Friday, February 28, 2014
The Neighborhood Watch
We step outside and he is instantly alert, his sniffer making sure there are no unidentified scents to be had. If something is amiss he leads me toward the intruder, and we scout the area until he is satisfied, and he seals the perimeter with a stream of liquid identifier. Once that task is complete we can move on, and do further investigations. His eyes see all, his ears hear every peep, but it is that schnozola of his that ferrets out the crooks and robbers, and keeps the people he is sworn to protect safe.
A dog without a job gets lazy, and lazy dogs are bored dogs, and bored dogs do silly things, and dogs that do silly things get in trouble, and all of the fun that having a dog brings along gets lost, and instead of a partner, a friend and somebody to share escapades with we are stuck with half the pet we could have if we just let ourselves go now and then, be a little silly and work with the dogs who love nothing more than spending time with us, taking care of business.