Do you ever have a project that doesn’t even qualify to be called a project, that is simple to take care of, but that you continue to put off? That was my relationship with my doggie gate, until recently.
I’ve had this plastic baby gate since I got my first dog, Paquita, back in 2005. It had moved with me from Newfoundland to Saskatchewan to Alberta, through various apartments and into J and my first house. We kept it at the top of the stairs to keep Paquita, and then later Benson and Raven, from going downstairs. We never actually put it in place but just leaned it up against the wall. It was an ugly, ill-fitting eyesore and I’ve looked at it with distaste for four years now.
Fast forward to our anniversary. J took me shopping to buy me a piece of jewelry (I hate surprises) but I came home empty handed. I couldn’t justify spending that much money on something I don’t need. Instead we bought a mental doggie gate which J installed. It wasn’t expensive and it wasn't difficult to install but it has made a world of difference. It’s not ugly and it doesn’t bother me every time I look at it.
I can't help but wonder why I put it off for so long.
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