Friday, August 20, 2010

We got a new ramp for the Aire-mobile! Woohoo!

Hey, everydoggie! It's me, Patches! Wait till you see what our mom bought for us, today! It's a doggie ramp for our Aire-mobile! Last week, when our mom took Penny to the groomer's, she had an awful time getting Penny to step up and down on the upside down mail tub. It isn't the most stable thing for an Aire-pup to step on! And our mom knows that it will only get worse as Penny gets older. She's already 11 1/2 and I just turned 7, so I'm not that far away from being a senior citizen too!

For some unknown reason, last night, Mom started thinking of how she could get us (especially Penny) into and out of the Tahoe without having to help us. There was the possibility of trading in the Tahoe on something lower to the ground, but our mom nixed that option so fast it wasn't even funny! She LOVES our Tahoe! She started researching doggie ramps and found like 8,984,900 different models! She measured how long and how wide it needed to be and today, she set out for the pet stores in our area. She wanted to actually SEE them in person before she bought one! Sometimes she's just funny that way!

Okay, so her first stop was a place where she used to buy our foodables, but they only had doggie steps...no ramps. On her second stop, she found exactly what she was looking for, but the price was waaaaaaay too high! After she looked at what they had, she was walking around the store looking for some other kind and maybe looking a little confused. A nice man asked if he could help her and she asked if those were the only ramps they had. He told her they were the only ones, but they are really good ramps. Yeah, well our mom was feeling cheap and didn't really want to invest $140 in a dog ramp!

She told the nice man that she was very concerned about the weight of a ramp because she has to be able to use it with just one hand, while holding a wild child by the leash in the other hand! He took that ramp out to her Tahoe and showed her how easy it is to use and how easy it is to put away. He almost HAD her until she heard the price. Now, this ramp has obviously been demonstrated once or twice since it had doggie toenail prints on it, so Mom asked if he could come down any on the price. Guess what! He gave her a $50 discount! They didn't even take the ramp back into the store for Mom to pay! They just took the box and left the ramp right in the middle of the back of our Aire-mobile!

And guess what else! Mom CAN actually pull it out and put it back with just one hand! Woohoo for you, Mom! This is going to relieve a lot of stress, on our mom, whenever one of us has to go to the v-e-t or the groomer! She always starts worrying about it the night before! Well, NO MORE, Mom! You will have to find something ELSE to worry about from now on! (And she WILL)! I'm sure she is the world's biggest worrier (is that a word?)! After all this typing, we had to make our mom come back and tell you that the ramp is telescoping! The top slides back to make the whole thing only take up 39 inches from front to back! That still leaves lots of room for the stuffs that our mom buys to re-sell! Woohoo again!

Have a great weekend, everydoggie!

Patches & Penny (who won't be stepping on mail containers anymore!)


Finni said...

Well done Mom for negotiating a good price. It looks like a really sturdy ramp.
Finni xx

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What a pawesome deal fur all of woo!

I bet this really does make fur an inkhredible weekend!

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Gus said...

that is way cool. And the discount is even better. Congratulations to Mom and the girls on their new tool.


TwoSpecialWires said...

Well. We think this is way cool. And Moma's loves your negotiating skills. But we were surprised by something! Penny is 11 1/2? We'd've never guessed! She doesn't look a day over two.

Totally impressed,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Noah the Airedale said...

That ramp is fantastic. Wish my pinkies would get me one.

Noah x

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

I bought a ramp like that for my old boy Sir Luke @RB. It was quite handy and maneuverable. Glad you got a discount. Have a great weekend!

Molly the Airedale said...

What a great ramp! You girls are going to get lots of use out of it! You have one smart mom!
We see angel Poppy on your sidebar now along with your sweet dad.
Your new header picture is just awesome! That collar looks just beautiful on you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Wyatt said...

That is a great addition to the aire-mobile! Somedays, I like to be lifted too (Cuz, I'm a big baby)!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

How beautiful you look in your special collar - perfect color for you too. Your Mom made a great deal - it never hurts to ask. Congrats.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lacy said...

w00fs, what A cool deal she got...is it for short doggies too...Jodee is sooo tiny she cant git in the car..mama is thinkin about a pet carrier for her..

b safe,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Patches and Penny!
Pawesome deal!
Glad your mom got that discount!
And now you can go up in your Aire-Mobile easier!
Kisses and hugs

Dexter said...

That looks like MY ramp. No worries about it falling down if it can support the Mango. I think it is a great idea. Now just be careful not to pull all cracker dog when mom is putting the ramp into boarding position. And no more jumping out of the car, OK?


tula monstah said...

wow- woo's mom knows how to wheel & deal! we have a ramp too- mom got it fur her furst doggie who had back problems. but, it could come in handy one day! hope it does the trick!

wagging weekend to ya!

Sherry said...

Last time I looked at ramps, they all seemed really heavy. I'm going to tell a friend of mine to look at your blog 'cause she wants a ramp for her 12-yr-old Airedale, too.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Great job Mom!! Our Mom is a negotiator too! Don't you just love it??

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Joe Stains said...

What a good deal!! This will make all your lives easier!

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

You girls look mahvelous! Wow, totally beauteous! And we're so glad you have that cool new ramp to keep safe and well. We have to get one for ourselves, too!

Have fun!


Sally Ann and Andy said...

I love your ramp. I used to have one that I used to get on the bed. Your Mom is quite the bargain shopper.
Sally Ann and Andy

Life With Dogs said...

Jealous her! We need to get one for Truffles - she's hard on my back.

Nice acquisition. :)

Sunshade said...

Cooooool ramp gurrrrrls!! Mum got me one too for when she goes away and her friends are taking care of me. Mum usually carries me in and out, but her friends can't!

Great deal your mom got too, those ramps can be so pricey (according to mum)!

ps. your Aire-mobile is HUGE, you have your own bedroom back here.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshhade

Hollie and Janie said...

Wow! What a great way to get into your car... it's like someone's rolled out the red carpet for yall!

Unknown said...

Mom knows how to deal wow! Ramps are great and a big help. Glad it worked out.

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee the two of ya are so lucky ta have a ramp ta help ya get up in the Airemobile...'n yer Mom got a good deal too.....'n that is the best deal around....enjoy.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

William Tell said...

Wow, your Mom sure knows how to get a good deal. We could use one of those ramps for Glynn and Cap, they don't like to leap into the truck like I do. Mom has to heft them up. I guess Airedales are a little heavier to heft, huh? Smart idea using a ramp for them. Does it work with wheelies, too?

Happy Tails,
William Tell