I have my helpers in the kitchen, specifically Samba and Sky who are true chow hounds, but Rob also has helpers, even though he doesn't always value their help the way he should.
Take this week for example. A couple days ago the lawn was getting a little shaggy from all the rain we've had recently, so Rob got out the mower to get the weeds back under control.
The inspection team had to make sure the mower was in good working order before Dad risked life and limb on it. Here the team is starting the check list.
While Sky inspects the controls, Bailey stretches underneath to be sure the undercarriage is in order.
Next, are the tires properly inflated?
Finally a quick check of the seat and steering. The mower passed inspection and the team was able to come inside while Rob mowed. Another good team effort to help Dad in his chores.
Remember this hole? Bailey started this a long time ago and each of the PWDs has taken a turn digging. It's one impressive hole. We thought it was a good idea to let them have this one spot to dig in and perhaps save the rest of the yard from being dug up.
The night before last after the dogs were bedded down, Rob poured a couple bags of top soil into the hole and smoothed it out. Goodbye hole.
Yesterday morning at 5:30 I let the dogs out. The first thing they noticed was that during the night someone had filled in the hole. Knowing that Rob would be devastated by this turn of events, they worked diligently to reopen the hole.
There you have it. The hole has been reopened and the pack was happy that when Dad came out, he wouldn't be upset about that stranger closing the hole. Well, they were partly right, Rob was surprised. I hope he realizes now that the hole is here to stay.
There probably would have been more shared chores but the sky started looking like this and I decided that everyone should come inside.
We got lots of rain so the next time the gang went outside they got to play in the mud again. I give up, let them have dirty feet for a while.
Don't you wish you had such a helpful pack of dogs to give you a hand with your chores?