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Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Mischief - Chickens?

No we didn't get any chickens.  Although that might not be a bad idea.  Naw, I've got enough on my plate dealing with Fred!  It's been upsetting for Fred not being able to run around in the backyard and play, especially after are walks.  When we get home from our walks, I usually let Freddie and Gloria off their leashes in the backyard and they run and play for about 10-15 mininutes before we go inside.  This helps get Freddies excess energy out.  Since our fence blew down we have been listening to constant sighing and whining from Fred.  He just comes and puts his head on me and sighs.

"But why Momma?" "Why can't I go out and play?"
Long loud sighs, over and over.  This really motivated hubby to get out there in -10 C and rig something up to block off the opening where the fence fell over.  It also got him away from Fred and his constant whining!

Now it is done!  It might not be pretty, but it works for now.


It's chicken wire we had behind the shed. Hence, the reference to chickens! Thankfully the ground wasn't completely frozen because of the up and down temperatures we've been getting.


So I finally let Freddie out without his leash.  First he went over and checked out the makeshift fence.
Then...........


 Gloria was back to running for her life!


They ran and played for about 15 minutes until Gloria had enough and her feet got cold.  Of course Fred acted like it was the first time in his life he'd ever run free.  After Gloria went in, Freddie did his last couple of circuits around the yard.


I think I could almost here the music from the movie Born Free playing in the distance.  Always the drama Queen King.  Then he went in the house........


.....and crashed for the night!  YES!  We got to sit and watch our Saturday night at the movies on TCM in peace and quiet.  It was great!


My Brown Newfies

40 comments:

  1. Sigh, the invention of dads is awesome.

    At the post above, you could see how awesome having a dad would be. Now, Fred and Gloria will live happily ever after with their new chicken wire up.

    Stay tuned to next week;s Born Free episode. And remember, a dog with a Fence is a happy dog.

    This report is brought to you by Haopee- a Freddie and Gloria fan.

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  2. Awww, it was wonderful of daddy to build something temporary!! There's nothing like running free in the yard -- I know. I LOVE all the photos, especially the look on Gloria's face when she's running... so, so silly!! :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

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  3. Im glad the knew fence is working better

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  4. Why is it the male bassets are such whinners. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

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  5. Glad Fred can run round off leash now! We know all about chicken wire fences here (and not just for the hens). We've been 'fenced out' of the main garden since we started digging up all the plants :-) but we do still have some garden just for us. Love from Magic xx

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  6. BOL...........Glad you two can run again!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  7. Oh man... you made Fred so happy by fixing that fence... What a wonderful thing. It was super watching him doin' zoomies around that yard.

    Have a great day.

    pawhugs, Max

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  8. LOVE that picture of Gloria!

    Your pal, Pip

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  9. YAY!!!! Your husband is a hero!!!!

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  10. LOL! What great pictures! That one of Gloria just cracks me up!!!
    Glad that Freddie can run free again!

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  11. So glad dad was able to rig that up! Love the "freaky" picture of Gloria for once!! haha. And Freddie is adorable in the last picture :)

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  12. Love the pictures, Gloria made us laugh out loud! There's nothing more funny than a running hound! Glad the fence is mended!

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  13. Yay, a fence! I was getting worried about poor Freddie!! I laughed at the picture of Gloria running!! The smile on her face is priceless!! BOL!!

    ~Higgins

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  14. Those guys have some fab facial expressions! Deccy x

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  15. I just LOVE the pics of the dogs at play! Gloria's face is priceless! Great idea to do a temporary fix with the chicken wire - whatever works, I say! It certainly made Fred happy! :)

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  16. Gloria's face in the 4th picture is priceless! Glad for you that Fred got to go out and run finally because I know how *disrupting* the whining game can be.

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  17. Aw...he looks like he had lots of fun! and that sleeping position is just adorable.

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  18. Well dang...I gots all excited when I seen your title! It's just chicken wire!
    Hehehehe...looks like Gloria is running fur heer dear life...dat expression cracks me up.
    I am glad Fred's dad is betters than my dad and gots to work right away to help Fred and his leash issue.

    Puddles

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  19. Dads are such GRRRRREAT thingys, aren't they? Glad that you got your point across to him. AND he did come through fur you!!!

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  20. Woo Hoo running free. Gloria you crack me up BOL. Fred I can now sleep knowing you can run in a secure area.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  21. Haha Freddie,

    And who says whining doesn't work?! Tee Hee

    I love that face on Gloria - made me chuckle so hard!!

    I'm like you Dude - when we come back from our run I have extra energy left - I think my Mum is just too lazy to run me long enough - I can run way longer than her!! This is usually prime Mischief time for me - unless she puts me in the garden with Cosmo..... :)

    Have fun guys,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  22. That picture of Gloria running is theeeee best!! I love it! :)

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  23. Those are the funniest pictures. Dogs need to run that's for sure. Torrey would go nuts.

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  24. Oh my what a face Gloria!! You must be having fun playing chase!

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  25. So glad Freddie is able to run free again. Looks like they both had a lot of fun with that new chicken wire fence up. Great pics.

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  26. Strange, impossible to comment at noon, and 8 hours later, I can...
    Gloria, I love your eyes when you are running for your life :-)

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  27. Hooray Freddie got to run free! He sure looked pitiful in that first picture...lol.

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  28. Great expressions from both Freddie and Gloria!

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  29. Hi Y'all,

    Oh my, the expression on poor Gloria's face! Yikes!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  30. ahahahaha! BOL! Gloria's face is so hillarious!

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  31. 1- How cute are you guys!!
    2 - I looove your pictures!!

    Mean meaning to pop over to visit and so glad we did. Signing up for email delivery so we don't miss a thing!

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  32. Oh that picture of Gloria is priceless...made me laugh for sure.

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  33. Ooh we laughed at that photo of Gloria- her face, poor lass.

    Looked like fun for you though Fred!

    Slobbers
    xxx

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  34. Don't you enjoy watching them run? Fred and Gloria are so cute. Your photos are priceless!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

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  35. Hi new friends, you guys are adorable!!
    Benny & Lily

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  36. Yay, Freddie and Gloria got to run!!!!!! I love that first photo of Freddie. What a look!

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  37. Hurray for Freddie and Gloria! You take the best Basset Hound action shots!

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