Surly Curmudgeon

   The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
-- Robert A. Heinlein
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    Sunday, May 10, 2009


    Fence: mostly done

    Well, today I finished the outer layer of fence. The whole acre (more or less) is now enclosed and "dog-proof". I've decided to hold off on doing the improvements that would allow the dogs to run wild all day, because we're not exactly sure whether they'll be able to breach the fence or not due to some small oversight or weak spot. So we've decided to play it safe and wait on doing that last little bit until after we return from vacation, so as to save our dogsitter any undue stress.

    On the good side of things, the dogs were allowed to run around for several hours while I put the finishing touches on the back portion. Zeus inspected it thoroughly, snorfling around every interesting area, making sure it rose to his standards. Zack pretty much didn't care, though he did jog around a bit to stretch his legs.

    Zoe though... Zoe expressed boundless joy at having a place to run. She went full-tilt from one corner of the yard to another, criss-crossing the yard dozens of times, and just spilling over with excitement. I've never seen her run so fast and so much, and she put a smile on my face every time I saw her going flat-out. My fingers feel like raw hamburger from twisting wire ties, and my feet are sore in new and exciting ways, but seeing her LOVING every square foot of space just made it all worthwhile.

    Today is a crummy day for pictures, but maybe I'll be able to get some posted before I leave.

    Posted by Tom, 5/10/2009 5:11:40 PM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...