|Project by Zuki||posted 05-26-2008 01:46 AM||3011 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
We have a 20 1/2 year old dog that is 3/4 deaf and 3/4 blind, however she loves to eat and loves being outside when she is not napping in the house. We did not want to build a large stationary kennel as it would prevent us from moving her to where we are in the garden . . . so I built a doggie tractor.
There is no fancy joinery . . . just butted edges and screws. I used “ruff” construction grade lumber for the construction. The chicken wire prevents her from “fleaing” the area. The rear of the tractor has a cut-down tarp installed just in case it gets extra sunny or starts to rain. There is a hinged gate on the front to allow easy entry and exit. The wheels on the back were salvaged from a baby buggy that I found in the ditch on the side of the road 1/2 burried in snow. The wheels allow DW to easily move pup to where she is in the garden – just lift up on the front of the tractor and wheel it to the new loction.
This was not a real challenge to build . . . but its the real cat’s meow.