Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A new fence!

Hey everyone! Inspector Abby and Inspector Jack here! We have been giving our Daddy a hard time about how unstable and unsafe the fence in our yard is. The dog Daddy had before us was named Scout and she was a bit hard on the fence. A couple of times, Daddy would be out in the front yard talking to a neighbor and would leave Scout in the backyard alone! Scout thought this was completely unacceptable, so she would punch right through the gates, taking them straight off the hinges! That way, she could be with Daddy and get pets from the neighbor! You can't blame her, it was Daddy's fault she wasn't getting his undivided attention!

Here's a picture of Scout from a few years ago. Isn't she gorgeous! Jack never got to meet her but Abby was her best buddy for six months before she made the trip to Rainbow ridge. Anyways, because of her love for Daddy, our fence was in very sad shape. The fence on the left side of our house was only standing up beause Daddy had propped it up using some beams and plywood.

The gate on the other side of the house was barely holding on by its hinges and was sagging very badly. This was the gate Scout took clean off by ramming it with her head.

See how much it leans?

Look at Daddy's silly patch job!

So Daddy and Mommy went and bought some new posts and fence boards and got to work on digging the holes for the new fence posts. We of course are always watching to make sure Daddy is doing things properly. We won't accept any more leaning fences! It was really warm that day, so Daddy took off his shirt and wrapped it around Inspector Jack so he would look like an official inspector, which of course he is.

Make sure you get the holes deep enough Daddy!

Um, Daddy? I know you're busy with those posts and all, but my uniform is falling off.

Thanks Daddy, much better.

I think you need to go a bit deeper with that one Daddy.

Wow! Starting to look like a new fence!

Let me just make sure this gate is straight and sturdy.

Yup! Lookin' good!

Make sure you trim those fence boards to the right height!

Well Daddy, you have the approval of Inspector Abby and Inspector Jack. Great job!

No more saggy fences for these pooches!

You did such a great job Daddy!

Thanks Daddy! We love you!


Andra said...

That is a pretty new fence. We only have a chain link fence. We talk to our neighbors, Pixie and Casper, thru it. It is probably good you were inspecting it to make sure it went up correctly!!

Amber-Mae said...

Well, all I have to say is, Scout sure was one heck of a strong bulldozer! I think my neck would be badly compressed doing that all the time. Ouch! I bet she's enjoying herself right now in doggy heaven, ramming all the gates & fences all she could possibly can. Funny girl! That's a nice new shiny fence there guys. Hope there'll be no more ramming...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Sami & Baylee said...

what a nice job your daddy did on the fence. Jack and Abby looks like your were awesome inspectors and helped guide your daddy to a great job! Did you get paid in doggie treats ot stuffies?


Mango said...

Good job making sure that fence got put up right. I didn't realize your belly shirt was an official fence inspetor shirt.


P.S. Most of our yard is chain link and there are a few spots that are all bashed in from my Beautiful Raja trying to eat the next door doggie.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Dad you did a wonderful job. To bad we weren't closer we would have come over and helped.. Our Dad is good at that kind of stuff.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie