I guess that you all saw the new trick that Gimli and BG learned while they were on their Big Road Trip. It was pretty cool, and when they got home and GrandPaw Robert found out about it, he decided that would be a good thing to add to our Obstacle Course.
First, he used the ladder that they used on the trip because it had broader stair steps. Then he used our regular ladder at a slight slant against the table. He worked with Mama Dott mostly on that one, and just a little with us.
Finally, he decided to fixed up our regular ladder with carpet (to make it easier to grip and not so slippery.)
He attached it to the side of our Obstacle Course so that now we have THREE ways to get to the top: the ramps on each end and the ladder on the side.
Then he started trying to teach ME how to climb it. I was NOT to sure about that! (We will be posting our Ladder Training videos tomorrow after we have a chance to upload them on a faster computer in town while Grammy is at the doctor’s, but I begged Grammy to let me post MY story tonight!
I finally did it, but I wasn’t real thrilled about it! . Mama Dott & Unca BG had to show me that it really wasn’t that bad.
After that, Gimli came out and showed that he could do it, too, but that wasn’t really air because he’d had a lot of practice on their Road Trip. Even he wasn’t real sure about coming back down, though!
Pippin swear’s that he didn’t practice on their trip, but he sure does go up that ladder pretty fast. Looks like he’s flying! Grammy says it’s probably because he is smaller and so the steps are bigger for him in comparison to the rest of us. She says that’s also why Mama Dott makes it look so easy!
Sadie didn’t think it was very fair that we got to do tricks and get jerky and she didn’t, so she talked Grammy into putting OC into the house and letting her try the ladder too! It only took her 2 tries to get it down pat!
After that, we had a photo shoot on the ladder. What do you think? How do we look?
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