Besides getting the backyard sodded, we also wanted new fences (for the safety of our hypothetical dog of course). Our side fences were "the original Glenmoor" as one fence company commented, built some 50 years ago. The only thing holding parts of it up was ivy that neither us nor our neighbor wanted. So in the tradition of updating everything about this property, we called up some contractors and got ourselves new "board on board with lattice" fences and some fancy new arched gates.
And it all came together not a moment too soon. We also were having a trial weekend with an adorable rescue dog named Pixie. And after a Saturday afternoon last weekend and a day with her on Friday, we knew we'd have to keep her. So here's our newest family member. She's a border terrier/poodle mix about 2 years old who's a veritable velcro dog. All she really wants to do is follow you around. And to Travis's delight she's showing some inclinations towards being a bird dog.