Where’s Margaret?

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Kind of like Where’s Waldo?…


Maggie has two modes:  sleeping or Velcro.  As in, she’s either off in a corner, snoozing loudly… or she’s Velcroed to my leg.  This morning, I figured she had to be sleeping because I couldn’t find her for her walk.  “Where’s Margaret?” I called. “Margaret! Margaret!”   Then, I spotted the dachshund-sized lump under the neatly(ish) made bed.  Do you see her?


There she is!


To be a beloved dog… it’s a good life.




Two eggs and melted cheese on an Udi’s bagel.  With an apple… which I shared with Maggie once I got her puppy butt out of bed.


Oh, I’m so happy to hear that so many of you are joining me on my no-celebrity gossip challenge.  I may need the emotional support when I go through PerezHilton.com withdrawals.   Winking smile


Have a very wonderful day!



  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 11, 2012, 10:16 am

    The healthy living blog world has replaced my celeb gossip obsession completely. I’m so out of the loop about which celebrities are pregnant or getting divorced. Luckily there’s no shortage of babies on the way in blog-land! 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 11, 2012, 10:23 am

    That sandwich looks so good! I really need to try some Udi’s Bagels!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery April 11, 2012, 10:24 am

    That’s so adorable. I almost need a “no celebrity gossip support group”. I’ve had to stop myself from typing in the url to people magazine lol.

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras April 11, 2012, 10:25 am

    I had a straight-up panic reaction when I read this post title, and immediately thought “OH GOD DID SOMETHING HAPPEN TO MAGGIE???” Then I realized that, clearly, that was not the case. Hahaha I love when pets hide under blankets.

    • Caitlin April 11, 2012, 10:26 am

      Oh god. that post would be entitled HOLY F*CK

  • Faith @ For the Health of It April 11, 2012, 10:29 am

    Ha – my dog wouldn’t be able to hide as easily. There are very limited places a 70 pound pup can go unnoticed!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 11, 2012, 10:30 am

    Lol – just read the comment above about Maggie actually going missing and your response. That would be a very very bad thing! As for celeb gossip, I don’t really pay much attention to it. Blogs are so much more fun to read (although I’d love to know if and when Ryan Reynolds becomes single again!) 😉

    • Elle April 11, 2012, 10:38 am

      What, he’s not single?? Dang!

  • Juliet @ The Wife Thing April 11, 2012, 10:47 am

    Interesting you took on this celebrity challenge. It has been on the news a lot recently as Ashley Judd is talking about bullying from celebrity journalists! I definitely think there is a difference between mean spiritied and “just for fun” celebrity gossip. I particularly don’t like celebrity pregnancy speculations because you never know the struggle that someone could be going through

  • Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs April 11, 2012, 11:21 am

    OMG Maggie is my favorite. I especially love that you call her Margaret too.

    • Jen April 12, 2012, 12:01 am

      Me too! For some reason, it just tickles me so much when you call her Margaret! Love that dog!

      Oh…and James too (love him too)!!!

      Is it weird to be this much in love with dogs you’ve never met? Oh, well… 🙂

  • Ashley April 11, 2012, 11:22 am

    Maggie is so cute!! Do you have any worries with the dogs and a new baby?

  • Emelie April 11, 2012, 11:27 am

    So cute! I’ve had to stop throwing myself onto my fluffy bed because there is always a good chance that a dachshund is sleeping in there. Does Maggie burrow into piles of (clean or dirty) laundry too?

  • Joy April 11, 2012, 11:31 am

    Hi! My name is Joy and today is my 17th birthday 🙂 It would really mean a lot if you could wish me a happy birthday. Thank you!!

    • Jen April 12, 2012, 12:05 am

      I’m sure Caitlin has not seen this, but I wish you a happy birthday!

      (Okay, so I know it’s not the same, but I DO!) 🙂

      • CaitlinHTP April 12, 2012, 10:21 am

        I wish I had seen this yesterday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🙂 17 is a pretty awesome age.

