Saturday, September 19, 2009

An English Visitor

Dad has been entertaining a man named Mark for a few days now! His is from South Yorkshire, England. The draw is Indian motorcycles! He's had lunch with us a couple of times and mom and dad took him down to Pepe's pizza and of course, he loved it! Who wouldn't?!
He brought dad a wonderful picture book!
Yorkshire is sure pretty!
Gosh, Maggie! This chapter is called The Dales! They sure have funny looking Airedales in Yorkshire! We would call those sheep here!
Today is our sissy's housewarming pawty. Mark has been invited to go with mom and dad but not us! How fair is this? He's only a visitor and we're residents and this is OUR sissy!
Anyway, mom agreed to bring the potato salad for the BBQ and we agreed to help out in the kitchen even though we didn't get an invitation!
The potatoes have been boiled and the hard boiled eggs are all set to go and the onion has been diced and now it's time to add the celery!
Mitch is the official taste tester! That boy LOVES celery!
We just got back from our walkie not long ago and Maggie is pooped! Maybe you're doing too much too soon, Maggie?
Don't bother getting up, Maggie! I can handle this project just fine on my own!
Do you need me to chew for you too?!
I'm just fine, Mitch! I was waiting for everything to be mixed together! No need to rush! It's my new motto!
This is sure yummy mom!And this is the end result!
We sure wish we were going to the pawty too! Don't have too much fun without us, okay?!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. You guys were so robbed!! You helped make it now tell Mom you need to go too..
    Looks like a good nappy spot to us...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  2. What a nice picture book. Those dales are really funny looking.
    Benny & Lily
    PS. We see some yummy stuff.

  3. No fair!

    That potato salad looks really tasty btw.

  4. I'm sorry, but they shood take you wit them! You like pawties. You were fun at mine.

    I tink they are pawty poopers! Ooops, or is that pawty troopers? Yeah that's it! Oh, who cares?

    Anyway, next time, tell them if they don't take you wit them, you will chew up the couch!

    I bet that will get their attention!

    Riley and Star.

  5. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    I hope your Mom and Dad have fun at your Sissy's party!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. oh Maggie and Mitch, say "Hi" to your English friend, Mark from us here in Scotland!

    We love Yorkshire, and often go on holiday there. And we especially love the Yorkshire Dales. James Herriot country!

    Ask him if he knows a place called Hawes, it is so beautiful there!

    Sorry you can't go to the party, it truly is a dogs' life sometimes, isn't it?

    love from Marvin xxxxxx

  7. whhhuuut?! you helped make the potato salad, but you don't get to go the bbq? how is that fair?! Well... at least you got some crunchy celery...

    hope the pawrents bring you some tasty leftovers home!

  8. Tell them it is not fair!!!
    Love from the animal lover, Fern

  9. Maybe we should have our own party? Then we'll see who's jealous!! Oh - and you guys are great snoopervisors!


  10. Not going to the party - I don't think that is right - you had better have a party while mom and dad are away and behave like all kids and leave the mess for them to clean to clean up !!!!

  11. Maggie. We're glad you're remembering and stickin' to your "don't rush it" motto. Good girl.

    If you guys enjoy your Yorkshire book, and are wanting another to look at... one of Moma's favorites is James Herriot's Yorkshire You know. James Herriot of All Creatures Great and Small (She can watch those reruns forEVER!). She likes that book so much, she's got two copies. (That was a surprise she just discovered. We coulda told her all along, but she didn't ask.)

    Anyhow.. she says there's no prettier country. And you're right. The Dales are rather confusing.

    Ask for leftovers in a doggie bag,
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  12. Yup, we are with Jake and Fergi...we thing you should at least get leftovers.


  13. Hey Maggie & Mitch:

    Does Mark know Harry & Cassidy? or Eric? OHHHH ask him if he knows Jackson......

    Sorry about your invite to the big Party - maybe she's going to have a special pawty where you and Mitch are the only guests.....

    Ask Mom to ask her if maybe that's the plan....

    That book that Mark brought looks like it's a nice place....

    Have a GREAT time protecting the house while Mom & Dad are out !!!


  14. A Yorkshire picture book ---hmmm does it take the place of attending a BBQ party?? Just sayin'. That is a bit weird that they call sheep Dales in the UK. Mommy just cuffed me saying Dales are a place. Ohhhhhhh. The burger looked tasty enough but 4get that celery stuff! Have agood weekend.
    Smooches, BRD & Hootie

  15. HEYYYYYYYYYYY dear friends!!!!!
    We're backkkkkk!!!!!
    We missed you a lot!!!!!!!!
    We read your all your post....and we have read about MAggie legs problems....
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh poor MAggie.........we 're very angry weren't here to read your post and sending pawsitive vibes to you poor baby!!!
    But we're sooooo glad reading that you're feeling better now!!!!!
    Watching you walking again with your family made us very very happy and relieved!!!!
    Pleaseeeeeeee...take care of you...
    We want see you walking with Mitch for a long time!!!!!
    WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUU AND we're very very very happy te read about you again!!!!
    HAve a wonderful weekend!!!!
    Tons of love and kisses!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Did you get to go out for pizza at least?
    Play bows,
    PS: Those ARE some mighty funny looking Airedales!

