Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday Showing

Today we are going to show you another of the new items at our home.  

Mom has always used a plastic runner to protect the edge of the carpet and the floor from our muddy feet.  But that runner had pointy teeth that scratch the floor.  We had to use the one with the pointy teeth so that the runner would stay put on the carpet or else Mom would slide and fall.

Now we have this new carpet runner that was custom made.  It is four feet wide and 18 feet long.

 When Mom was selecting the new carpet for the rest of the house, she met the man who does the binding on area rugs.  Guess what?  He has a Siberian too.  He told Mom he could make her a custom-sized runner with a special binding that would hold the runner in place on both the carpet and the floor.  He has muddy feet issue at his home too:)

 So Mom found a salvage remnant of carpeting that wasn't too dark or too light and that was the right size.  The best part is that it was very reasonably priced.  The nice man and his wife cut the remnant into two pieces, seamed them together, put on this special backing, and then bound the runner.

 We all think this new runner is very comfy.  Phantom can often be found napping on it.

 Here we are showing you the special backing.  If any of you ever want to do something like this, the backing is called Teebaud.  Mom is very excited about her new runner.

 We like to think of it as our runway.  Ciara is going to model for us today.


Mom, you are just being silly.  But I don't care as long as the grand prize is some yummy treats.

One last thing - Ciara wanted to show you that she has had no problem mastering her maneuvers under that table we showed you the other day.

Does this look comfortable to you?  This spot has now become Ciara's favorite napping spot.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That RUNNER is gonna Solve a lot of thingys at your house... No Feet tracks and an EXTRA place to NAP...

Sue said...

We had a runner in the hall on the tile. Mom liked it because t kept the tile dry. We liked to get a running start and make it slide across the tile.

Our Mom can't believe the crazy positions we get ourselves into to sleep. She says she wouldn't be able to stand up or move after sleeping in those positions. No problem for us.
Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

Anonymous said...

Oh Barharhar Ciara, love that nappie poo spot, Safe from running paws and feets. Oh Mom saw the carpet, now she is checking our remnants pile for some runners, Thanks, we need them!

The Mad Scots

Molly The Wally said...

LOL knew you find a way of being comfy there Clara. Love you carpet run way. We just used a piece of old carpet during Winter but that has now gone to the carpet place in he sky. We must find something new too.
Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

BOL, that looks like some form of torture Ciara, butt as long as you are comfortable.
Your runner is great, what a coincidence finding someone who has Sibes who knew just what you needed.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Marg said...

Goodness, that runner looks like a great thing. Just purrfect for those muddy fee.
Ciara, that is one gorgeous picture of you. Amd love the way you have found a way to sleep under the table. Well done Take care,

Ruby said...

OMD!!! Ma is TOTALLY in loves with that runner!!! She's been lookin' for a long navy blue runner for the dining room (I can slip and slide), and has had no luck, this sounds like a FABulous idea!!
Oh Ciara, I KNEW you would find a way to hold up that loveseat!!!
Thou, if that was me, I would end up knockin' that table right over!! BOL
Ruby ♥

Jo's World said...

Don't you just love people who have a great idea to solve a problem for you and it really works!

The runner is lovely and you will really enjoy it this winter, I bet.

Ciara sleeps fine wherever she parks it and looks good too.



Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Oh we love your own runway....perfect for taking that long dash to the door when you see something in your yard that shouldn't be there. Comfy spots always seem weird to Reilly's is always laying behind mom rocking chair.

Arno Vom Altvilstal said...

Dear Ciara, you are a marvelous model and I believe you, that your favorite napping place is very confortable! You look very happy in this position!
And your mom had a very good idea with this great and beautiful new runner!

chicamom85 said...

That runner is way cool and Mommy especially loves it. Ciarra you are a beautiful model!!

Loveys Sasha

Sarge said...

Wow, your new paw runner is wonderful! That's a great way to keep the peeps happy when we go in and out and in and out and in and out and...well, you know. BOL Looks comfy!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Brian said...

Ciara, you sure made us smile and your spot is purrfect!

The Florida Furkids said...

That's a multi purpose runner!! Ciara, humans never understand our sleeping spots!

The Florida Furkids

harrispen said...

Your new runner looks great and how cool that it is non slip too. I knew you would find some comfy positions to sleep under that table Ciara.


FiveSibesMom said...

Very nice runner! Wow! It's cool it's specially "Sibe" made. Love that backing, thanks Lightning for showing it...and we just love Miss Sibe America! A beauty on their runway for sure!

PS - yes, she does look comfy! :-)

Jenn said...

That runner is very nice! And you make a gorgeous model, Ciara!

