I am currently researching cordless (battery-powered) mowers . . . so if you have a love / hate affair with a cordless mower, I would love to hear comments . . . in the meantime . . . this a.m. I staked Jake in the middle of the front yard (non-fenced area) . . . and put Mandy on a long leash that was not tied to anything . . . and they ate until they were bored with eating . . . will repeat as necessary :) . . .