  17. Celery, eh? Thanks for the tip Mitch, I've gotta try that sometime...


  18. Hey ask Mark if we know each other?! And if he needs a passenger on the back of his bike ever - I'm the dog. We can go driving in the dales and munch on a yorkshire puddin' or two.

    Wiry wags n kisses Eric xxxx

  19. hello maggie and mitch its dennis the vizsla dog hay yoo shud staydj yore own party and not invite the hyoomans i meen its only fare rite??? ok bye

  20. Yummy looking potato salad - bet it is yummy tasting too. Your blueberry cobbler has become a regular feature at our house - thanks again for the recipe.

    Maggie, please take it easy - you look so pooped out. And Mitch, TD here loves celery too.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  21. New friends are so fun! Mitch, I can't believe you like celery. Sierra and I have tried it but we are not fans. You are so brave! I do love the potatoes in the potato salad though. I hope your Mom and Dad brought home good leftovers since you guys weren't allowed to attend the pawty.:(

    Teddy Bear

  22. Hi Maggie & Mitch!
    It´s a pity you weren´t allowed to go to the pawty! That potato salad looks good! Hope you get some pizza or ice-cream tomorrow!


  23. Hi m and m
    Mitch is a pawsome chef.. You have exquisite taste. I'm not sure mom could do the recipes with out you. But I agree... Mark can go and you can't???? What gives? Maybe you should invite the visitors next time.

  24. Celery! Nummmmers! crunchcrunchcrunch.
    Maggie, please be careful and don't over do big walkies right away. You need to let everything heal up and then you need to do some light conditioning. Maybe half a walkie? SHE has to do two walkies....shorter walkie with me n Puffy, then drop Puffy off and do a loooong walkie with me. She needs more exercise anyways!


  25. We are smiling here!

    My mom's paternal grandmother khame from Yorkshire (Rugby)!

    Mom was lukhky enough to get to go to England with her previous employer...she went to what they khall The Midlands...she was in Worksop which is in Robin Hood Land: Notts! It was furry beaWOOtiful!

    Tank woo fur sharing!


  26. Hey there, Maggie and Mitch you actually DID get a taste of the BBQ!? That food looks totally yummy. Im a drooling dog at the moment!
    As for Yorkshire...exquisite!
    Lots of licks

  27. Sleeping with celery in your mouth? Never tried that one. I am also confused about the UK dales, but there are lots of odd things going on over the big pee.


  28. You guys are the cutest sous chefs in town! Did you parents bring back a doggie bag from the pawty?

  29. mitch certainly does luv a celery stick- check out those googly eyes:)
    cool jobs.. taste testers. every household needs one or two!

    happy sunday!

  30. hi our dearest pals,we are all caught up on all of your adventures.....We can not believe you got your own motorcycle Mitch!! Do you have goggles and a leather jacket?? And dearest is certainly fine to not like bananas now.. it is your choice as the Grande Dame of the family..A thousand billion kisses A+A

  31. So sorry you two didn't make it to the party...but the tater salad sure was good I bet!!

  32. Maybe they won't eat everything and they will bring you something back....
    Kisses, Faya

  33. Yum, that looks good. I bet you two will get any leftovers.

  34. You two get ta try just about everythin' yer Mom cooks with 'n then some....I can tell ya that none of us likes has no taste at all....nope...not even Toby (who lives for any morsel of food that may come his way) will eat celery.....but it sure tastes good in potato salad and yer Mom's looks great....

    Dewey Dewster here....

  35. Those Dales in the book didn't look anything like you.
    Did you at least get to lick the salad spoon?

  36. Hope they brought back some food from the pawty!! ;) And I hope your leggies are feeling better!


  37. I can't believe you were such good helpers, and then didn't get to go. That's just wrong. That's what I think.
    your pal, Morgan

  38. That wasn't very fair Maggie and Mitch, that you couldn't go along and the visitors can!

    But, I'm sure you'll get a big treat to make up for it!

    Can't believe you eat celery!

    Seriously impressed with that!

    take care

  39. What yummy looking potato salad. Lilly just had her first taste of celery this morning when Mom was packing Dad's lunch - she was waiting for her daily piece of bacon - she obviously didn't like the celery as much as she loves bacon.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

    PS - We think you should have been invited to the pawty!!

  40. I know exactly how you feel! I didn't get to go to a birthday party this weekend! At least you got to taste the yummy potato salad your mom made! You guys are always such a help in the kitchen!

  41. Mitchy, I love that picture of you with your celery! I think potato salad is SO YUMMY too!


    That potato salad looks AMAZING!!!

    Did you really like to eat celery?!

    BLEAH! Go for the potato salad next time and don't take no for an answer!

    Chasing my tale...
    Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

  43. oh yummy that looks good!! my motorcycle garage is on hold for now, I am bummed.

  44. Hey, guys, how about asking your mum to post the recipe for that potato salad? I'd be very interested.

    Penny won't eat celery - I'll have to show her that someone doggy does like it.

  45. oh YUCK, celery, that sure makes me (Inky) gag. That mash pie looks much better