Monday, April 25, 2011

The Guards At Home

I never had much use for one of these signs, or for that matter one of those No Soliciting signs or any other kind.
Where I live, if you wander far enough off the road to get to my house, the dogs would let you know long before any sign would help you out.
Makes me proud of my four legged friends, and I was reminded the other day just how valuable they are to me.
A friend of mine had told me his wife had gotten up with their new baby in the middle of the night, and was standing in the kitchen looking out of their window over the sink and could make out 3 shadows moving around his work truck.
She ran down the hall to wake him and he ran into the yard with his shotgun and scared them off, but not before they had taken some power tools and siphoned some gas from his truck and their family van.
The first thing he asked me after telling his story was could he borrow one of my dogs for a few days, and I had to say no. Not because I am greedy or mean, but I have been telling him for years he needed a dog to run around his place and keep an eye on things.
As I write this, a little after midnight, my door is unlocked and the keys are in my truck, and I really feel sorry for anyone that would want to come around and have a look for themselves.
I also have some sweet tea and Carrot cake beside me, but the watchdog laying here inside the house just might not wake up if you want some.

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