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Hullo everyone!  It’s me, James.


My mom Caitlin is busy working on her book edits, so I offered to write a blog post for her.  She said if a dog blogs, then he’s a dogger.  I hope you enjoy my first attempt at dogging (my mom was just informed this is a dirty word but let’s roll with it because I’m only 5 years old and fixed so I don’t know what sex is, anyway).


Caitlin always tells people what a good boy I am because I am really smart and well-behaved.  I am also very quiet and never get nervous in new situations.  I listen well and come whenever I am called.  Apparently, I also possess a mastery of the English language, am capable of editing photographs, and can upload a blog post.


Basically, I am the polar opposite of Maggie


What can I say?  Opposites attract.


Caitlin took me to the Girls on the Run headquarters this morning.  I love going to GOTR because everyone pets me.  Sometimes, I even see other puppies there!  I like other puppies as long as they are female and are smaller than me.  Obviously.


Lisa, the program coordinator, and I had a meeting to discuss sponsorship opportunities.  I’m trying to convince my dad (the Husband) to sponsor a booth at the GOTR 5K in December.  I think he’s going to do it!


I also picked up a first aid kit and name badges for Caitlin.


When we got home, I helped her prepare her coach’s bag.  Her new season starts tomorrow.  She told me that she was nervous but I’m sure she will be just fine.  After all, if she can control Maggie on a daily basis, 15 eight to ten year olds will be no big deal.


Caitlin was happy because she didn’t have to cook lunch.  She just reheated Santa Fe Casserole, which she cooked last night.



Hey – Maggie wants to say hi.  Here she is:


OMG OMG OMG  What is that oh that is my tail  kjdfdi87f8! kjdfkdj! pant pant pant kjdhgoidg9ufdg9b8n (*^&^$#&*^(* 0934h3hvnakjfn adjf BARK BARK BARK Where am I djfhdjgh0bh nhe vn sleep poop klmdkngifdu food food food BARK BARK BARK  iejgkd hvuiv 0y909842748 8 Who are you Where is my mommy What is happening to me hfdjhfdkfd (*&*%&^$ Is this real life Where is my bed Help me Oh wait food food food BARK BARK BARK


Oh – sorry! It’s James again.  That’s what I get for giving Maggie the keyboard. 


Well, I’m off to go stare out the window, steal toys from Maggie, and look deeply into Dad’s eyes until he gets the hint and gives me a treat.  Bye!



  • Dana P. September 19, 2011, 3:43 pm

    I love this!

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food September 19, 2011, 3:46 pm

    I LOVE YOU JAMES! You should blog again soon!

    • Jess-The SemiAbnormal Gal September 19, 2011, 10:03 pm

      Yes please, James (and Maggie) I hope you can become regular “guest doggers”!

  • Rachel September 19, 2011, 3:46 pm


  • katie September 19, 2011, 3:55 pm

    This basically just made my day, and possibly my entire week! Awesome, hahahaha

  • erica September 19, 2011, 4:00 pm


    • Shallin September 19, 2011, 8:52 pm

      I second this!

  • Marisa E September 19, 2011, 4:02 pm

    Bahahahahaha!!! That was awesome….James is such a great dogger!!

  • Rae September 19, 2011, 4:03 pm

    Really needed that today 🙂

  • Lauren September 19, 2011, 4:07 pm

    What a cute post! I love Maggie’s bit the most 🙂

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please September 19, 2011, 4:07 pm

    Thank you James for giving Maggie a shot at “dogging” – it really made my afternoon at work!

  • Ashley September 19, 2011, 4:09 pm

    Haha!!! Oh James, you crack me up!

  • Andrea September 19, 2011, 4:10 pm

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha hilarious, especially Maggie’s bit – Thanks for the laugh, James!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans September 19, 2011, 4:10 pm

    Very cute!!

  • Kelly September 19, 2011, 4:10 pm

    Doggers rule and bloggers drool? Ha. Excellent first post, James!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg September 19, 2011, 4:10 pm

    Great post James — I would like to read a complete blog post by Maggie, maybe you can talk her into it?

  • maria September 19, 2011, 4:11 pm

    What a great dogger. This made my afternoon. I hope James will be dogging again.

  • Jess September 19, 2011, 4:12 pm

    Amazing! I loved it. James had a stroke of comedic genius when he invited Maggie to participate. 😉 Caitlin, you rock, as always.

