Monday, January 18, 2010

Train Your Dog Photo Contest and Happy Birthday

You guys know about Niamh and Ambrose's train your dog contest, right?
We are in the workshop and we had dad help us out while mom snapped pictures!

Mitch and dad are practicing high five!
I can definitely get my paw higher than yours, Mitch! Are you watching how it's done?!
I've been to obedience class but it was wayyyyyyyyy back when I was much, much younger. Mitch has never been and sometimes he's very stubborn when you give him the "down" command!
Good boy, Mitch!Dad is asking us both to sit! His offering is a plump mini-marshmallow! That's definitely worthy of a sit!
This training stuff isn't so bad - especially when there are treats involved!
Don't forget to get your entries in, guys! The contest ends on the last day of this month!

Today is our gram's birthday!
This is a picture of our gram and our mom taken a long, long, LONG time ago!
Happy birthday, gram!
We love you!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Huskee and Hershey said...

Happy Birthday to your Gram!!!

We love the training pics... looks very enjoyable!! Our mom is really pleased with Hershey cos they took her to the doggie park yesterday and despite all the distraction around us, Hershey did her recall perfectly everytime without fail (our mom thought she'd never live to see this!!).

Sonic said...

Wow you guys are pretty clever! Speaking of obedience class, I've only got one more lesson to go!!!


Dexter said...

Does your mom still have that outfit? Hehehe.

Great trickie photos. That high five is hard.


Niamh said...

Great training photos Maggie and Mitch! You are both so smart. Thanks for posting about our contest. I hope lots of your friends enter. The prizes are going to be excellent! And think of all the treats you can get posing for the photos!

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Mack said...

Happy birthday Gram!

We love our Gram too (even though she is a little scared of us...)

And what great obedience students you two are!

tula monstah said...

M & M.
marshmallows treats.. mmmmmmmmm... you should try giving each other a high five! that would be a winnah!

luv the old photo- Happy Birthday Gram!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Happy Birthday Gram!!

We'll do about anything for a miniature marshmallow!! You guys are lucky to get those.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

kishiko said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!
Thank you for visiting my blog!
You two are so smart! And pretty!
I love your pictures!

Gus said...

Happy Barkday to Maggie and Mitch's grammie. We can see by the picture that she taught your mama to love gardens early. Your Mom is cute and the flowers are bootiful


(I will not comment on training pictures. I do not want my muzzer to catch this fever that is going around. sheesh)

Byron said...

Great trick photos. Maybe you two could win for best synchronized training!

Licks and slobbers,

Hollie and Janie said...

Happy Birthday to your Gram! I hope she has the best day! I'm very impressed with your tricks, especially the high five!

BRUTUS said...

Happy Birthday, Gramm!!

Those are some great tricks! I do high five too, it's always a crowd-pleaser. Looks like you've got your dad trained well too - think he is more "down" than you are Mitch!! Maybe you should enter HIM in the contest BOL!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Brind'Amour Clumbers said...

Yeah, we like training over here too. But, mom is not such a quick learner though!


Ina in Alaska said...

Marshmallows!! This real food plan is working out!!! We are going to ask our mom for some!! We also love the vintage picture ... gorgeous plants in the background... Happy Birthday to your Grandma!! Lots of hugs from snowy Alaska! xoxo Toby, Ginger, Jeter & Halle

Golden Samantha said...

Happy Birthday, Gram from us too! What a gorgeous pic of you two with those bootiful flowers in the back! And Dad! You're a wizard at doing all those pawsome dance stylin' moves together... I'm dreamin' of mini marshmellows now hehe!!! Gotta check out that contest - there sure are a lot going around!
Hugs xo

The Oceanside Animals said...

High five! Very nice!

Kelly said...

Great tricks, you guys! And a VERY happy birthday to your Gram!!


Sally said...

Hi Mitch,
what you all can, great.
Happy Birthday Gram.

Nice woooh

animal lover, quilt lover said...

High five is hard!!! Good for you guys!!! You are very smart dogs!!!!
Happy birthday to Grans. We don't have any more grans alive. You are lucky!!!
Thanks for coming to visit, Bambi & Fern

Two French Bulldogs said...

Great job guys. And happy birthday to gram
Benny & Lily

Unknown said...

Be nice. This photo was only taken yesterday BOL As for the contest, I knew about it, but I can't enter. If I want to do the right thing, I'll have to enter Frankie. After all, she's the only one Momma took to school.

Martha said...

Happy Birthday Gram!
We thought you two were excellent at your tricks although your Dad might need a little more training!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx

Kapitein Haakje said...

hi pale
we are El'bow and Hauwii
we found your bloggy on Mango's blog. :D

thats a great High five :D
El'bow doesnt do that :D
and hauwii can almost zo a high five :D

El'bow & Hauwii

Noah the Airedale said...

Happy birthday Maggie & Mitch's gram. Hope you're having a lovely day.

You guys are so well trained. I think I could manage that trick but not so sure about the girls.

Noah xx

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

BowWowzer Happy Birthday to your Gram! Didn't she look sweet in her 1950's garb?
The training shots are terrific.We'll have to get our papa to help out too! He probably feels left out of the fun stuff and this will make him be part of all that is Mango Minster!
BabyRD & Hootie

snoopydogknits said...

Hey! What clever dogs you both are. Not only beauty, but brains too. You've got a very lucky mom and dad. Have a great week ! Ros

Clive said...

Best wishes to your Gram on her birthday!

Well done on the tricks too!

take care

tammy said...

Happy birthday to your Grams!

And btw, who is training who? :)

love those treat....

Teddy and Louie sez your dad is handsome.

