Hello, Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here!
There used to be a chain-link fence between me and my neighbor.
Their dog, a beautiful German Shepherd bit my son when he put his arm too close and so constructed a tall, wooden fence. They took accountability and we moved on.
My son bears the scar and we get along with the neighbors.
I guarantee you though, my hand is going nowhere near this break in the fence for any unreasonable reason. I do not trust the dog on the other side and never will. Good fences make for good neighbors.
I have been told numerous times that German Shepherds are not like that, and my son must have done something wrong.
Tell that to the owners of this poodle. I am not sure what they “did wrong.”
On another fence line at my house is a husky that nearly pulled one of my ducks through.
On yet another fenceline, another dog killed Armando, a goose of mine.
These dangers are part of having birds.
Every once in a while, something tries to kill them. Last year it was the racoons, and this year it is the hawks.
It’s like that for raising children as well. While my son has a scar from the German Shepherd, (link ) there are many worse ways to be scarred.
As a parent, navigating all that is tough. Technology seems to have the biggest injury potential of them all. There are just not enough fences and there are holes throughout.
Do me a favor today. Check your child’s technology.