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As we grew comfortable with the open gate to the senior side of the yard, it wasn’t long until somepup was staking claim on the senior porch.
Our yard is divided into two sections of roughly equal size. That worked out well when our senior dogs decided they wanted freedom from the bouncy, hyper younger dogs and Hu-Dad simply closed the gate for traffic control. With our seniors gone now, the gate is back open full time so we have access to the entire yard.
As you might expect, the younger dogs were at first hesitant to enter the senior side on their own, even Typhoon who enjoyed hanging out with Miss Kiska. But as time has passed, they have become increasingly comfortable and found the benefits of both sides. And then the inevitable happened.
Frankie has discovered the real appeal of the senior porch. Sure, it has a wonderful morning sun, a big sunny yard, and easy access to the human bedroom. But the best part is that it is a quiet place to get away from the bouncy youngsters. And when they do dare approach, a simple look tends to stop them in their tracks. And who was the recipient of the look?
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