I always worry about whether or not Toby could really protect me if I were, God-forbid in a bad situation. But, he continuously proves that despite his deceivingly small size, he’s a really good watch dog.
Well, as long as the person don’t have a Kong, or a treat or a piece of hard roll. Or, decides to play with him.
When the guy came to look at my furnace yesterday I originally locked him in my bedroom, figuring he would go hang out under the covers.
Not so much.
Instead it sounded like I was killing him. So, before someone called the local ASPCA on me, I figured I better come up with a different solution.
At first I was just holding him, which is where his actions made me say the title of this blog post. He was barking, growling and wiggling everywhere.
As soon as I yelled at him he would turn his head and lick my nose. This went on for about 5 minutes. It was very funny, but also not practical.
I stuffed it with a little low-fat peanut butter and the food he hadn’t finished eating from the morning, and, ta-da, a very quiet, well-behaved dog.
Thank goodness for Kong!
What does your dog, or cat, do when a repair person, is in the house?
Oh, and P.S. – we still have no heat. So, I’ve been wrapping Toby in tons of blankets to make sure he’s warm enough since it’s chilly here in the Adirondacks.It’s made for some cute photo, which I plan to share for Wordless Wednesday. 🙂