Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Oh, that dog...

So I walk into the Lair yesterday and discover that everything that used to be on a small table by my front window is now on the floor. Likewise, the table has been moved away from the window, the floor rug has been pushed back from the patio door, and even Murphy's dog bed which had been on that rug is half way across the room. In short, the place looks like a bomb went off. WTF?

MURPHY!!!

Then I saw the small "UPS overnight" envelope tucked into the patio door. Apparently the UPS guy, finding me not at home, had walked up onto the deck--Murphy's deck--to leave the envelope by the patio door. Murphy apparently took umbrage at this and it looks as if he cleared the table and re-arranged half of the room trying to get at the trespasser on the other side of the window. Bad dog? Good dog? I guess that depends on the damage done or the mess made. But one thing's for sure: I pity the fool who breaks in here or otherwise runs afoul of Murphy without the protection of a solid door or a substantial pane of glass. That dog clearly was not playing around based on the carnage he caused on his side of the window.

I guess I'll go with "good dog", even if it did take me almost ten minutes to clean everything up.

14 comments:

  1. Yeah, I'd go with good dog. It's better than coming home to find that instead of cleaning up you've been cleaned out.

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  2. Gotta go with the "Good Dog!". Our mutt is old enough to know the regular mailman but if there's a sub she's at the window overlooking the porch and barking like crazy.

    Great for getting rid of unwanted solicitors and such. Just hang onto her by the collar while she barks like mad and say, while smiling sweetly, "I'd love to chat but I just can't trust this dog. Buh-bye." They don't need to know that if I let her loose she'll lick them to death.

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  3. I would say good dog. He's also a lucky dog. Lucky you love him enough to put up with his antics!

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  4. Good dog. Absolutely.

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  5. I vote good dog. Remind me not to show up unannounced!

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  6. Yes, good dog doing is job.

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  7. Like the others, I vote "good dog." Sounds more like frustration than deliberate misbehavior.

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  8. I went from having a dog that sounded bad ass, who would follow through and kill someone stupid enough to ignore the warning and break in - to a dog that sounds just as bad, but whose main weapon is a copious amount of drool.
    Both are comforting in their own way :).

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  9. @ Paladin: Murphy was a biter when I got him, but that drive was also one of the reasons that I took him. I think that he'll protect hearth and home nicely and if someone intrudes, there will be blood.

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  10. I'm amazed the UPS guy made it that far... :-)

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  11. @ Old NFO: Well Murph was inside the house. This is the first time I'm aware of someone moving his gate and actually walking up on the deck, though.

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