Friday, June 20, 2014

Take Your Dog To Work

We are very fortunate pups.  We pretty much get to go to work every single day with our mom and dad.
We're timber framing a barn/garage for Miss Brenda who lives in Maine.  
There are timbers everywhere waiting to be assigned a spot and worked for her new building.
 That's the timber dolly with wheels in front of that pile..  It can move timbers that weigh more than me and you put together.  It's an amazing invention. 
 These timbers are getting their mortises and tenons.  A lot of the work is done with electricity but there is also a lot of hand work involved with mallets and chisels. 

When the timbers are done, they are taken outside and 5 coats of a deck treatment gets brushed on them to protect them and make them really pretty on barn/garage raising day. 

Dad is belt sanding this tiger maple brace that will have a special place in the garage. 
 The finishing process has only begun on this brace.  It has a dye on it and multiple coats of finish will be applied to make it look like a finished piece of furniture.
 Uncle Phil has been working on these.    We wish you could touch them.  They are smooth like glass.
 Break time~~
 Molly and I each got a marrow bone to keep up occupied for awhile. 
Yes, those are Molly's supply of tennis balls. 
 We're taking a break from hunting you down, Chipper, so rest while you can.  We'll be back on your case soon. Don't you worry about that!

So that's pretty much what we do in our day.
Are we the luckiest pups?  You bet!

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

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly


  1. You are indeed among the luckiest pups. We love seeing your dad and his works of art in progress.

    gus n teka

  2. We agree you are so lucky and daddy has one of the best jobs ever. Can I come over and help hunt Chipper? Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. That i the best way to share your days - at work....what a wonderful life you have

  4. Wow..those break time treats look pretty yummy. I hope you guys get good pay for all the hard work you do everyday!

  5. You sure are lucky pups. You even get a nice lunch break
    Lily & Edward

  6. You sure are lucky pups, Mitch and Molly! Not only would I love to join you, Parental Unit would love to be there, too! It's a lot more interesting than what she does-:)

  7. I agree, y'all are lucky spending the day with the peeps supervising their work, they reward you with treats for keeping them on task, and y'all have a beautiful place to roam and chase tree rats. Have a great weekend!

    Aroo to you,

  8. What a way to spend your day! I would love to hang about with you two. Is there room for one more?

  9. You guys are VERY lucky doggies!!
    Ma says she's not sure that timber dolly could lift me, butts I thinks she's just bein' mean...
    Nows about those bones!!! Yummers fursure guys! Oh, and while Molly is busy with her bone, I'll just rescue all those tenny balls she has hidden...
    Ruby ♥

  10. That looks like a great way to spend the day!

  11. You are VERY lucky. SHE used to be a teacher, so NO DOGS ALLOWED at work. Now, SHE's home all the time, so we get to be with HER.

    Do you number those pieces, so they can be put up properly? Or at least the other workers can get them in the correct place? We know your dad can just look at them and know where they fit together.

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

    Love that supply of balls, made us chuckle.

  12. You two have the BEST life, with your humans all day, helping out, eating, playing. You made me smile!

  13. You two are so lucky that you get to go to work with your dad and help supervise!
    That little chipper monster better look out!

  14. Mommy just found a poster she made from Maggie & Mitch's blog several years ago for Natl. Watermellon Day. Sweet memories. Hope you have a swell weekend.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  15. How lucky your humans are, to have you two to help you with their work!

  16. How lucky your humans are, to have you two to help you with their work!

  17. Wow, are you guys going all the way to Maine to deliver those timbers? You sure do have an interesting job but don't let that mini-squirrel get out of hand.

  18. You are quite lucky! Sis was ranting that we USED to be lucky and aren't anymore, but Dadaw works from home now, so... we kinda' do go to work with him, right?

  19. Yes yes yes luckey PUPS!!!!! You have the most fun and the best Mom Of ALL ALL ALL other dogs in the world!!!

  20. You 2 are very lucky Airedale dogs. We did not get to go on Friday.....raspberries to that, we say!! Pffft!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  21. You're lucky pups to get to go to work with your folks. Mind you, I'm not so sure I'd want to to work with my 'mom' as she teaches 30 seven and eight year olds. Bet that gets way too noisy for my liking! Oscar (and Ros)

  22. hello mitch and molly its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow luk at all that fansy woodwurking stuf!!! and treet brayks too!!! i wander into dadas offiss frum time to time wen he is wurking but i never git enny treets for doing it!!! ok bye

  23. That tiger maple is a thing of beauty! I can think of two Dales that would love to come over and help with the woodwork, but I'm not sure you need that munched up effect on the beams.
    But ooooo let us have a go at that chipmunk. We've never seen one but they look like good chasings.