Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Pressies

We had a wonderful Christmas yesterday! Our sissy and her husband, Jim, spent the day with us and ate with us and we all watched a movie together. We were all phat and happy!

Look what Santa brought us!
It's a treat machine like the one Sunshade and Jaffa have only mom says that we're not as smart as Sunshade is because we didn't master this treat machine in record time like she did!
Jim spent quite awhile doing the paw thing with us and mom has spent lots of time with us too but we're still not there!

I'm trying to figure out how to get the food out of there with less effort than hitting the bone lever with my paw!

Do you think if we stare at the treat machine long enough the food will just fall out, Maggie? Help me stare it down, okay?
Mom says practice makes perfect so we'll be practicing and hopefully one day soon we can tell you that we're both masters of the treat machine!

We also both got new antler chews for Christmas!
We both love these things and we gnaw on them for hours without getting bored! Mom loves them because they don't make a mess and they don't smell!
One of the gifts that Missy and Jim gave us was Christmas Henrietta! She's a chicken in combat boots and some pretty sassy undies! She makes the funniest noise and every time one of us grabs her and races through the house, mom and dad both break into gales of laughter! Check out Henrietta clucking away! It sounds like she's crying for help, doesn't it?!

We got a couple more gifts that we'll have to show you next time............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. Merry Christmas M&M!

    I got to go with Mom to Christmas dinner at our good friends house. They have FOUR dogs so you can imagine it was treats and toys galore. Their 90-lb Akita got a HUGE Henrietta that's about 2 1/2 feet tall! It was hilarious. I tried to nibble the chicken's lips but Dolce pulled her away from me by her feet. I think she weighed more than me!

    Glad you had such fun!

    Your pal,


  2. hello maggie and mitch its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow anuther treet dispenser!!! yoo shud set it up in the dog park and chardj a nikkel yoo wil mayk a fortchoon and then yoo can by yorselves all sorts of treets!!! or ummmm i gess yoo cud just keep eeting those treets for free ha ha ok bye

  3. aww! Merry Christmas Maggie & Mitch. that chicken sound is pretty funny, I can see why you like playing with it.

  4. Merry Christmas pals.
    We had one of those Henrietta toys once. Of course nothing lasts long in this household with Tess & Lucy about.
    So you got your treat machine. Fantastic. I'm sure you'll have hours of enjoyment from it.

    Sending dale nose pokes for Chrissy.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy xxxx

  5. You really got some awesome toys. We sure hope you figure that treat machine out soon.. We would love to see a video of that...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  6. Merry Christmas M&M
    Wowee what a cool treat machine. How cool is that? My moms have never seen anything like that- gee- do we live in the dark ages or something?
    I would like to try my paw at it. I bet it won't be long and you will have it mastered. I have never had an antler to chew on. I wonder if it is as good as a bear toenail?
    I love your Christmas prezzies especailly if something makes noise- I am all for it!
    Happy Holidays

  7. If those antlers can survive your Dale jaws maybe they would be good for me too. I am going to try some.

    Love the chicken. Was that miss maggie I heard yelling in the background?


  8. Hi Maggie & Mitch!
    What pawsome presents you got! That treat machine look so cool!

  9. Maggie and Mitch, it looks like Santa Paws brought you both really great gifts. I hope that your Mom shows you how to get the treats from the treat dispenser. Your new squeaky toy was pawesome. Sierra and I wanted to play with it when we watched your video with our Mommy and Daddy.

    Teddy Bear

  10. That treat machine looks like lots of fun (once you figure it out!) You'll have to show us how you work it once you get it.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time yesterday with your family. I hope you got some special munchies too :)


  11. So, is your mom still happy to hear Henrietta NOW?

    What pawesome pressies!

    I haven't had an antler but they look furry yummy AND fun!


  12. That treat machine sure is COOL!!!! Hope you figure it out soon!!!

    xo martine & the kiddlets

  13. Lucky dogs! So many fun pressies! I think that treat machine is the coolest thing I've ever seen. I hope you figure it out!

  14. You got some pretty cool gifts. If I were you, I would try knocking over that machine. Have fun a chewin
    Benny & Lily

  15. Hi M & M
    The treat machine, dont know if I would figure ti out or not. The Antlers sound really cool and Mom says the squeaky thing would drive her nuts!!

    Sounds like you two did pretty good.

  16. Hi Maggie and Mitch! It sure looks like you're having a wonderful Christmas! You're VERY clever to figure out how to use your treat machine. I think we'd have to break it or something. :)
    Sorry we've been MIA. We're getting caught up slowly but surely!!!

  17. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    Your Treat Machine is pawesome!
    I know you will master it soon!
    I had a good laugh listening Henrietta in the video!
    Kisses and hugs

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  19. Hi Maggie & Mitch
    Lovely to see you enjoying xmas - we loved the video!
    We have concentrated on things we can eat first - we may get round to toys later.
    There is too much happening for Martha
    Thanks for sharing your happy pics!
    Bah Humbug xxxxxxxx

  20. Hi m and m
    Those are some funny gifts. I'm staring at your gumball/treat machine. ANything come out yet?

    Honk honk chuck chuck
    Henrietta has no luck
    to be sent as a gift
    to you in connecticut

    honkytonk funballs.

  21. That treat dispense is great - we need one of those here. And we have a couple of other chickens like Henrietta. The little kidlets here love to squeak them and drive the big bipeds crazy with the noise. You got some great gifts.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  22. What cool pressies!! A treat dispenser - how pawsome is that??? I'm sure you'll have it figured out in no time! And a Christmas Henrietta?? My girlfriend Stella is a real rubber chicken aficionado - wonder if she's got one of those? Now rest up for all those new years' celebrations!!

    Brutus the Frenchie

  23. OOO, Henrietta looks like the kind of chicken Mom would let us chew. She might not taste as good but we sure like her noise.
    Miro and Alanis

  24. Looks like Santa was good to you guys. Bailey says to grab that machine by the bone, shake it a few times, then sling it at the wall and watch those treats come falling out.

  25. Just wanted to send an extra-special thank you. I'm so happy that my blog made you laugh.
    Whaddya mean? I made her laugh.

  26. That treat machine looks like the best.

  27. What a fabulous treat machine! I'm sure you'll master it in not time! I'm gonna have to get mama to investigate those antler chews.. they look heavenly!!
    I'm so happy you had a great Christmas!!

  28. Oh Maggie, I'm blushing so hard here from your compliments... Seriously, I'm like more red than mum's face after she drinks half a class of champagne - she's a super cheap and boring drunk. She just falls asleep, doesn't do anything crazy or funny!

    I actually think you're smarter, you know what to do, but you're just taking your time. I will be doing that next time because mum has replaced the yummy kibbles with NUTS and CEREALS can you believe it?? She says I paw to fast and I'll get too fattt if I keep eating kibbles! HMMMPH!

    I got one of those Henrietta chicken too except he's a yellow Henry and he's super annoying that makes me go hump. I think I showed you the video before right?

    ps. those gingerbread cookies looked so good!! Did your mum cut them by hand??? She's so talented!

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade

  29. What a most strange chicken!

    That treat thing sounds like a lot of work...Hmmm...maybe teach the hoomans to hit the lever with their paws.

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo

  30. That treat machine looks good! I hope you get lots of fun with it.

    Happy New Year!

  31. Wow! We saw that treat machine on Sunshade's blog, too and she was kind enough to send us a link to one of the suppliers that ships to Australia. So all paws crossed it will be here for Inky's birthday (Feb)... Let us know if you work out the secret trick how to use it!