No one is getting by us!!
Feeling like Granny in her rocking chair, on the front porch, shotgun in hand, as the Front Dogs and I are protecting the property and each other. OK, it may be a lawn chair, on a cement slab, minus the shotgun, but the rest is all true. There is a rental unit next door to us and every summer there's at least one or two groups of college kids that come to party. While I have nothing against either, it's a little different when they are next to your home. I have never had any problems, but tonight as the gang pulled in, there were a couple of guys messing with Chance and Blaze. Well, if there is one thing I have learned throughout my time in the dog world, not everyone likes dogs, and many can be mean and cruel or deadly. So I keep a close lookout on the Chance and Blaze. These are times I am extremely grateful they are such superb watch dogs. They are excellent at giving off a warning and letting me know when someone is out there. I appreciate the job they do. All they do is bark. That is it. They are not attack dogs. They just like to sound the alarm. All I had to do was walk outside and the boys scattered. Messing with my dogs is one thing I won't tolerate from anyone, I don't care who they are.
The warning signals aren't limited to just anyone in the rental unit and there are times during the day I can get a little aggravated at having to run to the front yard to see what all of the fuss is about, but I realize in situations like these, it is well worth it. Not just for my protection but for the dogs as well. It helps us work together as a team and is one of those, "I'll watch your back if you watch mine." I liked that idea. I know many would disagree with this, but it is worth the protection that we have for each other and that's security I can live with.