With 8 dogs in the house now I am beginning to feel like I spend an awful lot of time letting dogs in and out the door! Especially since James can only be let out supervised or after I have scooped the yard (he likes to snack - yuk)...and Belle likes to sleep in...and Lupie needs to go out at 5:00 in the morning...and at 15, Pogo needs to be let out whenever he "asks" (pacing)...and Tawnie and Cita think that every time I stand up its time to go somewhere...
You get the picture. Its not like they all go out in unison!
And if you recall, the adrenaline level at the door was getting a bit out of control, so its not a quick task to let them out. It takes thought and a bit of time to make sure they are relatively polite (or at least not dangerous!)
An old friend who lives with multiple dogs, thinks I'm crazy not to install a dog door.
Most everyone else thinks I'm just plain crazy.
But I look at it this way - Sitting at the computer and sitting in front of the TV for long periods of time is not healthy, so...by requiring my doorman services, the dogs are really helping me out.
That's my story - and I'm sticking to it.
- my dogs, my world
- My name is Lesli Hyland. In my forty seven years on this earth, my home and my heart have been graced with the company of twenty dogs. Many came to me as seniors. All of them taught me something and helped determine the course of my life. I am a dog trainer because of them. I met my friends because of them. My husband and I are are forever bonded by our mutual connection to them. As a dog trainer I have access to other people's dogs and I am allowed to share in their unique relationships. The dogs make me a better person by forcing me to closely examine my motivation, my actions and my choices. Everything I do affects their behavior, safety and happiness. It is an awesome responsibility. The dogs keep me honest.