Our dog Maggie has some fear issues. We’ve written about her in our Tale of Tails series that you can read here. When she first came to us a little over a year ago, she would barely move from her bed. She has been with us over a year now and is really growing into her own, become more confident and daring. Recently she has developed a stubborn streak and is a bit of a mischief maker. It’s hard to ‘discipline’ her as I’m so happy to see her acting like a regular dog. Her latest escapade involved our avocado grove.
We have about 10 avocado trees in our front yard. We have them fenced off so the dogs can’t get to them as I know they not only aren’t good for them, but they can be pretty fattening. The fence is just a simple garden fence that is old and only 4′ high. Jack recently discovered that he can easily jump a 4′ fence, so we’ve had to reinforce it in a few places. Then he discovered a spot where he could go UNDER the fence, so more reinforcements.
But sneaky little Maggie took note of what big brother was doing, and since she is 20lbs lighter she can wiggle under more sections of the fence! I mistakenly figured that simple little free standing fences – you know the 10′ long ones that have a little spike you push into the ground? I figured that would work to keep her from digging under.
Not so…here’s where I found her this am – after the reinforcements. I’m afraid I’m going to have to breakdown and buy a new fence to keep her out.
And poor Jack knows he doesn’t fit and just walks around outside the fence looking longingly inside at all the yummy avocados.
Here’s a few more pictures of her escapade.