In exactly one week, seven days from now, Klondike starts BravoPup’s invitation only advanced performance (tricks) workshop, Performance Three. And what to do? As Summer performance season rapidly approaches, should we polish up last year’s show, Klondike’s Fire and Earthquake Safety Symposium ? Do something totally new? Klondike has always wanted to record a collection of his acoustic numbers with the London Philharmonic. He could start practising for that.
But whatever the workshop turns into, we’ll be sitting in grand style, because the Klondike performance stool has been upgraded.
The old stool worked fine but… to keep it stable when Klondike jumped on, jumped off or stood up on it I had to stand on the piece of plywood screwed to the bottom. Functional, yes, elegant no.
And, even worse, the stool wouldn’t fit into the trunk of my new car
After a couple of dead ends, Klondike and I reached out to Jan Saeger, local furniture maker extraordinaire
Jan then brought in Ian, the friendly machinist (and retired Red Cross rescue supervisor) next door, and vola! The new Klondike stool!
The new stool features an extra heavy base for stability (no more using my foot!) and quickly disassembles at both base and platform for easy transportation.
Within a month or two of Klondike’s addition to our household we discovered Point Isabel, the world’s greatest dog park. And once at PI it didn’t take Klondike long to make the most of the swimming, mud wading, dirt-and-grass rolling opportunities at the park. And a muddy Klondike led us straight to Mud Puppy’s, Point Isabel’s on-site dog washing business.
And at Mud Puppy’s, Klondike instantly selected Kate to be his personal fur care artist. That was nearly two years and at least fifty washes ago.
Today Kate announced that she was moving on to focus on painting. And she surprised us with an incredible parting gift.
This oil portrait of Klondike. I think she’s caught him perfectly, right down to ears.
And this is the artist with Klondike.
Kate – speaking for Klondike, as well as myself and Mieko, Thank You. We will all miss you very much at Mud Puppy’s and wish you much success as you apply your considerable talents to canvas.