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Deck Restoration By All My Canine Companions – Part II

deckresto7After we finished making our deck look decent, Alex decided to go and check it out.  Yes, that is how she checked out our work and I’d venture to say that she was happy with the end product.

deckresto8Bella, on the other hand, decided to “inspect” very carefully our work before she paid us with kisses.  Bella is not the type of girl who just gives kisses to anybody for she believes that you must earn it, and we did.

deckresto9After her careful inspection, Bella went to talk to Alex and they agreed that our work was up to their standards, therefore Bella will be giving us lots of kisses as payment for fixing our deck.  Not a bad reward, don’t you think?

Deck Restoration By All My Canine Companions – Part I

deckresto1Cynthia and I have been meaning to do our deck for the last couple of weeks, but the weather and our schedule did not permit us to tackle this job until this weekend.  We told the kids, Alex and Bella, about it and as you can see Bella was ready to help out, but Alex needed a bit of convincing.

deckresto2Bella started by surveying and accessing our deck’s damage in order to come up with a game plan.

deckresto3This is how Alex did her evaluation of our deck’s damage.

deckresto4Alex, then, decided to talk to Cynthia about this project, but midway through their planning Alex fell asleep.  Way to tackle this job!

deckresto5Once we had a plan in place, Bella made sure that we knew the areas where the most attention was needed by pointing with her little nose.  She was such a big help to this project.

deckresto6We try to include Alex and Bella in as many things as we possibly can in order to get them used to different things.  Once we started working on the deck, they fell asleep in the kitchen by the sliding doors.  What does that teach them?  Self-control.  Training your dog should be part of your every day life, and this is a perfect example of that.  How does your canine companion help you tackle chores?  Have a great Sunday!