Thursday, September 24, 2009

Go Ahead, Bark All Ya Want

Ahhhhh, my dog Sadie. I love her so much, but sometimes she is just such a stinker, that sometimes I wonder why I even put up with her. She is always barking at nothing when she is in the backyard, which drives Andy crazy. I could care less because everyone else's dogs are always barking, so why shouldn't mine? Well, she gave me a better reason to not care...

A few days ago the 3 oldest kids were at school, and I had the three little ones at home. They went into the backyard to play and jump on the tramp. Whenever Sadie is outside, she will randomly bark, like I said, at nothing. Well, I was in the kitchen, doing dishes (haha, ya right, I think I was laying around, or on the computer.... something like that ;) when, all of the sudden, I heard her barking furiously. I could tell right away that something was up, so I ran out the back door. Standing right by the fence in my front yard is this older man, with a hat and glasses on.... just watching the kids. As soon as he saw me, he immediately turned and started to walk away. Sadie continued to bark at him and I asked him what he was doing. He called over his shoulder "Oh, nothing, but your dog doesn't like me much." I tried to get a good look at him, and I ran over to Sadie and picked her up and hugged her and kissed her. I have never been so grateful for that little dog. I never tell her to "be quiet" when she barks now.

My little watch dog.... that's what she is.

*I told Andy about the guy, and he told me to call the cops. I didn't get around to it right then and later that day we found out that he is a friend of our neighbors. If he comes sniffing around my house again though, you better believe I'll call the cops with a full report!

4 comments:

Amber Kei said...

Oh, my gosh! I'm pretty sure I would've gone crazy on him. That's NOT okay in the world we live in...or did he miss that memo? Thanks heavens for Sadie!

Chris and Amy Darton said...

Scary! What a weirdo, good thing nothing happened!

Becca and Brian said...

SARAH! Its the guy in my dreams/nightmare!!! remember? He's up to no good! Find out if he flies! LOL!

Eric and Laura said...

I'm glad you've got little Sadie! It's amazing how they can tell when they need to let you know they're serious huh? They say having a dog is a better way to stay safe than having an alarm system. :) I'd still call the cops just to be safe though...My BIL is a cop and he always tells us it can't hurt to report it and let the cops decide if it's important or not...especially when it involves your little ones. :)