Sunday, May 1, 2016

My Brother, Mackie

This past Tuesday, dad left the house at 3:30 am.   He said he was going to the Boston area with his buddy, Dan to get wood.  It got to be 1:30 in the afternoon and mom hadn't heard from him.  Dad didn't answer his cell phone and after 87 tries, she started to get worried so mom called Dan.  Dad wasn't with Dan.  The story was a fib.  Dad was in Missouri buying an Airedale puppy.  Why Missouri, you ask?   Because Mitch came from Missouri and dad wanted a puppy with hound ears and a shorter tail like Mitch had.  
Mom finally got a call from dad when he was a half hour from home and he'd told her what his day had been like.  In all honesty, mom was over-the-top upset to say the least and that is putting it mildly.

 Introducing my new brother, Mackie!

 Yup, he had his first taste of ice cream on my gotcha day!
 And he has discovered feathers already~
 Mackie's mom's name is Maggie and his dad's name is Ruger.   Ruger was Mitch's name before we changed it to Mitch.   Dad thinks this puppy was meant to be here. 
 I think he likes it here☺
 Here I come, ready or not!
Mackie traveled with dad underneath his seat on the AirePlane in that carry-on that you see behind him. 
 He's got my ball, mom!
 It's MY ball and it's pink so keep your huge mitts off of it!
 I think I have my work cut out for me!
 Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie


  1. Awwww, I can understand how you felt but Mackie is adorable. Love the photos!

  2. We sure can understand why your mom was worried, but bet she was SUPER Over the Moon Excited when she found out about your little brother!! What a fabulous surprise! Helloooooo and Welcome to Mackie! So cute!!

  3. Welcome home Mackie - we know for sure you are going to love living there but you have some big paws to follow in. It is hard to be so worried and also to still be grieving over Mitch but there is one thing we do know - puppies quickly full your heart with love and you will love him in different ways for different reasons than you loved Maggie and Mitch and Molly and that is okay - he will eventually be special in his own ways just as the others were and are :)

  4. OMD! If you heard a loud thud, it was my assistant passing out from the absolute cuteness of little Mackie! So happy for you - he is such a lucky boy to have such an amazing family!

  5. Oh how sweet and cute and cuddly. I think he makes up for 87 unanswered calls. Maybe. Anyway what a nice surprise.
    Have a wonderful fun puppy filled week!

  6. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my stars and stripes you dad flew on an Airemission all the way from CT to Missouri and your mom was Clueless!! Your day is good at keeping secrets... jumping cat fish for sure Mackie must be most special and I do expect Mitch had a paw in the decision but a secret from you girls.....whoa he is a brave man! MOL MOL!! It sure looks like Mackie has made himself at home...and what a darlin' little tike he is. You are gonna have to show him all about the garden and take him to say hi and thank you to Mitch...'cause mom says we always need to thank those who come before us because they pave the way to the peeps hearts for us.

    Molly We saw that little guy in your Bday post mom was thinking it was you when you were a baby and that was Mitch behind you. Crazy mom!!

    We just love him and are looking forward to all his antics and finding out just how teaches who what!!
    Hugs and many many congrats...
    Madi and Mom your bffffffs

  7. What a wonderful surprise - except for the where are you, are you all right fright for your mom. We can't imagine how your dad managed to do that without giving it away. Welcome Mackie!

  8. Mackie is such a cutie. We hope your mom forgives your dad and enjoys the pup.

  9. I'm so happy you're giving little Mackie a wonderful life with you and your family, Maggie! Though he'll never replace Mitch, I'm sure Mitch is very happy that you're sharing the dedication and love you gave him with another Aire pup.

  10. Congrats on your new family member! Welcome, little Mackie!
    Boy, your Dad did pull a fast one:-) He really must have wanted to surprise you, Sue, and Molly, too!

    We'll look forward to seeing Mackie grow up and all of his cute puppy antics!

  11. Welcome to Blogville Mackie! That sure was a super secret mission your dad went on. We hope Mackie's puppy kisses made up for all the worry your mom went through.

  12. OMD OMD OMD MOLLY...... you have a BABY AIRE PUPPY....

    WELCOME TO BLOGVILLE MACKIE.... you will have the Bestest time EVER and OMD your SISTER is Super Wonderful.


  13. Oh my dog!! Cuteness overload!!

    Welcome to Blogville, Mackie!!

    And yer Daddy is sure gud at keepin' a secret... no way would my Daddy be as gud at dat! (plus, he leaves all da animal pickin' out to my Momma... but look what dat got him...bol, bol!)

