Monday, July 16, 2007

An Example of My Husband's Brilliance

I took some pictures of one of Todd's latest inventions just to illustrate Todd's MacGuyer-esque quality. I raced to our computer, memory card and Oreo cookie in hand. It took me a few seconds to realize I'd nearly put the memory card in my mouth, and the cookie into the card reader. So, I nearly commited a random act of stupidity while preparing a post on how smart my husband is. There's a joke in there about me being the yin to his yang. Or something.

Anyway, during the day we tie the dogs behind our house on a dog run. Todd has created an elaborate run that clips each dog onto both a harness and a collar. Just in case one of my Houdini dogs manages to get free of the collar, he cannot get free of the harness. And vice versa.

Todd has built out quite the outdoor environment for our boys. He installed an automatic dog watering dish that will keep a constant supply of cold water on hand for them. The hard top of my Jeep rests on the picnic table and serves as shade on a sunny day as well. At one point he even fixed some sort of rope toy with tennis balls on it to the actual dog run so that they would have something to play with while tied out. I actually envy my dogs for this dogtopia that Todd has created. He had even had a web cam positioned at the back door so we could log on and see what they were doing. It was then I knew who ate the lattice off the bottom of the deck. (Nemo, I am watching you, little dog.)

There's only one problem with the beautiful dog world in back of my house. When we'd come home from work, the cables for the dog run would be horribly tangled. Over the course of the day, the dogs would change their mind about the optimal lounging spot approximately 435825 times, or get thirsty and would have to change positions throughout the day. As a result the cables would tangle into something that resembles those metal puzzles that you have to finagle the ring off of to solve. It would literally take 5 minutes to untangle the blasted things.

On Saturday morning Todd developed this.

Not sold in stores, ladies and gentlemen. It is a multi-dog run swivel thingy that will keep the lines from getting horribly tangled. Manufactured from a space-age polymer, this multi-dog run swivel thingy will keep your dogs free to roam the yard in search of that one perfect spot to pee for the entire day.

Look out Ronco, here comes Toddco.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it! Brilliance is sexy, isn't it?

He might want to patent that sucker and approach Petsmart. You know you aren't the only people in the world with this problem. In fact, there's a house near where I work with two pugs that have the same issue.

July 17, 2007 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Augs Casa said...

Genius pure Genius!

July 17, 2007 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I could use one of those - in triplicate. It's even worse with three dogs. :)

Todd's one smart cookie, isn't he?

July 18, 2007 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Jansky T said...

That's absolutely brilliant!

July 19, 2007 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Flawed And Disorderly said...

Woah! Inventive husband! :D

Just wanted to come over and let you know I FINALLY followed through and updated my blog roll. Sorry it took almost 6 weeks. :(

July 19, 2007 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Amandafaiith09 said...

We need one !! Would he be interested in making one for us ? If so, for how much ? We need one so bad with such a small yard with 2 dogs. Email me at :)

March 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM  

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