Thank You, Robert Frost

Yes, indeedy.  Good fences do make good neighbors.

The people from City Fence in Buffalo did an awesome job of fencing Puppy Cody in while at the same time fencing the loony neighbor out.  I love my new fence!

(Note: For those of you who only come here for photos of Puppy Cody, scroll down to the bottom – but really, don’t you want to read the post first?)

It didn’t take long for the bunny chasing to begin.  The very first night, I took Cody out on a long retractable leash to get her used to her new “playpen.”  Halfway across the yard was a bunny, who obviously wasn’t expecting visitors.  The poor bunny must have come out of its rabbit hole in the lawn (gotta fill that in!) because when it realized Cody was within scent distance, it ran and couldn’t find its way out of the yard.  Those fences are right down to the ground.  I had been assured there would be no gaps through which a 44-lb. dog could escape, and apparently even a small bunny couldn’t get through!

Excellent work, City Fence!

Thank heavens for the leash.  Cody would have caught that bunny as it tried valiantly to leap over the six-foot fence section at the back of the yard.  Poor terrified bunny!

Fortunately, there are two gates, both of which have some ground clearance – not enough for Cody to squeeze under, but fine for a small critter.  Allowing Cody just a wee bit of leash length, we managed to chase that bunny to the side gate so it could escape before being caught and maybe eaten, and before having a little bunny heart attack.

After which, Cody and I went back inside and collapsed.  It was really hard holding that dog back while she was whimpering in frustration and  trying to run.  She wanted to play catch-me-if-you-can! After all, the bunny started it.

For now, Cody’s excursions into the yard will be somewhat limited.  We need to fill in several holes which present serious hazards to a speeding canine.  I let her out off-leash for purposes of taking photos for this post, and hubby would not be happy if he found out, so don’t tell him.  Hopefully, we’ll get those holes filled in this weekend.

I can only hope that one of those holes is not, in fact, a nest of baby bunnies.  That would not be a good thing, at least for some of us.  I’m sure Cody would love a bunch of new little playmates, but the bunnies might not appreciate it and I don’t need my shoulder torn from the socket while attempting to hold back an overly excited dog.

Next step is to put up privacy screening along the back so that we don’t even have to look at Miss Loony Tunes.  May she tend her plants from her side of the fence and enjoy the fact that she is now fenced in by neighbors on all three sides.  That’s what happens when you irritate people over silly little issues, like peeing dogs.

And now the promised photos of Cody enjoying her new yard:

Wait, I don’t have a leash! What am I supposed to do? Mom ????

Oh, ok. Let’s go explore!

Whoa! Gotta be some bunnies back here somewhere!

Where’s that bunny?

I’ll just wait for that bunny to come back.

Well, if that bunny’s not coming back, guess I’ll just have to play by my own self!

Mom and Jamie put some pretty flowers out front. I think the bunny wants to eat them. Gotta catch that bunny!

Happy Friday, Everyone!  Enjoy your weekend!


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35 Responses to Thank You, Robert Frost

  1. Great fence, and well worth the wait!


  2. Tippy Gnu says:

    Finally a fence! Congratulations.

    The bunnies in our neck of the woods go right through the mesh in cyclone fences, slicker than spit through a whistle. I’m guessing that your little bunny just hasn’t figured that out yet.


  3. willowdot21 says:

    Do you need Vlad to pop over and bunny watch 💜💜


  4. Dan Antion says:

    It looks like they did fine job! Enjoy the run!


  5. ksbeth says:

    Sounds like a win win)


  6. lbeth1950 says:

    Well, Cody ought to be happy now!


  7. Beautiful lawn, too! We use rocks to fill in the holes. They can’t dig them up they way they dig up dirt. Bricks work too.


    • We used the dirt from the fence post holes to fill in the bunny hole, and it hasn’t been disturbed, so I think we’re ok for now. Cody keeps checking ’cause she really, really wants to play with those bunnies.


  8. Jane says:

    Wow, that is quite the yard. I have bunnies. They live under the shed and come out at least twice a day. The dogs love to chase them. We have purposely left holes in the fence so they can escape and they do. At one point we had four or five of them feeding on the bird seed I leave out. In the winter I leave carrots out too. There is one big bunny I have named Petey and he will actually sit out with them and they are used to him. I have seen them do loops around the back together. I also have an abundance of chipmunks and squirrels. The squirrels actually entice the dogs and make noises at them. It is like a Disney garden some mornings and I love it.


    • I’m reluctant to leave food out because it might draw rats, as well as bunnies. We’ve also had deer in the driveway, so I don’t want to encourage that! For whatever reason, even though we have lots of trees, I haven’t seen any squirrels in the yard. I know the squirrels are around because I can hear them chittering, but they don’t seem interested in coming down to play with the dog.


  9. markbialczak says:

    Your place is looking beautiful, CM. Congratulations on making it come out your way. Cody will be a happy pup.


    • Cody is soooo happy now. Although, the first time I opened the side door and said, “Cody, wanna go out?”, she refused to go. She knows she’s not supposed to just run through open doors, and it totally confused her. But she got over that really quickly.


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  11. joey says:

    Good stuff! 🙂


  12. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Outstanding job City Fence did, CM! Hurray! And about your flowers …. Liquid Fence that repels bunnies and deer …. all natural by the way and it really works! I use it all the time. Only thing is … some flowers will get stained so be careful when using and Liquid Fence will come off with rain so it must be reapplied. Your backyard is HUGE. I am thrilled for Cody that he now has room to run. 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾💞💞💞💞


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