  • Kelly September 19, 2011, 4:13 pm

    Bahahahaha Maggie.

  • Tatster September 19, 2011, 4:14 pm

    See, here in the UK, ‘dogging’ is what we call it when people scour car parks at night for sex. Kind of like wife swapping, but dirtier. Just saying.

    • Angela September 19, 2011, 4:18 pm

      Phew I wasn’t the only one who thought that when I was reading it. Made the comments a bit of a giggle though!

      • CaitlinHTP September 19, 2011, 4:23 pm


    • Freya September 19, 2011, 4:52 pm

      I am so glad you said that! I was thinking ‘I wonder if Caitlin knows what dogging really means…’

  • Dana September 19, 2011, 4:14 pm

    hahaha! cute!

  • Renee September 19, 2011, 4:15 pm

    Adore!!!! Loved this!

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life September 19, 2011, 4:15 pm

    Hahahaha I love Maggie at the end. Sooooo funny!!! Such a great job dogging James!

  • Tania @ Health Macadamia September 19, 2011, 4:15 pm

    So cute! Oh Maggie, you need a little typing help 😉

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 19, 2011, 4:16 pm

    Oh, poor little Maggie. haha! I loved this so much. We always joke that if one of my parents greyhounds (the male who is 95 pounds and more like a horse than a dog) could talk he would sound just like that. Such a doofball. Him and Maggie would be perfect for each other. 🙂

  • Kim @ Wonderings September 19, 2011, 4:16 pm

    Too Cute!

  • pam c September 19, 2011, 4:17 pm

    LOVE LOVE this post. That was too hilarious. Keep up the good work

  • Linda September 19, 2011, 4:18 pm

    HILARIOUS post! I seriously laughed out loud when I read Maggie’s part. Poor Maggie…

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) September 19, 2011, 4:18 pm

    Too stinking adorable!!! 😀 I needed a good laugh today! 😀

  • Suzanne September 19, 2011, 4:21 pm

    This is hilarious and made my day!!!

  • Amanda September 19, 2011, 4:23 pm

    What a talented doggie! Lol just brigtened my day a bit 🙂

  • Alett September 19, 2011, 4:25 pm

    Hi James!
    Pawsome job on the blog matey! My name is Toffee & I pirated my mom’s account so that I could comment on your blog. Did you know that there is also an organization called “Dogs with Blogs” -> I kid you not!

    I even have a blog (although I’ve been too busy sleeping to update it recently) ->

    Thanks for pawsing to blog!
    have a m-arrrrr-velous day hartie!
    (today is talk like a pirate day)

    xo Toffee/Alett

    • Kelley September 20, 2011, 7:46 am

      OMG “pawsome” !!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahhahaha i just died a little

  • Amilia September 19, 2011, 4:27 pm

    Brilliant way of blogging your day from James eyes.

  • Laine September 19, 2011, 4:27 pm

    Hands (and paws) down, this is the best blog post ever. (My sister owned a pug named Maggie who was soul sisters with your Maggie, crazy old things.)

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness September 19, 2011, 4:28 pm

    Hahaha! This is so funny 😀 Totally made me giggle, I love it! And Maggie’s section was hilarious, lol! 🙂 <3 xyx

  • Lindsay September 19, 2011, 4:30 pm


  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 19, 2011, 4:32 pm

    HAHAHA this is awesome. Nice work James 🙂

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) September 19, 2011, 4:32 pm

    Great post! And good luck with GOTR!

    If my bog blogged, it’d be a lot like Maggie’s.

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) September 19, 2011, 4:35 pm

    bwahahahahaha. awesomeness. truly does have command of the English language. Far better than I, I’d say 😉 love Maggie!

  • Jessica September 19, 2011, 4:36 pm

    Thanks for the laugh! What a great post. I will reread this often.

  • emily September 19, 2011, 4:36 pm

    I loved this! Webster just peed on the floor and I slipped in it and spilled hot candle wax all over myself so if he was dogging it’d be something along the lines of –
    “Mom sure yells a lot. I wonder what she means by ‘I’ll cook you and turn you into a real hot dog!’?”

  • Taylor September 19, 2011, 4:39 pm

    I love you James! You’re an amazing dogger 😉

  • VCK September 19, 2011, 4:40 pm

    I am highly amused by this post. The Maggie part was especially brilliant.

