Monday, May 11, 2020

Mischief Monday - A Nighttime Visitor by Phod

Dear pals, 

I was really tired the other day and it was all because of this tree. 

This tree stands outside our bedroom window. About 1:50 am, Lee and I heard something outside and we barked and carried on. As a guard dog, this is an important duty. The Man, got up, turned on the light and saw nothing. He told us we scared it away and to go back to bed.

But we didn't scare it away and for the next about hour and a half every 10-15 minutes we would start barking again.  Our peeps said a lot of HBO words.

Finally around 3:15 am, the Lady heard a growling sound. She and the Man had a conversation that sounded something like:

Lady: "Do you hear that?"
Man: "Yes, I don't know what it is."
Lady: "I think it is an angry racoon."
Man: "I don't know what it is."
Lady: "I think it is a racoon."

The Man decided to go check it out. He threw on some clothes and went onto the deck with a flashlight. The conversation went like like: "Why are you doing this?" angry growls "Get off my property."  Turns out there was a very angry racoon in the tree.  Lady and Man deduce that every time he tried to come down, we heard him and barked, which scared him back up. 

Lady and Man decided to turn the fan on, hoping that would block some of the sound out. It appears it did because after about 3:30 am there was no more barking and in the morning the racoon was gone.

I was very tired the next day as all that guarding is very hard work!

Your pal, Phod, the great guarder of his Lady and Man


  1. ha your lady was right (ladies are always right) it was a racoon...

  2. We pups always hear scary sounds and we NEED to protect our peeps. Good job!

  3. Raccoons need to show respect. They can't just sashay around as if they own the world.

  4. this story is so very familar, we have had 4 dogs that did this, and are thankful dog number 5 doesn't bark very much. the only time he wakes us is STORMS, and no one sleeps until it stops.. not barking but loud whining and whimpersing. we are still counting the times in 19 months we have heard him BARK. yesteday was bark number 6... he barks ONCE when he does bark. i know everyone is exhausted from that silly raccoon

  5. Hari OM
    Bravo Phod. I trust you were suitably rewarded for your security efforts. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. You did a great job protecting your house from that raccoon. We always tell our pawrents that we never lie about what we see or hear. It's not our fault that they can't hear it too.

  7. Phod your diligence and determination are commendable and surely worth of a T-bone or heck even a piece of bologna....but you didn't even get a THANK YOU.
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. You kids nailed it. What smart and determined guard doggies you are! We also think Man was very brave to go out to investigate. Mom would pull the covers over her head.

    Love and licks,

  9. Guarding is a very important job and can't just be done between 9 to 5!

  10. You are a great watchdog, Phod. Your family should be very proud of you. ;)

  11. don't wanna mess with angry raccoons. Guard dog notwithstanding, Phod. 🦝

  12. Good supervision work, Phod. Mom has to close all the kitchen blinds at night all the way down to the floor because we bark at that pesky squirrel who comes out at night and sits on our deck rail munching on his nuts!!!

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  13. What a great job you did...raccoons sure are silly!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  14. You were just doing your job, pups. And a good job of barking at that raccoon you did!

  15. Friggin' Raccoons! You told him my pal! You and Lee keeps doin' a FABulous matter how many times the peeps tells you to 'stop it Ruby!!!!', I MEAN, tells you to be quiet.
    We knows whats what...
    Ruby ♥

  16. Wow, how lucky they were to have you! Who knows what dreadful mischief that raccoon might have caused without you??


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