Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Celebration of Life Pawty

Last night was mom and dad's celebration of life pawty! It started around 3:30PM and mom and dad didn't climb into bed until 11:30PM! This is late for them and for us!

As you know,we've been supervising the clean-up of dad's workshop all week long and Mitch even helped with the making of the Manhattan clam chowder and the chicken soup and I helped with the chicken appetizers and were we invited to the pawty?
NO! We ask you - how fAire is this?

Mom said guests brought appetizers or desserts or spirits and there was enough food to feed an entire country and were we invited? NO!

Dad ordered 10 pizzas and at the end of the night only 2 pieces remained - one for me and one for Mitch and did we get our fAire share? NO!
Check out the heart of the barn cake that one of the talented guests made!
We got a heads-up that this blueberry pie made it into our kitchen late last night along with an apple pie! Our tongues are ready and waiting! Just look at these luscious desserts! yummmmmmAmy is famous for her cheesecake and yup, mom got a nice BIG piece of it! And did she even think of bringing a smidge of it into the house for two starving pups? NOPE!
Kris brought mom a beautiful quilted square that she made! Mom just loves the colors!
And Jan brought her beautiful flowers on such a cold night! Thank you, Jan!

Guess what? We didn't get any of that snowstorm that Lacie, Stan and Scruffy and so many of our other friends got! Not even one flake!
The musicians played and they sounded awesome!
Don't they sound great?!

Mom and dad said they had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and their friends are the best! Maybe there's hope for us to be able to attend next year. We can hope, right?!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. WOW! What a fantastic PAWTY Maggie! MY MOM was so sad she had to MISS it! NEXT year she is coming for surest ever! She has already told NOBODY to get sick here at MY HOUSIE! OMG! Those PIZZAS looked so GOOD! OMG! OMG! OMG!


    Putter ...

  2. Wow! What a great looking bunch of foodables! We think your pawrents' Celebration of Life pawty is WONDERFUL! And it's even more wonderful that your dad is here to celebrate! Maybe, if you start begging NOW, they will let you attend next year!

    BTW, we are hoping you aren't anywhere near Middletown, CT! Those poor peoples!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  3. Wow, what yummy foods. I am getting hungry just looking at the foodibles. I think Mitch should start begging now, and you Maggie should start suggesting Mommy make kidney diet friendly foods for the party;then, you Maggie, should beg like there is no tomorrow for those foods. The one thing I learned from Mack's Kidney issues is that diet is the key to battling this disease.
    Sally Ann

  4. They should make a special exception and let you guys attend next year.
    Blessings, andrea

  5. What a great party - our mum loved the music!
    We just couldn't believe all that food - enough for you two Maggie & Mitch and us!
    Still at least you had some pizza.
    We hope everyone there enjoyed it - especially your mom and dad.
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  6. Lucky! Yes, you two, Maggie and Mitch, you're lucky... Has the word "left-overs" entered your mind? Duh (slurp)

  7. WOW! And you know what?????!!!! The BEST part is the Reason for the Celebration!

    We almost feel like were there!

    Wooohoooo! We LOVE your parties!
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  8. What a fantastic party - the food, the music (which we loved) and of course, the great reason to celebrate!

    Truly a wonderful 'Celebration of Life' party.

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

    - bet you are all taking it easy today!

  9. Hi Maggie and Mitch! Mmmm! We're ready to drool just looking at those pictures! Sounds like your mom and dad had a fun party! -Hector and Lola

  10. What a great party. Our Mom was eyeing that luscious bowl of fresh fruit. The desserts looked yummy,too.
    You guys got cheated.

  11. looks like a pawsome party - but I don't understand why you two were banned?

  12. Wow, Maggie & Mitch - that food looks delicious. It is a shame you couldn't go to the party though, it sounds like it was a lot of fun.

    Hope you guys are having a great Sunday. :-)

  13. Did you get to help with the cleanup and the hoovering of crumbs? Maybe help with carrying out the garbage or assit with the disposal unit? How about dishwashing? Were you able to sneak a lick when they stacked the dishwasher?

    Sniffin flowers is fine, but eatin pizza is much better!

    Happy celebration of life!


  14. What a swell celebration of life party!! We're sorry you couldn't attend,cuz the food looked yummers. And lots of folks to scratch your fuzzbutts...too bad. At least you each got a piece of pizza. Now we think our mom is wandering into the freezer for some ice made her hungry!
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

    What a great great pawty!!!!!!!!
    mommy is soooooooooooooo sad haven't been there!!!!!!
    she love food and music....the perfect match!!!
    Sure your humans had a great time...
    And what can we see????
    Tons of PIZZA....and delicious cake!!!
    We're drooling on mommy keyboard!!!!!
    Did you get some pizza or cake at last????
    HOPE YES GUYS!!!!!!!!!
    Have awonderful day....
    so sorry you haven't had snow!!!!
    We got tons of snow!!!!!
    Do you want come here??

