All my pens are 9 gauge and at least 24 by 18 feet, Some are 24 by 24 and some are twice that size. I
label the names of each dog on each pen. That way if I have a family
member feed and a dog needs a shot. There is no room for mistakes. Plus if I die
my wife will know which dog is which. She doesn't know all the dogs and isn't a dog person. I like that just
fine. I like making all the decisions about my dogs. That is a small deep freeze I made into a doghouse.
I have two deep freeze doghouses. These are great cold weather houses
or if a dog drags or tears up doghouses these usually work for that kind of dog.
I also have four commercial metal doghouses for the destructive dogs also. I also have several
Igloo doghouse for those who don't tear up everything.
Below is a pipe going through the fence into a stainless steel feeder. This feeder is made from a small stainless Lavatory
sink. The funnel lets you feed from the outside of the pen. That way if you get home late and are dressed nice or someone
else is feeding. No one has to go inside the pen. The water container is a one half cast-iron kitchen sink. I sawed this
sink into with an electric sawzall. I use each half covered with a heavy steel grate. Just big enough for the dog to
get his head in. Both the feeder and the waterer are attached to the Fence so it can't be drug around. All my pens are equipped
with these waterers and feeders. There is no dogs on chains here.
Years ago my old Buddy Charley and I stopped at a drive through restaurant to get a bite to eat. We made our order and
Charley gave her a 10 dollar bill. She gave him back change for a 20 dollar bill. Then after we left I told Charley at the
end of the day. She will probably have to make that money up that you shorted her. Charley said, Randy I feel like I
help her. She will be punished by having to make it up. That way she will learn. He said she might have given someone
change for a 100 dollar bill. Now after my lesson she will watch and not make that mistake ever again.
The reward he would have received from above would have been much greater if he had given her back her mistake.
Just one more thing he will have to answer for. I'm trying to not do those bad things after I have gotten older. I have
learned right from wrong. Lord knows I haven't always been a good person as a young man.