Monday, January 17, 2011

Slipping On Ice

You'll never guess what my brilliant mom did?
She washed and waxed the floor in the hallway!
Duh! What was she thinking?
Didn't you know that I'd go slippin' and sliding and need assistance righting myself again?

So mom decided to head to overstock.com and  check out hallway rugs.
This one is 14' long and works out very well.   
She had to offer me many cookies to get me to enter the hallway again after my stressful spill!

You should have come up with the hockey helmet plan BEFORE the rug, mom!  It would have come in handy!
Copycat Mitch wants to be a hockey pro too!  The slippery floors didn't bother him one bit. 

I'm likin' the new rug, mom!  I think it'll do!

Yup, I'm getting more comfy and trusting now!
It has my vote!  I'm staying!
Please don't wax any more floors in the house ever again. It's too hard for this girl to stay on her dainty Airefeets!

So until next time.................

Love ya lots,
Maggie

56 comments:

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Maggie, our Angel Java Bean had that same problem. But Mom learned something after he passed away that might help you out. He had a lot of hair between his foot pads and she read that if that was clipped out it would make a dog more stable. We don't know if this is your case or not, but it's worth a try. The rug looks super there though!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

The Thuglets said...

Yikes...glad no broken bones or lumpies on heads!

Love the photos with the Hockey helmets!!

Nice rug. Stay safe!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

tula said...

hey maggie,

how's your mom going to wax the floors and not put any warning "danger' signs up. geesh..

i SO feel your pain. down with wooden floors- carpet rulez!!

scratchies,
tula

Ludo van Doggy said...

uhoh, that sounded dangerous! But at least your Mom beed very thoughtful and bought you a lovely new rug!
~lickies, Ludo

Priscilla said...

A new rug! That's very thoughtful of your mom. I am glad that everybody was safe and sound. You and copycat Mitch look good in your hockey helmet!
Safety precaution is important!!!

3 doxies said...

Oh no hers didn't...some peoples haves no respect fur us. Furst they wanna get rid of our feet prints by CLEANING da floors...gasp...they don't put up warning signs. Oh and not to mention placing a rug in hopes dat it'll make up fur everything they just did. But ummmmm....I is likin' da new rug and hemet is to awesome.

Puddles

Penny and Patches said...

Wow! That was very nice of your mom to put a rug there! Our mom waxes our wooden kitchen floor. It used to be funny to watch us fly around the corner...until Penny got to be almost 12 years old. Not so funny anymore! I, Patches, still run like a maniac, but Penny doesn't do it so much anymore. BTW, we looooove the helmet idea!

Aire-hugs,

Penny & Patches

Gus said...

Miss Maggie..we truly like the runner rug...we have a couple and we find that they make great tug toys, also, if you run really fast and then STOP, the rug is magic and will keep moving you along. Gussie is better at this than I, so perhaps you want to let Mitch try it first.

Teka Toy

Reilly / Bree said...

We have the same problem in our new house - wood floors everywhere and mom has had to put rugs down too.

Casper Bear said...

We have the same problem in our house! Not good with my hip dysplasia so Mum has put rugs everywhere cos I was always slipping about. Glad you had no injuries, love the helmets!You look Greeeaatt!!
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

BRUTUS said...

The helmet it great & all, but maybe mom should have put tennis shoes on you instead BOL. The rug looks comfy to lay on at least!!

Snorts-
Brutus & Carmen

Ina in Alaska said...

Gotta be careful with those long legs... I must retrain Halle to go down the new stairs into the yard but must wait until the ice at the bottom of those new stairs is dealt with, or if we get new snow. Way too slippery for the old girl right now. We are still going outside via the garage door. All looks very nice in your hallway! xo

Sue said...

My sweet Bentley wouldn't walk in the kitchen or on any floors that he thought might be slippery. This pack doesn't care. They race around and slip and slide and that's part of the fun.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi m & m!

oh emmitt wants a helmet too!

he needs one in our hallway and kitchen too!

we love the rug your mom got! it matches you perfectly maggie!

who need a red carpet for the golden globes? i htink they should get one like yours! it is just perfect!

xoxoxo
m & e

Benny and Lily said...

Don't they know carpets are better. Thank goodness you have your helmet!
Snuggles,
Benny & Lily

bbes tribe said...

Sasha has the same problem. Why do those Moms do that stuff??? Sasha took some scary spills, now if there isn't a rug she sneaks across the kitchen floor. Making the corner is specially tricky. That helmet looks like a good idea.
The rug looks VERY nice.
Wags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica

scottiechronicles said...

I do some slippin' and slidin' too! Glad you're OK now!

Roodles, Stuart

Little Miss Jada Kiss said...

Way to be safe Maggie! We are supposed to get that real icy stuff overnight ... I almost always slip on the deck coming up the 3 steps we have. Maybe I should invest in a helMUT :) BOL!! xoxo, Jada

Wyatt said...

I like the look of that helmet. I could use one of those for everyday living!

Wyatt

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello Maggie and Mitch, whoa, you have tons of snow!!

We have to say the helmet looks good on you and you actually look very cute but ... Your mom found a right solution. Paws up!

Stay warm..

Momo & Pinot xoxo

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Your rug is beautiful!! We also love the look with the hockey helmet..that is cute!! We are glad mom came up with a beautiful rug for you so you won't go flying down the hall. That's not very much fun..it happened to me once in the kitchen after mom cleaned the floors really good. I crash landed into a cabinet. Lots of love, Holly and mom

JackPDB said...

What's that line from OVER THE HEDGE? "Less claw, more pad!"
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Jack@PDB
dog beds and more

Thor said...