  16. We would have loved to celebrate life with you and your pack. You know...Ms. Alpha is a cancer survivor and I think she lives life in 5th gear all the time. Talk about celebrating!!! Getting me as a puppy was proof of that.

    I've got about a million snowballs waiting down here in MD. It's so much fun. The snow is so deep that a plow broke down in our neighborhood. That means no cars and dogs running free!!!


  17. What a wonderful pawty! Great food and music and such a wonderful theme!

    That food has me drooling somethin' fierce!!

  18. Maggie and Mitch...we don't have any snow here either, but then, we didn't have a great pawty! Awesome.

    Next year, we should have our own.


  19. Wow, what a great pawty! All that yummy food. I'm so glad that you both got a slice of pizza. The band sounds great! I hope you both can go next year.:)

    Teddy Bear

  20. Mmm, I almost fainted looking at that delicious pizza. It looks like the makings of a grand old time for your homiefolks! Hope they had fun! I can't believe you weren't invited though. Should've called me and we'd have found a place to party.

  21. I think I gained a couple of pounds just looking at those pictures...

  22. Maggie - Mitch:

    We VOTED - you two must have your own PAWTY - Celebration We Live Here Too and Want to PAWTY with Dad

    Great music - looks like lots of folks had a really good time and pigged out...

    Next year - get the invitations ready!!


  23. Great post of a great Celebration. Thanks for sharing- reminded me of something I used to attend many years ago. Stay warm and enjoy the leftovers!

  24. That was inkhredible!

    Such yummies (and yes, soooo not fAIRE woo didn't get any)!

    Mom loved the musikh - it reminded her of one of her bestest pals and his style -

    I'm sorry fur the lakhk of WHITE...'they' say maybe later in the week woo might get something -

    Paws khrossed!

    PeeEssWoo: Here's to LIFE - as we are celebrating fur your dad, we are doing the same fur Max!

  25. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    I know the Life Party celebration is very special for your parents!
    Sure everyone there enjoyed it!
    Pizza and yummy desserts!
    Kisses and hugs

  26. We enjoyed celebrating life with you. Thank you for showing and sharing.
    The food was awsome. I am sure next year- new recipes will be out- that are friendly to everyones diet.

  27. Great Pawty! It's still a celebration at my house! I is very full, and ready for guests to go home!

    Irish Love, McGillicutty

  28. Boy, that looks like such a fabulous pawty with all that great food and moosic, too. But how can hoomans celebrate life at a pawty and not invite you two? You a such a big, wonderful part of life. Yes, maybe next year. Keep your paws crossed.

    Love and Koobuss Kisses,

  29. Gee, that is A LOT of yummy food!! Are you sure all that you got at the end was a slice of pizza each? Bummer... It looks like a great party though!

  30. That sure looks like a pawsome pawty..
    Well at least you did get some pizza. :)

    ~ Bae

  31. I've never seen such yummy foods and so many different kinds in one place! The clam chowder really sounds good to us now in this brrrr, cold weather. The quilt square and flowers were such pretty colors. You guys know how to celebrare!
    I'm getting ready to listen to the band music. Have a great week.

  32. I know, Maggie and Mitch! Can you believe it? I am so happy that the pawty is over (I think) and we can get back to normal (I think). I'm all for pawtying, but the Irishman went to bed last night. I can only do so much of Who 'Dattin!!!!! But we are thrilled too!!!

  33. It looks like a great party. All that delicious food and you weren't invited? We think that is cruelty to Airedales and you should report you parents to the humane society immediately.

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

  34. Old Girl and I are drooling on the keyboard looking at all that peeeeeeezaaaaa...

  35. Look at all that delicious food - and the band sounds great - did anyone dance? Those pizzas looked scrumptious, at least you got one piece.

    Sorry about the snow - we got a little on Friday and a little overnight but nothing like THAT storm the others got.

    Hope you can snag some of that blueberry pie.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  36. Wow, what a wonderful party.
    And yummy food. It's was a great day.

    Nice woooh

  37. WOWO!! You guys surely had some pawty - it's a shame you didn't get to attend.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  38. WOW! What a fun time you had. That spread of food looks amazing. Liked the sound of the band! Too bad you guys didn't get to go along, but I guess you've had a taster of the leftovers today!!! Ros

  39. hi m & m!
    oh my gosh!
    what a fabulous party! i just showed fred the pictures and he said YUM!
    i think he is going to order a pizza for lunch now. :)
    m & e

  40. OMG!! I am drooling over all that yummy food!! It looks like the perfect party and a perfect reason to celebrate!! I think next year we 'dales should just happen to show up!! :) I hope you got some pie for breakfast!!

