So this is it, I can finally spill the big news! We closed on our new house today, and we couldn't be more excited! We already have happy puppies, but they're about to get a whole lot happier because...
this will be their first home with a fenced yard. And it's a BIG yard!
It sounds silly, but when I got Suvi, and she grew big enough and fast enough that she needed to constantly be on-leash outdoors, I promised her (out loud, and many, many times over) that our next house would have a fenced yard. This dog LOVES to run, zoom, and play more than any dog I've ever met. And now she can, without a leash, a rope, and without needing to go to daycare.
And Ramsey and Pablo? They can play outside longer and more often, without getting tangled in Suvi's retractable leash. Pablo can pee on stuff 'til his heart's content (and he will pee on EVERYTHING outside. over and over again). Ramsey can chase bugs, and Suvi can chase balls. And we'll all live happily ever after.
But first, we have to get the fence built. What a debate and project this has been. 6 feet, or 4 feet? picket or solid board or board on board. chain link or wood or vinyl? We didn't want to be THOSE people that move into the neighborhood, immediately build a ginormous fence, and shut out the rest of the world. We also didn't want to completely isolate the view of our beautiful new backyard and patio from the rest of the world - people deserve to SEE this stuff! ;) Lastly, we wanted the dogs to still get to know there's a world outside the fence. So we decided 6 feet on two sides (the back, and the side with neighbor dogs), and 4 feet on the pretty sides facing the river and the road. We'll have a framed board-on-board, with accent rail - and wood (this wasn't really a debate). Pretty + functional = happy puppy parents.
I can't wait to share photos, and Chad can't wait to make new videos, and the puppies just can't wait to live in their beautiful new house and yard. Stay tuned as we dog-proof, make dog-friendly, and start enjoying, our new place.