  • Caitlyn September 19, 2011, 4:41 pm

    LOL! Maggie’s part is hilarious. My eyes are watering from laughing so hard!

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats September 19, 2011, 4:42 pm

    Hahah, I love the part where Maggie says “What is happening to me”. So funny. What a character she is 😉

  • Lauren @ laurenINlawrence September 19, 2011, 4:44 pm

    cute cute cute 🙂

  • Rebecca September 19, 2011, 4:47 pm


  • kathleen @ the daily crumb September 19, 2011, 4:47 pm

    james, you would love my fur baby winnie — female and smaller than you!

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? September 19, 2011, 4:48 pm

    I love it!! Too cute. 🙂

  • Reenie September 19, 2011, 4:51 pm

    Ca-Ute 🙂

  • Liz September 19, 2011, 4:52 pm

    hahahah I love this – hilarious. Made me laugh out loud, which I needed today!

  • deva (voracious vorilee) September 19, 2011, 4:52 pm

    BAHAHA.. this has me laughing out loud!

  • Freya September 19, 2011, 4:52 pm

    HAHAHA I love Maggie’s bit!

  • Penélope September 19, 2011, 4:56 pm

    Hahahahahahahahaha, I can’t stop laughing at Maggie’s part!!!!!!!

  • Juli D. September 19, 2011, 4:58 pm

    Ha ha – very cute post. 🙂 We have two similar dogs. We imagine the smart one talks in an English accent, and the, errr, less smart one talks like Eeyore.

  • Brittney September 19, 2011, 4:59 pm

    I like the Maggie part- too funny!

  • Ciera @ Rose and Thistle September 19, 2011, 5:08 pm

    So cute!

  • Orla September 19, 2011, 5:09 pm

    Hahahaha – hilarious. I love this post. I am reading this, looking at my two dogs wondering which one is a James and which is a Maggie. Brilliant.

  • Liz September 19, 2011, 5:15 pm

    A perfect post for a Monday like today. I needed to laugh!

  • Juniper September 19, 2011, 5:19 pm

    Bwahahahahaha!! this MADE my day! 😀

  • Courtney September 19, 2011, 5:20 pm

    I vote for doggie bloggers at least once a week!! This is adorable. The one for Maggie made me laugh. : )

  • Laura September 19, 2011, 5:23 pm

    I totally wanted to do a post like this when we got our house. I wanted Leland to give a tour… but he wasn’t up to it. Maybe our new little puppy will be up to it 🙂

    Anytime I use a non-common word, I always check urban dictionary first… I almost introduced a topic as “Operation Crazy Train”… until I looked it up.

  • Megan @ On the Road Again September 19, 2011, 5:24 pm

    Ha! LOVE the Maggie paragraph!

  • Sarah @ w30 September 19, 2011, 5:25 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Great job, James! And, Maggie, awwwwwww. *patsonhead*

  • Jennifer September 19, 2011, 5:29 pm

    I love it!!! I think James & Maggie should post more often.

  • Kristen (inspiredbydooce) September 19, 2011, 5:33 pm

    Oh Maggie…she just always looks so crazy/stupid/clueless. I love it.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 19, 2011, 5:44 pm

    Dear James,

    Why do you call your dad “Dad” and your mom “Caitlin”? I’m sure that’s too nosy of a question to ask, but well… I’m nosy!

    And keep on keepin’ maggie moo in line – she’s got quite a brain.

  • Mia September 19, 2011, 5:47 pm

    I’m confused, why does your dog call you by your first name? shouldn’t you be mom???

  • Jessica @ Fit Chick Wannabe September 19, 2011, 5:58 pm

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha Maggie reminds me of my chihuahua Natalie who is also clueless…love this post…def do another!

  • kristin @ wounded fawn September 19, 2011, 5:58 pm

    We should all get into dogging more often. 🙂 hahahhaa!

  • Lesley September 19, 2011, 6:02 pm

    LOL, love it! Two paws up for James! And for Maggie too! Your part was brief, but memorable. 😉 Hahahahahaha……..

  • maria @ Chasing the Now September 19, 2011, 6:13 pm

    Adorable! 🙂

  • Molly @ RDexposed September 19, 2011, 6:20 pm

    Maggie is so freaking cute!!

  • Penny September 19, 2011, 6:20 pm

    lol!! I love it.

