As you know I am a very friendly guy. I love people and I want my people to be happy. However, sometimes I have to do my job and protect them.
It is summer here and people walk on our private road a lot more than the rest of the year. I break the rules and run onto the road to say hi. I startle the people, but I am usually quiet and good and come right back after my hello.
But on Friday, I had to be a little more serious. I heard people and I ran off to say hi. Then, I had to do something unusual, I barked. I barked at these people. I still came back when Lady called me, but I had to bark a lot. You see my friends, a Lady and a Man who were walking down my road were not people I know. He was a Man walking with a stick. I learned as a young lad, that sticks can be a threat and I just needed to protect my Lady and Hailey who were in the yard. I did come back but when the people passed the drive way, I had to run down and bark again. I stopped right at the edge of the driveway (ok one step over) but told them to stay way.
Lady said the people were nice. They stopped and smiled and waved. When I came back I had to go into the house. I wasn't allowed to get my precious ball I had dropped during the protecting (I found it later). There has been "training" since this incident. I maintain I did my job. The Man with the stick didn't come near my Lady. I kept her safe.
What do you think?
|Guarding Lady on her lawn chair|