It’s National Dog Day, and since even I have to take an occasional break from Dragon Month, I’ve teamed up with the good folks at Dropcam to talk about what kind of PUPtectors I have.
First up is Porkchop. You’ve seen him here before.
Porky is my fuzzy shadow. When I’m working, he’s under my desk chair. When I’m cooking, he squeezes himself between my feet and the stove. You can always count on Porkchop to be in the middle of the action.
Porkchop’s PUPtector personality is the Barking Buzzer. He will bark any time he has the opportunity. There’s the obvious stuff, of course, like barking at the mailman or when someone knocks on the door. But there’s also a bark for every car that goes down our road, a doorbell on TV, the evil yellow school bus that picks up the kids in the morning, or random noises from the mischievous cats. Yesterday morning the garbage truck came by, and he actually barked with his mouth full. Too cute.
My other sweet pooch is Leo.
He might not look like it from this picture, but Leo is definitely The Bouncer. He barks at the normal things, like the mailman, and howls mournfully when he hears a siren, but otherwise he’s the strong and silent type. Leo lets me know what he thinks of people, and I’ve always trusted his opinion. If Leo doesn’t like you, I don’t like you. At one point, I was staying in an iffy section of town, and Leo scared off a would-be intruder with his massive bark. He might be getting up there in his years, and only have three legs, but I always feel safe if Leo is around.
Happy National Dog Day! Remember there are many dogs waiting in shelters for your love and attention, so don’t contribute to puppy mills. Those of you here in Southern Illinois, be sure to visit P.A.W.S. for your next furbaby, and to check out Leo’s modeling debut.
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