Friday, June 04, 2010

Dogged

Well, we've taken care of the neighbor's dog.

Big dog -- I think he's a German Shepherd. Quiet, though, which adds to a certain feeling of menace when he looms out of the gloom. He did bark a couple of times when another dog kicked it off, but after I spoke sharply to him, he stopped (much to my surprise). Otherwise, he just followed me around, or sat, panting, watching me. Licked my hand a couple of times. I wasn't sure if he was getting ready for a snack. I thought our cat ate a lot, but this dog had two bags of food sitting ready, each of which was about 25 pounds. I wonder if he can be counted as a dependent?

It's a little bit of an odd feeling, being in someone else's home when they're not there. Didn't help that I couldn't find any stray cash.

It wasn't any trouble, but I don't think we'll be getting one any time soon.

2 comments:

bill said...

Some of these big boys can put that dog chow away. Kept a big dog, a Weimaraner for a neighbor. He was friendly enough but he scared everyone if you came upon his property. He had a fenced in back yard and always seemed to know when the postman came by or anyone else came into the yard. He acted fiercely and gave the impression he was just the friendly neighborhood attack dog.

Cerulean Bill said...

We tell my daughter she can have one as soon as she signs her own lease.