Sweepy said...

What a super idea! Our hooman does not have carpets because we live in a hot place. My house only have pillows.

Taffy said...

That looks gorgeous, not as gorgeous as Ciara and the loveseat together!

Andrea Kuska said...

Wow that's a good idea!

BeadedTail said...

That runner is perfect for a catwalk, we mean Sibewalk! Great idea! Ciara, we knew you'd show your mom that she can't deter you!

GOOSE said...

Yes that looks very comfy to me. I would like to nap there myself. MOM like that runner thingy.

Cocoa and Melon said...

That sounds great, I guess over the years you've discovered many ways to protect your home from the enthusiasm of Sibes!

Mitch and Molly said...

What a beautiful and long runner and you are the perfect model, Ciara!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Lovable Lily said...

OMD! Teebaud? We're running to look that up immediately!! We have a horrible problem with one of our "feet wipers" at our Florida house and this may be the answer to our prayers. Every time we walk on the feet wiper it shimmies across the carpet and ends up sideways or it moves left or right. It sure don't say put where it is supposed to. It drives Mommy CRAZY! We think it's kind of funny to watch her constantly bending over to move the feet wiper back into place. That's her daily exercise. Does it REALLY stay in place on your carpet? Off to do some research on it now.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Your very own modelling runway, and with special backing? Your Mom is so cool!

Oh Ciara, you make me woof!!!


Anonymous said...

Ciara you should go to a talent-show, it looks like the great "houndini". I wish we had such a "non-flying" carpet too, ours slips always till timbuktu when I come in.

Anonymous said...

Say, that runner is fabulous! Perfect for its purpose and it looks like everybody is happy with nice the carpet guy was able to do that for your Mom. I agree that it looks like Ciara has NO PROBLEM adjusting to the table behind "her" couch. HAHA Happy Sunday to you!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy

Anonymous said...

What an excellent idea! We need something like that too.

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Ciara is a great model for the new runner:-)

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Yaahooooo. Mum just told us that when Winter comes back to Oz we have to come live with you for a couple of months!! Your runner is perfect.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is a verry nice karpet runner!!! we hav wun heer but it is not so nice posibly becuz i like to pik it up and shayk it to deth wen mama and dada ar not home!!! ok bye

Madi and Mom said...

Madi your bfff

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We need many runners in our house-- for me!! Cause of all my surgeries I am a little fragile and can slip and stuff
We like your ideas!

sprinkles said...

I love your new header!

I always wondered how your carpets stayed so clean with three dogs! And now I know your little secret!

Mollie said...

It should be red cos you are all stars BOL. Your home is looking beautiful xxoxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Ginger Jasper said...

I came to say thank you so much for the visit with loving comments when we lost our sweet boy. So appreciated and helped us so much. Hugs Carol x

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Looks very comfortable to me and Ciara looks very spiffy on the runway.

Mom thinks the runner thing is a great idea. ~Fenris

Frank The Tank said...

Hi My Woos!
I'm glad that everything is back to normal at home and it looks great!
Oh that runner looks like a great, its nice and what a great run way for Model Ciara, a cosy napping spot for Phantom and good for snowy paws! Love and Licks your extended pack member Frank xxxxx

Anonymous said...

First your new header is lovely. And your home renovation is simply pawsome! Wooo are lucky Sibes for sure. Paw hugs, Savannah

Mrs. JP said...

Wow,,,brains, beauty, and a special just keeps getting better...LOL

Kari in Alaska said...

how cool that you have a special made rug!!!!

Stop on by for a visit

KB Bear said...

Great ideas for runners. When our dogs get elderly, we need to do something so they don't slip on our hardwood floors. I bet I'll be coming back to this someday!

And, yes, Ciara, that looks very comfy to me!

Furry Bottoms said...

You are so very beautiful in any position, Ciara.

Sagira said...

That new runner looks nice. Your house looks so beautiful. You are some lucky pups to call it home. :)

Dory and the Mama said...

What a great idea a dirty feet protector AND a runway!! It look mah-va-lous!!

Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

What a great idea for your runner! Keep his number in case it wears out!!

Little Reufus said...

O we deu love seeing yeu new home decor. We teu have runners EVERYwhere... not on a counta the mud but on a counta the slippy slidy... We just love yeur solution, and even more... we love all ob yeu Models!

wif lubbs from Little Reufus

Dexter said...

That is a great idea. Unfortunately, we don't have a runway at our estate. Just open the door and there you are. Truth is, though, my Master makes a lot more dirty prints than I do, so I'm not bothered.


Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh my goshies, I LOVE that carpet runner! We definitely need one around here.

Woofs & huggies, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)