keep up the good work. You will certainly be due some burgers and all the fixin's.

    Hungry, just thinkin about it,
    Jake and Miss Fergi

  12. I think that it is good that you two are supervising the project. Hope you have a high pay grade.

    Your friend,

  13. GREATTTTTT!!!!!!!!!
    Working dogs!!!!!!
    and what a super pay check!!!!!!
    You two look sooooooooooooo good job's supervisor.....your humans must be very very proud of you...they have 2 special diligent kids!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Pleaseeeeee.....Keep us updated on that barn!!!!
    we love all your pictures but the one at the top and the Mitch flying hears!!!!
    Have a great week...we loooooooooooooove you a lot!!!!
    Sweet kisses and licks!!!

  14. Hope you got paid well (in pizza!) for all that hard work. Having a day job can be soooo exhausting :)

  15. Good job you two!

    Don't work too hard though..hehe

    Holly & Zac...XX

  16. I'm tired just reading about all that work...yikes. I sure hope you get paid well. BTW, happy belated Mother's Day to your Mom!!!

    Lots of Licks, Ruby

  17. Looks like you might have to work overtime so make sure they don't short you on your pay.

  18. Good negotiations Maggie and Mitch. Hope the payment is on top of all the hamburgers and ice cream you get already? Plus double whoppers for weekends and double scoops for holidays?

    Wiry wags Eric xx

  19. Yay for jobs! I think you both will do quite well. When is pay day?:)

    Teddy Bear

  20. Hi Maggie and Mitch! Wow, we just get to "help." You guys actually WORK and get paid. Very cool!

    See ya!
    Joey and Zeke

  21. Mitch.. based on your look I'll get to work too.

    Nice work.. you are top negotiators . But one question- you already got pizza and ice cream for not working...???? I'm puzzled. I suggest maybe some stuffie time too.


  22. I went back to check out the barn and the Swallows, wow what a lot of work. And good thing you two are in charge to finally get it built again. =)

  23. Maggie and Mitch
    I hope youw sweet Mom had a gweat Mothew's day..I love youw cawd!
    You cewtainly wowk hawd. that wood is vewy bootiful, and youw pawents awe such hawd wowkews too. Good thing they have you to help.
    I hope you won't be tootiwed when I come to visit you
    smoochie kisses

  24. All that work sure means lots of ice cream, pizza, hamburgers and apples!
    Good job!
    Kisses and hugs

  25. Our huMom thinks your parents do the neatest things. Do they every sleep???

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

    We have to agree with Jake and Fergi. Mitch looks like he could have just stepped off the Enterprise.

  26. This news is so pawsome! I can't believe you two have jobs, I'm soooo jealous. Especially since you will be paid in pizza and ice cream!! I hope you keep your parents in line and run a tight ship! Keep up the great work!!!

    Your pal,

  27. Ciao Maggie and Mitch!

    Fly, Mitchy, fly!! What a great fotografia of you!

    It sounds like the two of you negotiated a great salary for your work. Be sure to get lots of nap and play time in the contract, too!

    Tanti baci!

  28. I hope you guys gets some extra benefits for some of the hard work you are doing. Look at all the organization that you are doing to get the job done. I say- more treats!
    It will be beautiful when it is done. Good for you for saving the barn, and I hope the swallows move back.
    Don't work too hard!

  29. Just a dog, a workin' dog. That is for sure the two of you.

  30. Fun at work, good pay! Both of you sure have a good deal there!

  31. Well done on the salary negotiations - I hope you get extra walks and a few extra cuddles for all that hard work? Barn raising is a very hard job - we know you will keep those humans in check

    Lots of licks
    Sally and Paddy

  32. You two must be very busy doggies. I won't disturb ya...

    Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

  33. You guys sure are doing good work.
    We dont have barn raising here. It's very much an American thing right. We've seen it on movies and your blog of course. We love it, it's so interesting.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

  34. You doggies sure are doing a pawsome job there. I think you should get a raise soon

    ~ Bae

  35. I think you are doing a super job. Well done on the pay deal.

  36. We are most impressed with your commitment to your new task and the excellent pay tariff.

    Make sure you have plenty R and R!

    Molly and Taffy

  37. We are most impressed with your commitment to your new task and the excellent pay tariff.

    Make sure you have plenty R and R!

