December 22nd 2007 12:47 pm
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Lately I've been able to practice my big-boy-bark a lot. There are these people that will walk up and down the street. Sometimes the people have dogs or kids with them. And then there are people that come walking up to the door! Eeek!
Jasmine told me (via her "Get away from here, you nincompoop!" barks) that those people should NOT be so near to our house. I can't really tell what FM thinks yet. Sometimes it sounds like she's howling with us, and other times she makes grand attempts to get us to stop. But I won't stop if Jasmine doesn't stop, and Jasmine never stops until the job is done and the people are long gone.
So today Jasmine was sounding the alarm and FM made us back away from the door, but I tried cautiously peeking out there anyway from three feet away. I saw a man standing on the front step. I was a little spooked. Once FM was completely outside, Jasmine rushed to the window, so I followed. Jasmine put her front paws on the window sill and proceeded to bark at them to go away and to take their business elsewhere. So I joined her. I put my paws up on the sill right next to Jasmine and started bah-rooing away. Jasmine said I was a great addition to the security team because I have that deep, throaty bark that scares the bejeebers out of people.
I heard FM come right back in the house almost immediately, but Jasmine and I stayed at the window and amped up the noise because the man was in plain sight now. FM said we both looked quite comical bah-rooing in synchrony right next to eachother. She tried to get our attention, but we were both fixated on the man, so she took Jasmine's collar and led her to the kitchen, where she made Jasmine lay down. I followed and FM made me sit. Then we had a brief "pep talk" where FM told us that she was really fine and that she appreciated the support, but we could stop barking now (Jasmine was still yipping from the floor, but I had stopped).
I hope my furever won't mind having a watchdog!
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