Friday, March 11, 2016

On whom the Belle tolls.

Three times this past week, Belle has escaped the pen. Each time, I've checked to see if she has a new bolt-hole under the fence or a spot were the fence is down sufficient for her to pull it down and get over it. And I've found nothing--no clues as to how she's been getting out.

Well I just caught her in the act, and now I know how she's doing it. This time, instead of going under or pulling herself over, she found a spot where she could push the top out until that section of fence is on about a sixty degree angle leaning outward. Then she's climbing up that incline, using her claws to grip the fencing like a cat. I've never seen anything like it from a dog.

Damned dog. She's the reason that the new house has a six-foot solid wood fence.

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  1. Hey Murphy...

    You know those fences they use in supermax...you may need that...or a variation thereof.

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  2. Which she will promptly dig under...LOL

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  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UnB-9tIZAo

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  4. Did you by any chance watched the movie The Great Escape with her present? She might be channeling Steve McQueen...

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  5. Or she'll invent and construct a hot air balloon and float over the 6' solid wood fence...

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  6. Not tall enough you need to run a cattle shocker at about 6volts or 12volts on the inside of the fence at the top also works on anyone trying to climb the fence from outside.

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  7. be prepared to put in concrete footers on that fence.....

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    1. amen to that.
      is there something she really wants to get to that you could bring to her?

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  8. You should get video and put 'The Great Escape' theme to it!

    gfa

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  9. Heh! My Dad's dog (135 lb.) (German Shepherd {Wolf} / Black lab) mix, cleared a 6 ft cyclone fence without touching it from a crouch. Good luck.

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  10. A relative of Belle?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjBUZ43bLjE

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  11. Only 6'.....? She took those training wheels off long ago...... :)

    Belle am byth !

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  12. Good luck. We have an escape artist dog that can climb straight up a 5 foot chainlink, and isn't fazed by electric fences. She's some kind of mutt, but definitely part Shepherd and part coyote, and all brains. It's a good thing she's adopted our daughter and designated herself as that toddler's personal protection.

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  13. With the new house and the wooden fence hide the power tools

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  14. Past time to be thinking about a Belle sized baseball glove for her time in the cooler.

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  15. I'd suggest also greasing the top of the fence... make it real slick and hard to climb!

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  16. Back in the last century we had a Dalmatian that hated to be contained. When the 6 feet of welded wire fence did not stop him climbing out, we topped it with 3 more feet of chicken wire he could not get purchase on. Found that using his poo to fill the dig-outs worked relatively well but eventually went concrete. Finally he would THROUGH the fence wire, breaking it, until he could push his head through. Once he succeeded he would happily come sit on the back porch a scarred and bloody mess. The only times I saw him bloodier, he had caught muskrats, only then, the blood was not his own.

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