  41. OMG! What an AWESOME party, you guys! That food had me drooling!

    It is SO totally not fair that you weren't invited! I have high hopes that they'll include you next year!!!!!


  42. What a great party!!!!!!! What a wonderful idea!!!! I love it!!! Happy for you Sue and your hubby!!!
    Kiss for the pups, Bambi & Fern

  43. We would have serious words with the pinkies. What's with not including you in the festivities?? You are the ones that did all the hard work...

  44. We're all for a celebration of life party!!! But it should definietly include two terriers who make life even more worth celebrating!

    Thanks for sharing all that food and cool music with us.

    Wirey love,

    Jake and Just Harry

  45. Hi Maggie and Mitch,

    Darn! We missed it! We forgot to mark our calendar! We are sooo sorry we didn't make it to your party. Oh wait a minute, you two weren't there either!

    Well then it's a good thing we didn't come cause it wouldn't have been half as much fun without you guys there.

    Wow, what a party!!!

    Luv ya,
    Riley and Star.

  46. M&M, That looks like a fabulous party. The food!!!!! I'm drooling looking at those pictures. I have no doubt your mom and dad have great friends. It's because they are great people. I would come lay around your barn any day, although I don't really sing or bake. Just a dog, after all.


    P.S. I'm getting a new flat brother on the weekend. I can't wait!!!

  47. WOW, what a party! Food, quilts, flowers, music... all it needs now is for you two to get your fAire share of everything!!! :)
    Tail wags,

  48. What a spread!! Looked like a lot of fun. Our mom said she would have had one of each dessert!!! xoxo Toby, Ginger, Jeter & Halle

  49. Your humans know how to party!! Mom says leave a place setting for her next time! Mmmmm mmmm...
    Looks like we're going to get hammered again in the DC area. You guys might even get some! It's called spreading the wealth.. haha.
    Mom just finished shoveling us a running path through 2 feet of it this afternoon.. she can't even think of another foot on top of all THAT..


  50. Maggie and Mitch
    It's twooly the bestest pawty and Celebwation of life the most wondewful weason to have it. All the food looks sooo mouf watewingly good. I can't believe you wewe not able to go and shawe in the goodies and dance to that cool moosic..that's just wong!!!
    smoochie kisses

  51. Any party that includes pizza is amazing already, but look at all that stuff AND music. What a great time.

    Watch out! The snow might be here tomorrow. Sigh.


  52. Hi M & M,

    Wow !!! Those are some great looking foodables. You would have thought there's be enough to share.

    I have a special Valentines Mommy made for me for you but we don'tm have your addy, Could you please send it to Mommy at if you'd like to have it, filled with love and kisses.

    You guys are veryn special to us too!


  53. Your humans and their friends made some yummy looking stuff. Too bad they didn't share more. Even the pizza. My humans always say yummy stuff is bad for me. Then they open a can of dog food. How can that be better than pizza?

  54. no pizza no party! and you guys looks like you need to demand some participation!!!

  55. Oh my! You is making mine and Mum's mouths water!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  56. What a great party. Everything looks so yummy. I think we are hungry now. Mom where's supper...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  57. I LOVE food and pawties!! Being around friends and making memories, I'm all envious of your family!

    It's a luxury to have someone play live. Oh yes, the house is all woody and gorgeous! Is that home?

  58. Ten pizzas? All of the food looks delicious!

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci

  59. Do your pawrents know how to pawty or what??? That sounds like so much fun and the live music was great and the food, don't even get me started on the food. :) YUM! BUmmer you didn't get invited....hope you get some of that pie though. ;)


  60. One more thing, Mom just tried to get your email address so she could send the chowder recipe but it wouldn't give it to her??? So, can you email her at and she will send you the recipe. :)


  61. WOW! What a splendid celebration of life party! I wish I was there too...all those yummy food just takes my breath away! *grins*


  62. What a great idea for a party! I love it. Celebration of life!

    I can't believe with all that mountains of food, you guys didn't get any! Bummer :-) Maybe you could have your own doggie version and don't give them any of your food!

  63. the party looks fun but my eyes are on the fooooooood......yummy deeeeelish

    wish i could hear the music, ah will have to find a way to attend next year!!!


  64. whoooOOOoooo000 a pawty! with a capital P... gee m & m.. not invited huh? well you can celebrate it vicariously... happy life pawty to your dad...
    can we help with the uh, clean-up? that cake looks mighty fine...not to mention the pizza pies.. mmmmmmm..
    you guys must have gotten a few schnibbles from all of that?


  65. omdog LOOK AT ALL THAT PIZZA. I am drooling like crazy over here and so is Mom! I cannot believe you guys didn't get to go OR get any food!

  66. You guys REALLY know how to party!!!!!