It was useless for Kevin and Martin to repair the damage until the rain stopped. And once the rain stopped, we got very busy with the B&B... so this project was put on hold. This week was the week.
Kevin and Martin dug up the canal, wide enough to fit these large concrete cylinder pipes. Eight pipes connected together. Then they covered the pipes with dirt. It looks really messy right now, but soon the grass will grow over the area and none will be the wiser. Good job done, boys!
She continues to be an outdoor dog, we've stayed strong and resolute with that decision, but when the French doors are wide open, she sometimes inches her way in and lies at the foot of Kevin's feet. She just wants a bit of company, so we give in... or we take it as a sign to go outside and play with her. When we drive off in the SUV up the driveway to go into town, she runs after us. By the time we get to the gate, get out, open the gate, drive through, close the gate... she's caught up to us. She follows us down the hill and as we cross the river she stops and heads back home. The first couple of times we were worried she wouldn't turn back. But now we're not concerned. It's a bit of a game. When we arrive home, she's usually curled up on her mat or in her crate. She knows where her home is.