My New Ramp

There was some kind of racket going on in the ByeBye Machine house last weekend, and then again early in the week. I thought maybe Daddy was being held prisoner cause he wasn't playing with me as much as he should have.

Mama said he was ok. He was just playing with his loud toys. She said that I should be PATIENT because he was making a surprise for me and Bilbo. It took a VERY LONG TIME (ok...so maybe 2 or 3 sleeps) but look what he made for me and Bilbo!!!

It is our very own ramp up to the family bed!!!! Oh yes, Bilbo and I let Mama and Daddy sleep on the big bed with us....as long as they do not take up much room or snore too loudly.
Anyway, we used to have step (from Mama: an upside down laundry basket covered with a blanket) for us to hop up on the bed, but  Bilbo's back isn't so good so Daddy, being his wonderful Daddy self, made us this very cool ramp so we could just walk on up!!

Here I am being just a LITTLE scared to climb up. The squirrel can do it, so I think I can too....so I say the little red choo choo mantra
"I think I can, I think I can"

and I just climbed on up, grabbing the squirrel on the way!!

Come On Bilbo!!! Bilbo?? Where did you go???
Mama says Bilbo is still getting the hang of it. 
From the Mama:As you might know, our little Boney Man is not much for change and he is also NOT treat or toy motivated, making it hard to "train" him.  We are sure that he will get the hang of it after he realizes that it is either that or sleeping on the floor.

I am going to take a nap while Mama teaches Bilbo about ramp climbing.

Thanks Daddy for the very cool ramp!!!!


Sunny said...

Wow Dory! That is one fancy ramp. I bet Bilbo will get the idea when everyone is in bed.
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Anna the GSD said...

I must say, as a professional buidling inspektor, that ramp is awesome! Look at you being so brave and going up it! I'm sure Bilbo will realized it's the ramp or the floor and choose the ramp. Kudos dad!

Frankie Furter said...

Hey Bilbo, you can do THAT. I have a ramp too, butt mine doesn't go to the bed. It goes from my outdoor fenced play area up to my front porch... which does not have a floor right now.
Dad made the ramp a long time ago when the short haired ones were all still alive.
I am going to get new carpet on my ramp when dad gets the floor back on the porch.
You and Dory should give your dad an A + for such a fine job!!

Santa and Minnie said...

Go, Bilbo, go, we are sure you can do it! Look how comfy Dory is in bed, you wouldn't want to miss that, would you?

Yoda & Brutus said...

What a cool ramp! Your dad did a pawsome job on it :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Deetz said...

WOE!!!!! Your dad is way cool!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh wow, Dory! That is really cool, and so awesome fur your daddy to make it himself! My mom loves it when my daddy makes things around the house.


PS. WHY is that squirrel not de-stuffed??? :-)

Gizzy's Mom said...

WOW..that's a nice ramp. Pawpa has to lift me up on the bed. (Mom won't do it cuz I growls when she picks me up) I used to jump up on my own but I can't do that anymore. (Mean Mom sez I am too fat and need to have less cookies)

Grrrs from the Giz

JD and Max said...

Oh wow Dory, you have the best daddy in the world to make you such a cool ramp. A ramp to the bed - it's our idea of heaven!! (We're not allowed in the bedroom - sob!) We're sure Dory will pick it up in no time - as you say, as soon as he realises that it's 'climb or snooze on the floor', he he he! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Tank said...

I'm going to show this to the OG. I want one!

ScrapsofMe said...

Dory! Your Daddy is a very talented guy and loves you soooo much to make such a PAWSOME ramp for you! Maybe he should start a bidnezz on the side, ramps to order! You know, stain it to match the rest of furniture? I have a bench at the end of the bed but I still hafta hop up twice. Once to the bench and then to the bed. Puffy can't do it at all anymore. Suits me. Wait. Scrath the ramp to order idea. SHE might think it's a good idea!

Girls RULE...boyz drool!
Dory figgered it out firstest!


Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Dory
That is a really nice custom ramp.
We have to use ramps too. We are so short.
Love Ruby & Penny

Nubbin' Tails said...

So very cool for a little one! I just jump but I have legs a bit longer than yours!


Mr. Nubbin'

Martine said...

What lucky pups you are!!!

A home made fantastic ramp!!! We are very impressed with your dad's building skills!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Madi and Mom said...

Dory and Bilbo you have the absolute ultimate in Daddy material. Bilbo you hang on buddy I'm coming to TX to try out that ramp. I bet you'll chase me up it in flash!!!
Give the Daddy a great big Well done from us.
Madi and Mom

houndstooth said...

You have one awesome daddy to make you such a great ramp! I'm betting that once Bilbo sees you going up and down the ramp that he will want to try it, too!


P.S. We ordered our own Flippy thing and it will be here next week. Ours isn't HD, though.

Emma Rose said...

Hi Dory,
That is a very cool ramp! I am so impressed with how quickly you learned to use it :)

Emma Rose

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We know Bilbo will get it figured out - that is one great ramp.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Mack said...

That thing is PAWSOME!
Your Daddy is quite talented

Sierra Rose said...

