Thursday Doors – A Dog’s View


Jean is so busy this week I offered to do her Thursday Doors post for her. I doubt she’ll even have time to check it out, as the big move is looming. See that crate behind me in the photo, with it’s door open? Well, that belongs to Alfie. He’s the dog on the right, almost as handsome as myself, and he lives with relatives of my family, so we’re kind of related. He’s just a nipper (in terms of age – not biting ability) so he respects my ten years of wisdom and humour. That’s me in the photo telling him all about the antics of Mr. and Mrs. R.’s DIY efforts. He found it so hysterical, he rolled around the floor laughing. I didn’t think it was thatย funny, but then again, I am eight years older and a lot more mature.


We had to wait in Dublin while the youngest member of the family attended a Green Day concert. I didn’t mind, as it gave me a chance to catch up with Alfie. Personally, I would have said it was a ‘grey day’ seeing as it was raining but apparently this was something amazing and well worth the hours spent standing in a muddy field getting squashed, just to be close to the stage. Humans, I’ll never fully understand them. But I digress. Back to the DIYers.

The next day it was all hands on deck for another bout of renovating. I don’t know why Mr. R. was complaining about me looking over his shoulder while he worked, I was only keeping an expert eye on the job.


As soon as he left I jumped onto the other chair and had a good look at that doorway he was working on.


Not bad, but that doesn’t mean I can take my eye off them. I even had an extra person to watch over, the latest recruit to the crew, recovering from her wet but wonderful concert in that muddy field the day before.


In the end, all that hard work sanding was worth it. You can see through the doorway, how nice the walls turned out when painted and the floor, even with only its first coat of Jacobean Oak stain, doesn’t look too bad either.

During our lunch breaks we often have a game of cards, but of course I usually win, which doesn’t go down too well with the rest of the crew. This is my ‘poker-face’.


If I’m supposed to be the gaffer, why does everyone complain about me watching them work? This week, they’ve put me in charge of soft furnishing (I think they’re just trying to distract me) and it took me a while to learn how to use the strange contraption they gave me but I got there in the end.

Well, I hope you enjoyed a Thursday Doors post from a dog’s perspective. Speaking of posts, I must take a wee walk and find one. I believe there are a lot more doors to see on Norm’s blog, if you’d like to view them.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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39 Responses to Thursday Doors – A Dog’s View

  1. Sean Barrett says:

    Brilliant!! Ver funny!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Dan Antion says:

    Thanks for the great tour, nice doorway and excellent photos. Keep an eye on those workers. We have a cat that supervises our DIY things. Sorry, yes I said cat. Our dog isn’t as old and wise as you, she’s not ready for the responsibility.

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  3. Thanks for the update and give our best to Jean. Let her know that the link doesn’t bring us here and if she has a moment, she may want to re-link. Cheers!


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  4. Jackie says:

    Well done! Humans! You never know what they might get up to.

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  5. joey says:

    Ahahaha! Oh I love the video! So CUTE!!! And that’s how they do, get right up in your business. Wonderful post, unexpected humor ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Thursday!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Mel & Suan says:

    Oh we can imagine the amount of work for moving. We will need to do that soon!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    Well done. I knew that some dogs were quite talented but mastering photography, home renovations, and sewing, not to mention blogging about it afterwards? Wow, I am thoroughly impressed.
    And don’t worry, you’re not the only one who’ll never fully understand humans ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Jay says:

    I’m a sucker for dogs.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. LOL! This was an adorable post! The house looks like it’s coming along nicely.

    GREEN DAY! Wow, haven’t heard a song of theirs in quite awhile. My son had a Garage band when he was high school and they played a couple of Green Day’s songs. Thanks for jogging that memory. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. jesh stg says:

    Great to have a dog behind the sewing machine, but I wonder what will come out of her hands:) Tell Jean not to worry missing Thurs. a few times – by now everyone knows she is moving!

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  11. JT Twissel says:

    Lol! Alfie (or any dog) is better at using that contraption than me!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. I’ve had a tough day so this was wonderful. I enjoyed every word from that cute little pup. And, the video was a crack up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  13. sjhigbee says:

    lol… what fun! Thank you for the delightful post:))

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Dymoon says:

    LOL a fun read…=^_^=

    Liked by 1 person

  15. slfinnell says:

    I’m not sure what I’d get putting my family in charge of blogging for a day? lol

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  16. Kash Pals says:

    LOL…the dog is multi-talented. ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. Eeeee, such a cute post! โค And that was a great concert position, well done to her, and to you for all the works! The floor looks great.


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