Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Yay Dogdad!!!

It's true!! It's true!!! He built us a fence in our back courtyard!!! It's kind of a "stealth" fence, 'cause in our development, we're supposed to have only tall wooden shadowbox fences, and we didn't want that as it would block the view beyond our place; but it's a fence alright. To "hide" it, we planted a a dozen hibiscus bushes on the common area outside, so they'll soon cover the metal, and we'll put vines on the arbor. (The upside down piece of fencing in front of it is there just until the gap under the arbor -- easy wire fox escape route -- gets filled in.)

Sunday afternoon, we got to explore -- and guess what? We're terriers and we did what terriers do -- look for all the ways to get out!!!

I, Jake, -- remember our "Pinky and the Brain " personas? -- immediately began looking for ways to scale the side wall. And I, Just Harry, explored every inch of the fence to see if Dogdad had forgotten to close off any part of it. No such luck.

We know, we shouldn't be such ingrates (no pun)!! For the first time, except for our visits to the dog park, we were off leash outside and having a ball. But terriers will be terriers, right??

Yay Dogdad. We love you!!! (Mom too!!)

Jake and Just Harry


Molly the Airedale said...

You're so lucky to have a fenced in yard! We wish we did! It looks like you have lots of neat stuff to explore in the gardens too!
Love that last picture of your smiling face!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Peanut said...

That is a good dog dad.

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

What a great job Dogdad! How come your garden is so pretty and mine is a mass of weeds and dead stuff? J x

Katherine and Pippa said...

Just been doing a bit of catching up on your blog. A good read.

Now, I am not going to tell mistress about the hibiscus or before I know it, there will be pictures all over my blog.

Good to see you are well.

Gus said...

Oh yeah! Love the Yard!

Me n Teka have been looking at the photos to see if we can find any fence weaknesses at the new house. She is looking along the bottom and I am looking at the top! But I just know that she will want me to do the digging.

ps..Give your dogdad an extra smooch

Joe Stains said...

its so nice they built that secret fence for you to be able to roam around. Don't escape, there are bad folks and lots of cars out there!

Simba and Jazzi said...

What a lovely garden you have. All it needs is a bit of digging here and there.

Simba xx

Faya said...

No leash anymore ! Great ! Your garden look nice. Have you already start to dig ? Kisses, Faya

Princess Patches said...

We like your kind of fence way better than a wooden one! It looks prettier and does the same job. Those Hibiscus will do a good job of disguising it!

Poppy & Penny

Ozzie, Rocky and Lola said...

How cool! And what a neat looking place to be able to explore in! Good for you guyz!
Ozzie & Rocky

Asta said...

Jake and Just Hawwy
Youw Dogdad is the best! what a wondewful place you have to explowe leash is sooo'we vewy lucky that he is so clevew and cawing..Iof couwse would have twied to find places to escape too's a tewwiew thing..I'm suwe youw pawents undewstand
smoochie kisses

Moose said...

Hey Barkalots! Thanks for stopping by, relatively speaking I would agree we are neighbors! Nice to meetcha! Awesome fence! Looks like it was a lot of work so I hope the plants grow before the jack-booted thugs of the neighborhood association see it! Wow you went way back in the blog to see about the corals, I am impressed. Glad to know I shared some knowledge about them- they are in deep (no pun intended) trouble for sure.8-( Did you know it is the International Year of the Reef?

Koobuss said...

Great fence!! It really looks good, and it will hide well.

I like the "ingrate" line. Very good, even it it was unintended.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Jake and Just Harry....ya were never off-leash before in yer yard? How excited ya both must be gettin' some freedom....don't try escapin' now...cause ya won't get ta enjoy the nice yard ya have there...lovely must smell swell...

Dewey Dewster here.....

Agatha and Archie said...

Wow that is one heck of a Dog Dad! You know the best part though?(aside from being off lead and getting to explore??) YOU WERE ON THE TABLE MAN!!!!!!! on the table,whoa we are IN AWE of you!!!! In fact we are on our way to try that right now..Love A+A

William Tell said...

What a fantastic place to explore! But I don't blame you, I check the boundaries daily, too. Just in never know!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Stanley said...

Hey, Boys!


Congratulations on the new fence and the new freedom! Run like the wind! You have one of the most bootiful backyards I've ever seen. Keep looking for those escape hatches. You're bound to find one eventually. Your dad is the GREATEST! Give him a big juicy goob smooch from me for being so good to you guys (aw, heck, give one to your mama too - she deserves it for living with all that testosterone)!

Sorry I haven't been such a good friend. Thesis duty is part of it, but I've just gotten lazy, and then I get behind, and then I feel bad for not commenting on every entry, and ... you can see the kind of spiral I go into.

Thanks for the gentle reminder of your love, and that you actually missed the goob smooches!

Here's a truckload of goober smooches for you guys, and lots of goober love,

BenTheRotti said...

What a great DogDad you have, that looks truly awesome!! What fun you can have out there now.. and safely.. it looks like your very own piece of heaven!!


Ben xxxx

Eric said...

Woow ho! I'm so excited for you pals, off your leads outside in your beautiful new garden. Dogdad is the best to you!!

Happy exploring and no climbing on each others shoulders to see how to get out you hear?! Bad things out there so stay happy n safe at home.

Wiry wags, Eric

Kodak the Eskie said...

We stopped by to say hi and introduce you to Kodak. You have a great blog and very lovely yard. Stop by and see me sometime.

Kodak (& Kathy)

P.S. Thank you for the nice note when Clive passed to the Rainbow Bridge in January.

Patience-please said...

Hooray for dogdad!!!!

wags from the whippets

Mack said...

Your garden rocks!! You will have such fun off leash in there!!

PeeS: Nice meeting you in the chat room!

Balboa said...

WOW, you two are so lucky to be unleashed and safe in your backyard. What a cool dogdad you have.

Frenchie Snorts

The Zoo Crew said...

Woohooo!! Yay Dogdad!! Get busy exploring :)

Lucy Lu

Lacy said...

woofs jake and JH, ur yard iz pawtastic...ur dogdad iz da wuz so nice chattin wiff u in da chat room, i sorrwy u had so much trouble stayin in there...mayb we can all chat again sunday...

b safe,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Your dogdad sure is pawsome. :)
You doggies are cute

~ Girl girl