I dunno what I'm going to do about Mr Rowdy man. (he's my outside dog) We've had him back in his kennel since sister in law fixed the door, back when it started getting really cold. He did just fine and no escapes. In the past 3 days everytime I look Mr Rowdy is out of his kennel. If he's not knocking on the front door, he's standing at the back yard gate or sleeping in the yard near the shed. No. Mr Rowdy does not run away. He merely gallivants the neighborhood. Except I don't want him jaunting all over the neighborhood, and God forbid getting into trouble. I don't know how he's getting out. I placed in dog house in the center of the kennel because he was using it as a launching off point to go over the top. Like I said, sister in law repaired the door. And we've looked for "holes"......places that he's stretched the chain link away from the bottom of the kennel. If one's there, we can't find it. On those that are there, they are wrapped in chain and tied back together. No way can he get thru. Right now he's back on his lead because Nichole walked out to start her car and found him standing by the gate happily wagging his tail and grinning at her. (yes, Rowdy has a killer smile) I don't want him on his lead. The yard is turning to muck with him on his lead, which means he's soggy, muddy and wet most of the time. And this is not a good thing for a sweet old boy. (he's 10) husband and I were going to get him straw for his kennel today. But there isn't much point if I can't keep him inside. It looks like I'm going to have to look at what chicken wire costs and hope it's not much. But I'm having a hard time believing his jumping his kennel these days. I'd love to bring him inside. He loves the girls. But Betsy would go nuts and my house wouldn't be standing after a week of her trying to play with her Daddy inside. I think the cold is really getting to him this year. He's actually been trying to come inside. Something he normally doesn't do. So I've got to figure out the problem with the kennel so I can get his straw spread around and inside his dog house to help keep him warm. Then I'm going to order him one of those thermal bed thingies that reflect his body heat. Don't know what else to do for him.