Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
Maggie’s New Favorite Spot

Maggie has a new favorite spot!

This is her chair in the office. Ignore the clipped back sheet we’re using to cover the window — we’ve ordered window blinds and we should get them sometime before the month is over I hope. I’ll get around to organizing the bookshelves to the right of her soon (or not, LOLOL!) As soon as we cleared a space to put her chair in front of the window to the whole wide world, she was thrilled.

Well, at least she was until last night when she she saw a dog staring back at her and growled. I laughed so hard, she glared at me, got down and stalked into the other room just like a cat would. That only made me laugh harder (my kids are right, I am mean!) Um, Maggie, that’s YOU WERE GROWLING AT YOUR REFECTION IN THE WINDOW!!! What makes it even funnier is so far, she’s not barking or growling at anyone going by the window. Apparently she only barks at her own reflection.

Which I guess I kind of understand after all: Sometimes first thing in the morning, I growl at my reflection in the mirror too :-)

Maggie got into some trouble when she found a bag of trash one night. We don’t have the trash cans yet, so we foolishly set the bagged trash by the front gate. Seriously, Maggie rarely gets into anything she’s not supposed to, so we didn’t think about it as we should have. Anyhow, Maggie discovered it and was having a blast licking discarded meat packaging. UGH! Fortunately I realized really quickly that she’d been out of my sight too long, went out to check and caught her in the act. She saw me, ran half way to me then rolled over on her back in surrender. She’s so hard to be mad at! But I wasn’t really that upset about the mess, I was way more worried she’d get sick. Almost anything off her diet makes her sick. But somehow, raw meat juice that had been in the trash for a day didn’t bother her. Go figure.

So that’s Maggie’s adventures so far.

How’s your week going?

P.S. Happy Birthday to my favorite sister, Biker Witch! 

6 comments to “Maggie’s New Favorite Spot”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    October 5th, 2022 at 6:40 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, Biker Witch! Now, onto Maggie… Yay! She has Yard TV at her new house. Yeah, I growl at my reflection, too, sometimes, so I totally get it. Not sure who the old chick is looking back at me, but I don’t like her. LOL. I’m glad Maggie didn’t get sick from getting into the garbage. :hugs:

    So far, the week’s going well. Nothing frustrating has happened at work. I wrote a smidgen. I’m reading a compilation of Robert Heinlein’s letters that’s pretty interesting. All the bills are paid and we still have money in the bank. Plus, I get paid this week. It’s all good, baby.

  2. Silver James
    October 5th, 2022 at 7:34 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, Biker Witch!!! 🥳 Maggie could have her own set of adventure books for kids! Consider putting a mirror down at her level on the floor until she figures out that’s her in the window. Or just enjoy the show when she goes all growly. ;) LOL She’s such a wonder dog. So glad the misadventure with the trash had no harmful effects. Dogs will be dogs.

    I got the cinhamon roll recipe post posted yesterday. And it had live links! I got ASSASSIN’S MOON uploaded to both the ‘Zon and D2D at around 8:30 Monday night–working all day with only short breaks. I didn’t do a thing yesterday. I was wiped out. UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON will go live when it goes live.

    Stormy is coming over for the rest of the week. His school is closed for a national Lutheran School convention in Milwaukee. All the teachers are going. Good thing I put off going to Wallyworld this week. Going this morning and I can pick up his preferred lunches. FYI, the kid is currently reading EREGON by Christopher Paoli. I love that he loves to read and that he’s not afraid to tackle a book that big! I also enjoyed the book way back when it first released and…dragons!

    The only other constructive done this week is get all my blogs set up for the rest of the week so I don’t forget. LOL Now I can concentrate of UTAM polishing.

    Happy Hump Day!

  3. Viki S.
    October 5th, 2022 at 3:17 pm · Link

    Oh Maggie is so cute! She knows that’s a tough dog looking back at her and she needs to show it who is boss. It’s just cute☺.

    I love how Maggie’s chair is front and center to see out the window. She must be very happy.

    Oh no, garbage🤑. I will never understand how they can wat stuff that is “bad.” Most of the time it even stinks – oh well.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIKER WITCH! I hope you two get together and have fun.

    Yesterday I went for a massage and she found a huge knot in my neck that was causing pain into my skull, arm and shoulder. She worked on it for quite a while and then told me to stop putting my anxiety there. She’s right. I had never thought of it but we do put things that are bugging us into our bodies. It’s hurting like crazy today so I need to focus on what I have stored there and get rid of it.

    Today I took the car in for it’s 3rd birthday inspection and all is well. I am so glad. Too many big expenses lately.

    Sure hope you are having a great day.

  4. Jenn
    October 5th, 2022 at 5:05 pm · Link

    B.E., isn’t it weird how we keep expecting our younger selves to turn up in the mirror? I must have caught Maggie before she had too much garbage because she gets sick at most anything “off” her diet. We got lucky!

    That’s a relief that nothin frustrating has happened at work, and awesome that you wrote a little! Sounds like you have a pretty good handle on the new routine with the day job now. And it’s always a win when the bills are paid and money still in the bank!

  5. Jenn
    October 5th, 2022 at 5:11 pm · Link

    Silver, Maggie can totally see herself the heroine of books for kids — she loves kids. I could do a mirror, but I think she was just surprised. She doesn’t really growl at other dogs unless they scare her so…who knows. But it was funny!

    WOW you are on fire getting the books polished and uploaded! I’m impressed! And I printed the cinnamon roll recipe for later use :-) You had to be tired.

    Hope you got through Walmart unscathed and with all the fixin’s for Stormy. I LOVE his fearless reading! Tackling a big book at his age is totally brag-worthy and amazing!

    Dragons are always cool.

    Getting blogs set up is so organized. You’re having a productive week!

  6. Jenn
    October 5th, 2022 at 5:18 pm · Link

    Viki, we wanted her to have a view out front, and this has worked out well. The growling thing was too funny.

    Ugh I’m sorry you’re sore. I was hoping you’d say that when you woke up today the massage had helped relieve it but I know that’s unrealistic. It’s hard not to tense in our necks, I even do it when I’m just impatient, but not upset. You probably have everything you need to help it, but I find Voltaren gel helps my neck. It’s a topical NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug).

    Yay on the perfect report card on your car! That is good news!

    Hope you have a good night!

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