Friday, January 25, 2013

Update From Life Under The Table

We thought we would give you an update on the progress of the 'above' table stuff - we noticed a few of you have mentioned you would like see it.  Here I am beginning my BORING life 'under' the table (that is where I am to be found when ever the Mom is working of "DAD'S" silly train thing.

 In the beginning it was just a flat old surface and some weird shaped thing on the end.  Well as you can see - Mom has turned that into a mountain with the railway going over it and under it. She modeled it on a roadway she went through while in Italy.  She made this using paper mache - (Finally something to use all that shredded paper on - the best way to deal with bills!) At the moment they just have a base coat of paint on but eventually they will be covered with trees and greenery.

Mom has added some more hills to the other end of the board and the side - they are still in the process of drying so have not been painted yet. As you can see the roads (and YES - sidewalks) are all in place. Mom has never understood why so few American cities seem to have sidewalks - in fact there is none where we live so Mom said "her community was going to have sidewalks no matter what!!"  We also have a lake in place - it is still drying so it still looks a little cloudy but it will eventually be clear and look like real water!  She has just started putting down the grass and some shrubbery and it is actually  a much prettier green then the photos show.  Mom says she will do another update in a few more weeks and I in the meantime will be found 'under the table' - the ever faithful dog at Mom's feet!


  1. lol...are you sure this is your Dad's train? :)

  2. That track is looking pawsome!!! You are so creative and talented! Reilly, you are doing a good job supervising -- keep up the good work!

  3. Weel it looks like you have become the officially official train dog/guard, you need a Enginneer's Hat, or do you prefer the cabose!

    Your Pals
    Sus & Bites

  4. Your Mum is very creative. But I really think she wanted a train set, too.

    Happy Australia Day!

  5. We love this. Can't wait for the next pup-date. It is starting to take shape. Well done we are impressed. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Reilly, you are such an excellent helper!! You're doing a great job!

    -Bart and Ruby

  7. THIS IS THE NEATEST THING! Your peep is sooooo clever!

    ArOOOOOO wOOOOOOO! (that' my rendition of a train whistle)


  8. TOOOOT TOOOOT. All aboard. Where is you conductor hat. I think you need that. It looks great.

  9. Sidewalks...footpaths...YES! After visiting San Antonio, SHE was happy to be back where you can walk!

    Looking good. We're happy your mum got the priorities right and has the dog park done!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  10. Dear Person In charge aka Reilly and Denny's mama,

    IMHO, your lovely dog park is way too small. Look at all the space you have! Please, please could we have a bit more? Please also don't forget our agility equipment and treat vending machines for the irresponsible dog owners who forget to bring their treats. Just a thought... how about you extend the dog park to the lake? That way, we can go for a swim when it's hot. I'm sure the road and accompanying sidewalks can easily be diverted. I hope you will consider this little request for the happiness of dogs in the hood. Otherwise the neighbourhood is PERFECT! Thank you!

    Yours faithfully, Georgia Little Pea X

    P.S. Is that building our club house? Could you please make sure there are peanut butter bikkies on the menu? Thank you again!

  11. Wow, you are making a lot of progress! It looks amazing. What a fun project, and yes, there need to be more sidewalks. We have them in our town, but they only go so far, so you either end up having to turn around, or continue walking on the side of the road.

  12. Nice job Reilly! Keep that Mom working on this, ok?!

  13. That is pretty darn cool. WE can't wait to see the final project. the cool part is, if you get thursty, you wont have to go too far to get water....(ok, maybe not)

    You know, I was wondering why a guy would want to watch a train go around in circles for hours on end, but then I realized, I could chase a ball for hours on end.....

    Kinda the same principle. Dont ya think....

  14. Holy crap how awesome is that!
    Benny & Lily

  15. That is really cool so far. I hope you are getting some treats under there.

    Loveys Sasha

  16. Wow that looks so cool!
    Have fun under the table :)

  17. Your mom is doing a great job and having fun at the same time!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  18. Ooooh, I would like that VERY much! Can't wait to see the train!!


  19. Wow! This is amazing. I've never seen one "in progress." I hope you'll tell us more. Good supervising, Reilly


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