Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wheelie Wednesday - Mini-Mitten Give-Away

Hi everybody. It's me, Francesca!
As you know, mom has been knitting mini-mittens like crazy for the past few weeks and we thought it would be fun to have a give-away and share five of them.
Mitch wrote down 3 of his favorite numbers on this piece of paper. 
 And Maggie wrote down 2 of her favorite numbers~

The numbers that they wrote down will correspond in the order with the comments that you leave us. 
Please leave only one comment so it'll be fair to everyone.

Good luck! We'll be back in a couple of days to announce the winners of the 5 mittens.

Friends forever,

Monday, November 28, 2011

We're Celebrating!

Today is our 5th blogaversary!  We can't believe that we have actually been blogging for 5 years already!
We have made so many friends over the years and we love each and every one of you!  We've laughed together and cried together and we help each other out when the going gets tough!
So today is all about celebrating!

The pizza pawty is at our house and it starts right now and goes all day long so come on over and enjoy pizza with us!

See ya soon!
Maggie and Mitch

Saturday, November 26, 2011

WhatChaBuildin', Dad

What are you building, dad?  Is this new digs for me and Mitch?
 I don't see any cushy beds in here and I don't see any source of heat. Winter is comin', ya know!
 I do see electricity but where's the frig and where is my microwave oven?
Mitch and I need our ice cream and luxuries!
 This is totally not acceptable for either one of us, dad!  You need to do better than this!
We have no idea who is gonna live here but it's sure not going to be either one of us!
Get outta my way - I'm leavin' NOW!
 I do have to admit that the view is pretty nice.
 It's the Flintstone Barnacles!   They seem to have settled in and are doin' just fine!
 Don't worry, Mitch.  I set dad straight on THAT issue!  We eat and sleep in the main house and there are no buts about it!  No way will we be livin' in the Early American way!
So until next time.................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Today Is My 5th Birthday

Hi everyone.  It's me, Mitch!Today is a very special day. It's Thanksgiving day for a lot of us and it's also my 5th birthday!
 Mom remembered that "cake" recipe that I saw in the magazine a couple of months ago?

She sorta copied it using an apple as a base and she added some coffee ice cream and a dollop of yogurt.
 Did you notice in the first picture that I'm color coordinated in my blue pawty hat and my handsome blue collar?  
We're sure having a yummy pawty, aren't we, Maggie!
 OOPS - we lost our hats. Sorry, mom! 
 Thank you for letting me finish yours, Maggie!  You're the best sissy ever!

We wish all of our friends who are celebrating a most wonderful and yummy thanksgiving.
Now for the turkey and don't forget the pumpkin pie, mom!
I think I like having my birthday falling on Thanksgiving day!

Yer friends,
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Maggie

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Bittersweet

Update:   These berries are from the American Bittersweet vine.  We decorate with them  :-)
Love ya lots,
Miss Maggie

Monday, November 21, 2011

Our First Christmas Card

We got our first Christmas card of the season on Saturday.  It's from Reilly and Denny!
Isn't it just beautiful!
 This is the inside of it. 
Reilly and Denny's mom makes her own cards and they are just works of art!
Thank you so much, guys.  We will be saving this Christmas card forever!  It's just gorgeous and so very special!

I, Mitch, got a hAirecut yesterday!  Mom says that I'm all set now for my birthday pawty on Thursday!

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

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dad's New Geese

The post office called us this past Wednesday and told us that they had a HUGE box for us from Tennessee and to please come down to pick it up.    We don't live far from the post office and dad was back in no time at all.

 Dad ordered 4 Barnacle Geese!  We have 2 pinioned pair of them and both pair were born this past spring so they're still under a year old.  They have bracelets on their ankles - boys on the right ankle and girls on the left ankle. 

Mom is saying hi to one of the goosies while she was still inside her traveling box.  She's got her hat and scarf on. She'll need these in Connecticut this winter!
 We have a duck house that we built years ago and it's been vacant for quite some time.  Mom and dad decided that it was time to spruce it up and fix it up for the Barnacles.   This guy is getting moved from the box to his temporary home.
Our dad has always loved The Flintstones so he's going to name the geese Fred and Wilma and Barney and Betty Barnacle. 
 The accomodations aren't the most luxurious but they'll do for a couple of days. 
 They do have a roof over their heads and a door that closes and locks and food and water to drink and a swimming pool!
 Yesterday, dad decided to open the gate and let them meet and greet Dauby and Margaret. 
Know what? We're not exactly sure that Margaret is a SHE swan.  She sure does act agressively and protective for a girl!  Dauby has taken a back seat and she lets Margaret take the lead. hummmmmm 
Mom and dad are thinking of changing her/his name to Chaz!
That would explain why Dauby and Margaret were so mean to Carlie, who now lives in Pennsylvania.  We feel quite certain that Carlie has probably bonded with a male swan and is happy as can be.  We haven't had a call from her new dad but this is what we believe. 
 So out the gate and down to the pond edge the geese go~
 They're going to ask permission to swim on Dauby and Margaret/Chaz's pond.

 They're in with no problems.   They were even greeted by the visiting Mallards. 
 So far, so good!
We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed that it stays this way!

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

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Our mom came back from Florida on Monday and we are so thankful for that.  We are also thankful that our dad took such good care of us and showed us a really good time while mom was gone!

Well, we didn't get any of those pizzelles but mom did bring home a beautiful scarf and a cute little silver leather flower purse.   What do you think?
 I think she should have hidden the pizzelles in the purse - that's what I think!
 Mom says she's so happy to be home.  She somehow can't stop smiling at us and kissing the tops of both of our heads!
We missed you too and we're so glad you're back, mom!

Can you see what's going on behind Mitch's head?  Yup, the Airedale Christmas tree is up!

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

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Fur Dry Towel

Hi everyone.  It's me, Mitch!  Our friend, Bocci, had a give-away a few days back and we were the lucky winners!
The package arrived the day before mom left for Florida so I got to open it!
 My congratulatory letter~
The letter explains that this towel is uniquely designed to draw water away from my coat and into the absorbent fibers.

Lots of times when it's raining, dad takes me for a walk and he has his slicker on. He stays dry but I come home soaked.   Mom says that this towel is going to come in  handy for these occasions for sure!
Hopefully mom doesn't figure out that you're supposed to use it after a bath!  shhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
 I really like this!  It's nice and warm!
 Mom wanted to see how it hooks and attaches but I don't want to get up for fear she'll take it off me!

 Okay, I'm up, mom. 
This huge bib goes between my front legs and then hooks off to one side.
 Yup, you got it right, mom!  How do I look? 
Pretty snazzy, huh?
I'm not a fan of winter coats and I normally run when I see one coming at me but I really, really like this!
 Mom says it's all mine, Maggie!   Remember that you prefer being underneath the umbrella when it's raining out!

Thank you so much, Bocci!  This is one of the nicest gifts we have ever gotten and know what?  It will be my birthday in just over a week!
I can't wait till I get wet and wear my new Fur Dry towel!

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

Yer friend,

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Mom and Gram made pizzelles yesterday and before they made pizzelles they made peanut butter fudge!

 We sure wish that we could have been there to share in the fun and get a free sample!

Hey, who the heck is that?
Mom says that her name is Lilly!

We hope that she didn't get any of what could have been OUR pizzelles!

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

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch