Everyone thinks of cats as curious creatures, but dogs are pretty fascinated by the possibility of the unknown, too. They love to sniff and chew up new things, even if they shouldn’t, but they also like to peer out at the big world beyond the backyards they call home.
And even better than looking out at a big, unknown world? The possibility of making a new friend. Or discovering something new and baffling, like mysterious water falling from the sky.
Although sometimes they need a little help from their humans.
Reddit user ryanispiper learned that his pit bull, Pete, was not going to be content to stay on his side of the fence when he knew there was a dog friend on the other side. In fact, Pete once even chewed through the fence so he could play.
Ryanispiper doesn’t mind that Pete is a social dog, but he does mind having to repair a fence. So he decided to create a compromise that would allow Pete some socializing time, but also keep the fence intact — mostly intact, that is.
He used some woodworking skills and a bit of chicken wire to create a screened window in the wooden fence that divides his yard from his neighbors’, creating a space where the dogs can see one another, but that still serves as a sturdy divider. And it makes Pete less likely to chew through the fence again.
Pete loves his window, and both he and the neighbor dog run up to it each morning to see how their friend is. They also like to chase each other along the face and even exchange kisses through the wire.
This isn’t the first time someone’s caved to their dog’s curiosity and created a window.