  14. Oh I can understand all of your worries but look what you got! He is so, so cute and I think he is meant to be with you. Love Molly's look on her face when he has her tennis ball. I am sure Mitch and Maggie will be happy that Molly is not on her own. Can't wait to see all your adventures Mackie. Hugs Susie & Treacle xx

  15. Oh Boy!! Welcome Mackie!!! yes you were meant to be!!! Hope your mom has forgiven your dad for the worry and we are sure you are worth it
    Mr bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  16. Awww! Mackie is a real beauty. It does sound as though he was meant to be. Mitch will be smiling down! Enjoy him, he's a real beauty! Lots of love to you, Ros and OscarX

  17. Mackie!! Welcome! You've hit the jackpot with your new family!!


  18. Oh, Molly! That's so special of your dad to do that! Your mom forgives him, doesn't she? I mean ... just look at little Mackie!!! He's adorable! I think he really WAS meant to be in your family!
    Having said that - trust me. You really DO have a lot of work ahead of you. Really! Good luck, Molly - and welcome, Mackie!

  19. OMD what a little blessing. Welcome Mackie.

    Aroo to you,

  20. Well, we guess your Mom has forgiven your Dad for making her worry - we are pretty sure she has so many smiles on her face. Mackie is just adorable - all the best to him and his new family. Our Dad is in Texas visiting our human brother this weekend and Mom asked him tonight if he might be bringing her a puppy too:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  21. Mackie you are adorable and you are one lucky Aire puppy to be brought into this loving family💜
    I can't wait to see all your new adventures, and I love how you found the feather Mitch left for you to discover💜
    It seems as though he was meant to be a member of your family, best wishes to everyone especially Molly you have some work ahead of you to show Mackie all your favorite things to do 💜
    Trixie and Nancy

  22. I'm sorry that your dad made your mom upset BUT Mackie - welcome to Blogville. I adore you already! You are SO cute... and don't you worry, Molly will warm up to being an amazing big sister. Mitch taught her all that he knew about raising a puppy so I know she'll be a star.

    Congrats to all of you! We love you lots, Mackie!

  23. Naughty, naughty Dad, you must have been worried beyond all measure. I can't help but chuckle at the imagined scene though, where he he says "I'm soooorry" followed by "I brought you a puppy". Talk about so many emotions!
    Big welcome to Mackie! One look at you and we're all in love! What a fella, already making me laugh with upside-down-feet-in-the-air pictures. Mending broken hearts with puppy goofiness. Hope big sissy Molly is enjoying having a little brother. she's going to feel like a big grown up girl now.

  24. Mackie has come to a beautiful home! He can never replace Maggie and Mitch, but I'm sure he will earn a special place in your hearts.

  25. Well hello,I feel like I can't go away for a few days without missing on your fabulous news,what a lovely baby boy you have,and I think the name Mackie is quite a butch name for a boy,how wonderful for you.I can understand your mom being upset,I think I would have been too,so I can support your mom fully,don't forget he's only a baby and he may want to borrow your pink be kind and have patience as I know you will,we send hugs to you and your baby brother.xxUna.xx

  26. OMD...I stay away for one day and your Daddy sneaks off to get you BROTHER??? CONGRATULATIONS!

    I really get along with my brothers most of the time, and I bet you and Mackie will be the bestest of friends after he learns that YOU are the boss!!

    Welcome to Blogville, Mackie!
    Dory Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  27. Welcome from the Portie Pack and especially from our little Mackey. Your little Mackey won't stay that way long, but he sure is a cute little guy. Enjoy that puppy breath while you can. Where in Missouri is he from?

  28. Goodness,, I thought that cute stuffie looked like a real baby puppy, but I was not sure! Welcome Mackie! Your sissy will be teaching you all kinds of things,, and Angel Mitch will be also.!
    I think Angel Mitch picked you just special.... so you and Molly can be best friends. Oh there will be so much to learn,, and new games to learn to play, and to learn to share.,,,,
    And most of all ,, and I know it will come easy for you,, and that is,, to help your familys hearts heal... You can do it with kissys,, and your cute little tail.. and your smile. You are adorable Mackie,,, soooo cute.. You really are meant to be.
    I am sorry your mom worried so much,.. but I think your dad had to do this "his way". Angel Mitch led your dad,, and your dad followed. It was a big step,.,,, one step at a time...
    and now hearts can mend. I already love you Mackie!


  29. so happy for the new family addition!! Fun posts to come I am sure!!
    Hugs and Wags, Willow and mom Gail

  30. CONGRATS and he is adorable!!


  31. Our Mom knows exactly how your Mom feels but the end result is fabulous!! We are all so excited for you. We're looking forward to seeing little Mackie grow up!!

    Piper, Celti, Ivy and Little Lilly

  32. Congrrats on your new little brother, Molly! And welcome to Blogville, Mackie! WOW, you got ice scream AND rode on an airplane already?? I've never ridden on an airplane, though my angel kitty brother Scribbles did once. Was it fun??

  33. A Puppy - I'm staying!
    Greetings from Germany - Monika + Bente

  34. Congratulations on you your new little brother! I hope you have better luck with him than I've had with my new little sister Macy. *Ear licks* Noodle

  35. hello molly and mackie its dennis the vizsla dog hay hello mackie nice to meet yoo yoo shoor ar kyoot!!! happy belayted very first ever gotcha day to yoo!!! ok bye