Just a quick warning for all you dog lovers out there. A friend of mine had a 10 month old male yellow lab puppy that she let outside the other night to go to the bathroom. Well when it was time to come in he didnt want to, he just wanted to play so she left him outside for a while. She went to bring him into the house a little while later and when she called his name he didnt come home like he normally does. She searched and called him for 2 hours then her husband came home and looked for a while too. The next morning their neighbor came over and told them that their dog was in his dog house, they were relieved until they went there. He was in the dog house and the neighbors dog was outside the dog house with her cable inside. They looked in and saw the cable wrapped around their puppys leg and abdomen. The leg was swollen and cold. They rushed him to the vet to find out that he had inoperable damage to his backend as well as internal damage. He was peacefully laid to rest. I know many people tie up their dogs I just wanted to get this message out there so that people will hopefully be more vigilant when tying up their pets. Make sure if you have more than one tied they cant reach each other, loose pets are monitored, and all safety precautions are taken. Better yet put up a fence or kennel. I also tie out my house dogs to go to the bathroom but they are never out there for long. I am now thinking I need another kennel or two. *This isnt meant to slam anyone who ties out their dog, just some information so please keep it friendly.