Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Most of you know we live in a farmhouse
that was built in the late 1800's.
It has suffered several remodels,
one during the 1950's
when cork floors were put in the living-room,
and again in the 1970's

when the ugliest carpet imaginable was installed.

One day, Mom decided to remove the carpet
and uncover the cork floor
which is in fairly good condition,
at least when compared to that yucky carpet.

Today she mopped it
and wanted it to dry faster
so she decided to put out a fan.
And Lilly decided to help it dry.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


Jazzi said...

OH Lilly,
You really are a little helper huh?? Thats so cute!! Thats what us scotties do best is help right???? ROFL


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a good helper you are, Lilly! Your mom must be most pleased with you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Hello waggin' tales, (tails) :)

Lily is such a good helper for Mom. Keep up the good work!

BRUTUS said...

I bet you could all "help" mop too!! If mom put down a big tray of soapy water & you guys ran though it, then ran around the room, your furs would be like a mop! Never seen a cork floor before - like you you said the house had "suffered" remodels!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

Such a great helper!

Mom thinks it's the most wonderful that you live in an old farm house. She must enjoy fixing it up.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Lilly! I like to sit in front of fans too, but most likely for a different reason than woo!I also like to help Mop the floors, but Mum does not allow that.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

The OP Pack said...

Nice to have a good helper like Lilly! We have never seen a cork floor - how unique,
Woos, the OP Pack

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

BOL now that's what I call helping!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

we love living in an old farm house and found a nice hardwood floor under some layers and layers of carpet-- you are doing a great job helping!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Good girl Lilly!!!!
Keep up the good work!!!
Kisses for all, Bambi, Happy & Fern

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

What a great job!

So, how many biskhuits was THAT worth?


TwoSpecialWires said...

Lily is one smart doggie. She knows: the answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.

Did your moma listen?

Happy new week,
Jake and Fergi

YankeeQuilter said...

What a sweetie...Macbeth runs at the first scent of cleaning supplies. Guilty conscience perhaps?!

Sue said...

Dogs are such good helpers, aren't they? Morgan likes to help me wash windows. She comes right along behind me and licks them dry.

Hollie and Janie said...

Good job, Lilly! I prefer the other side of the fan! Your mom is lucky to have you on hand to make sure she is doing it just right!!

Asta said...

Lilly is a most escellent helpew,plus hew pwetty haiw gets all floofed up in the pwocess, hehehe
We think cowk floows awe vewy cool!! so much bettew than icky cawpeting
smoochie kisses,ASTA

Clive said...

Well done Lilly on helping so much!

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Jazzi silly. You have to move so the floor dries. BOL
Benny & Lily

Sally said...

Oh dear - if you help out with the floors - she may get you to dust, fold sheets, clean out the fridge - oh wait - that last one is the chore we like to help with...

We like the idea of cork floors - we have tiles - and Paddy slips and slides...

Lots of licks

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Good job Lilly!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Lallee said...

LOL They never miss a good opportunity ;-) Your home must be snug warm for her to sit in front of a fan. Cute pic! Loved the video in the previous post too. Neither of mine know how to sit up.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Lily you are aa good little helper. That's the way Hootie helps too.hehe.

Never heard of cork floors. Wow, does pup-piddle soak in?? Interesting.
BabyRD & Hootie

The Little Uke's Cukes! said...

A scottie's work is never done! Too cute!!!!
Hugs, Nancy and Mr. Angus

Rachel said...

Lily you're such a good girl!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Scotties and Java,
Yes that was a very nice thing for Diane to do. Bambi likes the beef hide too much!! She is asking for it all the time. She loves the squeaky toy too!!
Bambi has had a second Christmas!!!
We love you all too, Bambi & Fern

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwwwww Lily.....
you're a great great helper!!!
Your mommy must be proud of you!!!!
You look sooooooo sweet working for her!!!!!!
HAve a great day!!!
WE LOVE YOUU!!!!!!!!
Sweet kisses for one sweet girl!!!!

Life With Dogs said...

Nice work! I have never seen a cork floor. Is there wine below? If so I am redoing this house! :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Lynn, cork floors are suppose to be the rage in "green decorating" and impervious to wear. I think you struck gold there!

Becky and the clan

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