Friday, January 29, 2010

Organizing and Cleaning

Guess what?
We got snow! Mom and I are on our way out to the workshop to help Mitch and dad.Every February, usually the day before the SuperBowl, mom and dad have a pawty for a LOT of people. We call it the Celebration of Life pawty! We're having it again this year on Saturday, February 6th, one week from tomorrow!
Mom and dad have been clearing the workshop of all barn timbers and cleaning and organizing! It'll soon be time for dad to start making his huge pots of yummy soup! We love helping with the food preparation part!

We are having a blast with so much space to run around in!
Uncle Phil is here and he's carving more gorgeous pinwheels in the door timber while Mitch and I have a friendly discussion!

Time to head into the house to fix the boys' lunch!

Please send more snow, SnowGods! This hardly covers my feet! This will never do - we need more!
On an extremely sad note -Our friend, Deetz, lost his brother Sharkie this week. We are absolutely heartbroken for him! If you haven't already, please stop by his blog and leave a word or two. We can only imagine how much he and his family are hurting. Thank you in advance.

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Niamh said...

Well at least you have snow Maggie, even if it only covers your feet. We haven't had any yet and are so jealous. That barn looks like a great play space. It is sure to be a great party. We had heard about Sharkie, very sad.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Martha said...

We are sorry to hear your sad news. We will drop by.
We loved your video - we so enjoy a good game of bitey face ourselves.
The party sounds like fun - if you need a paw sampling the food you know who to call!
We have more snow this morning!
Good for dogs but the humans do moan.......
Martha & Bailey xxx

Kapitein Haakje said...

lucky doggy's we dont have snow today :(

El'bow & Hauwii

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Lucky you ... SNOW!!! No snow for ME, just very cold temperature. GREAT! You guys have 2 weeks to prepare for the big game. What kind a soup? Happy Friday! Have a great weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Clive said...

That party sounds like a lot of fun. We can't wait to hear about more of the preparations!

Lucky you to get some snow as well - enjoy it!

Have a lovely weekend
Clive and the NSLM

Ina in Alaska said...

Jeter (little white poodle) enjoyed the discussion! His little ears perked up and he looked into my face with great concern!! I told him it was ok.

Lovely barn, .... we will send you an Arctic blast!! We think it is warmer in Anchorage than where you live (at the moment)... xoxo

Gus said...

We are waiting and cleaning for the big Ice Storm that the weather man says is headed our way. Muzzer says walkies may be suspended and we will have SAND on the back stairs if they get iced over!

Maggie..sand is for BEACHES! What is going on here!

Oh, if we have dug out, can we come to the pawty?


Mack said...

We are so sorry to hear of Sharkie's passing.

That workshop looks like a lot of fun!

Maxmom said...

We are so sorry to hear about your little friends passing. We popped over to lend support. What a tragedy.

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Maggie, you look so fierce in that video, and I wish I had a brother like Mitch to play with.

P.S. I'll send you some snow from here. I'm a touch shorter than you guys, so a little less snow would be outstanding!

The Oceanside Animals said...

Can we move into your workshop and hang out by that fireplace?

snoopydogknits said...

WOW! Sounds like you have a really great party! That workshop space is looking good now; just ready for lots of friends to party! Sorry to hear about your friend Deetz losing his brother. So sad! Enjoy the weekend! Ros

Thor and Jack said...

We´re so sad to hear about Sharkie.

Your workshop looks like a great place to play!

Hope you get more snow!


Nelly said...

We're keeping our paws crossed for more snow for you. That was an interesting discussion you two were having!
Mummy wants to know, are you two both clipped or do you get stripped? She's learning to do it herself and just did Finni ... erm, in a fashion ... We'll post some picttures soon, hehe.

Nelly xx

The Army of Four said...

Running around that workshop looks like a blast! I'll bet you two were a big help to your Mom and Dad!
We got a little snow overnight. It wasn't much, but it's better than nothing!
Play bows,

Beckett said...

That workshop looks pawesome! Geaux Saints!


Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

A wee bit envious of all that space. Have fun!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

At least your feety feet got to touch The Wonder of The White!

Even Gussie and Teka have some!

I'm sure woo will do a pawesome job with the pawty planning!

Tank Woo fur pawing about Sharkie - we are still stunned - it is nice to see how many of our furiends have stopped by - plus, so many are sharing there or on FB that similar things have happened to them or others they know!


Brind'Amour Clumbers said...

We love your workbench and we love your snow!!!


Sue said...

It looks like Mitch likes to get in your face. He and Fudge would have fun together.

Unknown said...

We all sang with you as we watched your video. Momma wasn't too happy about it, but we were. As for Sharkie...I have no words. I can't believe what happened. Thanks for spreading the word.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
I am sure it is going to be a pawesome party!
I loved watching the video of your friendly discussion!
I am very sad to know about Sharkie.
Paws crossed for all his family.
You did not get a lot of snow but I am sure you are enjoying it!
Kisses and hugs

William Tell said...