Take care guys, and thanks for dropping by and keep visiting. Friends...

Teddy Bear said...

Happy Birthday to your Gram!:) Great job on the tricks Maggie and Mitch! I hope you win.:)

Teddy Bear

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Furry Happy Birthday to your Gram!

Did woo celebrate with khake and pretend she was there with woo!

What pawesome pikhs!

Good lukhk!


Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Happy Birthday to your Gram! *grins*

Your training pictures look super cool! I will have to see if I can get Mom on the photo together with me...haha!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Awww, what a sweet photo of Mom and Grandma - Happy Birthday, Grandma.

We hadn't heard about that contest. Good luck to M & M. Mom says the down command is one of the hardest ones for dogs to agree to do.

Woos, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday Gram!
I am sure she had a great day!
Good job with the training pictures!
Sure is pawesome to do it with your Dad, right?
Kisses and hugs

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sue, I have given you a loving award!!!!
Come over and see.
Love you lots,Bambi & Fern

Amber and Nala said...

Awww, Happy Birthday to your Gram! And GREAT job on the tricks!

Also, wanted to let you know that my blog address is a bit different. It is now


Sophie Brador said...

Mags! We love that pic of your gram and mom. We also love the pics of you and Mitchy with your dad, but holy doodles! I can't believe you get marshmallows. I need to make some changes around here.


Inky and Molly said...

Happy Birthday to your gram! Isn't that a lovely photo of her and your mum?

High Five!

i said...

Way to go you two! I can't do that as I don't like my paws to be touched ;-)

Happy birthday to your Gram! Hope she has a great time!

Cocorue said...

Happy belated to your gram! that IS a nice pic of your mumster and hers

you sure looked like you trained your hooman very well, very well indeed bol....


Thor and Jack said...

Happy Birthday Gram! Lovely picture!
You three did great with those tricks!
Dad is very well trained! =)

Fred said...

Good job on the training! High fives are definitely more fun than downs...but marshymallows make everything more fun.
Nice picture of your Gram!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I am glad you except your award lovingly!!! You do show love every
day Sue.

doyle and mollie said...

woah nice moves and we hope your gram had a very special day

TwoSpecialWires said...

First and Foremost. Very Most Important! Happy Birthday wishes to your Grams! We can tell she is a beautiful and proud lady ... and how lucky to have you as family!

Moma has lots of pictures like the one you posted ... with our Gramma and her kids in front of pretty flowers. Aren't they great memories?

Now. As for the training. We noticed. Mitch. Your eye is always on the treat. Maggie. You eye is always locked right in on your daddy's. (Very sweetly, we must say.) Hmmm. What does that say about you two? (We think we can learn from this.)

Love to you both. And to your Grams.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Agatha and Archie said...

Well of course if we had MINI MARSHMELLOWS we would do the trick as well!! WE are so happy you like your new diet!! It looks REALLY GOOD!! A million kisses A+A

Sierra Rose said...

Plump MINI MARSHMELLOWS!!! Sounds like a fantastic treat!
And, what a classic photo of Grandma and mom!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Sara Diana said...

wow, what obedient dogs you are. Maybe you could come to my house and teach Wilbur a thing or two!

Petra said...

Lcve love love love love LOVE the picture of your mom and Gram!!!! And the flowers in the background are gorgeous, too. I can see why your mom likes flowers today --- she grew up with them!

I like the mini marshmellow idea, too.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You 2 are certainly doing a great job.. Callie needs to work on her down too. She never went to that class either.. Perhaps we need to schedule one for her..
Happy Birthday Grams..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
Happy Biwfday to youw wondewful, bootiful Gwamm!!!
I am in awe of youw awe bof such good leawnews..those twicks awe pawsome..I can't entew anything, cause Mommi is a tewwibull secwetawy these days..I hope you win!
smoochie kisses,ASTA

Eric said...

Happy Birthday to your Gram. What a lovely picture, Mom looks very cute in her coat and bonnet :)

You get mini marshmallows for training treats? Woah. Luck dogs. What did Dad get ? Teeheee!!

Wiry love Eric xx

The Army of Four said...

I can sit when I"m told. Uh... that's about it.

DILLY said...

Dilly hav foto ov Gwanny wiv Mummy wen Mummy be ickol.
Fotoes ov Mummys wen be ickol allway be funny!
But be nice as yewzly hav pink in pikcher! Fnarr!

Dilly like pikcher ov Maggie an Mitch in snow!


Sapphire said...

hello! can we add you? (:

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Birthday to Gram
What a beautiful mom she was when she had your mom!

Great job- training your dad. Sometimes it can be a little challenging to train dads- isn't it?

Kess And Her Mama said...

Happy Birthday to your Grannie!

Good job with the dog-dad training.

Unknown said...

Hmm Looks like Dad knows his sits. Does he get a marshmallow for it?
Happy birthday gram@ Lovely nice spring foto

Sue said...

Mom will have to get her camera ready to get a picture of us all showing off our training.

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

BOL BOL BOL BOL we are DYINGGG over here at the thought of anyone being able to train us to do anything, ever. We will pay anyone who can train us 3 million treats. Seriously, people have tried, they can't even push our puggy butts down to get us to sit!!!! Your pictures are FAR more impressive!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

We hope that Gram had a lovely birthday and was lavished with gifts and tons of cake!

What a lovely photo of your Maw and Gram! Cherry blossoms?

We didn't realize how big you all are until we saw the pics of you with your Paw. Us scotties are shrimps comparitively.

Hope y'all are havin' a fun day!

marshmallows? ...Oh maw....!!!!

along with Fiona and Socks