Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - Barn Update

Hector here! Check it out, I got Mango business cards with our blog address on them! This way, when doggies and wheelies and goats and hammies and kitties and even people want to visit, they don't have to remember where we are. Pretty clever of me.




The old barn had stairs on the inside, but Master decided to make more space by putting the new stairs up on the outside.

Plus it has the additional benefit of promising to provide Momma with much needed exercise in the winter as she is in charge of all the shoveling by hand on the estate. Keeping those stairs clear should work up a bit of steam, right?





I thought it might be fun to try them out. Master, Rick, and Jarrod carved their names on the first step!





The view is fantastic! I was a little nervous up so high, but Master says he is going to put up railings to make it safer.









Stairs are not unlike those contact obstacles in agilities. It is important to make actual contact with all the touch points. Not easy, but given that I am not just a Wheelie, but an agility champion Wheelie, well, check out my form...







Don't worry! I didn't get hurt. Plus I get extra points for level of difficulty, right?


I think I was a bit dazed, though, because I could swear Dexter grew some vampire teeth!




Better hang with the big guy until my head clears.




Hector Wheelie! Over and out!

31 comments:

Gus said...

ooof. Maybe next time you could get some help? Plus, we think Mango Mom needs to renegotiate that contract.

gussie d

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Dexter's vampire teeth sure look scary!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

PS - Our Mom and Dad think the outside stairs are a good idea.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet all the snow she shovels with her hooman paws will be uphill both ways too...

Tank woo fur the barn update!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Hi Mango,

Thanks for stopping by our blog! It seems like you are a really funny and nice guy. I loved the video of Hecter Whieelie. It's hilarious!!

Yes, I think we are lucky that we live in the same suburb as Honey and we can actually meet her in person. She is such a great girl!! And so are her humans!

Brind'Amour said...

Ooooh, Hector, that was some spill you took. Personally, I love Dexter's vampire teeth. That happens quite often over here when our flews get stuck on our teeth. Come closer.....I vant to bite you!

Wiggles,
Brind'Amour

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Those are nice business cards. Mom has been meaning to get me some business cards so I could give them to people after I give them dog therapy. Maybe seeing this blog post will make her get off her lazy butt.

xoxo
Pumpkin

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Really cool business cards, Hector! (And I'm glad that you didn't get hurt with the agility demonstration - that looked like a few hard bumps there!) *kissey face* -Fiona

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ Campanella said...

WOW - we gotta get business cards - mommy just gives out her work cards with a sticker with her personal info and the bloggie address - but your own that special - as it should be for the Mango and Dexter.

Scary vampire lab - be careful

awesome agility skills - we could take some really great pointer from you

Woodrow Sweetie MJ

The OP Pack said...

You are quite the acrobatic wheelie there, Hector. Did you hurt your snooter when you bopped it on the stairs?

Tell Mom to tell Dad to get a chsir lift installed for the winter trips up there - way too many stairs for the Mom to shovel.

And Dexter the fangboy - priceless.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, Hector!
The outside stairs sure is a pawesome idea!
You have a very interesting technique to go down those stairs! Are you ok??
I like Dexter's vamp teeth!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Wow Wheelie I'm impressed with your agility! Nice! Added flips and everything.

Noah the Airedale said...

And you didn't hurt yourself you say.......hmmmmm. It did look a little painful. Especially the times you landed on your head. Are you made of plastic or some other soft substance perhaps????

Noah x

Randi said...

Holy Smoly Hector!

Has Dexter been hanging out with all those teenie boppers loving that TWILIGHT MOVIE? FREAKY!!!!

Those stairs are kinda scary...isn't there an escalator for the RH?

Love & Licks,
Randi

the TN Bull Terrors said...

Dexter, a vampire? Who knew?? We give you 10 extra points for the front roll, landing on yer wheels.
Head over to our bloggie & grab yer OWAS button.

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella ^..^

Holly and Khady said...

That still looks quite painful!!! Maybe the humans should put some outdoor carpet on those stairs so they aren't so hard!

Has Dexter been talking to Holly about the "tough" face and showing teeth?

Khady Lynn

Moco said...

Those stairs look like danger. Tell everyone on the estate to take care when on them.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Ohh.. those stairs look scary!! (not to me.. to my mom... she is a L.A.Z.Y bum. She says that she is an 'elevator' kinda girl... I think she's just plain.. well.. lazy!).. heehehe..

MJ's doghouse said...

good reporting on you hector...i hope your head clears up soon...

Martha Basset said...

Hi Hector
We thought your idea for business cards was cool!
We watched the video but are now worried about possible brain injury.
We did notice several repeat impacts to your cranium.
Sometimes brain damage is delayed and the fact that you are feeling a bit dazed needs further investigation.
Get yourself to a wheelie head injury specialist without delay.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

that is a really good idea about the business card. we have been thinking along similar lines--people keep stopping and asking about us and asking for a picture--but when our mom tells us about the blog, the name is too long to remember, so she ends up scrambling for a pen and paper--having a card on hand would be perfect!

Abby said...

Hi, Hector...

Ummm...Good Job...Are your OK??

You definately made contact with all the touch points...I'm not sure you are supposed to do it with your head, though...

The Business Card thing is a great idea...

Abby xxxooo

Joey said...

Hi Hector! Wow, what cool business cards! Thanks for showing us those stairs - that's a great idea for having more room in the barn. Dexter looks cute with his vampire teeth!

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Nibbles Treats said...

Your agilities are better than Mango's!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Joe Stains said...

I swear I saw you do a triple lindy at one point, that was mega impressive. So you think Mango will ever go up those stairs???

Life With Dogs said...

Might I offer you the new title of....stairmaster? :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, Autumn needs to know if Hector suffered a concussion in that crazy demo he did?!
We think the outside stairs are a great idea! Mitch would be going up and down them all day long!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

daisydog said...

Hector, hey how did you get taht name anyway, those stairs look like they will be a big job in the winter. maybe you can get Mango to help!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ha! Ha! Wheelie - this is the first time I've met you - you are just the funniest guy! Loved your 'agility video'...maybe Mango could get some tips from you! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Dewey Dewster said...

Oh Hector....

After the fall that ya had down those steps, I bet ya had one whopper of a headache taday....it always feels worse the day after....

Rest up and watch that Dexter...ya don't want 'em ta sink his teeth inta ya, do ya ??

Dewey Dewster here....

Aniemother said...

WOW! Looks like great stairs! And you were so brave.

(Mom giggled and said someting about she's glad she's not the only one that's a bit mad... Is it the blogging or were we all mad before. Like there's a doubt. She's never been sane.)

Bajas

Peanut said...

How in the world did you not get hurt?