I went to visit The Warehouse. It is the place where dad spends a lot of his time. It is the place where he builds sets for those theatrical productions that he loves to work on.
This time, however, he wasn’t working on sets. He was there for some other reason, and so he brought me along. It was fun to explore a new place. To look around and discover new things.
I discovered a new friend … Nathan.
I could have stood there all day while he scratched my head. It felt good.
But – while I enjoyed the attention – I was there for another purpose. I was there to explore!
And the first thing that I found was another dog!
Another clever puppy just like me!
Yes, yes, I know. It was only my own reflection. But what a handsome looking reflection it was! Yes sirree dog, a mighty fine-looking pup, I must admit.
While I was there I thought that I would practice my ballet. Here I am, in first position. Or is it second? I can never remember.
I soon made my next discovery … lots of wood on which I could chew! It was hard to decide which one to pick up, but I soon decided on this beauty. I fits perfectly into my mouth, don’t you think?
Dad and I played “Fetch the scrap of 2X4” for a little while, and it was fun chasing after this piece of wood, and then trying to stop but instead sliding past it on the smooth concrete floor. Wheeee! I can’t do that on the lawn in the back yard!
But look! What is this??!! Power tools!!! I could use this saw to cut more wood into bite-size puppy pieces!
“Hey dad, can you show me how to use this thing?”
“What do you mean, I can’t use it? Why not? Don’t you have any safety goggles that will fit a puppy?”
Oh well … until I get the correct PPE* I will have to let dad do the work for me.
The last thing that I discovered was a set piece from a show that the company did a couple of years ago. I think that it was called Big. It obviously was about a dog … a BIG dog. And, being a show about a dog, I’m sure that it was a big hit. A BIG hit — get it?
Anyway, this set piece is supposed to house a mythical creature called Zoltar who – I guess – gives advice to the Big Dog on where to get a doggie treat. So I put in my piece of wood, and waited. And waited. But Zoltar never appeared. And I never got my doggie treat. I think that this Zoltar is just a big rip-off. A BIG rip-off — get it?
Anyway, that was my exciting visit to The Warehouse. Now that I know where it is, I can always go back. I hear that auditions for the next show will take place in that Warehouse. I think that the show is called City of Angels. Hmmm … do you think there is a role for a clever puppy in that musical? I better getting my audition piece ready!
* For you safety-types, I’m sure that you know what PPE stands for: Puppy Protective Equipment!