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  • A cheaper solutiion for fence that isn't high enough is to get some wire fencing. The stuff that has strong wire and like 2x3 in openings and is meant to be used with T-bar. You can get it in 5 ft widths, but even 3-4 ft should work for you as you only want to make your fence a little taller. It also is not very noticable. It can be attached with those u shaped nails and brace it every 8 ft or so (so that it doesn't sag over). It will also make it so that the kids can't climb the fence either and will have to walk around the block to play with the neighbors. If you get the electronic fence (it uses a shock collar) the dog will supposedly learn his limits. I say supposedly becasue some dogs will take the shock to get free every time (our huskies for example that we eventually had to re-home as they got out and started causing trouble with the neighbors). Another solution would be to keep him on a leash when he is out back so that he can not escape, but this also does not work well if there are many obstacles for him to wrap himself around in your yard. Good luck - I'm sure you are a bit stressed about this! Since you know he is now interested in a little wondering (and has figured out he can escape), make sure you have a tag with your name and number on it and introduce him to your neighbors so that they can call you should they see him out.

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    • thank you. i'll consider the fence extension. on the bright side, there is never really a time when he has to be outside without an adult, so we let him wander the yard and just pay attention to him. it takes him quite a bit of effort to get over the fence, so as long as one of us is in the backyard we have time to prevent escape.

      he met his first dog on a walk today. we've walked past dogs but i've never let him get close. this woman was quite friendly and open to it, and her mini australian shepherd was obviously well-behaved so we let them meet. it went well, if they weren't on leashes im sure they would've run and play together. also, i brought him to a pet store yesterday. other than a lot of excitement, distraction and pulling, that also went smoothly.

      primal stuff:
      walking twice per day; 1 hour this morning. food has been primal, with a little debauchery here and there.
      my primal journal:
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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      • aww guys i had to share this pic with you!

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        my primal journal:
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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        • D'aww, that is so much cute and ridiculous-ness

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          • Best friends!

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            • Looks like they both fell asleep after reading the very hungry caterpillar.
              Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

              Griff's cholesterol primer
              5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
              Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
              TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
              bloodorchid is always right

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              • one creature is only pretending to be asleep.
                my primal journal:
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                • That dog is a pretty good actor.
                  Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                  Griff's cholesterol primer
                  5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                  Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                  TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                  bloodorchid is always right

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                  • How are you, Saoirse?
                    "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                    • Hmmm...that's a simple question with a complex answer. I'm in the middle of divorcing my husband. We haven't made it official yet with paperwork (due to technical details we're waiting another week or so), but we've run the whole gamut of emotions and have told our kids, friends, and family. Of course I'm the demon because I'm breaking up my family, but we're moving forward anyway and he's being quite generous and kind throughout this. I move out on the 1st of November, assuming I've signed a lease on an apartment by then. The kids are coping, and are thinking about it logically and have come up with spontaneous pragmatic questions. Doesn't mean they will be unaffected, but I think they're handling it quite well so far.

                      How are you?
                      my primal journal:
                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                      • Oof. I'm sorry, Saoirse. Let us know if we can do anything to make this easier for you!
                        Depression Lies

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                        • Sending thoughts your way. Stay strong!

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                          • thanks guys. divorce is probably not ever easy, but i'm somewhat excited about this.
                            my primal journal:
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                            • Well...that escalated quickly.
                              If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                              • Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                                I'm in the middle of divorcing my husband.
                                I was really wondering about you and him in particular since I remembered some eyebrow-raising stories earlier in thread.

                                Speaking as someone who had to initiate a divorce myself: it really is rough on everyone, including yourself during the transition, but congratulations. You have the right attitude. "Breaking up the family" can genuinely be the healthiest possible option for everyone emotionally, including the kids.

                                What I mean is... even if you love someone, that doesn't mean you can have a healthy relationship with them...

                                Glad he's being a reasonably good sport about it, considering. That's a good start and I hope it continues even later. Wouldn't want the kids to get yanked around unnecessarily after all.

                                Personally, I'm just really glad I didn't listen to my ex when he was like "Let's just have a baby, that'll distract you, right?" That was one of the last straws, actually.

                                As for how I am... in the micro view, I've had a really tough couple of months. But in the macro view, I am still in a great living situation, relationship, job, kids are progressing nicely through life, future looks bright and stable, etc. I just need to more effectively convert my motivation into actual self-discipline for my own health's sake.
                                "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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