Comments: The night the navel forgot

Maybe you need a longer chain. I know the chain seems unkind but it would be terrible for her to get hurt outside the yard.

Posted by Ozguru at August 30, 2004 04:28 PM

She actually used to be on the full length of that chain when it was attached to one of the wrought iron posts holdin' up the porch roof. However, when the foundation around the base of that post started giving way, I felt that it was unwise to keep her chained there any longer and allowed her another opportunity to have the run of the yard. She was doin' very well for a long while, but it seems the escape bug has bitten again. I am unsure if all the activity involved with the road work is not part of the current problem.

Posted by Tiger at August 30, 2004 06:38 PM

We used to have a Lab/Kelpie cross who used to go nuts when they re-graded the (dirt) road near our place. Used to take em about a week and you could hear the machines all week. We had him on a short chain which was attached to a long wire that ran the length of the front yard (about 90 feet) between two trees. The dog could run up and down all day but never more than about 6 feet from the wire. It was a great compromise and stopped him getting tangled up with the dig-n-scrapers.

Posted by Ozguru at August 31, 2004 05:37 AM

I have actually thought of doin' that same thing using the abandoned clothesline in the back yard, but figgered I might as well get rid of her before doin' that, as I hardly ever go into the backyard and would likely only see her when I went back to check the food and water supply. Thankfully, she seems to have no inclination to escape when the road workers are around, choosin' instead to use darkness to conceal her escape efforts. I think she watches ol' Hogan's Heroes episodes to get ideas.

Posted by Tiger at August 31, 2004 08:50 AM