Looks Like We Made It

October 14, 2009

Well, the new box did not arrive in time.  The real surprise is that the first jail break was staged by Holmes rather than by Watson.  Holmes calculated height, mass, thrust and over the side he went — he let me (and camera) watch.  Watson was still calculating distance from the top to the outside floor.  So, what am I going to do with the little demons? — Maybe they are Butch and the Sundance Kid instead of Holmes and Watson.

How far down is that 10-14-09So how many meters is that?

A little hop 10-14-09A little hop . . .

Made it -- Freedom 10-14-09I’m free — I’ll be back for you Watson.  Hang in there!


  1. Holly says:

    I love this age! Go Holmes Go!

  2. Mandy says:

    oh the heads are looking very pretty…to be expected with those parents 🙂

    • myeye says:

      Tonight the heads are irrelevant — it’s the thrust in those little hindquarters. I must invent a new containment system — I’m thinking . . .

  3. Alden says:

    Oh! With their fat little tummies, they look like me tying to get out of a pool.

    They’ve obviously put their gorgeous heads together, and have come up with an escape plan.

    Good luck, Penni.

  4. Jean from NM says:

    Maybe they should go to work with you.


    • myeye says:

      . . . or perhaps with you. They are little beasties that would take up the entire day and neither of us would get any work done. I hear puppies reduce your blood pressure. I don’t think it’s working!

  5. Kim says:

    Puppies only reduce your blood pressure when they are sleeping…especially when they have plans to “move on up to the east side!”

  6. Alden says:

    I wish they could come to work with me. As everyone knows, all we do at work is play with (and film) dogs. Is it any wonder our sales our down?

  7. Sarah says:

    Why not just put them in an Xpen (either full size or partial)? That’s pretty easy puppy containment! If your pen has a door, you can open it, clip it to stay opened, and put a taller piece of cardboard across (love zip ties) and then Phoebe can hop in and out. If your pen doesn’t have a door, just leave that gap and use zip ties to hold the piece of cardboard in place. It’s not fancy, but it works really well, and is pretty cheap if you already have an xpen!

    • myeye says:

      Good plan, Sarah. I’m going now to see the progress of the new box and to explain to the “builder” that things are desperate. Then I’ll come home, remove the pool, put a single x-pen around puppy area and use the higher than normal threshold on the door, with a second x-pen attached to keep Phoebe in the area.

  8. Kathy says:

    Actually, could you just circle the pool with the cardboard (old banker’s boxes, broken down flat) so that it extends the height of the edge by another foot. Overlap the ends and duct tape as a temporary measure. If they can’t see out, they won’t try to climb out. Can’t say how long it would last before they’d chew it…but you get the idea.

  9. DAWN says:

    It was about this age we stwitched to just the xpen, with a tarp underneath to protect the floor.

  10. Sandy says:

    OK, call the company and order the 48 inch sided box….these guys are serious!