June 12, 2007

The escape

Filed under: Animals — Tags: , — lessie @ 6:28 pm

Forgive me for this self-indulgent photograph. It’s in Anderson — but not a public place. I adopted Maggie from the local animal shelter, and I have often wondered if she was picked up by animal control after escaping from her previous home. She is quite the athletic little jumper. This fence is about 4 feet, and she can also scale the 5-foot fence my boarder has. Needless to say, I was overjoyed this weekend when I completed the enormous task of installing an invisible dog fence. I almost gave up several times. My hope is that Maggie’s days of jumping the fence and roaming the neighborhood off-leash are long gone. She’ll be safer for it. And I’ll rest easier.


  1. Great photo, and an impressively athletic little dog!!!

    Comment by Sarah — June 12, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

  2. I really hope the invisible fence will work. I have heard of some dogs getting used to it and going across anyway! We once had a little rat terrier puppy that climbed her pen’s 5 or 6-foot high fence. We never could keep her in.

    Comment by Rambling Round — June 12, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

  3. We once had a Husky that was the bane of our neighborhood–running loose, scaring small children, strewing garbage and other neighborly things after he climbed the cyclone fence. No kidding, I watched him doing that one day after we had redesigned our redwood fence where he used to escape after moving the boards with his teeth. Your Maggie is doggedly determined, too!

    Comment by Kate — June 12, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

  4. Great shot!
    Another cautionary tale: Our golden outsmarted the Invisible Fence quite often. Since it is run on a radio frequency, she used to wait for any kind of interference and cross the line. But she came back each time 😉
    Good luck!

    Comment by Isabella — June 12, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

  5. Great capture. I hope you captured Maggie as well … Many years ago we had a Saint Bernard which often escaped. On one adventure he used to automatic doors at the local grocery store then ran to the meat counter hopping to he feed.

    Comment by Denton — June 14, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

  6. Nice action shot! WE have had many escapees over the years. Hope your fence works!

    Comment by Helen — June 17, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: