Above picture: Peanut reposing after a busy week.
It’s been awhile since my last post but it’s been a hectic week.
We had two escapes last week. On Tuesday, Peanut scaled the front gate and ran down 9th street. Mir was able to get Peanut chase her back to our street. Boxer also escaped at the same time when the gate wasn’t properly closed. Luckily no animal was injured.
Mir spent Wednesday fortifying the front gate. Mind you this is a 6ft privacy fence and gate.
Thursday night Peanut got wind of a critter (cat?) in the back corner of yard. She got herself so worked up that she climbed the fence and went over. Did I say this was a 6ft privacy fence? The cross beams are on the outside of the fence – to prevent Peanut from getting any kind of leverage. Clearly this wasn’t enough. So, Thursday night I go running down 9th street to 6th avenue in an effort to head her off. I was able to find her and bring her home. She spent Friday and Saturday at the end of a leash.
Saturday we went to Home Depot and came up with a plan to lengthen the fence height and to prevent Peanut from getting her paws on the top of the fence. Sunday was spent executing our plan.
It’s only Monday but so far so good. Peanut has been eyeing our handiwork quite a bit but doesn’t yet have an answer to our fortifications. We’ll continue to watch her and hope that her days of escaping are over.