We are going away for 10 days on our cruise in a little over a month and while our Shih Tzu can stay home and have the run of the house - with neighbors coming over to let him out.. we cannot do that with Chester. He just isn't "trustworthy" yet Anyway, we have to take baby Chessie to my in-laws, who have NO fence Now, I know he'll be safe - as they won't let him go outside by himself..etc. But, he's just a baby and is SO attached to my husband. And we all know that no one baby's a baby bully like bully parents! Not to mention we really won't have a lot of phone contact, as we'll be in the middle of the Caribbean. So, I may have to have an extra "umbrella" drink or two to calm the nerves!