Now that B is back to work, Jersey spends more time alone during the day. As you can imagine, she has grown a bit and things that used to fit her no longer fit her.
Luckily we have her somewhat crate trained (except at night and that is a different story). However, she doesn't have much room to walk around. Spending 6-8 hours laying (or squatting) in a crate didn't sound like so much fun to B so he decided he was going to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
An idea was born.
B decided Jersey was going to get her own little area in the basement where she could walk around, chew things, and stretch her legs. The question, however, was how were we going to keep her down there? We have no basement door and we have shelves full of food that, given the chance and 8 hours of alone time, she could do a lot of damage.
Never one to back down from a challenge, B went to his favorite store and got a bunch of lumber. And a lattice looking fence thing:
That looks impressive. At least to me. B then spent quite a few nights sawing, pounding, but luckily not cursing. Tonight was the big reveal (although I had been peeking the whole time). Behold Jersey's new dog pen:
It is anchored to the wall and that pole (although B is going to anchor that side a little more. Her crate, if you look very hard, is way in the back. There is a lot of room for her to roam.
This is the door. It even has hinges.
So it can open:
Right now B is just working on securing it so Jersey cannot push it open and squeeze herself through like she does with the neighbor's fence outside.
This is a view from inside the pen:
Hopefully, Jersey will like her new hang out spot. She really only has to use it when we are gone. At least we won't feel too bad about keeping her locked up while we are at work. I have already told her it is just temporary anyhow.
I plan on winning the lottery.