Wow!!! Beautiful ramp!! Way to go dad!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Ms. ~K said...

Wrooo wroooo,
Your dad is super! Give him lots of slobbery kisses for us.
Hope Bilbo got the hang of it!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Schwang said...

Wow, that is super impressive! And it looks like you picked up on ramp-walking quite quickly...maybe you should try tight-rope walking in the future.

the booker man said...

oh wow, miss dory!! how cool of your daddy to build you and mr. bilbo your own personal ramp to the bed! i'm sure mr. bilbo will get the hang of it in no time.
the booker man

mayziegal said...

Gosh, Dory! Your daddy is very Most Talented and he must think you and Bilbo are the bee's knees to make that for you. (Don't you just luvs that saying? Bee's knees! Haha! Do bees even have knees? Anyhoo...)

When I was first new in my house, I was real skeered of stairs. So my momma just put me on the lowest stair and then I hopped down. And then when I gots comfy with that, she put me on the second stair and so on and so forth. Now me and Brudder Ranger race up and down 'em. Maybe your momma could do something like that with Bilbo. (Not racing - the other thing.)

Wiggles & Wags,

The OP Pack said...

Trying to catch up on our blogs today. Congrats on your awards and pressies and cards - so nice of your furiends.

Your Daddy is very talented AND nice to make that ramp for you. Phantom is a lot like Bilbo, not easily adaptive to new things, definitely not food-oriented. We hope Bilbo gives in because it is a very nice and safe way for you to get to the bed. Nice Daddy:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Madi and Mom said...

Dory those are some great names especially for Bilbo and Dad HA!!!
Thanks for playing change your name day!!!
Dip-C and Esmarillda

Madi and Mom said...

Oops I meant Princess and Queen....

Cole said...

Dory, you have a super talented Dad!! That's really cool!

Oh, and I got the note you and your Mama sent. I'm glad you're enjoying your stationery and paw print stamp. :-)

The Army of Four said...

That is so cool! Your dad is great to make that for you - I hope you licked his nose for doing that! Also hope Bilbo catches on. Maybe when he sees you doing it, he'll learn to use it!
Play bows,

Teddy Bear said...

Wow, your Daddy did a pawesome job. I bet Bilbo will love it too.:) Happy napping!!!

Teddy Bear

Oskar said...

How super-cool that your dad made you guys that ramp! I have that same toy! I will be doing a post about it tomorrow. Mine is now missing his long pretty tail & one of his feet. I have no idea how that happened...

Draco and his Mom said...

Wow you have a Dad that loves you very much. He made you a fantastic ramp to the bed. I like the carpet on it too. You are also very lucky to sleep in the big bed. I get to visit once in a while but my meanie pawrents make me sleep in my room downstairs.

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

That is khwite pawesome!

I knew woo would do it straightaway since girls rule!

Good lukhk to Bilbo!

PeeEssWoo: I'm sure woo gave your dad some extra Dory khysses!

Tanuki Maxx said...



Jazzi said...

WOW!! You and Bilbo have one cool ramp!! plus you sure have a smart and talented Dad!! I hope Bilbo figures it out before bedtime,


Stella said...

And its useful for other things too, like if you and Bilbo can't get to sleep, you can race each other up and down the ramp. Or bring all your toys to push down the ramp. Now that would be fun, and when you get tired, just jump in bed!

Good Daddy to build a fun thing!


JackDaddy said...

Well, you go daddy!!!

What a nice thing to do! :)

Benny and Lily said...

Good job. Mom gve up making ours and bought one...It looks like it works just fine..cute
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dory!
OMD! Your new ramp is pawesome!
Glad your Dad made it for you and Bilbo!
Much easier to get on the big bed!
I am sure Bilbo will get the idea soon!
Kisses and hugs

hero said...

That's one cool ramp your daddy made... so nice of him. Bilbo will eventually get to it, coz he's the herder, not the herdee ;)

Licks, hero

SquirrelQueen said...

That is one very cool ramp Dory, your Dad is a really nice guy to make it for you and Bilbo. I'm sure Bilbo will get the idea and join you soon on the bed.

Kari in WeHo said...

a custom ramp? how cool!

gyeong said...

That is way cool. I wish I were that handy with my hands. When my furkids can't get on the bed anymore, I will build them a ramp too. Or just put the bed on the floor :)

Mango said...

Your new ramp is wonderful. Tough break for Bilbo if he doesn't want to use it.


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dory its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is a grate ramp!!! it is eeven better then tuckers ramp i think!!! plus it is mutch higher i bet yoo can see yore howse frum up their!!! ok bye

ocmist said...

That's a really great ramp! We love the carpet on it, and figure that would make it a LOT easier to climb. We have ramps all over around here because Grandma OC has has to use them for a couple of years. She can even use them with her new wheelchair if someone opens the door (can't use the doggy door with the w-chair). She can even use the w-chair on the ramp to get up on Grammy and Papa's bed, and then Grammy takes it off after she is up there. Grammy can't lift her because of HER back, so she's really happy about the w-chair.

Ramps are great... tell Bilbo what we said. He will be glad he learned to use it! The Country Corgi Crew