Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Helping Dad Roof the Barn

It's a hot day today in Connecticut and we've been helping dad roof his barn - well, we haven't really been up on the roof with him but there's lots to do on the ground!
Dad started by ripping shingles off the roof and tossing them on the ground. We're part of the ground team helping mom pick them up and bag them! Look at all these tasty shingles!
Mitch is checking them out deciding which ones he needs to steal and chew on!

Don't worry - mom's being a meany and not letting us eat any. If anything - Mitch is learning "leave it" real good!

Here's Mitch inspecting the nail magnet. Mom wants to make sure that we get all of the nails up off the grass and in the driveway so we don't roll over any of them with any tractors or cars and puncture tires!

Here's a shot of dad and Uncle Bob up on the roof. You can see what a big job they have ahead of them. This barn is 75 feet long!
We got bored with all of the heavy duty work after awhile so we played a friendly game of tug!
I think I can safely say that Mitch won the tug game! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Mom went inside for a bottle of water and came back with a treat to share with each of us. She told us that we had to do a trick for this treat! Okay - we're game!

Mom asked me to do a "down" and I did a high five and then a down! I think I deserved two treats but mom only brought out two cookies!

Now it was Mitch's turn for his treat! Check out this humongous foot! OMG one paw is as big as his whole head!

Well - break time is up! Time to get back to helping mom pick up shingles!

Till next time.................

Love ya lots,



Putter said...

Maggie! Hi! Hi!

WOW, that looks like super duper funnest! I especially like the video footage of you and Mitch! I do need to ask though about the fact that Mitchy won tug -- what's up with that?:) The only one who ever wins tug with ME is Mom, she insists on it every time! :) Talk to you soonest!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Ruby Bleu said...

What good Airekids your are helping out your Mom! Good work Maggie!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Faya said...

It is so nice to help your Mom.....but I also think you deserve more cookies....
Big Kisses, Faya

Asta said...

Maggie, the two of you need a union wepwesentative, that twick desewves lots more cookies, and a longer bweak time...suwe is a bootiful barn..hope your Daddy doesn't slide off, but I'm suwe you'd catch him between the two of you.
smoochie kisses

Oscar Airedale said...

You btwo are such helpful Dales! Shame you didn't get to chew all that lovely wood though!

Oscar x

Jackson said...

Hey pals, that nail magnet sure looks like fun! J x

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie.
That roof sure its lots of work for your dad and uncle!
Your mom must be happy having two very good helpers!
Your are right, those tricks, because they were two, deserve two cookies! Talk seriously with your mom!
Have a nice day

wally said...

You guys should have your own DIY show!


Eddie N Peaches said...

Wow. You guys do deserve some good treats. That looks like hard work.

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch! You are kewl looking dawgs. Blooming dales has nothing on Aire dales. Be cute for your people!

Seadra & Zoe said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch....That is such a neat looking barn. How nice of you to keep your Mom and Dad company while they are working so hard on the roof.

Have a great day, Seadra and Zoe

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hey Maggie

You are absolutely right about Mitch's paws. They are as big as his face..hehe

Boy can make puppies too but we are just not interested in each other.

Boy n Baby

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Maggie,
Gosh, Mitch's paw is HUGE. :) What have your Mom been feeding him??
You two are so helpful...Mom wouldn't let me help them when they clean the place or do home improvement.

Liberty Doo Dah said...

Oh Maggie!
Mitch has cute paws! I bet they smell like corn flakes!

Bogart said...

Very impressive "helping" :) Nice work guys!


T-man said...

That roof stuff looks like lots of work. You guys should have gotten more treats for your efforts! :)

...sweet saidie... said...

Ilike to help clean plates and make beds. You guys look good helpers.

♥ Saidie

Gus said...

Yup...the consensus wins the day, you guys are mighty fine helpers.

PiratesGrrl said...

Wow, that's a huge job. You should definitely be being paid.

The Brat Pack

Sir Chance-Lot said...

oo I don't know how you guys could stand it today..it was sooo hot.
I just slept in a drop on a leaf all day, then when the sun started to set , mamma let me out to go in my pool and play a little ball.

Boo said...

i told mom about your nail magnet, gosh, she didn't know there's such a tool to pick up loose nails! now she knows.

wet wet licks


Toby said...

