Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Woman's Heart

We loved Riley and Star's comment yesterday about dad's Not Enough Feet posting:

"OMD! Is he related to I-melted Marcos?
A woman's heart huh? Well it could be a lot worse if you get my drift? So be happy it's just shoes!"

HA - Just too many shoes, you say?
This is dad's collection of Carhartt jeans! He has them in every single color that was ever invented and his favorite color is the tan ones! So he has 25 pair of tan so he doesn't run out - EVER!

He has more jeans than will fit in his cupboard, which is HUGE!
Mom has no clue where to put them all so she goes into our attic room - the same one we get groomed in - and she keeps stacking them! One day she won't be able to reach the top of the stack and she'll need a 12 foot ladder!Some other day, we will have to show you dad's collection of Indian motorcycle jackets! It would make any Indian motorcycle rider just drool!
And then there's the collection of the Indian motorcycles themselves!
The list goes on and on!
Dad's woman donor must have been one heck of a shopper!

Another request came in. That's mom and dad and our sissy, Melissa and hubby, Jim.
Pay no attention to the words in the center of the photo. The photographer, at long last, finished with the wedding photos and Melissa and her hubby are going through oodles of pictures to choose just the very best for their wedding album!
BTW, we don't have any nieces or nephews yet. Aunt Maggie and Uncle Mitch!
Hey, that sounds kinda nice! We like that!
So until next time.................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

Friday, February 26, 2010

Not Enough Feet

Guess what mom did on her anniversary on Wednesday?
It wasn't exactly a romantic dinner for two!

She cleaned the hallway closet underneath the stairs!

Do you see all of these pairs of shoes?
The only ones in this closet that belong to mom are the boots. The rest of them all belong to my dad!
He only has 2 feet! Do you think maybe he's over-doing it a wee bit? Mom does!
You all know that our dad had a heart transplant 5 years ago. He got a woman's heart!
All of these Dansko's have come after his transplant!
Nuff said.

This is the stairway that leads down to our basement. We cropped it so no one would have nightmares!
These are all dad's work boots and work shoes.
And he still owns sneakers and there are shoes out in his workshop that he hides from mom so she doesn't know that he has 64 pairs of Dansko's. And don't forget the pair that he currently has on his feet! Do your dads all have this many pairs of shoes?
Yes, our mom owns shoes but it's not even one quarter of the size of dad's collection!

Mom swept down the walls and washed and waxed the floor inside the closet and put all of the shoes back nice and neat!

Here's the best part - dad agreed to get rid of FIVE pair of shoes, which made mom very happy - no Dansko's though!
Some of you asked to see a current picture of mom and dad together after 37 years of marriage.
The most current one we have is our sissy's wedding in June 2007!
So until next time...............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

Thursday, February 25, 2010

True Colors Thursday - Orange and Lemon Together

It's that time of the week again! If you want to play, give Blue a shout!
Today's colors are orange and lemon together!

My yummy butternut squash that I get to eat twice a day!The bottle's label is orange and lemon together!
My fishie is orange and lemon together!These framed photos were all taken by our friend, Augusta. All of the pictures were taken in our yard!Mitch has his duckie in his mouth! It works for orange and lemon together!
Next week's color is navy!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - My new Hat and Scarf

Hi everyone! It's me, Francesca again! My sissy, Autumn is sure being very generous sharing her special day with me. Thank you very much, Autumn!
Guess what?
Mom knitted me my very own purple scarf and hat! Purple is my very favorite color!My scarf came first and then my hat and when mom plopped my hat on my head, she stood back and thought I looked more like a boy than a girl!
Gosh, we can't have that!
So we added a silk hydrangea! I like flowers as much as Autumn does!
And guess what else I got?
My very own necklace with pretty amethyst stones! I'm sure feeling pretty lucky!Today is mom and dad's wedding anniversary! Mom is 18 years old in this picture and dad is 19!
Happy anniversary, mom and dad!
See you all next Wednesday!

Friends Forever,

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Alfalfa Sprouts

Mom and dad had salad for dindin and mom put alfalfa sprouts all over it. Mitch and I will beg for just about anything!
And we'll normally try just about anything - especially something in the vege department! If the hoomans eat it, then it must be yummy, right?OMG, what an incredibly UNIQUE taste these things have! Should I spit them out or swallow them?Mitch's turn!
HAHA - I guess you don't like them too much either!
Mom should have taken a picture of the floor after all of this!
She won't be trying to give us sprouts ever again!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

Thursday, February 18, 2010

True Colors Thursday - Shocking Pink

Welcome to true colors Thursday once again! Our hostess is Miss Blue. If you want to play along, stop by her blog and leave a comment.
Today's color is SHOCKING PINK!

