Home for an Hr

Hi friends, 

I normally don't write more than 1 post per week and let alone a month but this is an exception and maybe one of many!

We decided to take a spontaneous trip and visit my grandparents. I tell you, driving at night with dad and chit chatting about life is a great place to be. 

Most importantly, a place to call your own is certainly the most tangible element of the American dream. 

Currently I don't have my own house but we are working to build my own wittle mansion and I can't wait to share that with all of you. I stay inside and share the bedroom with dad for now.

I am not sure what caught my attention. MMMmmm I will admit that I confuse myself most times too.

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Also, since we are on discussion of "building", here is a glimpse of the progress of my current build. I am making this for one of my paw loving friends. I was challenged to build something and prove that I have more "skills" than just barking, nipping, sitting and staying. Little does she know that I have been boning up on every skill I can for the past year. Let alone, it does help that my brain at the moment absorbs everything I read and watch. 

I project it will take me a few weeks because time is my biggest enemy. It gets dark at 5pm around here and I don't have all the tools required to finish this challenge at a faster rate.

All the wood we used was recycled and most of it I found outside laying around picking up dust. I also found some at home depot from their discounted batch in the lumber wood aisle. Sometimes you can find some good wood back there!

Most of the wood we had was no use to anyone anymore and whatever I bought at home depot was a small fraction to what I needed to finalize the project. I have to say, for any crafty paw friend out there, Home Depot should be your go-to store to find substantial amount of cheap building material. We might even bump into each other some day! And that white stuff you see there is nail hole filler. It is used to conceal those difficult holes. Eventually it dries up, hardens and once sanded and primed, it gives it a smoother finish and looks like nothing was ever there. For a minute, I almost applied hole filler on my dads mouth. I can't seem to keep him quite!

I couldn't find an actual window pane so I "borrowed" my aunts picture frame I found in the basement. I bought a 3/8th round piece of wood but the look didn't blend well with the square picture frame. I used the flat square edge piece instead since it has a more uniform look. Going this route gives you the opportunity to create a custom made window pane too.

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I was kinda bored and wanted to taste the wood...I mean test... test the quality of the wood. Very bad picture though!

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It's some solid wood though. Plus my bite marks give it a personal touch and not to say it adds character!

I was able to put together the base of the table. I still need to trim the shape into the plywood.

This coming week I hope to finish putting it together and painting it, at the minimum. Cost of current project? Sore paws :/

And here is the new jig/stop I custom made to ease the process in my other project!

Last but not least, I would like to share a decision I have recently made. I was inspired to give back to my community with the hopes of a better future for those people suffering domestic violence. Even though October is past us, I would like to share that I joined the California Partnership to end Domestic Violence movement.

I know many of my paw friends, human friends and loved ones have been victims of this monstrous and repulsive violence act. I am sad that sometimes people don't realize the actions they exhibit towards their loved ones.

In the meantime, if you are an Amazon shopper, use the link provided. Amazon is nice enough to donate back, albeit microscopic, but a difference maker to this partnership with any eligible purchases you make.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0347420

I'm still working on my photography skills. My Ipaw doesn't really like taking quality pictures though. Below you can see a picture taken at Inspiration Point in Berkeley. Can anyone guess what bridge that is? This pic does no justice on the beautiful landscape this trail provides. If you ever have a chance to go, check it out! In fact, invite me :). Hopefully I or the picture can inspire you to get involved in something you always wanted to see a change.

Until next time,

Sincerely, Linus