Rules that keep the night restful and peaceful.
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The Bully Breed is indeed a natural hunter of small pry. The night brings out all the small night critters from the possums to the raccoon. I placed a rule of lock down when the whole family is asleep. However, in recent days, I have allowed access to the backyard due to the logic of needed to take care of dogie business.
The Bully nightmare began at 2:00 am this morning. Just as I feared the dogs found a weak spot in the fence at the back of the property and took a short and powerful run.
For weeks now, I have witness my cats chase after squirrels and birds just beyond the back fence. The cats drive the dogs nuts since they too cannot climb the fence as the cats. Also, I have seen lots of possums and raccoon jump over the fence after eating the cats food and water that I leave outside , in which teases the dogs.
Finding the dogs, or I should say them running back to me while I cried and whistle for the dogs took under ten minutes. Amazing fears set in a person's mind when the furry loved ones is running and cannot be found in the dark hours of the twilight of the partial moon.
I inspected the boys, Sir. Duke's, Bojanles's, and Kujo's mouths to their toes to see if they were successful on the 2 :00 am hunt. Thankfully, the time they broke free from the fence and the time the husband heard the fading barks from the open bedroom window was only a matter of a few minutes.
Thankfully my husband agree that the lock down rule gives peace of mind, as well as allows us to sleep. If the dogs want out to take care of dogie business in the night, one if them will need to wake us and ask. Also, no dog will be in the backyard unattended.
The back fence is in the plans to be replace, for now we repair what is needed. No matter if the fence is new or been repaired, a daily check is a must to maintain the safety of the fence. Also, I must remember to observe my dogs better and repair the fence before they discover the weak spot. Dogs, especially the Bully breed are highly intelligent and can figure a way out in any small infraction. Staying one step of the boys is the key to keeping all of us happy and safe.
Also, I need to start doing activities that satisfies the hunters in my dogs. I wish, I had a place for them to simply run and run. Sir. Duke can run a little over 30 mph. He sure loves to run, Sir. Duke has the happiest smile on his face when he is in a full max run. I can tell when Sir. Duke and Bojangles went out this morning, the boys loved the 2:00 am run. The first spot they checked was where they had escaped at 2:00 am last night.
Thankfully the husband woke a few hours later and fixed the fence before the boys woke. I am also grateful for my husband and his quick actions. I woke in a daze and felt as if I was stuck in a bad nightmare. One minute Sir. Duke was laying peacefully next to me, the next running behind the property line into the ally. The dogs action does remind us that change can happen in a blink of an eye. The secret is do our best and take positive action to keep the whole family safe.
The miracle of last night is my husband heard the dogs despite his hearing loss. Have a blessed day.
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Tell me what is on your mind. Do you agree with my lock down rule when no one is available to supervise the dogs?
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