Monday, January 31, 2011

We've been (A) Framed!!

In our last post we mentioned that there had been a lot going on around here lately.  The bad news is that the blog has suffered a serious lack of attention.  The good news is that we've got lots of new material!


Recently mom got a brilliant idea that it was time to do a little construction.  She enlisted the help of her dad (who will henceforth be lovingly referred to as Grandpa Tom) for some kind of project down in our basement.

Wow.  That's a lot of wood!  What on earth could they be up to?? 

Oh, geez.  Carmen you better come over here & see this...

"Build Your Own Agility Equipment?!?"

 I think we're screwed!!

Grandpa Tom wasted no time getting to work - measuring, sawing, & hammering.  I figured that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!  I was right there to supervise & make sure he did everything right.

Safety first!
Are you sure that's straight??
It says he'll need this hammer next.
It's amazing what you humans can do with those thumbs of yours!
Hey, wait a minute.  This is starting to look familiar! 

Carmen, I think we've been (A) Framed!!
Wow, that's quite the addition to our basement agility course!  A couple of trials with some A-Frame issues, and voila - I have one of my very own to practice on.  Who'da thunk it?

Now for some sanding so it's safe for our paws!

Did someone say it was time to paint?!?!

Oh, come on.  You never let me help paint...

Several hours and coats of paint later, there was a full-size obstacle ready for a test run.
Pretty impressive, eh?
 I boldly volunteered to give it a try.

 A Frenchie perspective of the A-Frame

Up & over!

Coming in for a landing!
Mom says now we can never move, as the A Frame is too big to fit back up the stairs now that it's built.  Plus it weighs over 200 lbs, so it's not going anywhere.  Thanks to Grandpa Tom for helping us with the build, don't think we could have nailed two pieces of wood together properly without you!!

15 comments:

Deborah said...

WOW, that's nice! You will for sure win at all the shows!!
xxoo
Deborah

Benny and Lily said...

You guys did an awesome job on your new "A." It sure is a Big A. You were both so helpful snoopervising grandpaw with the construction. Obviously Paw was not listening since he didn't have his safety goggles on. Great job!
Benny & Lily

Samantha said...

What an amazing project! And I guess you better not move!!! Love the photo of the hands-on doggehs - we can see that they were very helpful! Hope you'll take some movies of going through the "paces" in the basement - must be a large space!
Hugs xoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a clever and cute post!!! Awesome work from you two Frenchies and Grandpa Tom. We just love the safety goggle photo:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kari in WeHo said...

Blue and Gold? Are you serious? I think it needs to be Scarlett and Grey!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Jazzi said...

WOW!! That looks impressive, You have a talented Grandpa. Have fun playing on the new piece of wood!!

wags
Jazzi

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your A-frame is awesome! You guys will never be bored at your house!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Carla said...

What a great grandpa!!! Just found your blog over the weekend...I love it! I also work in the dental field...have 2 French Bull dog, Boston Terrier mix doggies...oh yes and a husband and 3 children. hahaha. Good luck with the new toys!! They are great!!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! WOWie Can't belive you have your own A frame to practice. Lots of Golden Lucks on your practice. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Cooper and Lola said...

Wow you have a talented Grandpa!! Have fun with your A-frame. You should be getting the blues from now on..Good luck and have fun.

Mango said...

Good thing you guys are short or your little heads would hit the ceiling. Please send Grandpa to my estate at once to construct an A-frame for PeeWee. He is mental.

Slobbers,
Mango

Nubbin' Tails said...

Good thing you are height challenged. I think if we had one in our basement I'd smack my noggin' on the ceiling!

Wags!

Mr. Nubbin'

LuLu and Wally said...

Your photos and captions are hilarious! haha

Lucky doggies to have such a handy Grandpa.. and a basement! ;)

Have fun with your new a-frame! It came out great!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

You are truly dedicated to your agilities! And, should you ever move, the A-frame will offer a unique "feature" for the basement. You are lucky to have such a talented and generous grandpa.

Jed & Abby

PoochesForPeace said...

thats so cool! My first thought was, "i hope they dont have to get it out of the house somehow" haha!