As you’ve all heard by now, the Hardy Women’s Society Advice Committee has regrouped after taking several decades off. We welcome them back once again with this latest installment! – Agnes
Dear Advice Committee,
I have a neighbor who is not a Hardy Women’s Society member. We have been very close friends for 15 years, sharing gardening woes and triumphs, having regular bridge nights, and having invented several excellent new cocktails together. We’ve always had an open door policy where either of us could knock on each other’s door for a quick chat or to borrow some flour.
I recently acquired a lovely mastiff for a pet. He’s a 295-pound sweetheart, but I had to have the dog door enlarged significantly. Ever since, my dear friend has found it much more convenient to pop over through the back yard and into the house through the doggie door. I’m very fond of my friend, but I’m getting a little put out with the inconvenience of finding her in my kitchen at odd hours or when I’ve just stepped out of the shower. How can I handle this without damaging my friendship or having to board up my doggie door?
-Put out with the Pup Door
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