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    LOL...We had a visit form the Police tonight. A gun- cabinet and gun check, love the way they do it late at night ......Our dogs barked, I just said OK guys and they all just walked with me to his car. Makes you feel safe.
    And maybe the guy not so safe . But my dogs are easy going and not aggressive at all
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    Thanks guys. But I don't feel guilty anymore. After I rushed home to rescue her.

    Tahlz, I normally leave my backdoor open during the day. And in summer at night too. Banjo loves being outside too, especially on warm summer nights she will go out there and dig up a bone and spent an hour there chewing on it. Or acting like an idiot jumping up at the possum on the phone wires. She has a thick coat and doesn't particularly mind the cold either, unlike my old dog who barely had any hair at all compared to Banjo. In winter I close the door when I get home and chuck her out at regular intervals for wees and fresh air.

    But I did make the decision to always give her access to the house when I'm at work. Probably had something to do with me having to go to work for a full week 2 days after I adopted her and I had no idea if she would try to escape or get really freaked out on her own in the yard or what. And I wanted to avoid that change from always being able to choose inside or outside to outside only when I'm not there to avoid her getting more upset about me leaving. And it works for us. Or it did, until we got this big foster cat last weekend and I don't know when I'll be able to send him back to the rescue organisation.
    Beloz, that is awesome you do that for your girl. I'm jealous you can do that for your girl right now, I can't wait to be able to do it with my two. See, if my two choose to be out in the cold, at least I know they chose to do it so it really can't be that bad. If they get cold, I'm sure they'll run back inside and curl up under the blankets, on my bed. I wish I could leave my door open but I'm to worried to do that so it's best for me to use a dog door.

    Don't you worry about leaving your back door while you work?

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    I am very casual about locking doors. Now don't ask me for my address. Very few burglars would bother going into a house with a dog present, even if the dog seems friendly. They would probably only take that risk if they were sure the loot would be worth it, and my area is not quite posh enough to guarantee that. And if they really would be that determined, a locked door is not going to stop them either.

    Now please immediately forget that advice because you will most likely get burgled the first time you leave your door open when you're out.

    I remember in one area I lived with a high burglary rate, the neighbours across the road were broken into 3 times in 2 months. After that, they installed a burglar alarm (not a back to base one, just noise) and from then on left their front door unlocked when they went out because they claimed it cost them more to replace the door and/or locks than to replace the stuff that got stolen. And most burglars will run if an alarm goes off anyway. Especially if you stick one of those 'back to base alarm' stickers on your window.

    But when (if) I move into my own home, the very first thing I will do is install a dog door too! So I don't have to worry about the cold in winter and the flies/mozzies in summer and never have to get up again to let the dog out or in. I think we'll have a dog door party because I have wanted one for years and years, but can't have one in a rental.

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    The week we got Hooch we ordered a security door with a doggie flap for him. But after he has gone through all the electric cables and furniture he is outside when we are.
    HOWEVER.. when Im out, I do leave my laptop with skype on auto answer so I can call home and spy on him... my bad. I can even tell him off through it.
    He just learnt to hide from my computer so I dont see how naughty he is being. I should take a picture of the deep excavations going on behind my beautiful buganvilia.

    Oskar's mum - My best friends have 2 little chinese crests who go shopping with them (one stays in the car, the other goes shopping), babysitters if they go out etc. I can give your boyfriend some tips on attachment parenting LOL before you know it he will have Oskar in a baby sling awww

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    Ooh, I'll have to try the Skype thing! I would love to see what Banjo gets up to when I'm not here. Though atm, I've no idea which room she spends most time in. Except for those now fortunately rare occasions when she finds something to rip up - usually only stuff that smells like food now - because that all ends up on the loungeroom carpet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    The week we got Hooch we ordered a security door with a doggie flap for him. But after he has gone through all the electric cables and furniture he is outside when we are.
    HOWEVER.. when Im out, I do leave my laptop with skype on auto answer so I can call home and spy on him... my bad. I can even tell him off through it.
    He just learnt to hide from my computer so I dont see how naughty he is being. I should take a picture of the deep excavations going on behind my beautiful buganvilia.

    Oskar's mum - My best friends have 2 little chinese crests who go shopping with them (one stays in the car, the other goes shopping), babysitters if they go out etc. I can give your boyfriend some tips on attachment parenting LOL before you know it he will have Oskar in a baby sling awww
    Oh Skype hey? I have been on there to talk to folks, but how can you spy on the pooch? luke needs one of those fake boobs like on meet the fockers that Robert deniro uses hahaha.

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    Skype instructions...
    1. You set your laptop/computer in a strategic place where you know your pooch likes to be/should not be.
    2. Make sure your volume is set to high.
    3. Open a second account that no one knows of. Set this account to auto answer. Also go to "sounds" in the Skype settings and choose mute all (not to be confused with your computer volume which will stay high). That way when you ring yourself the pooch will not know you are ringing.
    4. On your mobile phone, log into your normal account and try calling the second account you opened - make sure it auto answers and that the angle of the camera is good.
    5. Go out and ring your pooch account. If he does something naughty - say uh uh and he will freak out LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    But when (if) I move into my own home, the very first thing I will do is install a dog door too! So I don't have to worry about the cold in winter and the flies/mozzies in summer and never have to get up again to let the dog out or in. I think we'll have a dog door party because I have wanted one for years and years, but can't have one in a rental.
    I solved the problem of dog doors in rentals many years ago Beloz, I went and bought a standard backdoor and had the doggy door put in it. I just unscrewed the door that was there and replaced it with my door.

    When I left a property, I would put there door back on , and take mine to the next place and do it all over again....problem of mozzies and flies and dogs wanting in/out solved.

    Mine probably spend half the day outside, when i work they spend the whole day outside, I put them out,otherwise they will just lounge around all day, sleeping, snorting and "Farting", and let me tell you if they are inside and they let one go.....there out.

    When there out, they chase each other, play, roll in smelly stuff, chase bugs, chew there bones and have a great time just being dogs, rather than lounge lizards.

    But they are always in before dark and sleep inside.

    I dont feel guilty at all
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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