Sparkyshield 2000 ®

My dog Sparky is 16 years old and solidly in the grip of doggie dementia. He will walk behind the AC unit hit the tubing and suddenly forget he has a reverse gear. Likely he can not see the tubing and cable halting his progress so he automatically assumes that he has been snared by a tractor beam emitted by the aliens in the metal box that spin the fan constantly and speak in a language consisting of one perpetual word “whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr”.

After my sweet wife had to drag him out during a deluge – inspiration struck. (Code for she told me to fix that in no uncertain terms heh) So thus was birthed the Sparksheild 2000®. Queue the 2000 A Space Odyssey music.

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So if your geriatric dog is falling victim to the AC unit tractor beam or more likely nomming things he shouldn’t this was really easy to build and cost about $18.00. I used 5 1x2x8 firing strips, 1 2x2x8 and 1 1x4x8. Plus two cans of noncrappy spray paint. You could make a beefier longer lasting version out of treated lumber as well. Sadly I do not think Sparky will see the day this contraption falls apart.

Well that was a sad note to end on so here are some baby robins on top of my cable box. I remove that nest every year and they come right back and start again in spring.

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Peep!Peep!Peep!Peep!Peep!Peep!Peep!

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