Friday, May 07, 2010
Cliff and the neighbor boys, Travis and Tyler, poured the concrete and constructed Mandy's pen.
After Mandy was killed on the highway I immediately got Sadie, who was about a year old. I did not intend to use the pen for her, but Cliff went into the hospital for heart surgery and I spent most of those four or five days with him. So we put Sadie in the pen, and my daughter's family would come a couple times a day and take her out for her potty breaks; they'd also spend a little time throwing the frisbee for her, since she wasn't having much human contact for those few days.
Once that ordeal was over, the pen has mostly been used as a place to park lawn mowers. Of course it was home to those two ill-fated chickens for a couple of weeks.
Enter Iris. I found out she goes ballistic if her humans are gone. I learned that this is pretty common for whippets.
Cliff's younger sister is letting me have a huge pet taxi they bought for a Lab, years ago. So I'll probably be returning the cage I've been putting Iris in at night to Rena, next door.