This one was hu-dad's idea.
Here it is:
Stop barking when something moving goes by outside our front windows.
How are we to protect the home front from who knows what? The hu-mans sure don't stand guard. Our job is to get the attention of everyone who is in the house and sound the warning. Kind of like that smoke alarm that goes off everytime the oven door is open. (That thing scares the bejeeses out of me, Mack and the kitties. Then the hu-mans stand under it and wave at it with a dish towel. What gives with that?) Anyway, back to the topic in question--
barking standing guard. Sometimes there are strange dogs walking by on the sidewalk. I've got to let Mack know, so I have to bark at him. He comes running, then we both bark out warnings to the passing dog. Just letting the passing dog know we are watching him and not to mess with our house! Then Mack likes to bark yell at cars that are going too fast down our cul-de-sac. He just barks out a warning--SLOW DOWN! Then there's the strange people going by. Same thing. We bark at them to let them know, no reason to stop at our house and rob us blind. There are serious watch dogs here! Well, it's worked so far.
So I think resolution #2 needs to be revised to: Continue to guard the Cooper house!
Here I am in my guard position (on the back of the couch by the front windows).
(Yes, I can guard with my eyes closed.)
Brodie standing guard in a front upstairs window. He is guarding against a squirrel attack.
Mack on guard duty. In position to sound the alert.
Here's a video we posted before of us guarding in action.
On a very sad note, we want to say good bye to some Blogville friends we've met online but never had the privledge to meet in person. We heard the news that they crossed the Rainbow Bridge. One of our friends here at home, Patches, also crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. Our eyes are leaking terribly from the news. We know the Circle of Life happens, but oh, it hurts so much.
Stubby, The Luke, Little Andy and Patches--you will be missed! All of you can run free and play again on the other side of the Bridge! Say hello to Shadow and Butterscotch....