don’t fence me in



New regular posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, extra ‘news flashes’!


Wednesday September 30th 2015


The good news:

On Monday I congratulate myself. The fence is almost completed. I should be able to finish it today.

I notice, with interest, that many of Hairy One’s toys have accumulated along the fence. Is she marking her territory?

I watch her idly through the window as she patrols. Yes. Sorted. I’m on top of things at last.








Unfortunately, so is Isis.

Sigh. Back to the drawing board.

As I set about adding another tier, B. next door appears in his garden and remarks that the fence is good and strong and should do the job! When I relate the morning’s escapade, he breathes a disbelieving “No.”

Then, watching Isis who, having detected his scent, is looping around trying to locate him,  he adds, “But she’s a lovely little thing.”



Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact or

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4 Responses to don’t fence me in

  1. AmberL says:

    Been there 😦 We had two men come in and build a 4 foot high fenced pen in a large area of our yard for Josey when when got her as a pup. After two days of work it was completed – posts concreted into the ground and all. Like Isis, she ran around in it for a minute – then sailed right over the top! When fully grown, she could jump up, hook her legs on the top of a smooth, 6 foot wood fence, and shimmy over in seconds. Chain link was nothing – climbed right over it. I literally cried in frustration many times over not being able to confine her – I was so concerned she would get out and get injured or killed. I finally resorted to doing the underground fence (but being lazy, I just stapled the wire to the existing fence rather than burying it) which shocked her if she went within about a foot of the fence. That combined with old age finally ended her fence climbing days. Good luck with this! I think a little more height will probably work for Isis 🙂


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