For those of you who joined us recently, this is Bruiser, our 10 1/2 year old Golden Retriever. Yes, I know…isn’t he adorable? Add mischievous and protective and jealous…you get the idea. But, he’s a wonderful companion and a great watch dog. Although he’s mostly inside, nobody steps foot into our yard without us knowing about it.
A few weeks ago, hubby noticed Bruiser edging closer to the neighbor’s yard, so we knew the collar battery for the electric fence must’ve croaked. I wasn’t too worried. We’ve lived in the house for almost eight years, with an electric fence the entire time. Since the initial training period and a couple times trying to follow hubby to the mailbox, Bruiser never wanders outside his boundaries.
But, I ordered the new battery anyway because the brute’s much bigger and heavier than our neighbor’s two small children. He’s a bit, um, exuberant with kids (I don’t even allow him alone with our grandkids) and I was more worried about him hurting them accidentally than him running into the road. As hubby says, Bruiser wouldn’t wander too far from his food dish.
Seriously? With a half acre of his own to play in and living here all this time, Bruiser still tests his boundaries?