–or perhaps more aptly,

All-ee All-ee Out Free

I’m in one of those “if there’s a problem, solve it” modes. With four animals in the house now (outnumbering the humans) I have to admit that I’ve been feeling a little under siege lately. Between worrying about Finn dashing out the door every chance he gets, and dealing with integrating Wink, Cait’s new puppy, into a very established pack, I’ve had my hands full.

But I finally hit on a solution that would help both situations. And it only took a week of hard labor, some sore muscles, and a few recycled materials.

Remember this?

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Which, this spring, looked like this?

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Add to that a couple dozen ripped up old deck boards, and it now looks like this.

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And now Finn gets to do this.

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And the dogs have finally progressed to the point of being able to safely and calmly do this.

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Which lets me get back to doing more of this.

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And we all lived happily ever after.