The reality is that Sammy digs holes in the garden, Blondie chews everything in sight...shoes, sofas, etc, and Megan.... Well Megan is so obedient now. She was the biter, but that has stopped. She does exactly as I tell her, and she's adorable. It's simply because she has more contact with me.
I know that Sammy and Blondie also need more human contact. I feel certain they will end up as obedient and lovable as Megan if they spend more time with me.
For the past month or so we have been saving up to have a metal fence and gate made to separate the driveway from the bottom garden. This part of the garden is Mr A's pride and joy. It's looking lovely and has stirred up an interest in the garden for me which was previously lacking. Yesterday the fence was installed. I love it. We are now saving to have a similar one erected at the top end of the garden, where the cats reside in the chicken coop, and where we are growing tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.
This morning, the side gate to the dog area at the back of the house was opened. Megan was reunited with Sammy and Blondie. I know all three run up the hill together twice a day, but it's somehow different for them in the confines of the garden. We had half an hour of play fighting, about the same amount of time with all three jumping all over me, but finally they settled down. Poppy watched on from the balcony. She is used to Megan being around, but it's a bit overwhelming with three. She will get used to it.
The side gate remains open, and all three can come and go as they please....and Mr A's precious garden is an animal-free zone (apart from the two tortoises, but they're no trouble!)