Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Pet safety on a building site
Xena stayed with me on our house building site, and naturally I kept an eye out for hazards. I picked up roofing nails and building materials and also food that the guys sometimes left lying around. There was a dumpster, but stuff was scattered everywhere. I put a garbage can close by to make it easier for them. I did some sweeping now and then, if the cleaning crew hadn't gotten to it. Also, since screens don't go in until later--so they don't get damaged--that was a minor problem--because she didn't start jumping out of windows until almost the time when the screens went in. Boy, was she surprised one day when she tried to jump out through a screen. She rebounded back, and the screen fell outside, but she didn't do that again. So, look at your building site, if you're visiting it with your dog, from the view of a dog's feet and mouth. And, of course, don't let it get into fresh concrete, mortar mix, or any chemical products, and watch out for vehicles!