Friday, February 26, 2010

Frenchie Tool Time

Hidey Ho!! Brutus here! Mom is letting me do our post #199!

I got to help mom with the teeter she built a few weeks ago - she couldn't have done it without me! I'll show you the most important parts of the project I made possible, kinda like my own little "Tool Time".

First, make sure you have all the supplies you need. Today we are going to paint a teeter. So we need a teeter - check (covered with plastic behind me) - and paint stuff - check.

It's very important to select the right kind of roller for your painting needs! I prefer these nice sheep-skin looking ones:

Next, prepare your tools by play bowing to them:

Now use this wood mixer thingy to stir up your paint. You might want a human around to hold the can so you don't dump it (not that I would know from experience...)

The mixer also makes an excellent chew toy, although make sure you only do this BEFORE stirring the paint with it!

Come to think of it, so does the roller...

Next, grab the mixer thingy and make your human chase you around a little.

OK, lets get back to work! Pick up the paint roller and....
What do you mean I can't use a roller without thumbs???

OK, this next part is really important. Get comfy & take a nice, long nap. Let your human do all the grunt work!

And when you wake up, voila! The paint is already dry!! If I must say so myself, that is one fine looking piece of equipment I created!

The last thing to do is to try out the teeter and make sure it works properly. Here we go:

Remember, things like this should only be attempted by an experienced professional!

Project successfully completed! Now where is my treat???

Have a great weekend everyone! Be sure to tune in Monday, mom's got something special planned for post #200!!


Tucker said...

OMG, you walk on that!! Brutus you are super brave at your agility things. My Momma and Dad are painting in the house and I stole the stir sticks too. Only I broke them, whoops.

woof - Tucker

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Perfect teaching post!! I am sure there will be many putting your instructions to grrrreat use.
Wooohooo # 200!! I remember mine. Can't wait to see what that furtile little mind of yours has cooked up.
AND... speaking of cooking... Baxter posted this grrrreat recipe today. I thought you might like to try it.
(Some two legger help required)
Take one treat. Cover it with SNOW. Pack tight. AND CHOMP!!!
Really easy and only two ingredients! I know you have them both!! Let me know if you and Mason give them a try.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a wonderful painting tutorial Brutus!! Did Tim Allen come over to help too???


ScrapsofMe said...

I hear HGTV is looking for a new concept show for DIY projects. I think you would have an excellent chance. DIY with the wee Brute.

Excellent demonstration!


Cocorue said...

Brutus, you are an excellent should be on telly


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Great job Brutus!! We never new the double function of painting tools!

Woofs and Kisses!

Kari in Alaska said...

you do good work brutus! Can we hire you?

Bijou said...

Terrific job on the teeter Brutus. Can you come over and build me one?


Unknown said...

Where you hoping for a faux finish, Brutus? Is that why you added texture to the roller?

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

You are such a good helper Brutus - we will keep your painting tips in mind for the next time mom decides to paint :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Moose said...

Most impressive tool time work! Looks very professional. You know that 90% of painting is in the prep work and you did an excellent job!
You and mason look great napping together. he is a handsome boy too.
Can't wait for the next post!!!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

OH BRUTUS!!! We can't believe how sweet these pictures are and what an exceptional little helper you are!!!

Martine said...


Is your basement dedicated to your agility training?! That is totally COOL!!!

Glad you were so helpful to your mom, we are sure she wouldn't be able to do this without you!

xo martine & the kiddlets

PS: we hope your blizzard stops soon!

Dog Foster Mom said...

Great job Brutus - your humans must really appreciate all the help you gave them.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Brutus. I got tired just looking at all the hard work you had to do to make that teeter-thingie. And yes, I do think blue is an excellent Ninja-repellent color. Good choice!

Wiggles & Wags,

Molly the Airedale said...

You are definitely a jack of all trades, Brutus!
We think it is so cool that you have your own agility equipment in your basement!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh! My what a great teeter ... your own. WOWY! are you a very lucky dog. You can actually practice in your home (I assume that's the basement). BTW: I missed the scout meeting yesterday (mom's fault, shes been busy lately). Anway, did enjoyed the scout song. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

houndstooth said...

Wow! That was a lot of hard work! I hope you get a lot of treats as a reward!


Nellie, Yuchie, Calvert and Bailey said...


Just when we think it's impossible for you to out do yourself you raise the bar even higher!

Can you possibly be any more ADORABLE! Mom can't stop squealing... we're going to go deaf if she continues... sigh....

Belly rubs to the two of you.


The WriggleButts said...

LMTO! Very well done, Brutus! I'm most impressed. The images of you chewing the roller had Mom laughing out loud. And thinking you were super cute. She also mumbled something about the last time she painted and having a multi-color pug. Don't have the faintest idea what she's talking about.


dw said...

Tim, erm, um, I mean Brutus, you're doing a wonderful version of "Tool Time" there! And such a great job your human did (with your planning and supervision, of course) on the teeter!

kissa-bull said...

oh brutus you are so furry manly and handy
if woo ever need a modelsh for your tool time show please to calls me okay
pibble sugars
coco chanel and bella

Dexter said...

Hey! That is how Master works too. He makes Jarrod do all the heaving lifting whilst he "supervises." Of course choosing the right tools is important so I have no doubt you were a big help.

Dexter is totally jelly of your underground agilities course complete with teeter totter. Way to stay in shape year round!


Achieve1dream said...

Very cute pictures! You did a fantastic job painting the teeter. Can't wait to see post 200.

Sam said...

Wow, Brutus - you guys did a GREAT job with that teeter! That basement set up looks like a great place to get some practice in. Have fun!

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

You caught my interest with the chewing part and the napping part. The actual work part? Not so much. That's what humans are for! :-)

*kissey face*

Smushie Ranch said...

Brutus, we are just SO impressed with your building and painting skills. Of course Stella is expecting that you'll now be able to build her a house... but that'll be a conversation you two must have another time. Betty is hoping that someday you can teach her how to weave through some poles and walk over the teeter totter thing. She's kinda packed on a few extra pounds. Can't imagine how that happened in this house!

Shannon and the Gang

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello brutus its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is a grate teeter!!! however i hav avoyded standing on plastik ever sinse i saw that leethal weppun moovee a wile bak!!! ok bye

Unknown said...


We are very jealous!!! Great teeter, that should be lots of fun!

Arena Mom said...

I am WAY impressed Michelle!!!


OMD! You made that? That's amazing! And you are amazing too! We are soo impressed! We luv that shade of blue, it looks great with your black hair. Good job!

Glad to see you again Brutus, we have really been missing you!

Riley and Star.

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

I'm very impressed with you and mom. Nicely done you two!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Brutus!
Wow! Those were lots of instructions!
I will make sure to follow them next time we have a "painting project" here!
Happy weekend to you too!
Kisses and hugs

JD and Max said...

Hi Brutus, wise words and a very informative post. You are such a helpful pup - your mom sure is lucky to have you helping her like that. And wow - you are so agile to walk over that see saw thingy, we don't think it's something we'll ever master.... Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Oskar said...

What a fantastic handy man & supervisor you are!

Anonymous said...

Blue blue my teeter board is blue....

Life With Dogs said...

You have mad skills - I had no idea you were a DIYer. I want to see what you have up your sleeve for #200!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Lovely tutorial! What a nice shade of blue for your wobbly board.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo