|Forum topic by MikeGraw||posted 06-16-2010 06:50 AM||1895 views||1 time favorited||25 replies|
06-16-2010 06:50 AM
For years I thought it would be nice to have a shop buddy to keep me company in my shop. We have a mixed breed that loves to be with me most of the time. Unless I’m in the shop. She never likes noise. Sometimes it seems like if a drop a nail on the floor she goes into panic mode that something is going to get her. I love Snuggles a lot, but I had come to the conclusion that she was never going to be my shop companion.
Several months ago we got a Boxer pup. She has made it evident that she likes my shop. Since we moved several months ago, I am in the process of resetting up my shop again. For the most part, whenever I am in the shop Lacie is in the shop trying to be involved in whatever I am doing.
I had to use the tablesaw one day and there was Lacie. She stood right there watching what I was doing. Today I was working on putting my dust collector pipes up. I had to attach some 2X4’s to the basement block walls with a power nailer. I forgot to put my earplugs in for the first one that I did. As I was trying to get my hearing back before doing the second one, I looked at Lacie and she looked at me as if to say, “Hey, that was cool. Are you going to do that again?”
She thinks my sanding wheels and sanding wheels are great toys. I found this out after Lacie and I had been unpacking some boxes one night. When I came home from work the next day my wife, Cindy, showed me what Lacie had brought up from the basement. She hadn’t been chewing on them, but I guess she was having fun rolling them around and chasing them. She takes great delight in sniffing and snorting around to see what she can find. I am finding that I have to keep things in closed boxes.
It definitely is nice having her down there. Though sometimes I wonder why I wanted a shop dog. She so wants to be involved that it makes it hard to move my rolling chair. Haven’t rolled over her yet, but am glad she has a short tail already. Wouldn’t want to roll over it. She is certainly a nice distraction when I have a problem that I can’t figure out. It is like she knows just when to grab her tennis ball and says, “Don’t let this get to you. Just throw the ball and have fun.”
Does anyone else have a shop friend that keeps them company in the shop?
-- Mike's having fun in Central Wisconsin