Agriculture Day at the Blaine House with Chef Chris Hart

Of course Baxter was showing students from Farrington Elementary School in Augusta around the yard at the Blaine House!!


Check it out – the Maine Arts Commission has just completed a video about the Blaine House!  Click on the link below and let me know what you think of it!



I visited Helen Thompson Elementary School in West Gardiner yesterday with First Lady (my human mom) and Paula Benoit.  First Lady read the book Paula wrote titled, Baxter in the Blaine House.  It’s about me of course and I was the star of the show once again!!  I loved meeting the classrooms of kids ranging from grades K – 3.  They were great!



First Lady and I love to Skype with classrooms.  She holds me in her lap and lets me look into the screen/camera while she talks about the Blaine House and being First Lady.  The kids love me!!!

Meet my new friend, Miss MacInnes.  It was a blast visiting with her classroom.  I think we are going to be visiting again soon – can’t wait!!

Here are a couple of illustrations from the newly published book about me, Baxter, First Dog of Maine!!  A few words about the book taken from the back cover follow the illustrations.

If you’re interested in buying a book you can call the Blaine House and order a copy or go to www.blainehouse.org and order from the Friends of Blaine House web site.  All proceeds from the book go directly to them!!

Hope you like it!

In Baxter in the Blaine House, the lively Jack Russell terrier mix offers young readers a tour of the mansion that has been home to Maine’s governors and their families since 1920.  Baxter guides children through his daily schedule as supervisor of the rooms, while pointing out historic objects and his own favorite places – including, of course, his special spot in the kitchen.  Many fourth-grade classes tour the Blaine House while studying Maine history, and meeting Baxter is often  a highlight of their visit.

Hi folks, Baxter here!  Just wanted to let you know the Governor and First Lady are hosting an open house here at the Blaine House for anyone who brings a canned good.  We are collecting the canned goods and  they’ll be donated to the local food pantry.  The doors will be open at 11:00 – 2:00. 

FYI – snacks are being served and I’ll be here to help answer the door and greet guests. 

Winners of the School Bus Safety Poster Contest were visiting at the Blaine House for their annual reception.  Students from all over Maine arrived with their parents and grandparents to receive their trophy and certificate.