I am so fussy about the quality and appearance of my pet beds, and it is wonderful to have expert advice on hand at all times. I am working on a Matisse Bed, on a grander scale for a German Shepherd, and have almost doubled the size of the original bed. In doing so, there are more variables to consider such as the strength of the curved walls, and the selection of appropriate materials. I am fortunate to have the engineering expertise of Paul Walker, as he was able to increase the strength of the bed's exterior walls while maintaining aesthetic qualities, as well as the invaluable assistance of master carpenter Rody Shroyer who addressed the implementation of Paul's plan. Rody had many suggestions, and stood by to assist in seeing the large Matisse Bed become a reality. At one point, as I was plastering the walls and the tool in my hand literally broke in half, Rody calmly walked over to the miter saw and made 4 plaster spatulas from the bendable plywood I keep in stock. It was brilliant, and it worked beautifully. It is great to have a team who can not only solve problems. but has the ingenuity to adapt when progress is haulted.
Both Paul and Rody are making plans for a fun-filled motocross weekend, and have enjoyed the thrilling, adventurous aspects of racing for many years together. They have been best friends for as long as they can remember, at least 40 years, which is so evident in the way they communicate and relate to each other. How rare to find 2 people who have known each other for such a long time, and who continue to truly value, respect, and honor each other. It is so refreshing to watch. And I just may pull away this weekend from the Walker Workshop myself, and enjoy watching these two best friends coach their children on the motocross track. I am certain I will not be surprised that their kids are, by far, the best guys on that track. They have had the priveledge of being taught how to play with a champion spirit. Details are forthcoming about the national motocross championship of Paul Walker and the international racing career of Rody Shroyer. When Paul and Rody's kids race, they do so with honesty and integrity, and leave everyone else behind in the dust. I just love it when the good guys win.