So, imagine our dismay when we constantly found one gate open. Kids? well, proabably not, because they grew up in the country and they KNOW the importance of shutting what was shut and leaving open what was open. Besides, the kids have been around for a while and the gate has only recently been consistently left open. Dogs? well, possibly because one doggie can 'weasel' through the field fence so she does go back and forth between our properties. One dog is very protective of all of us and all the livestock, but, since she is a Great Pyrenees, she can not 'weasel' through the field fence. The guilty finger was pointed at her and a chain was added to the fence.
Enter a little visiting time - a fun gathering of a bunch of us just hanging out. I had not put the chain on the gate when I came over because I knew that I would be returning home soon. All of a sudden we heard the gate rattle and looked over to see it wide open. Dog? nope! Dog who could 'weasel' through the fence was in her pen. Great Pyrenees was peacefully reclining at our feet. No other dogs in sight. The culprit? The evidence was there - caught in the act!
I mean, really! Who would think that a pea hen could open a gate??? Never crossed my mind! roflol! Guilty finger now pointed at the right critter, and all others exonerated due to the incredible number of witnesses. And the chain will stay on the gate!
Yep, just have to love country life =p and all the critters that go with it!