Monday, January 5, 2009

THE NEWF'S PEN AND HOUSE



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PEN AND DOGHOUSE

Hey Hounders, Max and Shiloh here to give you some insight into how we are getting along with the winter weather. We have a kennel in the attached house garage which is insulated and heated. We have big crates in there and that's where we sleep and eat. There is door that goes out to the back patio which is part of the enclosed dog paddock. Our dad built us a big pen along the side of the house and it is inside the paddock area. The Retrievers were bugging us and bothering us a lot and we were having "discussions" about who was the Alpha Dog. So in order to stop the arguing, dad built us our pen. After dad built the pen he figured we needed to have a doghouse to go into in case of rain showers or what ever. It is 4 feet deep and 8 feet wide. It's about 4 feet high at it peak with a 3 foot high back wall. He leveled it so we aren't leaning or tilted when we're inside. The Retrievers have the rest of the big paddock to hang out in and they can also go on to the patio that's under the back deck. Now the Retrievers and us can discuss our difference with the fence between us. We also have a self filling water trough that dad bought in a farm store. So generally, we spend fair weather days outside in our pen and sleep in the kennel at night. We take all of our meals in the kennel. We also go into the kennel if it's really freezing outside or snowing or raining; anytime the weather is too bad for us to be out. We don't get in as much trouble for breaking furniture in the house or chasing the CATS. It's pretty cool. We don't have it too bad at all.

-Max and Shiloh of The Bumpass Hound


This is the newf's new doghouse out in their paddock along the right side of the big house. We also have two porches to lay on so we don't HAVE to be in the mud.









This is is the Newf's pen to the lower right with their porches and doghouse. The upper left shows the paddock run heading down to the lower paddock that runs along the swale.









Max's Puppy Photos

Four days old (04/24/2007)










About 8 weeks old

About 3 Months old





4 comments:

Kimo and Sabi said...

Looks like a nice set-up there. Nice to meet y'all!

Gus said...

Wow...I think that doghouse (?) is as big as our apartment in Lexington. Ever thought about renting it out for summer visitors?

Gussie

pee ess...you made it into the last carol of the year!
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Tracey and Huffle said...

OMD Max you were so cute! Mum is positively squealing!

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh, what a cutie! Your setup look really cool. That's a pretty fancy dog house too!

Kat

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