Dueling Dogs

February 22, 2011

Our neighbor across the street has a dog named Gracie.  She’s a bitch.

Hey!  You know female dogs are called bitches!

But I’ll have to admit, our dogs probably think of her in the more derogatory sense of the word.

She has claimed not only her yard as her territory, but the neighbors yard next to her, and our front yard across the road from her yard.  This can be a good thing, because she chases away the pack of dogs from the neighbors at the end of the road. 

However, she also sometimes gets on the other side of some of the fence around our pastures and bugs our dogs.  I imagine the conversation goes something like this:

Gracie: “Ha, ha, you’re stuck behind the fence and I’m running free.”
Our dogs: “Just let us get hold of you… ”

Toby isn’t always behind a fence though.  He goes out to the mailbox with me and then Gracie tries to assert her authority.  Mostly he ignores her.

But sometimes he just has to show her what he thinks of her. . .

picture of two dogs

Let me find just the right place here...

Yep, he’s looking for a place to mark his territory.  I believe it’s his way of saying. . .

“Here’s what I think of you …”
And he probably adds that other word too.

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