One night, Paul went on a binge of American Gladiator episodes. I’m not sure I quite grasped the concept, but it had a bunch of super-strong people wrestling and shooting tennis balls at each other. Why can’t they just assert their dominance like us dogs: with a fight to the death!! Not that I’ve ever fought to the death (I prefer licking), but still…
Though the show was pretty crappy, I did find one part particularly interesting: The Gauntlet. It’s a huge obstacle course full of strategy and peril, and if you can master it, the Gladiators stop hitting you with big red and blue pillows. It got me wishing I had the chance to get my Gauntlet on.
Well guess what!! Two nights ago, the alphas sprung a little surprise on me. I looked down the hallway and saw it… MY OWN OBSTACLE COURSE!! It was AMAZING. Here’s the rundown of my Gauntlet:
1. The Chairs – A mess of rungs and legs that will make a mess of your rungs and legs.
2. The Ramp – Sure, they might look like upside down Nintendo chairs, but they’ll give your puppy thighs a burn worse than that time you ate an entire clove of garlic that fell on the floor.
3. The Maze – Three pillows and a duffle bag of pure chaos and confusion.
4. The High Jump – Two couch pillows that are stacked, well, pretty damn high.
Here I am, totally kickin’ its ass (Can you tell I’m having fun?):
Now once I finished it once (including a GIANT leap over the high jump), I did it again. And again. And again. And again.
Well can you blame me?? They kept givin’ me treats!