Dogs find some of the most interesting things to amuse them. Things that we see every day that are normal to us. Yet, for some reason, they get all worked up, get all hot and bothered under the collar. They woof, they growl, they make some funny noises, they get agitated, they dance around and it’s usually all for nothing. But, it is nothing to them. They find these things a threat, at least to them. It could be a plastic bag blowing down the street that bothers them to no end. They sit there and watch it as is slides down the road past the house, until it is out of sight. Threat gone. Dogs go back to napping.
What amazes me is how they hear this stuff. For instance, one night we were sitting in the living room playing The Game Of Life on our Wii system, and Nikita jumped up from a solid nap, ran to the front window, and I followed her. What did we find? A bunny hopping down the sidewalk past the house. How in the heck do you hear a bunny? The windows were closed, so how is it possible to detect a little bunny softly playing hop scotch on the sidewalk? Silly dogs.
We have had a lot of trucks in the neighborhood lately. The dogs see every one of them. They get all bothered that this truck is near their home. Sometimes they drool. It is hilarious to watch. Our neighbor finally moved and his moving truck that was parked in front of our house had the dogs on patrol. Window to window they ran trying to get closer to the truck.
We had a delivery of things the other day and for some reason, the dogs do not like this driver. They go super nuts when they see this guy. The baby gate by the back door sometimes does not even hold them back, as they rock that gate back and forth trying to get this guy to leave. The poor driver knows too well that we have dogs and he stands back from the door, just in case.
And, we cannot forget the garbage trucks! The dogs can hear the rumble and bangs from the garbage truck & the recycle truck every Wednesday morning. The trucks booms and bangs echo in the morning breeze and the dogs are waiting. Looking out the window. Leaning their heads out the window just to get a peek of the truck coming down the road. Some days, they have their heads pushed so hard into the screen that it makes a slight impression. Silly dogs. But what drives the dogs nutso about the garbage & recycle trucks is the loud mechanical arm that pops out of the side of the truck to pick up the garbage can, then flings it up in the air and dumps it in the garbage truck. This drives the dogs crazy as they bark, growl, dance, and make a lot of woo woo sounds.
All in all, the neighborhood is safe. It is safe from any plastic bag invasions, any bunny hops on the sidewalk, any office supply deliveries, and keeping recycling under control. Word out.
Woof, the neighborhood is safe.