Sunday, January 16, 2011

A New Sink! / A Gate for Sprite

NEW DOG WASHING SINK- The utility sink that we had in our laundry room wasn't really big enough to wash Dolly, our 65 pound Weimaraner, comfortably. So, Tom bought me a double-sized STAINLESS STEEL, sturdy sink for Christmas!  Awesome!  He worked on the installation on the weekend. (RIGHT: Tom Installing our new Dolly-sized utility sink)

NEW GATE FOR SPRITE - Our foster Dachshund, Sprite, hates the cold and doesn't like to stay out in the backyard to do his business unless I stand outside with him, whether that's 4am or 10pm... and this month, with wind chills in the Teens during those times, it's not pleasant for me, either!  However, I do it anyway. Because we don't care for crates, Tom found a gate that can fold up into a pen (Tom switched one of the hinges to make it work), and we put Sprite's bed in it. That way, we can ensure that he doesn't mess the carpet (again) at night when we're sleeping... and keep an eye on him. He also really seems to like going in it. Maybe because it's his own private space away from Dolly and Franklin.
  He will bark to get out of it if he needs to go outside, whereas when he wasn't in the pen, he'd quietly go to the door - even if we were sleeping (and not wake us), then decide to go in the house. Now, that problem has been alleviated. We just need to get a spot out of the carpet without destroying it!

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next