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« on: April 29, 2008 01:54:08 PM »

Our neighborhood in Southern California is getting a little dicey.  We've lived in the same place for over 20 years, but lately things are changing for the worst.
People moved in across the street and next door who seem to take pleasure in teasing and (of all things!!!) spitting through the fence on our dogs.  Our border collie/lab mix is positively exhausted from trying to constantly protect our (her) property.
My partner, who is a metal artist, came up with a way to cover the gates with corrugated steel.  At first, I thought it was too industrial, but I kind of like it.

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Our dog, Rebar, looking through the gate:


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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008 01:57:55 PM »

Personally I like it especially if it protects Rebar............
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008 01:59:30 PM »

Aw, poor Rebar! That's a good solution!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008 02:10:14 PM »

Poor Rebar!

It looks great- Iwish I could do that with the neighbors I have.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008 02:17:37 PM »

I think it looks rather cool. I am however very sorry for the reason that you have had to put the metal up. I'm so sick of nasty people. I hope you and your dogs will be OK.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008 02:53:23 PM »

First, Rebar is a great name for a dog. Second, what kind of arsewipe spits at/on a dog?  I mean, I can imagine not liking getting barked at all the time, but the dog is just doing what dogs do AND spitting on someone is a sign of disrespect that I dog can't care about!  Third, I think that's a great solution that was probably pretty quick to install and less expensive than wood.  Plus you utilized your existing fence, saving it from the landfill.  Congrats to your partner on figuring that out!

It may not work in your situation, but I'd love Rebar to have something like this if it's something she'd like:
http://www.style-files.com/2007/08/16/pet-peek/
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2008 02:55:24 PM »

 Angry That totally sucks that people terrorize your dog. I love the metal though Wink Our dog had the same prob - we had an electrical fence and the kids used to coax her out and tease her so that she would get a shock. She only gets out on a leash now Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008 03:44:40 PM »

I'm sorry you're going through that. People can be such idiots!

However, I like what you've done! I hope they give up and don't just think of more creative ways to spit at your dog.

Spitting at a dog? WHO DOES THAT!?! People need a hobby or a job. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I better not get started on this one...lol..
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2008 08:24:32 PM »

Aww I'm so sorry that people are so mean to your pets, but what a beautiful solution! I love that stuff, and I'd love to use it for my ceiling lol *odd like that*

Hopefully they'll stop doing stuff like that, people these days have no consideration for each other these days.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2008 10:05:24 AM »


It may not work in your situation, but I'd love Rebar to have something like this if it's something she'd like:
http://www.style-files.com/2007/08/16/pet-peek/


Fortunately, Rebar has many outlook spots from other areas of the yard.  She can see what's going on, but is too far away to get spit on.  I do love the "bubble" look of the pet peek.  I'll file this one away!
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