  • Kristin @ Wounded Fawn April 11, 2012, 11:42 am

    I wish I were eating your egg sandwich right now. Maggie is so cute! My one cat, Lulu sleeps under the blankets like that. I just adopted a dog 2 months ago. I named her Clementine and she is the sweetest too! She brings me such happiness! Just thought I would share that bc I am still a new Doggy Mom!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well April 11, 2012, 11:46 am

    That sandwich looks amazing. I recently saw my Trader Joes is selling Udi’s buns. I am so pumped up! Ha. It’s the little things, right??

  • Ali @SeeAliEatSeeAliRun April 11, 2012, 11:56 am

    I have a 5 lb Yorkie and she does the SAME thing! I always forget to check the bed too since she’s not visible under the covers and I spend like 10 minutes frantically searching the house and yelling her name.

    Nope, she’s just resting in my bed and choosing to ignore me! Haha

  • Megan April 11, 2012, 12:10 pm

    The fattest of our cats does that all the time; he tuckers himself out chasing the blanket while I am making the bed, and then naps underneath. Drives me nuts, but he’s a sweetie so I forgive him daily.
    I love when you put up pictures of your pups. I have to live vicariously through other people’s dogs until we can adopt one of our own.

  • Sara April 11, 2012, 12:20 pm

    I am going to put your two topics together. My dogs are so loved they came w/ me on a trip to pick up eggs. There we go. (I couldn’t stand to leave them behind after I just got home!)

  • Kate April 11, 2012, 1:20 pm

    I love Maggie! I don’t care if there’s absolutely no one home behind those big eyes, she’s just adorable.

  • Sana April 11, 2012, 1:30 pm

    hahaha Maggie prolly just wanted the bed to herself. She is a smart cookie 😉 I am def Team Maggie!

  • Mildly Entertained April 11, 2012, 1:34 pm

    I really like your Celebrity Gossip challenge – but I don’t think it’s long enough. It’s never okay to gossip about other people and judge them. Gossiping is essentially “bullying” behind someone’s back. People forget to actually LIVE their own lives.

    I hate Talk Shows in particular. During the holiday last week, I watched a few talks shows throughout the day and was disgusted…they aren’t “talk shows” – they’re Gossip Shows. “The View”, “The Talk”, etc. etc. – all of them were b*tching and talking about celebrities and who should do what and judging them. Who cares if Miley Cyrus was photographed without her underwear on?! Leave her alone! Who cares if Jessie (ex-Sandra Bullock husband) wants people to stop asking him about the cheating?! Leave them alone – it’s their lives. Who are they (talk show gossipers – who are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars) to judge?

    I would just feel so dirty and so useless if I was one of those ladies complaining all day long. I couldn’t stand it. I just wish they would GET it. They don’t seem to really understand how hypocritical they are and how they are the “society” that perpetuates these problems.

    This comes to mind: “If you’re not a part of the solution, then you’re a part of the problem.”

    (sorry, off soap box now).

  • Alexis April 11, 2012, 2:45 pm

    I’d love to see some of my favorite bloggers participating in this! A Food Blogger Bake Sale to end childhood hunger, such an amazing cause… http://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2012/03/28/share-our-strength-food-blogger-bake-sale/

    Share Our Strength actually funded part of my graduate thesis research (on childhood hunger) 🙂

  • Kaitlyn April 11, 2012, 3:36 pm

    Ah, dogs are so cute. They can make life feel so simple sometimes!

  • Lisa April 11, 2012, 7:21 pm

    Haha! That is too adorable. My kitty is the same way. He’s glued to my lap, following me around the house, or buried underneath the blankets on my side of the bed. Both cats also like napping on my clothes. Weird.

  • Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not April 11, 2012, 10:35 pm

    I adore the names of your dogs…and that bed spread!

  • Kerry April 11, 2012, 11:24 pm

    I notice you eat a lot of Udi’s bagels and other products… what do you think of the bagels? I love their bread and english muffins but the bagels just seem like thick bread to me.

    • CaitlinHTP April 12, 2012, 1:10 pm

      They are okay. They are definitely not real bagels. I miss real bagels 🙁

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