I have a LOT of pink toys but my piggie is truly SHOCKING PINK !
These sweet smelling carnations are SHOCKING PINK!Mitch dug deep into our toy basket and found my SHOCKING PINK ball!Last week on our walkie, mom came across this pretty silk flower lying on the ground so she picked it up and brought it home!
How do I look in my new SHOCKING PINK hat?!We will never be able to eat SHOCKING PINK Wallymelon sherbet ever again without thinking of our dear friend, Wally! Good-by, sweet friend! We will miss you! You were one of our very first friends when we started blogging over 3 years ago.

Next week's color is ORANGE & LEMON together!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - My Spa Day

Hi everyone! It's me, Francesca!
Remember these tiny jars?It turns out that they are a huge part of my spa day!This is my dye bath water!
Do you doggies take baths in water that looks like that? Gosh, I never have before!
Mom is preparing me for my day of beauty!
My glass eyes and button nose are being taped off so they stay the way they're meant to be!
And the same with my wheels and my floorboards!
Who knew that I'd be an Irish Terrier~
Before turning into an Airedale girlie!
I'm on my way upstairs to stand on the radiator so that my furs can dry properly!

This was actually a 2-day event. Day one I was an Irish Terrier and spent all day and night on the radiator upstairs drying and on day #2, I became an Airedale~We have to tell you all that mom got lots of help and inspiration from Ann Curran. If you check out her link, you can see her Airedale wheelies. Mom wrote and asked her about colors and procedure and Ann was very nice to help her out!

This is my before and after picture!
I think my spa day was well worth it!
It's pretty amazing, don't you think?

I hope Autumn lets me blog again soon. This is fun!

Friends Forever,

Monday, February 15, 2010

Treat Machine Progress

My favorite time to use my treat machine is after I eat my dindin. It's my dessert! I have no problem getting out treats for myself. Sometimes my paw works~And other times I push down on the bone lever with my nose and I get rewarded!
Mitch is lazy! He won't learn how to use the treat machine. He waits for me to push down on the bone handle and then he races in and swipes my treats right out from in front of my nose! He's getting me aggravated and I'm most upset and tattling to mom!
Look how sad he looks because I won't operate the treat machine and let him have all of MY treats!
Come on, Mitch! You need to learn how to do this yourself! You can do it! We know you're not a dumdum!

You better hurry up, Mitch because they're almost all gone! I'm a hungry girl!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Max Is On Nantucket

Hey, Max! You're going to Nantucket with us! It's our favorite place in the whole wide world!
And because you're so special to us, we wanted to share Nantucket with you!
You are on Nantucket on our summer vacation with us and we are just about to dive into my dad's strawberry sundae!

Are you going to lick all of the whipped cream or save some for us?!

We love you, Max!

Friday we got a Valentine in the mail and it was from Mona and her mommy!
Thank you so very much! The two of you are so sweet! And we also got a sweet, sweet Valentine from Asta and her mommi and daddi! Thank you! You guys are the BEST!And one from Paco and Milo and Maya! Awwwwwwwwww, we love you guys!
And thank you once again for helping us treat Max to our dad's strawberry sundae on Nantucket! We wish we knew how to photoshop like you guys do!And Friday our mom was at the grocery store and she saw red marshmallow hearts - like the yellow and purple and pink peeps that you get at Easter. These were basically the same thing only heart-shaped and red. She took about 6 pictures of us while we patiently waited to eat our red hearts and every single time, the red heart was washed out by the flash of the camera! grrrrrrrrrrr - Come on, mom! We're starving to death here!
So mom did the only thing she knew how to do. We took our photo to picnik and covered our washed out woosie pink marshmallow hearts with bright red ones like they are supposed to be!Happy Valentine's day to all of our friends!

We love you all!

Maggie and Mitch

Friday, February 12, 2010


We got snow!!!!!!!!!!!!
The weatherman named this storm Barbara and she is only our second snowstorm of the season! Twelve inches was predicted but they goofed! We only got about 6" of snow but that's okay - it's white and cold and beautiful!
There is nothing like the smell and the taste of snow! Mom keeps telling us that snow doesn't smell and it doesn't taste but she is wrong! Look how happy Dauby and the duckies are to have fresh snow!
Their water sure does look cold!
The duckies are waiting for dad to feed them. "He'll be there in a minute, duckies! He's snowblowing!"
Time to go inside, mom. I need to melt these snowballs off my feet and legs!
So until next time.............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch