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Diana
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Mar 21, 2016 at 02:48
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Near disaster this evening, Maddie rushed thru the baby gate, Izzy must have got just her head thru and the gate banged shut. I was terrified, I did manage to get the screw driver and remove the screws from the top, the spring flew across the floor and the bit broke off the top. Which loosened the gate enough for me to open it without hurting her. She was so firmly wedged I couldn't open the gate with her stuck, until I loosened the screws. My Dad said I should have greased her up that was my next option. The baby gate is made of metal so it's not as though I could have used the saw. She seems perfectly fine, although a little wary of the gate.


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Sir William
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Mar 21, 2016 at 06:08
• Allen
(New Jersey)

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Wow!!!!!

Close call. Glad it turned out ok. Maybe get a plastic one with smaller holes.

Love Sir William ^--^

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Patti and Molly
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Mar 21, 2016 at 08:56
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Oh my gosh, that could have been SO bad!!

That's always one of my fears, that Allie will get herself hurt when we're not home. I take her collar off before we put her in her "den", and I had Steve build the thing without any holes in it so that hopefully she can't get hurt....but you know how puppies are, they find a way!

So glad she's ok Diana!!!!

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Deb, Emmie, and Angel Kelsie
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Mar 21, 2016 at 09:17
• Deborah
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I've always had a fear of the permanently attached gates. We have a springloaded one on the doorway to my office so Emmie can't get in (the cats have their own little door in it) and it fits tight! The rungs are only two inches apart, so there was no danger of anyone getting stuck in it. We got it at Drs. Foster and Smith and it was well worth the money. So glad that Izzy is alright and if she's a bit wary of the gate now, maybe that's a good thing.
Love, Deb, Emmie, and Angel Kelsie

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Moshe & Levi
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Mar 21, 2016 at 11:22
• Yoka
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What a terrible scare.
We use one that is adjustable.
Glad to read that she is OK.

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Iver and Sailor
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Mar 21, 2016 at 12:10
• David
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Dianna that is just awful
I'm glad you were able to save poor Izzy,
she must have been so scared with her head stuck like that
but I'm sure she knew you would help her.
I'm just glad it happened when you were home to free her

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Diana
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Mar 21, 2016 at 13:01
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Thanks, I've always had baby gates up and never an issue until now, the width between the bars is small. The gate is spring loaded and is usually closed so she couldn't get stuck during the day. I guess Maddie rushing thru it caused it to slam shut when Izzy was 1/2 way thru causing the issue. My girls never wear collars @ home I've always had a fear of them getting caught up. I've not been well so I left the gate open for them to have access to a bigger section off the house. Never again.

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Iver and Sailor
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Mar 21, 2016 at 13:20
• David
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I agree with you about the collars
I have always been afraid of Iver or Sailor snagging
their collars and not being able to get free while I not at home
I have also heard of dogs catching a claw in the collar
and being stuck there.
When I had a job I was away for 9 hours at a time
and I always dreaded coming home and finding
Iver or Sailor snagged in a collar all day.

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Diana
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Mar 22, 2016 at 01:27
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My dogs prior to Kelsi & Hannah, Maddie and Izzy always wore collars but then we lived on more land and they could possibly jump out of the yard whereas the Westies are too small and the fences high and terrier proof. I couldn't leave collars on them while I am at work, I'd worry they would get stuck in the dog door. 

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NimbySue
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Mar 21, 2016 at 14:03
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So pleased all was well with Izzy Diana,we do not have any gates up here so no problem but Puppies being Puppies can get into mishaps,glad it was OK...Like you I never leave mine with any collars on...or in the garden..we look forward to seeing more pictures of her when you can...Hugs Annie and Gang xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Caesar and Murphy Latham
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Mar 21, 2016 at 16:10
• Louise
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Oh no how scary for you and Izzy. So glad Lzzy is O.K. Louise, Caesar, and Angel Murphy

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Mr.Willie
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Mar 21, 2016 at 17:26
• Sandra
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So good you were there and Izzy was assisted in getting out of the grip of the gate. How awful and frightening for you both. I have a gate that did the same with the spring popping out and flying across the room a piece broke off at the top..must be a flaw with them. I too never have a collar on Willie when I have to leave him alone...never want him to get hung up on something.
So glad your baby Izzy is ok and she didn't get injured.I'd love to see more Maddie and Izzy pics when ever you are able to share more Diana. Your girls are precious!

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Diana
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Mar 22, 2016 at 01:24
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Sandra

I've not taken any photos recently but will try and get some this week. They are really enamoured with one another, which is great as Kelsi and Hannah had a love/ hate relationship.

When they were at the groomers the other weekend (Izzy's first time) the groomer said Izzy was happier when Maddie was in the room and they played pretty fiercely as Westies do until another Westie got upset must have thought one of my girls needed help. But that's just them, they play full on and flat out until the lay down on the tiles to cool down.

Theo, thanks I am not sure when that will be, but I am hoping soon. I am so over it.

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Casey
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Mar 21, 2016 at 19:59
• Theo
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Oh heavens, what these LWD's won't do to get our attention. I'm really glad that it all worked out okay in the end. I guess Izzy will have a good respect for the gate from now on.

Sorry you had to contend with this when you're not feeling well, hope you're back to your spry self soon Diana

hugs to you all, Theo

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Diana
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Mar 22, 2016 at 01:32
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I thought Maddie was mischievous but Izzy is more so. She loves to dig, she's a little smaller than Maddie was, but I've no doubt at her weigh ins that she will be nearly as big as Maddie. Their weight at 16 weeks was nearly identical. Izzy was the smallest of her litter and when they got the pups together for grooming a couple of weeks ago she was still the smallest. But she is growing slowly but surely. 

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