June 14th 2012 8:40 pm
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They warned me that when Mom takes over our diary, she usually embarrasses us. Oh well, I'm mature enough now that nothing can embarrass me anymore. So, go ahead Mom!
We have had some really awful weather lately. Super gusty winds, rain, thunder and lightning. I took Lobo out for his walk between storms. We were basically just slogging through mud. When we got home he was about to go into the back yard when he stopped dead in his tracks at the gate. Something obviously was spooking him. He was looking down at the bottom edge of the gate, right next to the house. He looked like a cat who was spooked by something. You know, how they really want to check it out and tap it, but can't quite screw up their courage enough to actually touch the new, strange thing. I immediately thought I was going to see a snake there, as I saw one on our street just yesterday. So even I started to get spooked. Lobo was going in and then jumping back before getting too close. I finally got a look and all I could see was 4 pinecones in a pile. The wind must have blown them into the carport and they gathered right there. I touched Lobo on his back and he jumped, just like a cat would. I was already laughing but laughed even harder when he did that. Then, just in case I missed seeing something, I used a broom to sweep the pines cones out from there. Once I had done that, Lobo gave them a sniff and then was fine with them. What a goofy thing to have made him afraid! We have pinecones all over the yard and, of course, in the woods. He is pretty well deaf now, but he obviously still has a sharp eye to have noticed a tiny difference like that.
I had not seen him get spooked like that since he was a puppy.
It made me smile to see that puppy like behaviour in him today.
Now back to Lobo ...
Yeah, well to me it looked like a porcupine.
You're a super smart pup Lobo to be careful of stuff that you aren't sure what they are because it could have been a porcupine and no one wants to tangle with them.
I here those porcupines can hurt a pup Lobo. You did good scoping out those pine cones. Besides, you made your momma laugh. Good Job!!!!
Good job, Lobo. I have tangled with a porcupine twice and I really don't advise it. You had a good reason to be afraid if those pine cones looked like a porcupine. You were just protecting yourself and your mom. Once again, good job, Lobo!
A sweet moment.
It was all part of his plan to bring a smile to your face.
I don't blame you fur being scared!! Lots of stuff scares me :)
One day.. it might not be cones... and you know all to well that Boy has savvy.
Yep... laugh and smile.. but go on checking... as I know you will.
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