    I have been doing something similar to this on my blog for awhile. My youngest son (who is now 2) has written a few posts for my blog. 🙂 I call it the King Tater Chronicles. 🙂

  • Joey September 19, 2011, 6:27 pm

    This was so cute! I <3 James! 🙂

  • Eve September 19, 2011, 6:38 pm

    This just made my day!! I must get my Jack Russell Molly to do a blog post – I’m sure she would sound an awful like Maggie though……WOOF!! TAIL!! FOOD!! lol

  • Shari September 19, 2011, 6:38 pm

    That just literally made me LOL. Too cute!!

  • ashley September 19, 2011, 6:42 pm

    haha! great post! i would love to see those 2 in action with their opposing dogalities!

  • Katie September 19, 2011, 6:44 pm

    Hahaha that’s brilliant. I laughed out loud when I got to Maggie’s bit 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 19, 2011, 6:49 pm

    what a cute blog post idea! Love the new perspective! And good luck with coaching tomorrow – it’ll be great!

  • Brooke @ Tales of A Bride-To-Be September 19, 2011, 6:49 pm

    Such a funny and cute post!

  • Aja September 19, 2011, 7:05 pm

    This is so cute! Maybe my cat should take a turn blogging. 🙂

  • Claire September 19, 2011, 7:20 pm

    I know you like collecting children’s books so thought I’d let you know that there is a gorgeaus childrens book called Dogger – nothing about blogging dogs (or any slightly distasteful night time activities for that matter!). It’s by Shirley Hughes. It was my little sister’s favourite book and my kids love it too. It would make a great addition to your collection.

  • Claire September 19, 2011, 7:20 pm


  • Ari @ Ari's Menu September 19, 2011, 7:31 pm

    I love dog posts!! I always want to write posts from the puppies perspective, but never do. Sometimes my husband and I even talk to each other as the dogs…I wonder if I should be embarrassed by that? 🙂

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 19, 2011, 7:34 pm

    James needs to have his own blog! He’s hilarious!

  • samantha September 19, 2011, 7:54 pm

    Awesome and the pictures are so cute!

  • Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks September 19, 2011, 7:57 pm

    love love love love this. especially maggie’s reaction — it’s priceless! 😉

  • Kim September 19, 2011, 7:59 pm

    James is a very smart boy. James deserves extra treats, an extra walk, and extra cuddles with Maggie!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) September 19, 2011, 8:06 pm

    James is such a good writer 😉 Maggie sounds a lot like my Leo. He was looking for a pillow and is now passed out because walking was a chore.

  • Laura September 19, 2011, 8:07 pm

    Love, love, love.

    I would really like to see an entire blog from Maggie one day.

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul September 19, 2011, 8:09 pm

    hehehe this was so cute!! The pic of both Maggie and James is adorable~~

  • Christena September 19, 2011, 8:41 pm

    oh my. Glad to know that me & my husband are not alone in impersonating our dogs. Every bday & holiday, we will write a card to each other from the pugs, complete with messy handwriting & misspelled words. Ha. The Maggie part at the end is hilarious. We have one like that too. “is this real life” hahahaha

    • Lili September 20, 2011, 1:19 am

      Haha that’s great and funny idea! I gotta do that this Christmas!

  • Emily September 19, 2011, 8:47 pm

    Great post James! Such an awesome should have your own! So funny, needed this today 🙂

  • Marian @ marianwrites September 19, 2011, 9:03 pm

    HAHA, love maggie’s cameo. hilarious. James’ mastery of syntax is quite impressive as well 🙂

  • 'Dee @ 'Dee's Garret September 19, 2011, 9:07 pm

    Oh my gosh … Maggie … “who am I?” … “where am I?” … “is this real life?”

    I died. Too freaking funny. Good job, James!

  • Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart September 19, 2011, 9:11 pm

    I LOVE THIS! So cute 🙂 Good luck with your new season tomorrow..I am sure you will be great!

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances September 19, 2011, 9:17 pm

    This was amazing… absolutely hilarious! Thanks for making my Monday even happier. 🙂

  • janese September 19, 2011, 9:23 pm

    CUTE PUPPIESSSSSS!!! I LOVE THISSSS! And Maggie’s blog is exactly how I imagine my dog’s inner monologue hahaha!

  • Lea @ Healthy Coconut September 19, 2011, 10:22 pm

    Awww, what a funny, adorable and heart warming post. It’s fun to pretend and imagine what our puppies are saying if we can understand their barks.

