Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Dutch door

A Dutch door defined by wikpedia is a door divided horizontally in such a fashion that the bottom half may remain shut while the top half opens. The initial purpose of this door was to keep animals out of farm houses, while allowing light and air to filter through the open top.



(google photo)



We don't live in a farm house but we do have animals......two mischievous little wiener dogs.


And we now have a Dutch door too.











And the reason for having a Dutch door?


These two little guys.







Just recently, they started pulling down the gate that we put up to confine them to the kitchen whenever we were away. A week ago they got out and chewed the line to the internet. Not only did they do that, but they somehow opened the kitchen cupboards and got into the trash container.




We had a door in the attic that was originally made for there in the kitchen, so dearest hubby cut it off and made it into a Dutch door.
Not only did he do that but he also installed new latches on the kitchen cupboards to make them tighter.










Problem solved.






And the wiener duo have been good so far.




11 comments:

Sherri said...

Donna, I just have always loved Dutch doors! Yours is wonderful! I love the picture of the first one you posted too! Glad the boys are behaving now!!

Susan S. said...

I love all sorts of antique doors but Dutch doors are my favorite. I hope to have one someday!
Otis and Riley are too cute. I have a cat named Riley. I had her name picked out before I even got her...because, I knew the next cat I got was going to lead the life of RILEY! Happy Fall from Houston!

wildflower said...

That is hilarious! I love the dutch door a nice addition to your home even if it was for a purpose,lol!

Linda said...

Oh, I love this post! The door looks great! I keep wondering when our two naughty pugs decide to breach our gate LOL! Love your cute, naughty dogs...

NCmountainwoman said...

But they have such innocent faces! Are you sure it wasn't someone else?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

When I was growing up my best friend had a Dutch door to her backyard. I always thought it was the neatest thing! Your door looks fabulous and now Otis and Riley won't be on Santa's "bad dog" list any longer :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a creative and charming way to solve the problem. I love dutch doors and have always wanted one.(-:

jenn said...

what a good idea! and so cute too!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Donna, ow, lucky you to have gotten a Dutch door. I have always loved those doors but did not know what they were called until you highlighted them on your blog. Yours is just beautiful.

Ruth

Donna said...

Hahahaa...They're INNOCENT, I tell You!!!Hahaaa...look at those Faces!!
Hubby is a Keeper! Love the door!
hughugs

The Star Gal said...

I love those doggies...and I love that door too! Hmmmmmm....I wonder if I could get one of those....