We used to have a pretty lace curtain on the window next to our back door and I removed it time and time again by jumping at it to let the visitor know that I'm here - don't mess with me!
Mom tried her hardest to break me of this behavior and she never could. One day a new idea popped into that pretty little head of hers - aha! I'm going to put a curtain on that window so that Maggie can't see people standing on the back porch and knocking on the door!
And she did! She took a lot of my fun away! See that black bench right under the window? It used to be red to match the woodwork but mom had to paint it because I had scratch and dig marks all over it from lunging at the window! And do you see to the left of teddy and my mailman toy - those dark marks hovering right above the bench top?
Those funny dark spots are my toenails hammering the wall as I race from one end of the house to the door at 100 mph to warn people that I'm home and beat it! As you can see I've done some damage to the window sill too! YIKES!
The fact is, I'm really a furry peach. I'm not mean at all. I just like people to think I am! When the UPS man comes to the back door and mom has to sign for a package, the UPS man usually holds the door closed so I can't push out! Now how is mom supposed to sign her name if she can't get out the door? DUH!! This same UPS man tried to be my friend by bribing me with cookies! NOPE, I wouldn't hear of it! The only people who are allowed through that door, and they have to sweet talk me first, are mom, dad, my sister Missy and her soon-to-be-hubby Jim. They're the only ones!
Do you think now that we have Mitch he's going to pick up on this not-so-great behavior? Mom is sorta worried about this. She says she doesn't really need two attack dogs. One is more than enough!
So far Mitch hasn't really barked at the back door. He doesn't need to - I've taken care of it for him! And when I bark and race towards the door he follows but he really has no clue what's going on! He just does it cause I do it!
So what do you all think? Will Mitch copy my attack-the-door behavior or will he let me be the hot head and he can be the calm one?
Until next time..................
Love ya lots,