Joey is so much fun to watch around the house these days. We have been making a few design changes, one of which, really affects him. We have removed the carpeting from the living room, dining room, and hall, and installed hardwood flooring. I think you can picture an energetic six month old puppy, especially one as big as Joey, suddenly deprived of the traction properties of carpeting. It is almost like the old cartoons, where he runs in place for a few seconds before he actually starts moving. Now we get to the old physics law that states that an object in motion, stays in motion. That law is providing a lot of entertainment right now. We see a big black blur sliding across the floor, appearing to be back-pedaling til it slams into a fixed object. Non-fixed objects, like Cindy or the boys coming home from work or school, tend to fall over when he slams into them.
Since we have the new flooring, we have to install new baseboards, which, I have learned, means we have repaint the walls. Joey just loves to check out that funny smelling stuff in the trays, and since he seems to have his own version of a paint brush, he is spending more time on tiedown or in his kennel. But then we go out for longer walks while the paint dries, so it all works out OK for Joey.