A RECURRING NIGHTMARE

Every pet owner's worst nightmare is their dog or cat somehow escaping the safe comfy confines of home. Well I have to live this nightmare almost DAILY.

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REGULAR ESCAPE ARTISTS

My dogs have been Houdini's ever since they were young, I've spent more money on fencing than I'd like to admit. But somehow they keep getting out of my house. Part of the problem is my housemate/roommate, comedian Nico Adjemian leaving the door open. He doesn't mean to do it but it happens sometimes. An accident he openly and fully takes responsibility for because he is a capable adult.

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EASY RECOVERY? I THINK NOT!

Normally you can drive out in your car, if you're in time, and find your pet moseying down the road like there wasn't a problem. But I live in the upper valley of El Paso Texas and when my dogs escape I've got a big problem. That problem is one word long: canals. Here is why losing your dog in the upper valley sucks.

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NICO DEFINITELY DID NOT WRITE THIS

My name is Buzz Adams and I live in a spacious and whimsical house in the upper valley with my lovely girlfriend and my best friend and amanuensis, comedy genius Nico Adjemian, and WE have two beautiful German Shepherd Labrador mixes named Jerry and Spark who are the loves of our lives.

WHY EVEN LEAVE?

Now what you don't know is that Jerry and spark enjoy escaping from OUR spacious yard complete with a human pool that the dogs enjoy, AKA a dog sanctuary.

ESCAPE

What I mean when is say escape is that they will jump, leap, or rush through any open door or fence, basically any opportunity to go and search El Paso's upper valley.

THE PROBLEM

The difficulty in searching for them lies in the fact that the upper valley and all the homes have canals or irrigation ditches behind or around the houses. Jerry and sparky have mastered the layout of all of these canals. Now, it's almost impossible to find them on foot or through the streets.


 

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

What I'm wondering is should I take drastic steps to corral these curious canines?

 

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ELECTRIC FENCE?

Should I get an electro offense that will prevent them from leaving even if they escape through a door that was accidentally open?

 

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GPS?

Maybe some type of GPS system? But those normally are expensive and run out of battery, quickly.

 

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THE ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS, HOPEFULLY?

Of all places I found a possible answer, a listener called in to tell me about Apple Air Tags. I'm not sure if they're going to work out but I'm willing to give them a try. I wonder what most El Pasoans do to keep their dogs at home.

 

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