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Your Best Friend’s Best Friend: A Door to Pet Happiness

About Me…

Hi! My name is Lilo and I wanted to share with you my experience with the new dog door my human friend Margie got me. Margie and I have been friends for about 4 years since we met at the local shelter. We hit it off and I thought we were just going to have a play date at her house but she never actually took me back to the shelter…anyway, it’s been great until we recently moved. We now have a great big yard but there seems to be a fancy invisible wall that only Margie can open for me so I can go into the backyard, otherwise when I try to go outside and play I run into it and hurt myself.

Before the dog door…

Margie has been saying pros and cons of getting my own dog door (I did not know what that was for until recently) for a while now, and we finally got one!! So here is what happened after weeks of Margie asking me “Should I get a doggy door?”

Margie has always called me a “husky chick” but it wasn’t until I looked in the mirror did I realize I was actually a Boston Terrier…She thought I would need a small flap but turns out a medium flap did just fine! I remember Margie talking on the phone one day about getting a dog door for a “sliding glass door.” She came up to me during my nap to measure me for it, and showed me how people measure their pet for a dog door. She only went up to my shoulders so I can have more room going through the door.

Turns out the invisible wall is a sliding glass door! Also, the dog door is basically like my new personal assistant!

Living with the new door…

Margie inserted it into the sliding glass door in no time and boy, what a life changer. The days of me making messes inside the house are over! (Natural messes I note, it isn’t always my fault it happens…I just love water.) It is really great knowing I can go inside and outside all by myself without Margie; I know she wasn’t always happy when I had to go out.

The Pros and Cons…

This new door is really easy for me to use and closes right when I get out. I think the best thing about this dog door is when I get too cold outside I can go back to Margie and everything is nice and warm still. We live in North Dakota and it seems to always be cold, but my new friend really separates the outside air from our house air. The bad thing about it? Sometimes my friend Nani comes over and can’t come outside, she says she can’t really open the flap by herself. Marco, Nani’s human friend, said it was because Nani is a cat and it can be hard for them. It turned out to be okay, now I know whenever Marco and Nani are coming over because Margie fixes these “magnets” on my door and told me it makes it easier for Nani.

I try to ask Margie how she likes it but she never gets me sometimes. I heard her tell Marco once she likes that whenever I can’t go outside anymore, Margie puts this other door cover on my flap to make me stay inside. She says it makes the dog door burglar proof. Margie also always liked Nani to come over because at our old place we had a mouse problem, and my human friend seems glad our dog door is turning out to be mice and rat proof.

My New Best Friend…

When I think about it, I am really happy with this thing now, Margie says she is happy with it and even though we might have to move again and we can take it with us! We might not have a sliding glass door anymore but she promised I can have my same dog door put into a wall or another normal door, so that’s nice.Does your dog like their pet door too? Lilo is sure glad her human got her one. Ask yours!

I am very thankful for my best friend Margie, this is the best gift for both of us I think. I like that Nani can come play with me and I think it makes Margie’s life a lot easier. I have not known this new dog door for very long, but I know it’s definitely my new best friend!

I hope every human thinks of Margie and me when they are thinking of getting a dog door. It’s new and exciting, and we still have space in the house for other activities. If anyone has questions or wants to know how we are doing, send me a woof or howl!

With love,

Check out the door Lilo and Nani use on their play dates here!

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