Mama Diaries

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Builder Boys

"Mama," my eight-year old son said.  "I'm going to build a house on the hill in our backyard."

"Okay," I said.  "I'm sure it will have a great view."

I watched the boy go to work.  He had his toolbox and shovel.  I watched him collect tree branches and rocks.  I could tell this was going to be a masterpiece.  Soon, my son's buddy came over.  He decided to pitch in, too.  It was a major production. 

The boys worked diligently.  Schultz, our German Shepherd, stood by the door and watched all this activity with great interest.  I could tell he wanted to join in.  Finally, I let him out of the house.     He ran like a madman over to the construction site.  As soon as he got there, he picked up a  giant branch.  He trotted around the yard with that thing in his mouth. 

"Schultz!"  my son yelled.  "Stop it!"

Schultz didn't listen.  So I went outside.  "Come here, Schultz."  The big furry beast pranced over to me with the branch swinging from side to side.  I led him to the construction site.  "Drop it," I said.

The dog dropped the branch right in place. 

"See," I said.  "He just needed some on the job training."

26 comments:

  1. *LOL* Ah, Schultz. He makes me laugh every time.

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  2. LOL!! That's funny!! Great story....Thanks for sharing!! =D

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  3. Now, when you need some construction work done on the double, you can have it done for the price of a milk bone! How cool is that? Gotta love Schultz. ;)
    - Madge

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    1. My crazy dog always gives me something to write about!

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  5. Adorable. I'll bet from there on out he was spot on!

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  6. haha he just wanted to make sure it was good and sturdy

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    1. LOL! I personally think he has plans to eat it when it's done.

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  7. LOL, I never tire of the Schultz stories. Needed some on the job training. Cute!

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  8. Good boy, Schulz! Who's a good doggie?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yes, Schultz is a good doggy. (Sometimes. LOL!)

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    1. My husband and I have actually spent a lot of time training him. Sometimes it doesn't seem like it, though :).

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  10. How cool, a little boy's construction site with branches and rocks, love it. And German Shepherds are very clever. :)

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    1. The boys had a great time out there. And yes, Schultz is a very clever animal!

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  11. You have the cutest anecdotes on here! What a good doggie!

    I'm so excited about having won the giveaway - the box is downloading at the moment :) Thank you! xoxox

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    1. I'm really glad you won. I hope you're able to share it with your students. I think they'll enjoy learning about bees.

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  12. lol! Maybe you should give Shultz a hard hat to make the job official ;)

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    1. There you go. Except he'd probably eat it. LOL!

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  13. Aww.. Schultz's so smart and adorable. :)

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    1. He is one very intelligent animal. He's so smart, it's scary!

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