Saturday, February 23, 2013
One of the final projects on the "honey-do" checklist for the husband to complete before the baby comes was installing a dog door window in the basement.
When we are gone during the day all three pugs are locked downstairs in a little kennel area with a dog bed and a "pee pad area." It worked out okay but we did want to eventually make it so that they could go outside during the day.
The husband worked up a plan to convert one of the basement windows that is level with the ground into a window with a dog door. Because the window is not level with the basement ground he would also have to build some stairs and a pen area to complete the pug paradise.
After a ton of research a dog door window kit was ordered online. It finally showed up a couple of weeks ago so work began.
I unfortunately didn't get a ton of in progress pictures but the end result is perfect!
They have space to lounge around in the house and non-stop access to the outside.
Unfortunately only one of the three pugs has been brave enough to actually go in and out of the door (and then only with a large amount of coaxing...and some pushing, lots of pushing. I suspect some of the reluctance is due to the fact that there is a 2 foot deep bank of drifted snow outside the window. Hopefully once the weather turns and it melts they will realize what an upgrade this is for their little basement dwelling.