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Sunday, 21 February 2010

A problem solving 20 minuter...

As some of you will know we have 3 little cairn terriers...one boy called Rocky and 2 girls called Skye and Wispa. I have to say none of them really like the postman but Rocky is my protector and he waits the other side of the door every morning until the post has been. We only live a few houses down from the post office and I'm certain he hears when the post vans start up their engines. I have always had to get to the mail as soon as possible because all 3 will, if left unattended, open the mail for me....and not always by just opening the tops!
A few years ago we invested in a cage to go on the back of the door and for a while this was sufficient to protect it's contents but just lately Rocky has learned that, if he's clever and can get hold of a corner of a letter that has poked through the cage, he can pull it through....a bit like a cheese grater at times though!
Of course one day soon the big Lottery win cheque will be coming through my letterbox so I decided I needed to do something about it so I can be sure to get to it first. I spent a little time debating what was best to do and remembered I still had some of the plastic covered table clothing left from covering the kitchen chairs and table. I measured carefully [As Nan always said..."measure twice cut once"] and made a lining for the cage. I cut a shape out of the back so the letters could get in and punched holes in the top to lace a ribbon through the top to hold it in place. Hey presto.....

I remain ever hopeful now that I will now get to my Lottery cheque before Rocky :-)
Bless him you wouldn't think butter would melt in his mouth would you?

Don't forget folks....ITS THE LAST DAY IN THE GIFT DRAW OVER IN THE SHOP.

13 comments:

Doina said...

Very nice your dog and very clever idea!

Twiglet said...

You don't think he will try even harder now that you have made him a table cloth to eat it from?

Ann said...

Clever idea, but I'm willing to bet you've challenged him now, and he'll not rest until he's chewing your post again! I'd love to see his face though when the first lot of post comes through the door and he can't get it ;)

Carmen said...

Oh bless him, such an innocent expression I can't believe he would chew all your mail up like that :P (Yeah right - I have 2 jack russells!!) So is this check mate to you or will he come back with a counter attack? I agree I think your fab idea will be a challenge to him ;)

Annalisa said...

I love the dogs!Your dog is very sweet,I have three dogs,and them are my world.
Thank you for the visit on my blog and for the lovely comment.
Have a lovely sunday
Annalisa

Lalabibaby said...

What a cheeky little chap ..... hope that cheque comes soon ;-)

Jude said...

Yes, my dog will eat anything!!
Good idea, hope it works!

Donna said...

That Dog is too darn cute to chew anything!! I don't believe a word of it. LOL!! Great idea though - I wonder how long it will take him to get around it?
Love your gorgeous cards, and thanks for your lovely comments!
Hugs, Donna x

Felted House said...

And I thought cats were a lot of trouble!
Very ingenious - do hope it saves your letters from being shredded! xx

Pam said...

Isnt he sweet but I bet he works it out before long!!! Hugs Pam

Pam said...

Isnt he sweet but I bet he works it out before long!!! Hugs Pam

Handmade with Love said...

What a handsome devil he is, hope your idea works! Tracey x

Paula Gale said...

Thats a great idea. My dog Dylan just barks at the postman and scurries around in the bay window. Thankfully he's never chewed anything. He has recently taken to howling if no one answers the phone tho'!!!

Keep us 'posted' (tee hee - see what I did there?!) on the long term success of your post box liner.

Paula x x x