Uninvited Guests

Thorsday already?!  Wow.  Hope it’s a happy one!

September 2011 004So, today’s topic is uninvited guests.  We have lots of them in the woods.  

Pardon the poor photo…  Maybe now Dadaw will believe Mama when she asks for a bigger zoom lens for our camera?  It also doesn’t help any that she was taking that photo with us bouncing against her, the back door, and otherwise going crazy.  After all, it’s our job to yell at those deer and remind them that’s OUR YARD!!

Anyway, that’s the whole point of this post.  Do you get invaded?  Do your humans appreciate your efforts to notify them of the uninvited guests within your territory?

See, Dadaw thinks we’re awesome and loves our warnings… to a point.  Mama doesn’t give us as much barking room.  After a couple of shouts, SHE wants us to hush, whether the visitors are still on our property or not.   How does that work at your house?


12 Responses to “Uninvited Guests”

  1. Kari Says:

    We see those types of visitors alot! We bark way too much at them.

  2. Chelsea and Cory Says:

    We have to notify of INVADERS too!!! But our Pawrents are not as happy when the notification is required at 2AM!!!

    Chelsea and Cory

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  4. Katherine Says:

    Well, being the demure little JRT that I am…NOT!! My momma and daddy welcome my first few warning ruffs but when Max gets into the mix with his shrill little bark they start to fuss. Can’t blame them–he hurts my ears too. Personally, I think a loud barking/jumping session is good for everyone involved. It gets the blood moving!

  5. Mary Says:

    Works the same way at our house: Dad sics us on the SQs invading his bird feeders and Mom reminds us that all God’s creatures have their place in the world, even, heaven forbid…our yard. Hmmph. We don’t agree. Not in our territory, they don’t.

    Abby and Jake (but we let Mom write this up for us)

  6. gMarie Says:

    We bark at sirens (mom’s been told by the construction workers) and people walking down our path. We don’t bark at the squirrels any more or the neighbors kitties – but we would if we didn’t get yelled at and ushered inside. Sometimes mom bribes us to be quite with cookies though – we like that part! beauregard james

  7. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning Says:

    Well, we aren’t much into barking, but we do race to the door when we see an intruder. Once in a while we see a deer race through the common space between all the yards that meet behind our house, lots of bunnies, a fox once in a while, and the occasional possum or skunk. Mom really wishes she could find a way to convince those darn bunnies that the sibe zone is not a good place for them at all.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. Maggie and Mitch Says:

    We try to be the bestest watchDales that we can be and our mom tells us to hush too! The moms just don’t get it!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. scrabblequeen Says:

    We bark at all things which move outside our house…even those on the other side of the street! Momma doesn’t give us much barking room either…but, seriously, we don’t listen that well…

  10. Jed & Abby in MerryLand, USA Says:

    Sounds like we need some serious human-canine mediation on this subject! We also take our jobs seriously, which certainly includes alerting mama when any 2-legger, 4-legger or even mid-to-large sized birds intrude on or pass by our territory. Mama is pretty tolerant during the daylight hours, not so much when it’s the 10 p.m. – 8 a.m. time frame. But that’s mostly for fear of disturbing the neighbors. Within her concept of reason [which is not always the same as ours], she tries to let us act like natural doggies. In return, we don’t bark when accepted visitors like the mail lady, Aunt Janet, Uncle Mike, etc. come to the door. We don’t get any deer in our suburb, but we get foxes, squirrels, chipmunks, moles, voles, and other rodents mama prefers to pretend don’t exist.

    Jed & Abby

  11. Mango Says:

    I believe it is very important to warn of invaders. You never know what they might be up to. Of course, I let Pea do all the early warnings whilst I slumber. No point actually getting up unless it is something the labradoink can’t handle, right?


  12. Nichole Says:

    The Lapdogs are the best alarm system money could not buy… lol. We know every move of every deer, woodchuck, cat, rabbit, squirrel…. pedestrian….

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