@Lilliam......I have been at Dryden for 15 yrs., now With a contractor as QA Spec. My husband, 29 years, lead on the flight and chase aircraft. He leaves at 5 and me at 6. Some squirrels,deer, and some coyotes, an occasional bobcat, no bear. Amber would be inside a fence, then inside a covered run and attached. My hubby built a 10x10 completed covered kennel with a ramp, steps, and a sun deck with doggy door access for the little girls. Guaranteed he would built just as nice for the love of his life
. Will let you know if I ever make it back to D.C.
@Cubbysan (cute name
)....I read that if oak leaves soak in a puppy's water dish it could be toxic. She eats an occasional brown acorn with no poor results. Research says that green leaves and acorns are more toxic. We have a dog sitter that comes in for an hour everyday at lunch to exercise/play/love the 3 girls. I feel bad keeping her in basically a lit dungeon all day, but she is safe (unless a water pipe breaks. I know OCD
) We will probably built her safe kennel sometime next Spring. She loves it outside so much. She plays with gravel less now and we had her x-rayed at spay with no gravel seen.
Tank you both for your great input. Vicki and Amber