Glad you're ok, Maggie.
Looking good with the hockey helmet!
Beautiful rug.

Puggle Preston said...

Oh I am a rug/carpet dog too! I am not a big fan of the wood floor with or without wax on it!
Glad that your mommy got a rug for the hallway (beautiful choice by the way!)
haha..the helmet is great!!
wags,
Preston

scotsmad said...

What a mean dirty trick. We hope she didn't laugh when she saw you slippin' and slidin'. At least she got you a rug. Looks comfy.

XXXOOO Daisy,Kendra & Bella

Oskar said...

The Red Wings could use a couple of good dales!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Cooper and Lola said...

Ohhh your rug looks great. We love the hockey helmet pictures too. Great post

Sam said...

Hi Maggie, your new runner looks great. Your helmet might be useful but you look way better without it. Thank goodness for the carpet or else your mom would have had to get rubber booties like mine.

mayziegal said...

I know what you mean, Maggie. Slippery floors are very skeery. It was very much smart of your mom to gets you that rug. I would have to say that rugs are MUCH better than having to wear a helmet, for sure.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

PeeS. Please tell Mitch I liked his MangoMinster entry. And he's right. You DO glare at him a lot.

Remington said...

Be careful, my friend....a helmet -- that's what I need! Maybe a football helmet with a Vikings logo on it....yeah, that's it....

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Oh gosh Maggie, please be careful. We certainly are pleased you have your own pawsonal rug now. Mind how you go.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are sure glad that mom fixed her mistake. We would have a problem with a rug, the Pest would run off with it.. No rugs in the Heeler house...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Clive said...

Dear, oh dear! We're very glad your Mom got a rug to keep you safe!

take care
Clive and Murray

Asta said...

Maggie
Sometimes Hoomas just don't use theiw bwains..I mean shiny flooows awe bootiful and all, but what's mowe impawtant youw comfowt ow a shiny floow??
thank dog she foud that gweat new wugs and youw feeling good about walking in the hall again. I do love the two of you in youw helmets,but then , you can cawwy off any look hehe
smoochie kisses
ASTA

euthymic said...

Love the rug. Mitch had real 'tude with the helmet on. Barks and woofs of approval.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I love the helmet pikhs!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We don't have a slippery floor like that, but when we come racing in from being outside, we have to make a turn to head to the kitchen. Sometimes we get going so fast that we do a full body slide across the floor and slam into the gate or the wall:( We never seem to hear those words from the Momster "slowly, slowly". Maybe we need a nice runner like yours.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Maggie!
Sounds like you had a bad episode with the waxed floor!
Glad your mom found the hallway rug for you!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Teddy Bear said...

We love the hockey helmet.:) Wow...we've never been on waxed floors before. That rug looks like the pawfect solution.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Stardust said...

So it's true that puppies can be stressed by waxed flooring! Bless mom for the rug.

Pepsi Bum said...

I know what you mean, Maggie! I hate slipping around trying to find my paw-footing too! I'm glad your Mom got the rug for you. The helmet looks very safe too!

Woofs,
Pepsi

Jazzi said...

M & M
That rug looks mighty good. I wouldnt be fond of slipping either, glad that Mom fixed it for you!! No more slipping now!!

wags
Jazzi

Brad Fallon said...

I love the look with the hockey helmet. It's so cute!

Mack said...

And what beautiful Airefeets you have!
YOu must really like the new rug Maggie; I see you are heading off to dreamland!

Dewey Dewster said...

Oh Maggie,

Parents just don't always think things through before they makes changes that affect us Super-kids.

Yer helmet looked pawsatively delightful but I'm glad ya don't need it anymore. That rug looks pretty comfy.....hope Gram saw it so she can get us one too.....

Stay upright !

Dewey Dewster here...

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Maggie and Mitch and Sue, I would love love love to be neighbors of yours!!! Mom could help me clean my house, I just can't get into it!! I use to, but now I just don't care!!
Love the helmets and pretty rug!!
xx, Bambi & Fern

Sally said...

Mitch, you look so cute with the helmets.

Nice woooh
Sally

The Teacher's Pets said...

Maggie, I am glad you and your brother finally approved of the hallway rugs and that you were able to get past your fear of slipping on the "icy" floors! Your brother looks so cute in his hockey helmet but I hope he takes it off after awhile....heehee!
Thanks for wishing me well after coming down with a stomach bug! I am all better now and you should see what I planned for everyone for my Blogoversary! Come on over if you have time!

Sapphire said...

woah! you are one hardworking mom!
i can imagine you Airedales walking sloooowly over the floor. that'll be cute ;)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Maggie
I love the runner. We have them too and they save lots of boo boo's from happening.
I am happy you did not get hurt.
The helmet is a good idea
love
tweedles

Life With Dogs said...

LOL! I didn't think you little ones were so bothered by slippery floors. Nigel would be terrified. :)

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh Maggie, we have that problem here when the polish the floor! Even the rugs slip - we like your crash helmet - we must get two of those.
Humans are so obsessed with things looking nice but humans with dogs really need to give up!
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Bella and Ollie said...

You look great with your helmet !

Kess And Her Mama said...

At least the rug did the trick. Your Human should have thought about it in the first place ;-) Would have saved you some slipping....It's a pretty rug!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Ummm. We were just reading. It seems Asta's mommi has some trouble staying on her dainty feets, too. Maybe she needs some rugs like yours. With a pretty coordinated AireGirl to coach her. (You look lovely on your rug!)

xx
Fergi

parlance said...

Rugs are a dog's best friend. Since Penny injured her knee we've had to buy lots of rugs to help her move around with confidence.