Maggie, not only do you have the coolest looking backyard, you have a barn too?? My gosh, someone needs to buy me a plane ticket so I can come visit you!!

Woah...Mitch sure does have some GIGANTIC paws!! I think his paw is the size of my whole body!!! Better stay on his good side.

You do really cool high fives! I can already see Mommy's annoying brain thinking of ways to try and teach me to do that.


Nugget said...

Hi Maggie,
Why is it the hoomans alway make us do tricks for our treats... they should wait for Halloween and only do it once a year and just give us treats for being cute!

Simba said...

We sometimes have birds on our roof but never men.

Simba xx

fee said...

splinters!!! don't chew those sticks maggie and don't let mitch play with them either please! they can take forever to remove.

ToFFee said...

aww.. did you ever got a sniff over the wood? tasty? I only like to munch on the metal table leg..

that was the neatest trick! better ask your mum for more treats!!!!

That barn is huuuuge! are you going to have like a special place there like this clark kent in smallville?


umekotyan said...

The work of the roof is fear. However, becoming it a lot of work is done.
It is wonderful.

from loved ume tyan

Amber-Mae said...

I like your Hi5s you two...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

nm said...


you could house millions of basset hounds and their couches in that barn. It is beautiful!

Is it airconditioned? Do you live near Martha Stewart? Do you take guests?

I am very good at helping with planting and unplanting.

Smooches to you and Mitch!

ernest the free

Sophie Brador said...

Hey guys, Great vids! My mom is so so jealous of that amazing barn. I have a feeling our next house is going to be in the country.

Suki said...

Nice work helping out, Maggie & Mitch. Be careful! Don't eat any of those nails! :)

Puggy kisses

triple Bs said...

We're so glad you're helping with the barn. That looks like a lot of hard work. Be sure to stay away from rusty nails. Those are bad news.

Isabella said...

I have never known dog rooferes before! You kids are special. And what a good pup Mitch is for learning and obeying "Drog It". I obey that command but Emmy thinks it mean to quickly swallow whatever it she has.
Big Wags,

Ben_Benjamin said...

Hey you are right. Playing tug is more fun than those heavy duty.

Come join our costume pawty.

Joe Stains said...

woah that Mitch is a BIG boy! We dont have anything fun going on at our place, its too hot!

Huskee Boy said...

Wow you guys really work hard! You should get some Frosty Paws for this weather!

Reina the Doxie said...

Wow Maggie,

Your dad sure has a big project ahead!
Yo do great with the DOWN command and Mitch is so cute doing the HIGH 5!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hey you 2 did great on the tricks and deserved the kookies

~ girl girl

Allegra the Airedale! said...

Maggie and Mitch,

How is the woofing going? Done yet? YOur mom is lucky to have such great helpers. What's with bring only 2 treats out?

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Maggie...
Can you send me your pee-mail address?

Mine is ruby.bleu@yahoo.com.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, you and Mitch are cute! I love the picture of you two playing tug-o-war! Great high fives, too!
Mom said she felt dizzy just looking at your dad and uncle on the roo-f.
Play bows,

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Maggie,
Wow your Dad sure has a big job to do. The barn is almost twice as long as our house. We hope everyone stays safe working on it. You're right, Mitch's paw is huge, hehehe! We wonder how much bigger he will end up than you?? Have fun picking up shingles, Mama has been there, done that, tee hee.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Sasha said...

Wow, you guys helped a LOT! Be sure to claw them for treats.

The Airechicks said...

M & M

Thank you for the Birthday wish...

You two look like GREAT helpers...

Your both great on camera also....
Mitch does have some BIG paws...

Gigi, Slurpee, Nachos and Murrey said...

That sure is a really huge barn!
Be sure to tell your dad and uncle bob to be careful being so up high!

Have a great weekend!
Slurpee, Nachos and Gigi

Persephone & Buster said...

time to make the toothpicks!!! mitch you're a natural.. just keep shredding that stuff and you will have many many toothpicks!! boy maggie and mitch you have one reallllly neat barn.. my mom sez you can put it right in her backyard for her studio...wouldn't be far..just hitch the aireeedales up and awaaaaay we go......we're in connect the cut too!
persephone & THE buster...

jaffeboy said...

Uncle Bob is Bob the builder, no?! U have a "celebrity" in the house?

Now, cookies. I think your mama should bring out 2 cans of them. One for the help & the other for the awesome tricks.