Our back door is actually on the gable end of the house and subsequently, when the dogs are going outside to the back garden they can see passers-by. Due to the fact that there is a path down into the "den" at the end of our little cul-de-sac and there is a burn running down it we have quite a few passers-by, be it small boys going to catch minnows or dog walkers. My dogs, despite many warnings, are pretty vocal when they see strangers near the house so we had a screen (actually it was an old, scruffy door well hidden from view by a large shrub)...you may have seen it in some of the photos. Today I decided that it ought to be replaced by something more pleasing to the eye. We visited the local garden centre, not knowing what to look for, but came away with several metres of pond lining. It is very tough, flexible and opaque and seemed just right for our purpose as we could fix it over the wire grid which is already in place. To fix it to the grid we required some crocodile clamps and these proved harder to find. I had some old ones, well chewed by this time, bought at a dog show, but now required quite a few smallish ones to complete the new screen. We visited two of those huge warehouse type stores but all we were able to buy were four (with the promise of more to come!)
Divorce proceeding were nearly started at the cutting and fitting stage. Why do men always assume they know best when it comes to outside jobs?!!!..and things were made no easier by seven little dogs padding over and tugging at the material.
However, now they cannot see to the street nor to next door so I'm hoping for less yapping.
It should be a while before they manage to chew a hole in it.