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Pooch Porches Lousiana swamp style!

DOG HOUSE CRASHERS! Los Rodriguez Life style!

You probably read about our dog houses (If you missed them check them out here ) and how much fun we had building them and decorating them. But believe or not the dogs still haven’t used them very much. Even when it rains Chupete won’t use his – Choripan gets inside his house to avoid getting wet, but Chupete is a lost case and prefers to get soaked instead of getting in the dog house. Actually, Chupete spends most of his time on our back stoop, just under a tiny spot of roof that peeks out over the edge of the house that offers a little bit of shelter. It could be that the nice weather is still around and they prefer the fresh air and the sun to the insides of their houses. We agree with them, we love to use our front porch and enjoy nature…. so we figured that it would only be fair for Chupete and Choripan to have a front porch too. I mean, who doesn’t like to sit out on the porch on a sunny day?? Especially now that the temperature is going down and the fresh breeze of fall finally showed up!!

Lo mas probable es que leiste sobre la casa de los perros (si te lo perdiste leelo aqui) y lo bien  que lo pasamos construyendolas y decorandolas. Pero aunque no lo creas lo perros no las han usado mucho. Incluso cuando llueve Chupete no usa su casa – Choripan si se mete a su casa para no mojars, pero Chupete es un caso perdido y prefiere empaparse en vez de meterse a su casa. La verdad, Chupete pasa la mayor parte del tiempo en el escalon de la puerta trasera, abajo un poquito de techo de la casa que alcanza a cubrir un pedazo y le sirve de “refugio”. Puede ser que como el tiempo todavia esta bueno y prefieren el aire libre que dentro de las casas. Nosotros estamos de acuerdo, nos encanta nuestro porch y disfrutar de la naturaleza…asi que pensamos que seria justo que ellos tuvieran un porch tambien. Osea, a quien no le gusta sentarse afuera en el porch en un dia soleado?? Especialmente cuando la temperatura esta agradable y el otono por fin llego!!!

So I came up with a plan to build front porches for their houses. I wanted it to be something easy to make, inexpensive, and good looking of course! I had some material laying around for the floor and part of the legs and I needed to get a roof and posts. I went to Home Depot this time and found a sheet of plastic roofing; water proof of course, light, and transparent so it would let light go through..PERFECT! For the posts I used 2 x 4s (treated lumber). I had a good piece of subfloor material that I used for the floor.

Asi que hize un plan para construir porches en sus casas. Queria algo faci lde hacer, barato, y que se viera bien, claro! Tenia unos materiales que me sobraban para el suelo y parte de los postes, y necesitaba algo para el techo y el resto de los postes. Fui a Home Depot esta vez y encontre una pieza de techo plastico; a prueba de ague por supuesto, liviano, y transparente para que dejara pasar la luz…PERFECTO! Para los postes use madera tratada 2 x 4. Tenia una buena pieza de madera para el suelo asi que no tuve que preocuparme.

The porches look kinda like something you would see in a house in the middle of a swamp…and we love the look. And luckily so do the dogs!!! Put a pillow on top and they are ready to kick back and enjoy the sunshine or stay away from the rain! Here are a bunch of pictures of the progress and final product. We still need to paint them so they can match the houses, but that will happen in a few weeks after the treated lumber has dried up. Check it out!

Los porches parecen algo salido de una casa en medio del pantano…pero nos gusta como se ve. Y por suerte a los perros tambien! Un cojin encima y estan listos para hecharse y relajarse en el sol o protegerse de la lluvia! Aqui van un monton de fotos del progreso del proyecto y el producto final. Todavia necesitamos pintarlos asi pueden verse bien con las casas, pero eso pasara en varias semanas cuando la madera tratada se seque. Hechenles un vistazo!!

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