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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Your Dog On High Alert

Had to pop in and share the humor moment of the day.

Dogs have different barks.  My dog, Aztec, has a standard bark, the one that says "My name is Aztec and I want to know everybody's business!" (you know, staring through the slats of the fence into other people's back yards to see what they're doing, etc.).

But every once in a great, great, while, she goes into high alert mode.  The tall rigid carriage of her body, and the incessant barking that says "Hey! Something's happening here!"  Since it happens so rarely, I pay careful attention when she does do it.

So this morning, sure enough, she went into high alert.  My first thoughts were "Great, did someone break into the back yard?  Is the place on fire? What?"

So I go out with her into the back yard to see what's going on and she immediately tears off around the corner to the southwest corner of the back yard fence, starts throwing herself against the fence and barking like a mad dog, nose pointed up. 

What is it?

There--up in the sky, floating along as peacefully as you please, a REMAX Realty hot air balloon.  THAT was the cause of the big ruckus.

Oye.  Dogs.  You gotta love 'em.

1 comment:

Kathleen L. Maher said...

that's awesome! Must be she has sighthound in her ancestry. Most dogs wouldn't bother with something visual and in the sky. Go, Aztec!