GREAT comment, Dony! Whoever you spoke to at the Meet the Breeds event was 100% correct! We Sibes can NEVER be trusted off-lead. We don't just like to roam, we love to RUN and can cover over 50-60 miles a day. Combine that with the lack of leash ... and that's just not a good combo!
We actually do have a 6-foot high fence around our back yard, complete with a concrete mowing strip along the base for added security. You have to look really hard at the pix of Dave to see the fence. Because we live on the side of a hill, sometimes it looks like we're just out there, running free. Trust me when I say that's one of our mom's biggest nightmares! Anyway - I succumbed to a photo shoot this morning to show you a bit of our fence. Ready? Let's head outside!
Here I am, up at the top of the yard - the northeast corner.
You can see the fence behind me, and one of our gates. The gates are always padlocked - just so the meter reader or someone doesn't come in, then leave the gate open. Safety first! You can also see how steep our hill is.
Let's walk around to the other upper corner. We have a cool brick path that weaves through the yard. Dave got to pick out the pavers, since he's Mom's Guide Dog for the Color Blind. I just thought I'd point that out. Anyway... here's the south side of the fence.
Right over there. Oh... hee hee hee. That shot is for the Basset Babes. Let's keep walking.
Here's the southeast corner - Mom's favorite part of the garden.
I like posing on those chunks of limestone. Here's another one:
Stormy calls this pose my "Nanette of the Midwest" look. Hee hee hee!
Anyway, enough of this...
I'm outta here!
Let's go have some fun! (Photo above also for Martha and Bailey Basset!)
I love to run. Oh. And you can see the western fence line in the background, and the other gate.
When we play with our toys with Mom, we usually play on the upper tier; because of the layout of the terrain, you sometimes can't see the fence! See how it disappears on the left side of this next photo:
That's my version of playing "Fetch". I love to run and chase after the toy, but I only bring it back part way. That helps Mom get more exercise! And here's one more photo -
Whee! Look at me - I'm FREE!
I'm not really free, but it looks like it, doesn't it? Maybe we have a magic disappearing fence?!?! Hee hee hee!
Thanks for a great comment, Sedona! And our thanks to the Meet the Breed bipeds for putting out some GREAT information that not only educates other bipeds about us, but can also help keep us Sibes safe!!!