Thursday, May 29, 2014

Good Fences


This is one of my drive-by shots so I didn't have time to get much of the fence as I was mostly interested in the beautiful gate.  The fence, gate, and landscaping are all pretty new.  I would love this sort of gate that you have to key in to enter if I still lived in the country.  

I remember so well at our former home that we often had strangers driving up to our house asking for directions.  Fortunately, our German Shepherd, Baron, would greet the callers and most didn't try to get out of their vehicle.  :)  I wasn't worried being alone in the country with him by my side.  

Baron loved to jump fences, but one almost did him in.  He went missing a couple of days and we searched for him and found him hung up in a neighbor's fence that ran through the woods.  His leg was torn up pretty bad, but with lots of Epsom salt soaks and TLC he healed up nicely and lived to a ripe old age.    

Linking to Good Fences at Theresa's Run*A*Round Ranch Report.

Happy Thursday to you!
xoxo  Cheryl    

33 comments:

  1. If you have a big fancy gate, it can be an invitation to criminals. But a big barking dog is the answer! They will move on to other targets. What a scary story, it is so good you found him in time!

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  2. Cheryl, I love that gate. The landscaping is gorgeous. Sad about your poor dog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, xoxo,Susie

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  3. oh, poor boy, baron! lovely gate, there! and manicured lawns! nice estate, for sure!

    thanks (in advance) for linking in!

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  4. i would love to have a 12 foot high fence with an electric gate all the way around the property... poor Baron, so glad you went looking for him... we have people knocking on our doors trying to sell security alarms, hubby goes out the garage door and twice he has said don't you hear our alarms? the dogs go beserk the minute a stranger walks on the property....

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  5. Oh my gosh...poor Baron. Glad to know he survived and healed well after that.
    LOVE this wrought iron gate and stone walling....beautiful.

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  6. Oh dear , poor Baron! I'm glad the story had a happy ending though.
    I love gates too, Cheryl, but a good dog is worth it's weight in gold for sure.

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  7. Beautiful gate! I find myself going out now just looking for a great fence or gate!

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  9. Beautiful fences and wonderful scenery in the garden :)
    Greetings

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  10. What I wouldn't give for that gate...SIGH!

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  11. Beautiful gate . . . stately. Loved the landscaping too.
    Poor Baron . . . happy he healed and lived a ripe old age . . .

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  12. Glad Baron is OK now. That is quite an impressive gate.

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  13. That is a lovely gate. The fence though probably wouldn't keep people from walking through.
    So happy that Baron's mishap had a happy ending. Strange that the neighbors wouldn't have found him and notified you.

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    1. He was in a fence pretty far from anyone's house in the rural area we lived in. The strangest thing was that we never ever hear him bark. We thought surely we would have heard him although it was quite a distance sounds carry in the country, especially at night.

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  14. Love the gate, really looks nice, Francine.

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  15. Oh my goodness, poor Baron. So glad you kept looking. I came upon a doe once hung up on a barbed wire fence. Probably wasn't right but I cut the fence to free her. I left a note for the farmer but never heard back. Guess he wan't too mad.

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    1. That was nice of you! I probably would have done the same thing.

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  16. What a gorgeous entrance.. I am glad there was a happy ending for Baron! Enjoy your weekend ahead!

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  17. What a beautiful place! Sure glad that you found Baron and he recovered to live to a ripe old age.
    Thanks for your visit and sweet comment.

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  18. Glad your dog protected you and got to heal when he was hurt. Love the gate and fence.

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  19. Nice fence, and gate :)

    I love post and rail fences.... very country.

    Glad that Baron was there to protect you, and I'm glad that you were able to get him mended with Epsom salts and TLC :)

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  20. That's a lovely property. I suppose that the world is getting to the place where it is wise to be wary. A German Shepherd would do the trick!

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  21. I was thinking the same thing, it would be nice to have a piece of property that this kind of gate would be part of...

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  22. looks like a well manicured lawn. take care. ( :

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  23. O, Farmers Daughter...this is SUCH a beautiful gate....
    and the story of your dog was so good...so glad you found him again. Did you replace him after he passed away?

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    1. We did get another GS and he lived with us many years. It's hard to have a dog here because of the busy street, without keeping them in a pen, so we haven't had a dog for a while now. I miss them!

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  24. That is a beautiful gate and landscaping too. Your poor dog! I'm glad he survived that terrible injury. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. pretty gate and landscaping. Glad Baron ended up being ok.

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  26. A beautiful drive-by photo and a victorious story! Baron was one blessed boy. I enjoyed reading about him! Country dogs all have stories; Lucky the farm dog had an encounter with a coyote trap two years ago and with a skunk last year ---- and the Lord got him out of both messes. We're grateful every day.

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  27. Oh, I'm glad your story had a happy ending...I was worried there for a bit!
    Yes, that is a lovely gate!

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  28. What a beautiful gate...and I do love that landscaping.

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