Last spring, I got sick and tired of chasing our dog around the development everytime he got loose or went outside without being tied up. Enter this:A wireless pet fence transmitter and collar. I had my dog trained after a few days. It is fantastic -I can let him outside and not have to worry about running away, and he has access to about half of our 2.5 acres. We have only had a few times where he has escaped and usually that is when he got his collar wet and the battery went dead. The system uses a static shock technique and makes a beeping sound when the dog is getting close to his boundary. If he doesn’t get back to his “safe” zone, it will emit static shocks until he does or will shut off after 30 seconds. I have his collar set on one of the highest levels because that is the only way the little turd would listen to it.
Now onto last night. About 12:30 a.m. or so, we start getting a nasty storm with 70 mph wind and tons of rain. Justin and I had stayed up late to drink mojitos and play Stratego (I won!!) so we were witness to this unfortunate event. The power goes out. The dog starts letting out an awful yelping sound. And keeps on. We are like WTF?! It takes a few seconds in our mojito-fazed brains to realize what’s going on. Justin ran for the dog. I ran for the transmitter. He got the collar off as I got it unplugged. Poor puppy. I will be looking into this further today -I know it is supposed to have a backup for when the power goes out to prevent this from happening.
On a side note, last night was the kids’ last night of summer soccer. Any of my kids have yet to score a goal during an actual soccer game. Sad, but true. The older two have been playing for a number of years even. Well, last night FINALLY one of my kids scored!!!!! YAY! And the star was…. BB! Way to go little guy! He was so proud, it was the cutest thing ever!