After the news mom grabbed the camera and decided to walk us both up to the barn raising site to take pictures of the progress so that you all could see how the barn was coming. It was still early here so it was pretty quiet at the barn site. The TV newsmen were just leaving. Darn! Shoot! If we had been here a tad sooner maybe we could have been on TV too!
At this point things went downhill. On Saturday, Mitch met a Brittany Spaniel that was deaf and he wanted to play with him. Charlie didn't want to play with Mitch and his mom took him home. Charlie was back today and this time I was going to give him a piece of my mind! So I crouched down like a tiger hunting his prey and when Charlie got nearer, I jumped him! Naturally fighing cries broke out and mom was REALLY upset with me! We left for home pronto and all the way home she told me how disappointed she was with me and how it was hurting her heart to say all of these mean things to me. She also told me that this would be my last barn raising because I embarassed her and my behavior was totally unacceptable.So not only did I get reamed out but we also have no pictures to show you of the barn progress and mom is very sorry about that.
Later in the day mom walked back up to the raising for the pawty and she left her camera home because she was still so upset that I acted the way that I did.
Toby, mom said to tell you that building a timber frame barn is like putting a puzzle together. Everything has it's own spot - all the timbers and hurricane braces - and then the pieces get "nailed" together with wooden nails called pegs. The bents have to get stood up as a unit. This is the way it's done. Did we answer your question sufficiently?
On another note - I think we led you all to believe that Mitch was climbing stairs. Well, he's not! He had that one good day and now mom will occassionally find him in the hallway with his feet on the bottom step looking towards the top and she'll ask him if he wants to go up! He races off! So he's not quite there yet and I guess he needs LOTS more practice! And naturally time is moving forward and it's getting closer to vacation time so we'd best get on it!
So that was our weekend in a nutshell!
So until next time..............
Love ya lots,