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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

October 22nd 2009 10:16 am
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Well, after yesterday's excitement, the Mom's decided to get a security fence. More and more homeowners are getting them in our neighborhood. We have sidewalks and a parkway here in Chicago (you can see our setup in some of the pictures on our pages--there is a pic of WINston that shows our neighbor's fence).

Neighbors put up a 6' decorative iron or steel fence right at the edge of the sidewalk--the sidewalk and the parkway remain as is, but then the area from the sidewalk to the house is enclosed in a fence that has a key-locked gate. The mailbox is attached or is built into the fence next to the gate.

No more solicitors coming up the walk, Church people knocking on your door at 8 a.m. trying to convert you (the Mom works 2nd shift, and is trying to sleep, thank you very much), pizza flyers taped to the door or mailmen encroaching on MY turf! That way, if we burst out of the house before the Mom is ready, we'll be safely contained. Costs a little money, but cheaper than a lawsuit.

 
 

Leave A Comment | 7 people already have

Barked by: Lucas (Dogster Member)

October 22nd 2009 at 11:28 am

I LOVE fences.... I am NOT unsocial... but I want to CHOOSE who I am social with.... and WHEN !!!!

GREAT!!!
Barked by: Duke (Dogster Member)

October 22nd 2009 at 11:31 am

Good Idea Dixie's Momma!
Can't Hurt to be a little safer...lots of benefits, too.
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

October 22nd 2009 at 7:40 pm

This was a very good solution! People are too sue happy now a days and the last thing you need is to be put through the nightmare of a law suit. When's it getting installed?
Barked by: Dixie BP 2003-2012 (Dogster Member)

October 22nd 2009 at 7:59 pm

Not soon enough... we are going to get quotes and do some research on the BBB website and on Angie's List. Probably mid to end of next month. We want the 6' iron/steel for the front of the house, and then the 6' solid wood on metal frame privacy fence around the rest of the property. Or PVC around the rest. It will depend on what we can find. But we're going to be careful with our money ;)
Barked by: nina (Dogster Member)

October 23rd 2009 at 5:15 am

you will love having a fence, Dixie!
i can run right out the door; i've got the deck and a little potty yard fenced in; its great!
but it doesn't stop the church people here..we've told them we are jewish, bhuddist, agnostic and canibalistic serial killers and they just keep knocking. :(
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

October 23rd 2009 at 6:38 am

Nina... just tell then you have wax dolls and pins and would they tell you their name as you wish to name the doll before you stick pins in it.

Also.. a small sign on the door /gatesaying

ALL HAWKERS AND TRESPASSERS WILL BE FED TO THE SHARKS IN THE TANK UNDER THE DOORMAT.
Barked by: Damon (Dogster Member)

October 23rd 2009 at 6:22 pm

Having the fence is a great idea. That will most definitely help make it easier on all of you and less stressful. I like Flicka's idea about the church solicitors--tell 'em your into voodoo--and ask them if they would they like to join your cult? :)


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