|Barked: Thu Aug 2, '12 1:00am PST |
|I usually try to keep quiet when coming back, because my grandpa is a really light sleeper, so I wasn't thinking. I've climbed through the dog door before (a couple times, actually... heh...) and Lobo didn't usually seem to notice, so I didn't think much of it. But here lately, he has been a little bit on-edge. We've come in contact with really, um... let's just say people who give off a really frightening vibe, as well as some immature teenagers who recently moved in on our block. It scares me to have to take Lobo out at night, but I have to weigh the pros and cons. I either take him out in 100+degree weather during the day, or risk it and take him out when it's cooler.
It's also why I now force my daddy to walk with us!
Oh! Another story I just remembered!
One time, my friends and their youngest sister stayed the night. Their sister was under the covers, and as she was getting up, Lobo completely flipped out! I think if I hadn't grabbed him, he would have been on top of her in no time at all. But as soon as she took off the covers, Lobo immediately calmed down. But oh goodness, I was so scared! She was... twelve at the time, so all I was thinking was a big fat lawsuit because Lobo's impulsive and didn't use his nose right away.
I swear. I love having such an intense dog, but it is a chore to make sure he's extremely well-socialized and well-behaved. I feel like if we skipped out even a little bit on getting him out and meeting people, he could have easily turned into a territorial nightmare.
OH! I HAVE ANOTHER STORY! (lol I'm full of those tonight!)
I found a dog one day. Old dog. I think Chesapeake Bay Retriever. She didn't seem to mind Lobo's presence, but she was a little... TOO curious of Poppy. Lobo AMAZED me this day, because he doesn't like Poppy. He likes Poppy less than he likes my younger brother, and that's really saying something. But the old dog went for Poppy with a far too intense look. I KNEW I wouldn't make it there in time if she did have an attack in mind(it didn't LOOK like she was going to; it really did just look like she was TOO curious, and perhaps too nosy), and I was on the phone with the shelter. Well anyway, Lobo put himself between them so fast, and he STARED this dog down. I was thinking a fight was about to ensue, but nope, the old female just walked away. After that, though, I separated them. I should have done that from the very beginning, but Poppy is really good with other dogs, and Lobo's obedience is really good, even around other dogs, so I wasn't THINKING.
But, like I said, Lobo managed to defuse the situation and I leashed up the female and took her out front to wait for the shelter to come pick her up. I wouldn't have minded keeping her until we found her owners, but it's not my house.
Anyways, I don't think Lobo's protectiveness will ever cease to amaze me. I always wondered if he would ACTUALLY protect the family, and he's shown me on multiple occasions that, yes, he would.
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