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Stonehenge
04-11-2001, 06:50 PM
It's raining cats and dogs over here, and there isn't much to do , so I thought I'd post a picture of my dogs and their palace.

Anybody ever build something like this for a customer's dogs?

It has Bend Industries Ultratex Granites pavers, a little raised area for the bathroom (the whole area is covered in mulch - long story - trying to train one dog).

We just finished a shade structure for my boys to shade them in the hot summer sun. We'll put some sort of ivy on the lattice. They have a small versa-lok structure to climb on in there, and a dog door to an enclosed area in the garage.

Columnar Buckthorn 2' O.C. all around the fencing, to provide cover for them and neighbors in the warm months.

http://home.earthlink.net/~stonehengebpl/dogpalace.jpg

diginahole
04-11-2001, 08:06 PM
My dad is in the process of building his dog palace.My mom has 4 Goldens who get spoiled spoiled like this more than I ever did. I didn't even have a dog when I was a kid. I am going over there tonight I take a few shots and post them later on.

greens1
04-11-2001, 08:41 PM
The weather in GP has beed pretty rank the last couple of days also. Nothing to stop us from working but enough to keep spirits low. The dog palace looks great stonehenge. If it's in a sunny area you might want to consider Boston Ivy, since it's dicidious it provides extra shade and rain protection in the summer and lets the sun come through in the winter.
Good Luck,
Jim L

diginahole
04-11-2001, 10:10 PM
Here's the pics of my dad's dog palace.
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1515057&a=11448060&p=46351167
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1515057&a=11448060&p=46351168

Stonehenge
04-12-2001, 08:19 AM
Digin -

Looks like a nice palace - when I first built my dog's smaller area, I was considering not bricking the area where they'd use the bathroom, but changed my mind, for fear of their digging a dig hole there.

It was a good thing. 2 minutes after I let my first dog in there, he was pawing through the mulch to see how far he could dig. He hit brick in 2-3 places and gave up.

Greens1 - I like the Boston idea. I don't want something in a heavily flowering vine, as I don't want the dogs to have to fend off bees all year.