Monday, September 10, 2007

Nothing like a barking dog...

Especially at 3:30a.m.! We have installed a doggy door insert in our slider so during the day Mako, our rescue mutt, can come and go as he pleases. The door has a slide that you can put over the doggy door so that the dogs cannot let themselves out say in the middle of the night, but it doesn't stop Mako. Our dog is Mr. Smartydog and uses his nose to lift the blocker and let himself 3:30 a.m. I was woken this morning to barking in the front yard and if it annoys me so much and he is my own dog, I can just imagine what the neighbors felt like!! I have been catching on and now close the screen door plus put down the slide on his door to keep him in at night, but I went to bed before hubby did last night so this didn't get done...hence the 3:30 wake up call. I swear he waits until we forget to close up tight to take advantage of sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night...worse than a teenager I tell you. I'm sure in all his doggy smartness that he will soon figure out how to push up the slider and open the screen door, but I am hoping that maybe we will have moved before then so he can annoy some new neighbors!!

So tell me, do your pets do anything out of the ordinary? Do they have some kind of smartness that you feel you must try to stay a step ahead of? Or am I the only one who thinks I have to think smarter than my dog?

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