Sunday, July 5, 2015

A New Gate

We have a new addition to our family...

His name is Bruno.  He is part bloodhound and part walker.  Just look at those ears!

He's such a sweetheart and so much fun to play with at 3 am, lol.  
Here is a little short story on why we had to make a new gate.
 Our dogs had really messed up our porch, chewing on the rugs, the wicker furniture, making messes and the hair...oh the HAIR!  So I decided to clean it all off and lock the gate that we had at the top of the stairs.  Well, Bruno could fit through the spindles.  I attached some fencing to the gate trying to keep him out but he just tried eating the fencing and yelped and whined for two nights straight.  Our oldest was so upset because she works two jobs and wasn't getting the proper amount of sleep due to his whining.  Now, mind you, he has a nice doghouse, lots of chew toys, plenty of food and plenty of company.  

So, after brainstorming, we decided to make a gate for the bottom of the stairs instead.  And so far, so good!  No upset Bruno.

My ex brother in law gave me a piece of fencing that he was going to burn.  It sure did come in handy with making the gate.  No money was spent on this project.  We had everything on hand...always a win win!

We had to account for the water hose and spout to the bottom left when we attached a 2 x 4 to the brick.  

My sweetie is such a great carpenter.  He will tell you that he hates it, but he sure is good at it!

And our dog, Gabe, can't open it with his paws.  he's our super smart dog!  You can just look at him and see his brain wheels turning.

I plan on painting it all white once this rain goes away.  It has been raining for weeks on end, every day!  But my plants are definitely loving it!

Thanks for stopping in.  I have so much to show you guys, but haven't had the time to sit at the computer for long periods of time.  

Have a blessed week!


  1. Melanie,
    Bruno is adorable. What a sweet face. The gate looks awesome. I think when you paint it white it will even be cuter.

  2. Oh I love Bruno. What little cutie. He is lonesome for his mama. Gate looks great. Have a wonderful week.


  3. aaaaaaaaaah bruno is sweeter than sugar :-) i love him
    and i like his name
    kisses kuni


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