Friday, July 23, 2010

Saved by the Baby Gate

It times past, it didn't matter how much pain I went to, to ensure a tidy house for my guests. If you have over 300-pounds worth of dog greeting you when you come in, one is immediately overwhelmed. So, on most occasions, Brian and I crate the dogs in the garage when we have house guests. But then, my heart starts feeling a little sad for the pups who are ignored and retired to their old cages.


Y'all, I don't know why this has never dawned on me before. Why have I never thought about forcing the dogs to stay upstairs with a baby gate?

Right now, my dear friend from college, Sarah, and her precious little one, Silas, are visiting for a few days. We've only had this method in operation for about 16 hours, so I'll let you know how it turns out.

So far, so good. The dogs are happy. Gladys feels safe, because no one can get to her, yet she can see what's going on. It seems like the perfect relationship.

Have a lovely weekend!


Sweet Simplicity said...

It's the perfect solution! We used one when we lived in the apartments. We blocked off the kitchen and kept Nuts in there during the day.

Alabamamom said...

We use one on our stairs when we go out to keep Sweet Pea downstairs. It works great.

Amber said...

It does work great. But I am surprise those big guys arent jumping over it!

Amanda Williams said...

I love that dog peering over the other, it's priceless!=) And a great solution!