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Am I going overboard? Have I just lost it completely? I'm installling baby-safe latches on my bath and kitchen cabinets this weekend. Am I the leader of the crazies or am I in good company?

I'm thinking that as smart as this little guy is, I bet he could open a cabinet! Since we are working towards free roam, I'm trying to make sure I have potential poisens locked away! I figured I would do the lower cabinets where I keep dishwasher soap and cleanser and boot polish and the like and then I would maybe do a drawer in each bath where the toothpaste and aspirin are kept.

Has anyone else done this? (Please tell me I'm not crazy!)
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I haven't done it but neither of my girls chew just to chew. Dora does get into things- but it has always been food motivated- how many times she ate thru my training bag, my husband leaving his lunch bag down, etc. Isabelle is the good dog when it comes to this. She never gets into anything. The only time she does damage is when she is locked away- eats thru crates, digs hardwood floors/chews them. We just learned to let her have roam!

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No, you are not.... and you indeed are in good company! I am paranoid about Benji and Lizzie choking on something or getting into something dangerous. Fortunately all our cabinets have child-locks. Thankfully, they don't stray away from me and it is easier to keep an eye on things.

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you are not crazy.......better safe than sorry

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you are not crazy.......better safe than sorry
Yeah, but did you do it? LOL! I had three replies and only one has admitted to having latches and they defaulted to they were already installed. Hmmmmm still feeling silly. OK I'm coming up with my alternate story here.... quick think! think! Ummmmmmm... SOMEDAY, I MIGHT have a grandchild... uh yeah that's it! Yeah yeah, and the latches were free cuz I got them from Freecycle. I'm ok, I'm ok...
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Christy--They were already there from when my nephews would come to visit.

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funny you should mention it Christy... Just today DH installed a bolt on the door from the kitchen and sun room that leads to the rest of the house. This is where they stay when we are not home and Jasper has been pushing a very heavy swinging door when the mail comes-- of course when he no longer has that mail adrenaline going he can't get back into his food, water, potty area.

I say NOT CRAZY. what ever makes you feel OK leaving Rufus alone.




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funny you should mention it Christy... Just today DH installed a bolt on the door from the kitchen and sun room that leads to the rest of the house. I say NOT CRAZY.
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Christy you are not crazy, we just recently gave Riley bed privileges and after about a month he decided to get up in the middle of the night and chew daddy's slippers. He forgave him and let him stay but then one night he actually pushed the spare bedroom door open (mind you we are re-modeling an upstairs bath so everything is in the spare bedroom) and decided to chew on an electrical cord.. Yup when I found it the next morning I was so upset with the thought of him hurting himself, he is now back in the crate.

I also have to put a chair in front of my pantry in the kitchen because Monte has figured out how to open the door. He is constantly going in to see if he can dig a hole in the food bin LOL. I think a latch would probably work much better than a chair, I'll have to talk to DH on that one.

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