The exercise pen for the canine crew is a keeper!
Remember I ordered the foldable pen made by Midwest Pets? It arrived a few days ago. Today we tried it out. It’s not too heavy or bulky. The panels are hinged together so it’s all one piece. It comes with eight stakes. Actually it’s supposed to come with eight stakes. Mine came with seven. But no matter, it’s a great item!
As you can see, Bridget took to the new pen with optimism and a sense of adventure.
Well, no. She had her usual response to anything new: get nervous and depressed. Spike, on the other hand, accepted the pen with aplomb. This surprised me because Spike is the one who spent a long time in a small cage at the animal shelter before I adopted him. I thought the wires might bring back bad memories. But he actually looked as if he liked it. I got the feeling he felt secure in there, like he was special (which we all know he is). Bridget, on the other hand, was adopted as a puppy so she has no memory of cages, so what the heck is HER problem?
Notice the difference in expression and body language.
Janie stopped by during visiting hour.
The panels can be configured to make an octagon or a rectangle.
I’m going to order another pen just like this one so they can be put together. That would make a 4-foot by 10-foot rectangular pen. The height is good. Maybe we could have gotten by with the shorter panels. The 30-inch panels aren’t too high though. I can drop the crew in there easily and if I leave one of the panels unstaked, it serves as a door.
Parks prefer dogs be on a leash at all times. I’ll go along with that. However, we may be camped in dispersed camping area or boondocking off by ourselves and be able to use it then .I can see us. I’ll be tinkering around the Casita, or sitting at the picnic table having lunch, or lounging in my antii-gravity chair reading my Kindle . . .
And Bridget will be behind bars with Spike, trying to burn a hole in my head with her get-me-outta-here stare!