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Friday, November 13, 2009

Photo Finish Friday

Hi everypuppy and everycat! It's me - Ammy - here with Photo Finish Friday! I'm going to use today's photos to answer a really great question we got yesterday from our sweet friend Sedona! She left this comment on Davy's post: "Dave, you are one Energizer Bunny! I see you have no fence...do you stay on your property or do you have an invisible fence? At the Meet the Breeds, the Sibe booth people said you guys like to roam... Jus' wonderin'! Your pal, Sedona."

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.

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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.

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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.

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Halt! Who goes there?

I like posing on those chunks of limestone. Here's another one:

DSCN2653 Ammy strikes a pose

Stormy calls this pose my "Nanette of the Midwest" look. Hee hee hee!

Anyway, enough of this...

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I'm outta here!

Let's go have some fun! (Photo above also for Martha and Bailey Basset!)

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YEA!!!!! Run, run, run!!! YEA!!!!!!

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:

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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 -

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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!!!



  1. I really had no idea - but you have a beautiful yard and the fence is as nice as they come. Looks like dog paradise from here...

  2. Hey Ammy! I'm flattered you used my question for a post, and thanks for the great pictoral explanation! You guys have such a gorgeous yard, and immaculate, too! 4 pups in the house and not a single "unmentionable" in the yard :-)
    Your pal,

  3. Thank you for taking us on a tour of your fency......My mom loves to landscape and garden, so she really had alot of ooooo's and aaaaaa's going on...it was rather annoying. I love the running and playing parts.

  4. You made a great tour guide Ammy!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  5. Gorgeous yard! What a lucky pack. Thanks for showing us around it, Ammy!

  6. Very informative post. Guess you guys could outrun us 3 woofies but our Buddy could out-bay you over the answering machine any day. :)

  7. Very informative post. Guess you guys could outrun us 3 woofies but our Buddy could out-bay you over the answering machine any day. :)

  8. Your yard is just beautiful, guys! There is never a blade of grass out of place!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. Great tour of your yard today Ammy! It's good to see that you all are safe and sound in your yard. Since I'm an Alaskan husky, I guess that's why I don't run away when I'm off leash in the forest. Mommy does keep me on the leash in our neighborhood cause she thinks I will chase deer or cats.


  10. Lovely tour of the estate! Thank you for the lack of cooperation guys - we are impressed!
    We also require a six foot fence! Our mum is also very keen to check on security cos we bassets just take off and follow our noses - bassets have been known to 'track' for three or four days at a time.
    So you see we have so much in common - beautiful as can be and a sense of adventure.
    Great photos -even when you were looking the wrong way!
    love and kisses
    Martha & bailey xxx

  11. You really have such a beautiful yard and fence. You guys are very lucky to have a yard like that to run free but protected!! Bringing the toy half way back is what Holly-dog does...she wants me to get excerise too!

  12. Thank you for that tour.. I knew you were not allowed to run free, younhave though got the next best thing.. What a garden.. Thanks to mum for showing us..Hugs GJ xx

  13. Ammy, you have a wonderful garden and your view looks lovely as well.
    Thanks for sharing your photo's....
    You four have so much fun! :-)

    Holly & Zac xx

  14. hey, it is grrrreat to live on a hill isn't it?

    Our hill is so steep where I live, in fact ir ia bit like yours ......

    sorry to have been so quiet, my Jeannie has been really poorly, she has a horrid cough and is barking away............

    Good question from Sedona!

    lots of licks, tired Marvin and tired Jeannie xxxxxxxxxx

  15. sorry, her flu got to my typing

    "Our hill is so steep where I live, in fact ir ia bit like yours ."

    was meant to read "Our hill is so steep where I live, in fact is a bit like yours ."

    told you she was Barking!

  16. I am glad I am not the only doggie who cannot be trusted off leash. You have a really big yard, huh. Me too. Makes for lots of fun.


  17. I wonder if I dyed some of my coat white if you would like to adopt me as an ersatz Sibe. My back yard is way to small for me and your yard looks just right.

    Let me know!


  18. Gosh, you guys have a really beautiful garden...and so well kept! Your human must be a very good gardener! :-)

  19. Ammy you are looking so lovely in your fence. Glad mom keeps you contained. We wouldn't want anything to happen to you..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  20. What great pictures and poses. You are the same colors as the ground and the rock...purrty!
    Benny & Lily

  21. Love the fencing. Our hu-dad is really paranoid. We have 8 foot fencing and the gate has a combination lock on it. Something about he is sure Natasha can pick a lock.

  22. Beautiful yard! I gave up gardening when I moved five years ago. Good thing, we moved again three years later. This was a great post. We enjoyed walking around your yard with you. Love the fence too! The Gang @ Dog Blog for Five Dogs

  23. Ammy you are very sweet and wise.


  24. Hi Ammy! Wow your yard's so vast and beautiful! Wish i could be there to run and roll! Thanks for the pawsome tour!!


  25. Hi, Ammy!
    Your yard is beautiful! Thanks for showing it to us!
    Kisses and hugs

  26. Anonymous1:48 AM

    Seriously NICE yard and fence! We LOVE it. We built our home 2 years ago and we still don't have a green yard. but we did all our fencing. we didn't do concrete like you, but thankfully our sibe is packed onto the GSD who doesn't like to roam. he loves being home. but we did provide digging resistence in the form of big river rocks and buried our fence in the ground. we're not sibe-stooopid! tee hee. you modeled very nicely Ammy. Thanks for the tour!
    wild dingo

  27. I love your place. It's just beautiful. Makes me really despise the fixer upper I live in on less than two acres. :( One day I'll have a pretty house.

  28. What a lovely backyard!!! Thanks for sharing it with us Ammy!!


  29. Your yard is awesome! It's beautiful and huge! I would love to do zoomies there! :)

    I have a 6 foot fence too. They put it up especially for me.


  30. Hi Ammy,

    Thankies for taking us on a tour around your beautiful house. Mama (Mommy's Mom) really looooves your garden and the great landscape. She also loves the flowers you post on the blog. We always call her whenever you show photos of your walkies.

    Here's to lots and lots of zoom zoomies for Ao4! Weeeee

    - Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

  31. woowww... I am jealous. My momster is jealous. and my daddy is jealous.... of your FANTABULOUS yard! Thanks for showing us around... I'm now going to take a nap and have lovely dreams of romping on your estate. :)


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  33. Anonymous8:46 PM

    Hey Ammy,
    That was a GReat post about Sibes, fences and your back yard. We really gotta compliment you on how nice everything looks. Well, maybe "someday." Your mom must really make your dad work hard in the yard. He probably sometimes wishes he was still in the active Army and out on one of those field trip thingies, when the soldiers all go hiking and camping in tents and have cookouts - WOW, WHAT FUN. Lots more fun than catching the sunset over the tropical Pacific or Indian ocean from the flight deck and then hitting the wardroom for a steak-mashed potato-ice cream dinner and then catching a movie in the ready room and then sacking out a full sized thick mattress with fresh linen in an air conditioned stateroom; boy does that sux. We want to go on an Army beef-o-whack in a field. Maybe we can talk our dad into taking us; if there's a hilton nearby mom might even come along.
    - TBH&K