Normally bars and dogs mean trouble, i.e. doggy jail. But these bars make Sadie feel happy and safe. These bars are from the railing around our backyard deck. Sadie loves exploring the backyard everyday, but only for about ten minutes at a time. After ten minutes Sadie wants to get onto the cleaner, higher ground of the deck. From there she can easily patrol the yard and monitor any activity nearby. She can even see over the fences into the neighbors’ yards from that vantage point. But what Sadie loves most of all is that when she’s standing on the deck and I’m on the grass, she is exactly the same height as me – perfect for doggy kisses.