Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Latest Project

Rio has a new home! Actually, it is her first home. We got her when she was about 2 months old in the bitter month of January. We kept her in the garage with lots of blankets and stuffed animals to keep her cozy and warm. Then when it warmed up and she got older, she was out of the garage and on her own, finding a spot to sleep where ever she could. But every dog needs a dog house.

Neal has been drawing up a few plans and when Clark was here for a few weeks, he decided building a doghouse was a good idea too. This is what they came up with. To me it looks like a dog house that would work in Whooville. Mark thinks it looks like the tweety bird house.


The reason why the dog house is up off the ground is because there is insulation under the flooring for our long, cold winters. Rio will be nice and cozy when it is well below freezing.

Ah, cedar shingles. I'd say that Rio has a pretty sweet home to rest her weary body in at the end of a long playful day at the creek!

9 comments:

mama jo said...

cute dog house...looks like a job well done.

Marilou said...

I love that dog house! Clark and Neal you did an exceptional job!

Dixie said...

Cedar Shakes, cool, Rio has it made in the shade!!!
By far the best Dog House I've ever seen!!

Excellent work boys!!

Any concerns about the Grinch showing up??

Laurel Lee said...

wow! i am way impressed. that is an amazing dog house. is that paint used in the house anywhere? because i really really like that color. mucho.

Laurel Lee said...

oh. i also really like your header photo! birds beat horses. in my opinion. but i'm sure i'm over ruled by you and grandpa and dixie. and maybe lou lou.

Laurel Lee said...

i'm sorry for a third comment, but, is neal almost as tall as clark???

Kari said...

Cute, cute house! It could indeed be in a Dr. Seuss book.

Barb said...

I have never noticed it before but Clark looks like Mark sooooo much that is crazy. If you find the dog house missing sometime don't come looking at my house!!!!

Christie said...

Ohhhhh, Lee Lee, Rio looks so proud of his house! He's livin' at the Ritz!