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