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The great escape(s)

Posted by laurie on March 25, 2014

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I spent an entire weekend wrapping chicken wire along the bottom of the fence to prevent Spenser from digging under. He got out the next day. We followed up with bricks around the entire base. That didn’t work either and Phillip had to put down some concrete near one of the gates, which didn’t stop Spenser. Finally we installed an invisible fence around the outer perimeter and this was 100% effective in keeping Mr. Man in the yard. He was one clever and determined beagle.

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12 Responses to “The great escape(s)”

  1. harperlea said

    The flashback of Mr. Squirrel!
    I’m so happy that Bartles doesn’t try to escape to follow his nose…

  2. Marci said

    Isn’t it amazing the lengths our beagles will go to to follow a new sniff? What noses! Lucky doesn’t use digging to get out. She has perfected the fine art of escaping the minute the front door is open. You’d think we would catch on. But she knows the exact second when our attention has been diverted and out she goes.

  3. Karen S. said

    I remember you mentioned that if all that didn’t work you would build a moat!

  4. Gunner and Bailey's mom Anne said

    Cute, you can see the wheels turning in his beagle head. Lol. I was lucky that Gunner is not a digger but Bailey sure was and a neighbour told me to put her poo by where she was digging and that miraculously worked! It supposedlly throws off the scent. I can imagine that a true determined digger with the force of Spenser would have figured out the poo ruse though but worth a try if you ever have to handle that again.

  5. Cathy, Gomez, Lily & Mr. Peabz said

    That’s the face of a beagle who’s plotting something.

  6. Jean, Lexi's mum said

    I miss your link to “The Great Wall of Spenser”. I used to have a chuckle at it every once in a while.

  7. Sue - Barney, Jodi & Huggy's Mom said

    I remember the map that showed where C.Siding found him from time to time. I showed that to my husband and he was less angry at our girl, at least she stays closer to home. But then we don’t have woods near us. Jodi is the only escape artist that we have, thankfully. Mostly she just digs out during the full moon, and when she does shame on us because we know her….. LOL

    Poo? that doesn’t work, they eat it 😦

    @Cathy, he does look like “what! I’m not doing anything!” LOL

  8. Susan in DE said

    We’ve been extremely lucky that none of the three beagles that have shared our home have been diggers, climbers or fence jumpers. We did add the railroad tie reinforcements around the bottom of the sheep wire/split rail fence, but that was to keep the ground hog from digging IN to the yard. Josie would help to enlarge the holes from the inside because she was interested in the scent, but it never got big enough for her to squeeze out. Once we got everything secure, the ground hog actually started climbing the fence (We saw it!). Yuck.

  9. Kate (Gandolf's mom) said

    We can offer them acres and miles, and they still want out. 🙂

    • Luana, Cody, and Henry said

      When I take Cody and Henry to the dog park, there is plenty of fenced-in space for them to enjoy. However, 3 times since I’ve been taking them there, Henry has managed to get through the fence to the other side!

  10. Oscar knows how to open the screen door in the living room, which is not good because the back is not fenced in. So he opens the door and goes next door and opens their screen door and helps himself to food. He KNOWS when the screen door isn’t locked.

    We had a special screen door made, then added a Pet Screen and now we just don’t use that door and leave the screen door permanently locked. If we want to go outside we go through the bedroom.

  11. Soooooo glad that Camp Kramer has the invisible fence ! Buddy is a digger- but doesn’t do it all of the time. As soon as we dropped him off last fall at Camp Kramer – he dug away and escaped. I think he even did it a second time. Thank God that C. Siding was able to fire up that fence again and that the collar worked. At home we have since lined both sides of the fence with stone and brick and are still trying to secure the back fence line. He hasn’t tried to dug out this winter, but I am sure that with the return of spring Buddy will be at it again. 😦

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