    Maggie’s part was so hilarious.

  • Stellina September 19, 2011, 10:26 pm

    OMG this is so funny!!!!! <3 this

  • Lindsay September 19, 2011, 10:35 pm

    Awww! I loved this!! James and Maggie should be regular guest bloggers!

  • Emily @ Comfortable Home Life September 19, 2011, 10:36 pm

    AHAHAHA Ohhhh I laughed so hard at Maggie’s bit. Too funny!

  • Jen September 19, 2011, 11:48 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA….seriously, AWESOME!!! Thank you for that! 🙂

  • Mary @ Rabbitsand Runs September 20, 2011, 12:12 am

    Hahahaha! This post made my day.

  • Liz September 20, 2011, 12:56 am

    Ha! I love guest doggy posts – Murphy posts on Carrots n Cake are so cute, too! I hope you & Maggie come back to post again sometime. 🙂

  • Lili September 20, 2011, 1:17 am

    Haha hilarious post!! I actually read this post imagining James dog voice LOL – am I the only silly one? Ha! I have 2 dogs myself, so, i can’t help!
    Come back soon J & M!

  • Khushboo September 20, 2011, 1:36 am

    HAHHAAHHA this post has made my morning!

  • Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 20, 2011, 2:01 am

    Hahahahaha Maggie 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I totally want to hug both of your pups!

  • Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl September 20, 2011, 3:14 am

    So cute! Your dogs have such personality!

  • Hayley @ Oat Couture September 20, 2011, 3:26 am

    Ahahahaha love this!! 😀

  • Alexis September 20, 2011, 4:58 am

    Hahahahaha I LOVE this! My parents have a dog exactly like Maggie, he’s a chihuahua-maltese mix named Fang:) Gotta love the neurotic ones!

  • Marla September 20, 2011, 6:56 am

    Reminds me of Carrots N Cake posts done by Murphy!
    Dogs are taking over the blogosphere it seems 🙂

  • Sam September 20, 2011, 7:08 am

    lmao I LOVE this post! Both james and maggie are sooo cute <3 loove them. Good luck at GOTR!

  • September 20, 2011, 7:35 am

    Loved. this. post. Absolutely loved it. Please bring back James some time. That dude is deep, I’m telling you. (Oh, and Maggie too. She’s, ummm, sweet.)

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 20, 2011, 7:39 am

    LOL I love Maggie’s part. This was hilarious! 😀

  • Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! September 20, 2011, 8:57 am

    Bahahaha, great minds think alike James! Daxter gave his very best, er, “dogging” attempt today, in fact!!

  • Laurie September 20, 2011, 9:37 am

    Great post James!!! Love you and Maggie!!!

  • Stacey September 20, 2011, 10:17 am

    This is the funniest thing I’ve read all morning! Poor Maggie 🙂 She needs a beer. LOL I’M JUST KIDDING 😀

  • steph September 20, 2011, 11:10 am

    James you are so handsome!!!!!!! maggie omg . i will love you forever

  • steph September 20, 2011, 11:11 am

    James you are so handsome and well spoken!!!!!!! maggie omg . i will love you forever

  • Pauline @ Milkshakejunkie September 20, 2011, 12:32 pm

    LOL very cute!

  • Amber K September 20, 2011, 1:08 pm

    lol, I was drinking some water and tooootally almost spit it out once Maggie got the keyboard. So funny!!

  • Raya September 20, 2011, 2:21 pm

    I almost cried laughing at this. HILAIR!!

  • Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats September 20, 2011, 3:16 pm

    You give me puppy fever so bad!

  • Alaina September 20, 2011, 5:53 pm

    Haha, this is so cute. 🙂 Thank you for the laugh!

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  • Kelly September 21, 2011, 10:06 am

    HAHAAHHAHAH – I bust out laughing at Maggie’s input – HAHAHA That is so funny!!!! “is this real life?” LMAO!!!

  • HTPMom September 21, 2011, 2:56 pm

    Hi, I was having a boring day at work and needed a refreshing moment so I peeked into your blog and found James blogging!!! What! Be careful he is so darn cute he might take over your job Sweetie. Maggie’s piece was a belly laugh….ain’t she special and just being herself is a gift to all.

  • Jolene ( September 25, 2011, 11:41 am

    This is so cute!!!!! I hope there is a post from Maggie coming too!!

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