    Molly and Taffy

  38. I'm really impressed with what you are looking for in payment terms - must remind someone here about similar terms.

    lots of woofs

  39. Very hard working dales, the two of you. Lots to help with getting the wood ready for the new barn.


    P.S. Tell Autumn Hector is sorry. I think maybe he needs to be tutored.

  40. Snoopervising is VERY hard work! It's a good thing you will be paid well! We can't wait to see the new/old barn!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  41. Good work Maggie and Mitch! And also great payments. If you need help, can call me.


  42. Good evening m & m
    Wonderful Mother's Day is spent, and it is happy.
    And, it is swallow's season also in Japan.
    The house where the swallow builds the house prospers.
    There is a swallow that is waiting for the restoration work of the barn there.
    It applauds the swallow not defeated at time of every day when m & m is busy. :D

    from loved ume tyan

  43. M&M!!!!!! Guess what! That taxi is going to drive me straight to your house. Except it will be a blue Subaru rather than a yellow cab. I'm coming with Stanley and Asta!!! I hope that's okay.


  44. Great work and we love the ears Mitch!! :)

  45. congratulations on your job. it sounds very important and you are already doing it very well. Mitch's ears are perfect for working hard.


  46. Ha rooo! Oh, Mitch! I love your ears in that picture! You and Ammy should get together! Ha roo roo roo!
    Don't work too hard, you guys. Supervising is RUFF work!
    Tail wags,

  47. Mitch has very expressive ears!!

    And can you guys send some bats our way? The mosquitoes are taking over!!

  48. great job guys can't wait to see another barn raising, and an old one too!
    Maggie you are doing great work and mitch's ears might need their own pizza.
    Licks you lots,

  49. Mitch,
    That picture of you with your ears is hilarious!! You made my mama laugh out loud!!!
    Don't work too hard....that's what the humans are for! I know the barn will be gorgeous!!!

  50. w00f's, u pups r sooo good at trys but mama and daddy not ever listen to me..

    b safe,

  51. Looks like woo iz dooing a grreat job! Keep it up, guyz!

    Gus and Waldo

  52. You guys are doing such a good job supervising.. You didn't take a little taste of that bird poop? Might be as good as sheep treats.

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  53. Your bellies must be very full with all the pay you earned with that hard work.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  54. Happy Blated Mommy's Day to your mom.

    You 2 did such a good job at supervising the hoomans. They certainly needed some guidance from time to time.


  55. wow! sounds like a fantastic job! I want something like that too!

  56. hi m & m!
    oh what great workers you are! i love all of the photos!
    you are wonderful friends! thank you so much for coming to partypalooza 2009!


  57. Make sure you two have Memorial Day off! Can't wait to meet you two and get to hike together. My girl can't wait to see your sweet mama and give her a hug!

    We're counting down the days too!

    Goober love & smooches,

  58. Hey do you get annual leave too!



  59. You have very important jobs and you do them so well!

    Simba and Jazzi xx

  60. oh lovely pics, especially on the newest post of the lovely flowers.

    Sadly, we are undergoing computer probs, which are making my Jeannie the maddest person (mad as in angry, not mad as in crazy!), so this is the reason for our silence.

    Hopefully it will soon be sorted, we managed to get on line today which was a start.

    lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxx

    oh and Jeannie xxxxxx
    pee ess please negotiate an excellent Ice Cream rate so youse can pass some to me, having never eaten the stuff!

  61. I need to discuss my pay scale with Mom. I think I am severly underpaid!!!!

  62. Well, if you're being paid in hamburgers, pizza and APPLES, I know who's going to be working very, very hard!


  63. Great job supervising. We think you should ask for a raise after the barn is rebuilt. Maybe hotdogs!

  64. Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

    You both do a great job supervising your Mom and Dad. We hope you got lots of pizza and treats.

    That picture of Mitch with the "flying ears" is classic. Mama had a good laugh - she had a hard day at work today. Computer work is really tough on the brain.

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci

  65. omdog so cool to save the wood and then make a whole new barn out of it. We can't wait to see how it turns out!!

  66. k, we thought you both got jobs as tasters at the DQ. But tese jobs are just as important. Your dad must be quite a craftsman, and we don't mean that he's a tool. Work safely.
    - TBH