We've got your snow here, Maggie and Mitch. Now if we can just figure out a way to box it up and send it to you before the big'll have a great time!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Cassie said...

Sure wish Phoenix would get some snow.Wouldn't that be amazing?! Sunday we get to go to Prescott and hopefully there will be some snow left there.It's a Dales&Friends meeting so we NEED snow!!
Hootie sat and watched your video with great interest.Not a peep out of him though!
It was heartbreaking what happened to Deetzy's poor brother.Perhaps once the shock wears off we will find out what sort of collar Sharkie was wearing that caused the freak accident.That way we can be careful ourselves.
XoxO, BabyRD & Hootie

Teddy Bear said...

Look at all that room to play in! How pawesome!!! AND you have snow? You both must be in heaven.:) A pawty on Feb, 6? Sounds like you both and a lot of yummy treats coming your way.

Teddy Bear

Eric said...

That's sounds a wonderful party though I'm not too sure you and Mitch were in agreement over the preperations!

I visited Deetz yesterday Maggie. My heart is breaking for them, too awful for words. Poor little Sharkie.

Wiry love Eric xx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Maggie and Mitch, your barn so does NOT look like what we think of when we think "barn" - it is just beautiful - look at that floor. We bet everyone has a great time at your pawty - soup sounds good on a cold day like we are having.

We were so very sad to hear about Sharkie - such a horrible accident.

Happy Friday, Phantom and Thunder

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

You can always come visit! We've got a fair amount of snow, and are supposed to be getting some more... Plenty to go around!

*kissey face*

Two French Bulldogs said...

It sure does look like you guys are reving up for your party.. Did you help dad today or supervise? Have fun
Benny & Lily
Sorrry to hear about your friends loss

Noah the Airedale said...

We too are devastated over Sharkies passing. What a horrible accident. We feel so very sorry for Deetz's pinkies.

We hope your Celebration for Life party is a big success. We always think of your dad at this time of year. It's a very special occasion.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

ScrapsofMe said...

What a great place to run and play. That looked like a good game of bitey face you had going there for a bit. Have fun at the pawty and I hope you gets to do lots of crumb hoovering to help keep the place tidy during the pawty!



Oreo said...

Hey Mitch and MAggie,
You two know how to have fun playing together. A party sure sounds like fun. You both will make a good host/hostess.

Have a great time

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is exciting seeing the preparation for the party!
It will be fun , I am sure.

We are so sad about Sharkie.
We went and shared some love.
My heart hurts for them

parlance said...

I'm sorry to hear about Sharkie.

As for that big space, it almost looks big enough for you to try out some doggie dancing!

Inky and Molly said...

We know, it's awful news about Sharkies fatal accident. We are heratbroken for Deetz' family also.

We wouldn't be complaining about "the little" amount of snow you have. A tiny weeny bit would do us just fine right about now. It's an absolute stinker of day here and yesterday was too.

Flaked out under the aircon now...

We hope th preps for the party are going smoothly in full swing...

Sunshade said...

Oh my Maggie, the nerve of your stinky!!!!! He almost look like my STINKY with me except he has more nerve, he talks BACK to you, and I even saw him put his paw on your back at one time (if STINKY did that, he's a dead STINKY!!!). You sound like me too, just plain annoyed. Except mum says you have more patience than me. I would have put STINKY down until he calms down before I let go of him (once I let go, he bounces to his feet and starts all over again....).

Yes, we're REALLY lacking snow here, they're "relocating" snow, and dumping them on top of the straw piles that they have put up for the Olympics alpine skiing courses!!!!!!

Mum hasn't made the parmesan chicken yet because she said she's been "busy", but your dad's soup sounds HMM HMM YUMMYYY! Mum loves soups!!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Hollie and Janie said...

Your barn looks like so much fun! We've only gotten yucky rain, so I am jealous of your snow! Mama and I just cried when we read about Sharkie. It was so traumatic and heartbreaking.

TwoSpecialWires said...

We hate it when we fall this far behind! But we're catching up. What a great thing, The Celebration of Life. We'll be anxious to read about it. Soup, huh? And lots of friends? Sounds like our kind of party.

Jake says to say, "Impressive conversation! You just woke me from my slumber! Popped my head right up, I did."

Reading on,

Pee esS. We DID know about Sharkie and were able to stop by his bloggie. It's so very very sad. We feel really bad for his family.

Stardust said...

I'm excited about seeing you kids in action! All skippy and woofy! Hahahah!!

But then, the feeling nosedived when I learnt about Sharkie. It must be so painful for the family.

Be good there, play nice.

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

We like the way you two play together.

We did send some paw hugs and healing kisses to Deetz and his family.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci