Friday, June 12, 2009

Tess's Tower

Tess has always liked to get in little tight spaces. When she was a little pup she would get under the trampoline or on the shelf in the bookcase. For a while we had the broken tree branches piled in the corner of the yard and she found a space to crawl into to hide. I've always thought she would like a dog house and lately I've mentioned to Rob that it would be nice if he made one for her.

Yesterday he built this tower for Tess. These are the bricks we're using for the upper wall of the pond, but in the meantime Tess has her own tower.

The dogs were mildly interested in this structure.

One at a time they would go in and look around.

They each checked it out, but they displayed no great interest.

They would walk in, look around, then come back out and look at us questioningly.

Then Rob had an inspiration.

He ran the hose over and hung it on the top of the tower.

Then he turned the water on.

Suddenly everyone wanted to get inside the tower.

They would go in and stand in the shower.

They started swarming around like bees around a beehive.

The ones inside wanted to take their time and play in the water.

The ones outside wanted their turn.

Now there was a waiting line to go in the tower and get wet.

I think Tess is going to enjoy her tower now, if she can get thru the crowd.


Rufus and Indie said...

You have your own castle! How cool is that? Now you are a real princess (hehe!)
Rufus and Indie

Lapdog Creations said...

How very COOL is that!!!! Love it!

SissySees said...

You are the most thoughtful dog parents! Tess is one lucky gal... if she can get into her own tower!

Sam said...

Adorable and very innovative :)

LizzieJane said...

What a brilliant idea... a doggy shower! How clever is that hubby!

Unknown said...

Tess is very lucky! She's going to really enjoy the tower - will she showered everyday? g

StellaStar said...

SO very cool (literally and figuratively)...I bet there could be a market for super-soaker-doggie-castles...

silfert said...

Heck, *I* want one of those! It reminds me of Clark Tower in Iowa...

soulbrush said...

you and de gang have soo much fun in your house, snuffles told me the other day she wants to come and live with you!!

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

What an unusual idea I think its great thinking that one up, they were swarming round like bees. I do so enjoy the pictures. And thank you Sue for your comment, maybe I should start a pattern book. And I was thinking you could design a calender with all the great photos you take, of your furry friends. best wishes Julie.C

Molly the Airedale said...

How smart Rob is! You guys have your very own fun shower stall!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow, your own tower, how Rapunzel but without the hair! (well, it WAS your own!)
What a great idea :D
Have a happy weekend!
Slobbers xx

Nicki said...

what fun, fancy house!

Anonymous said...

You guys are hysterical! And the "Dogfather" shirt on the boat, perfect...wish Belle could have been in on the blue bandana bit. She would have said that the bandana was itchy, but she would have proudly worn it for awhile. LOVE the castle shower. Seriously, there is some money to be made there. It looks cute too! How many dog "toys" look that cute?! -T