Saturday, April 2, 2011
I swear the dog is either going to kill me (stress) or himself if we're not careful.
As you know, (at least you do if you've been reading this blog lately) Scooby is still getting out. Even though we fixed the crappy fence on the east side of the house, Hou-doggi was still turning up outside the back yard.
Last night we thing we think we figured out how.
Yesterday we resurrected his old lead line that we put him on when we first got him. We stopped using it because he managed to tangle himself around anything and everything he could reach in the backyard and then howling about and driving the neighbours nuts. For this version we planned on just having him on it only when we were home and checking him regularly to make sure he wasn't tangled.
It was a good thing we had that plan because last night when Miss S went to check on him she found him virtually hanging himself on the gate on the west side of the house!
I hadn't thought to check how far the lead line would let him go on that side and apparently Scooby figured it would let him go out over the gate.
Well, it didn't so he ended up hung up "on" the gate instead of outside it. Poor guy. He doesn't seem to be hurt but he was sure upset last night and so were we. He's all safe now and his lead line no longer let's him get to the gate.
Now at least we know where to start with the continuation of the plank fence re-make.....yay.
Yeah, I'm one of those crazy people that tries to find the good in things.
For this weekend though I'm going take some time off from fencing and try and get some sewing done. I still have my swing jacket to finish and the pile of mending isn't going away on it's own. :-(
Wish me luck!