At least she starts out standing on guard for us…the truth is that running a one dog neighborhood watch demands a lot of Gracie’s time and energy.
Eventually, it wears her out. So the alert stand has to eventually give way to a slightly more relaxed stance.
On the other hand, she is watching.
Please note that Jenny is just trying to catch a nap in some of the sunbeams. Left to Jenny, we would have no one vigilantly watching out the window.
Lil is even worse.
Instead of even being near the window at all, she is siting on the floor near my feet – sounds very faithful but she’s going to be the last to know, except for maybe me, when villainous invaders storm the house. Gracie is the best hope we have for sounding an alarm.
Of course, watching out the window in a very quiet neighborhood is not the most exciting job in the world.
Eventually a girl has to be forgiven for having a seat – note still near the window – just relaxing a little from the vigilant posture of keeping constant watch.
And sitting in the sun…well, it can make it hard to keep one’s eyes open. So after a while even a great watch dog’s eyes start to droop closed.
Eventually, it gets a little hard to be totally and completely vigilant. As long as she’s near the window, ready to begin watching again though, it doesn’t matter if she relaxes a little bit, right?
Although, once the sun quits shining as brightly, well, a girl’s nose starts to cool off. That means tucking the nose up to keep it nice and toasty warm. Thus, what started off as a vigilant guard dog ends up looking a little more like a little baby taking a nap on the end of the couch. Take my word for it though, that curled up little napping dog is one fierce watch dog – if you dare wake her up!
Beware the sleeping Bull Terrier…really fierce when she wakes up and looks back out the window