Monday, October 5, 2009

Puppy Playground Continued & Contest Entry

Today, I’ll finish showing you the rest of our Puppy Playground, and, at the bottom, you will see that we are entering the last part as our Contest Entry and explain Brutus the Frenchie’s Contest.

Since the short Teeter-totter didn’t work right, he took it apart and after adding the long ramp to the top step, he left the wooden cylinder block in the box so the puppies could play with it by itself for a while, while he thought about the rest of the things he could build.

Mercy went over and practiced squirrel catching with the swinging squirrel on the other side by the food area...

Robert decided to add a small ramp to the small step, and then made a longer Teeter-Totter for them to play on. Mercy decided she wanted to check it out when he had finished THAT part...

Finally, he added a couple of rawhide chews for them to teeth on and some Pup-Pee Pads to the floor, and the little ones were ready to check it out!!!

Gimli wasn't sure what to think the first time that he got on the Teeter-Totter...

He called Mercy over and talked to her about it and she showed him how to get on...

After THAT, he talked Gracie into checking it out. Neelix came over to that side for a little bit, but he really liked playing with the swinging squirrel during most of the time we were taking THESE videos...

I think the pups' GrandPaw did a really nice job of creating a stimulating, challenging playground for his, and my, Grandpups, and they are really enjoying themselves in it. Now, he's figuring out the playground he is going to create outside where he says he can REALLY spread out!

Hope you enjoyed the tour of our Puppy Playground. We read about the following contest on our friend, Brutus the Frenchie’s Blog about the most ridiculous things people do for their dogs. The contest is to celebrate his 100th Blog Post, and we found out about it just after Robert finished the playground, so Mom thought that we would use that to enter with. (Robert says it is NOT ridiculous, but Mom said that a lot of “People” – NOT “dog people” or dogs-- might think it was.) Anyway, below are the rules (copied from his blog,) and our entry picture:

Entry into Brutus the Frenchie’s Centennial Blog Contest

We want to know what the most ridiculous thing you humans out there do for your loyal doggie companions. It might be special food or some sort of grooming or spa treatment to pamper your pooch, or perhaps a crazy ritual that you must indulge them in. If it raises an eyebrow from you, your significant other, your neighbor, a passerby, or your whole neighborhood - if it's ridiculous, we want to know about it!

So, without further ado, here are the rules for the contest we are calling: "That's Ridiculous"

1. Each entry should consist of two things: a photo (or photos) as well as a short story (a few sentences) to explain what it is that you do, and perhaps why you do it.

2. Your contest entry is a post on your blog. Please include our "That's Ridiculous" button and link to this post/our blog. It would be helpful (but not mandatory) to also post the button on your blog to help spread the word (it certainly can't hurt your chances of winning, wink, wink)! The more the merrier!! Oh, and if you don't have a blog, you can still play - just email your entry.

3. Once you have posted your entry, just let us know we need to come & get it! You may comment on our post to notify us, or if you would prefer (or don't have a blog), you can email the notice and/or the entry to .

4. We will accept submissions until 12:00 EDT on Friday, October 16th. One entry per dog, please (for those of you with packs, each dog can have their own entry, or submit one entry as a group - humans' choice!).

With THAT said, here is our Entry

As we’ve been showing, Dott’s Dad, Robert, built her puppies a “Puppy Playground.” He takes his GrandPaw status VERY seriously and wants to be sure that his Grandpups have as much “brain stimulation” as possible, so he made the Puppy Playground with that in mind.

He started with 2 huge boxes, and added a puppy door to get them used to doggy doors. He also created a mini agility course for the babies to play in, on and through. There are steps, tunnels, ramps, mirrors, and a Teeter-Totter in one side, and the other side holds a bed under a lean-to top, a water and food bowl, a squeaky toy, large rawhide chew (for teething), and a squeaky, swinging squirrel (sort of fishing rod style).

We had to do TWO posts to get it all in! If you want to see the beginning vids of the building and the pups enjoying their Playground, read the last post, too!

I ask you… Has the young man out-done himself or WHAT??!!!


Mango said...

Ya know, I must say that is a pretty good entry. We must all have doggie vision because I never thought twice about it. Of course he built a puppy playground. But maybe to the uninitiated it would seem a bit much. Shows what they know.

Mango Momma

a corgi said...

that's a cute contest to enter and I love your entry for it, Linda!! good luck with it!

I loved the videos with the pups playing in their playground. I also saw it was multi-purpose since I saw one of the pups sleeping in it while another was playing :)

very talented Robert was to put this together for those crazy puppies of yours :)


Martha Basset said...

We just love your puppy playground - both the imagination and the love that went into creating it.
Good luck with the competition - that is a great entry.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What cute little puppies..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry well done!

And khwite fitting fur the khontest!

Tank woo fur sharing these khuties!


ClassyChassy said...

Great entry - and cute pups! Sure love the pics you post!

chicamom85 said...

Wow you dogs are so lucky. That is the coolest playground ever!! I can't believe how big the babies are getting. You are so lucky to be born into so much love. I wish I could come over and play in your playground

licks and sniffs, Sasha