Sunday, May 03, 2009

Broken fence

I was going to write about the robins, mocking birds, egrets, finches, sparrows, osprey-with-fish-head-forwards, bullfish-on-the-beach-all-huge-and-gasping, and everything else we saw on our long walk this morning, but we came back home and I took Bella into the back yard as it's still the only place she will "go potty"... and as we were on our way back out, her leash caught in the gate latch, she panicked, wouldn't let me release her... and pulled a whole section of fence out. Then went running round the lawn trying to get free. Poor thing. Was horrible. Eventually the leash came free, Bella calmed down, and we stood there in the middle of a lawn full of rotten-fence debris.

Now I have to find a fence guy. The rotten post had been embedded in concrete and just snapped off when she pulled... and the rest of the section came with it.

Bella is quite calm and is demanding belly rubs to make up for the experience.


ChristyACB said...

Oh Heavens! Guess you found her panic trigger. Poor girl. She needs to have a nice yoga session to fix it. Be sure to take a picture of it. :)

Alison said...

She is scared of so many things... I hope this might help her become a little braver. We have been back to see the villain fence and she took a good look at it and sniffed it all over. Then ignored it and ran around the lawn... and came back inside and fell asleep. So all is well :-)

Alison said...

I guess I misheard "bullfish" when I asked what it was... OK I am not much of a fisher-person and it was a big fish (about two foot long or just under) and it had been pulled out of the Great South Bay. But when I google "bullfish" it just tells me it's another word for "bull****", just fish-shaped.