Saturday, March 21, 2009

Barn Raising

I was finally able to convince Master to make the barn walls vertical. Unfortunately, they were too heavy for him to lift and not being a beast of burden, I needed to figure out a way to get him some help.

I decided to put out some tool time bait and sure enough almost before I got my trap laid out, the hearty males began arriving.

That first guy was soon followed by two more staggering off the street like blood crazed zombies seeking the comfort of the Dunkin Donuts.

Some arrived by car, lured from their normal Saturday morning destinations to my tool guy trap.

Even my brother Jake emerged from his warm bed the next town over.

As more arrived, they formed a pack around Master. Once appropriately caffeinated, they were prepared for their mission.

Once I was sure that we had enough guys, I gave the instructions to begin.

Looks like a drug bust "OK, you yahoos, assume the position."

I told Pee-Wee to go get my hammer so I could help.
OK, Mango is ready!

What? It's done already? Oh well...

I think that now Master has observed how much better the walls look standing up he will build the next two the proper way. That remains to be seen.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Me thinks woo needed SB to work on their khoreography!

Woo sooo baited the trap soooo furry well!

Did they use dukht tape to sekhure their khups to things?

PeeEssWoo: Be sure to nap after all that work!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Can you hear us cheering here, Mango? Whooooooooohoooooooo
We sure do love barn raisings! Yours looks a wee bit different though - you lift walls and all we lift is big timbers! We think your way is better! It gets the job done more quickly!
Mom wants to know if there's a French cruller in that Dunkin Donuts box?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jake of Florida said...

Very cool!!! Was that your Dad holding up the wall fron the back?

And what a clever tool time trap!! Too bad you didn't get to help, but next time for sure, right?

Jake and JH

Anonymous said...

Wow, thats very exciting Mango!! Did they share any of those mouth-watering donuts with you? Next to sugar cookies, they are my very very favorite (though I only get them when I have veeeerrrry sneaky)! It is a good thing they have you there to oversee the construction!

Stella said...

Ummmn, I am just curious. To get men to come and help you do things, all you have to do is put out a box of Dunkin' Donuts and coffee? I must remember that for the future if we have some hard work to do here.
Everything is looking good there!


Tee said...

Wooo, did they share their Donuts with you? How do Donuts taste? The Chief doesn't let us have sweets in our neck of the woods. Says it'll make us hyper, not that we're hyper enough already!

Honestly, where do humans get all those strange ideas?

Licks and Wags,

Tuffy of Dog Woods

with love, Madison said...

Very clever how you organized and motivated that man-pack. Interesting how they are standing around in the last photo, kind of waiting direction. You should have barked out some useful orders, like "go get dog treats" or "beef marrow bones needed ASAP" ...

Dozer and Coop said...

Honestly, what would these walking apes do without us to guide them? Nice job Mango!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and cooper

Moco said...

Are we going to see this on a episode of COPS? All those donuts are making us wonder.
It is a good thing that you are so clever. Otherwise how would Master ever gets those walls up the correct way.

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

I'm sure this would never get done if you weren't there to supervise...

It's looking good...

I can't wait to see how they get the roof on there...

It will probably take a few more donuts & another box of Joe to get enough of them to lift it up there...I'm sure you will think of something...

Abby xxxooo

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh, what a glorious man show: tools, donuts, muscle and big brother supervisor Mango.
I can feel my adrenalin or whatever thrilling in my tiny capillaries.
If you need any advice, support, assistance, consult, construction, destruction, you know who to call, Mango Maltese is ready in action, haha!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Looks like all of them had an exciting time putting those walls in place!
Donuts, coffee and Mango Man giving instructions its all they need!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

What a smart dude you are Mango, who woulda thought to bring out the Dunkin Donuts to bring in the worker guys? WE woulda thought about eatin 'em ourselves.

Feather, Darla & Pappy, the TN Bull Terrors

Mason Dixie said...

What great bait you used, that was sure the best way to lure guys in. 2 walls done, wow you guys sure know how to raise a barn. =)

Gus said...

Guy Stuff
Guy Stuff
can't get enough of that
Good Guy Stuff

thank you

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Love the bait, did you get any for helping, or at least trying to help? At least dad listened to you about vertical walls...
-Kira and Scampi

MJ's doghouse said... are such a dad is going to try and build a deck this you think I COULD HIRE you to help me supervise him...we will have to use Tim HOrtons coffee and konuts though...and a side of coke...(the beverage)..I will pay you in TBONES and kisses...(oh and can you wear your tool belt...;)

Joe Stains said...

Thank dog you were able to talk some sense into him! Glad things are moving up over there. Mom is drooling over those donuts and she doesn't even like tools at all! I see everyone in warm clothes, its 88 degrees here right now!!

Suzuki said...

How would your Dad get this all done without you there to help Mango?
By the way, if you are lookin' fur love you should stop by my blog as my brother Scooby has started a new "business". Come by and check it out.
Big licks to you


I can feel the testosterone from here. I think my raisins are filled and back to full berrie status from watching.

Oh.. I'll be over for the double d... I am man I am strong. Nice labradork help at the last minute.. nice effort.


Anonymous said...

BOL Oh Mango, what a clever trap! I hope he takes your advice and builds the next two the right way!


Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

I've heard of hair raising adventures, but barn raising's a new thing. It's pretty cool that your dad can build a barn and has all those 'studly' guys to help!

Molly and Taffy said...

Impressive stuff. We thought we were going to see the whole building assembled and ready.
You know like that mad guy who drives around in a bus with a team of people and puts up houses and furnishes them in a day. Extreme Makeover!!!
Molly and Taffy :-)

Martha Basset said...

Great job Mango
You organised that very well, just goes to show what a few good strong men and some dunkin donuts can achieve with the right leader!
Perhaps your master will have now learned the right way to build a barn but you had better hand about and make sure.
Good work with the hammer!
Martha & Bailey xx

Mack said...

Ooh it sure looks cold over there!

You are a very good supervisor Mango!

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Looks like some big horses would have come in handy!

tula said...

Amazing what hoomans will do for Donuts-- how Eeeazy Peazy is that!

See you were ready to lend a hammah too. Fuggetaboutit.. they got donuts. You didn't.


Ludo van puppy said...

This be all very exciting Mango. I has learned something too, seems human mens is motivated the same way dogs is, Treats, and lots of em.
~lickies, Ludo

Hey, Tell Dexter I met a black labradude at agility today, he was called Noah though, not Dexter.

Eric said...

Wow Mango! What an exciting week you and pee-wee had with the barn sheenanigins. As for getting the men the donuts for motivation. Inspired my friend!!! Me, I'd of gotten them a pint of beer each..he,heee almost dooffus level but I'd of gotten myself one too!!

Yep hats off Mango excellent supervision of the master and his merry men. Can't wait to see the other walls and the roof go up and on.

Wiry wags, Eric xx

The OP Pack said...

Nice to have a bunch of friends to help - but did you have to let our Mom see those Dunkin Donuts- she was salivating all over the laptop!!!

Mango - you need to get them to take down that barrier between you and the new construction - how ever can they get the job done right without the help of RH??

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Lady Kaos said...

Wow! I'll have to rmember dounuts and coffee next time we need some work done around here. Glad to see 2 walls are up!
PS Personally, I like Matt's gloves.

Amber and Nala said...

I'm comin' to your place for some donuts....YUM!!