Thursday, January 29, 2009

Show & Tell: High Stepping

{I've had problems with the pictures showing up on this post-hope they all come through}


Down came the 'death trap' broken steps...

Up went sturdy temporary backdoor stairs made of scrap wood...

And for this old fella...

A super sturdy ramp, Mellow is doing so well learning to go up them...

And since I'm bragging, I mean sharing, Miss Reba is doing so well letting me know when she needs to go out.

She has been in for almost a week, off the lead, out of the washroom, loose in the house, and what a good girl.
 
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Upon seeing my new steps and ramp, the girls I babysit said "Ms Carla, your new porch is beau-te-full". I see sturdy, they see pretty...ah to be 3 & 4 yo old:)
When my chihuahua died earlier this month, she was my baby, hubby asked if I wanted another, I told him I could just love Reba. Reba has really enjoyed the freedom. What a fun girl. Not the same as my SiSi, but a fun good girl never the less, love the one your with, right?
Thanks to hubby for the safe steps and ramp:)
Happy Show and Tell Friday!!!
Show and Tell

32 comments:

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

What cute dogs you have. They are probably so spoiled...but who cares, you only live once.

Kathy said...

Sweet pictures, Carla!

Lady Katherine said...

New steps are great! Hubby has not added the porch on the back where my French doors are, and I fell out them 4 ft to ground.

Dianne said...

Ahhh...cute poochies. Nice steps too-looks like you needed them for a while-which always is the case around here.

Schotzy said...

What a sweet baby Reba is! Congrats on the steps!!! That is so great!

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, sweet, sweet dogs. And how wonderful for them to have their own ramp now.

A great job on the steps too.

Excellent show n tell. Mine's posted, I do hope you can stop by and visit with me sometime today. Happy Friday.

A Hint of Home said...

The steps look good and safer.

Constance said...

Death trap, it reminded me of the gallows! Ha Ha! I love your hounds! When I was a kid my best friend had 2 and they were a hoot! My SIL just lost her beloved Buffy about a month ago and her Hub surprised her with not 1 but 2 new puppies! Yeah, it was a surprise alright! I think she's coming around!
Connie

Janet, said...

Glad you got the new steps. And Miss Reba is adorable.

Candy said...

Reba looks happy! Like you header photo, great words of wisdom!
Thanks, Candy

Kathy said...

Awww cute dogs!!! And great job hubby!!

TGIF
Kathy :)

Nola @ the Alamo said...

How sweet to think of the doggie and build a special ramp. Sorry you lost your chihuahua, but you are right, you can just spread the love around to all the other pets.

~CC Catherine said...

Good to know you are on a stable footing now with the new steps! So sorry to hear you lost your little chihuahua...I lost my first Sheltie 8 years ago, it's never easy. Ms. Reba is precious. Blessings...~CC

Jules said...

Glad you have secure steps now and glad you shared pictures of your sweet dogs with us. :o)

Raggedy Girl said...

The steps look beautiful to me but I love rustic country the best.
Have a Great Friday!
Roberta Anne

Susan said...

We are blessed to have these "handy" hubby's!!! He did a great job!!!! I know I really appreciate mine and am so glad he is getting his full strength back.
Susan

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

yay that the new temporary stairs are in and how wonderful that there is a ramp for Mellow. I see lots of gray/white on the muzzle. He must be a senior dog :0).
I'm so sorry to hear that you recently lost your sweet furbaby. I lost my eldest furbaby just before Christmas, so I know how much your heart must ache for her. Sweet Reba is beautiful. I just love bassetts and those ears and eyes that just look at you and seem to say "love me!". Hugs and I hope you have a most enjoyable day!

Alice said...

Your dogs are so cute!!! Love'em! I am sure your ramp makes things a lot easier for everyone. Great post - thanks for sharing.

You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to stop in anytime.

Linda C said...

New steps are a good thing--- and even a ramp for the dog--so nice!

Your dogs are so cute:)

Linda C

Smilingsal said...

I'm glad you remembered the little ones when you redid the stairs. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Day!

FeeBeeKay said...

Your dogs are just gorgeous - and what a great job on the ramp!! Very talented!

Have a very happy weekend - blessings to you all!

FeeBeeKay

Michelle said...

Aww, what sweet little pups! Congrats on the new steps -- especially doing it yourselves. That's unfortunately way out of my league.

And thank you so much for visiting me yesterday on my SITS day! It was so much fun, and I loved seeing all the comments everyone left. I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you come back to visit again soon!

Belinda said...

Your new steps are very nice...and safe! And I just LOVE your cutie pie dogs, how adorable! :-)

Grammy said...

How wonderful to get things done. Hubby is good. I am glad you are happy with Reba. It will take time. But some day another will steal your heart like Crash did on mine. I am glad he did. I love him and Reba.
Big hug.
I am going to do a post to see if any one has ideals on what to do between Texas and Tenn.
I know we will drive through Louisiana too late for Martygraw. Miss.& Georgia.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Your DH is a sweetie. Lucky girl! And Miss Reba looks gorgeous. Just went through your older posts too and loved your family pics. Such a pleasure viewing your 'family time' photos.

onlymehere said...

If only we all had the heart of a four-year-old! They find beauty in the simplest things! I'm glad that you have new sturdy steps. I have some deferred maintenance that needs to be done around here but guess it will have to wait for warmer/drier weather!

Zaroga said...

So good to get rid of the rotten steps. So the new steps are temporary... that means another project in the works.

Beautiful dogs!

Kelli said...

How wonderful! Your doggie friends are so cute!
~Kelli

Elaine said...

Miss Reba is adorable!
Elaine

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Cute doggies!!!!!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

The death trap photo made me smile! And your dogs are beautiful. I'm sorry about your chihuahua. That must have been very sad...We watched the movie Marley and Me Christmas week. I cried bad ...I think I'll be a basket case when it's time for my Jake to go...

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