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?
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.