Mom and Dad have been spending lots of time in the basement. They are still getting Dad's tools ready to sell. A few have already been sold, but they have lots more! While Dad is going through his tools, our mom has been doing this:
Yep, the grooming station for the real doggies is all ready to go! Mom and Dad built the steps because Mom can't lift the doggies onto the table and they extended the size of the table top so nodoggie falls over the edge. They even put foam padding on the top so the doggies won't slip!
They even have a shelf with a power strip right above the grooming table. Now, if Mom just had the time to actually groom somedoggie!
Here's the first victim! Patches has no problem going to the basement, but she isn't too thrilled about going up the steps to the grooming table. I guess it's because she knows what goes on up there...especially since she doesn't have a bit of trouble going up and down the stairs outside! She can navigate THOSE stairs at warp speed!
Mom was ready to start on the first victim, this morning, but she couldn't get victim number one and victim number two (Poppy) to stop playing bitey face. She may have to do victim number 3 (Penny) during a thunderstorm. That's usually the only time Penny goes to the basement!
Since Mom can't get anydoggie to go to the basement, this morning, she's going out to do yard work. It's finally cool enough to do something outside for a change! While she's outside, Poppy and Patches will stand by the door and cry. Penny gets to go out first, with Mom and then we switch doggies. Penny comes in and Poppy and Patches go out. Ya see, all 3 doggies can't be in the back yard at the same time when Mom is out there. If Patches, Penny and Mom are out there together, Penny tries to attach Patches and take her down like a lion takes down a wildebeast! She only does it when Mom is out in the yard with them! She used to do it to Poppy when Poppy was young, but now that Poppy's old, Penny doesn't do it to her anymore. We think Penny is just trying to let everydoggie know that she is the Alpha when she's outside. When they're inside, Poppy is the Alpha. We never have been able to figure why it's that way, but it is!
Well, everybuddy, I'm going back into my new home in the curio cabinet so I can watch the comings and goings of all of us who live in this zoo!
PorkChop (and Poppy, Penny & Patches too)