Monday, August 23, 2010

Mighty guard dogs

We mowed part of the lawn earlier, and left the lawnmower sitting in the side yard. A while later, the girls and I let the dogs out, and sat on the deck talking and patting the dogs. Suddenly Impy let loose with his "Alert! intruder!" bark, which sounds like boo-woo-woo-woo!, and took off for the edge of the yard, yapping ferociously. Hero followed him to that side of the yard, growling, and all the fur on his shoulders stood on end as he spotted what Impy was barking at. They both stood there, barking defiance at the scary intruder, and bravely protecting their people and their yard.

Of course, you've probably already guessed that the terrifying intruder was... the lawnmower. We finally had to put it away entirely to get them to calm down.


  1. I used to have a dog who protected me fiercely from the vacuum cleaner. :D

  2. I love dogs, because they're so touchingly determined to protect their owners. But sometimes what strikes them as dangerous is very amusing. Over the years, Hero has bravely protected me from balloons tied to someone's mailbox, as well as an overturned lawn chair in the woods. He also flushed a deer from the woods at our old house and pursued it madly, almost getting me run over in the process. Fortunately I was able to get out of the way in time!