What’s up everybody!
Besides sneaking onto my mom’s computer and writing to all my blog fans, Dakota and I take our job of home security very seriously! I usually patrol the back of the house. I walk into the dining room and look out the window over my mom’s garden. There are always birds flying around, and once spring comes and the veggie are planted, rabbits and chipmunks run amuck! It’s my job to bark and run to the back door so Mom can let me out. I chase those critters away and protect her garden and our house.
At night although I may relax next to Mommy or Daddy while they pet my head, I don’t shirk my duties. I sit by the big window and gaze into the night. I know what you are thinking. How can she see anything when it’s dark out? Dogs have excellent night vision. But I also use my hearing and I know if anything moves outside. It could be the light of a car pulling into the driveway or a dog running across our yard. No matter what, if I think there is danger, then I must let my parents know!
I’ll bark and whine and run to the back or front door just so someone will let me run out and do my job! Dakota usually is laying on his side like a lazy security guard, but once I sound the alert he is all business. His bark is very scary and the UPS man and the mailman will NOT come onto our lawn if Dakota is outside. No sirree!
I may be head of security, but Dakota is the best when it comes to a real intruder. When Dakota was little, he was very afraid of our dark haired and tall male family members. I’m not sure what it was, but maybe they reminded him of someone who wasn’t so nice to him.
One day, Stephen happened to come downstairs with his ski mask on. He may have been getting ready to go play some outdoor hockey or who knows what he is up to. Well Dakota took one look at him and flipped out. He slid onto his feet and almost tackled Stephen! Luckily, he knows Stephen’s scent (eau de teenage boy!) and stopped short of biting him. Then he ran away! I have to say, I got caught up in the adrenaline because I ran over, too. That Stephen fooled us both!
I know that if an intruder ever broke into our house Dakota and I would defend our family and our home. And I continue to battle the critters who attempt to invade my mom’s garden and my dad’s garage! Having a dog is the best alarm for an intruder alert! And we can count on Stephen to keep us on our toes!
Stay tune for next week when I hope to have my interview up on the Amazing Nero–Pet Therapy Dog!