THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE – By DUKE ARMSTRONG

Barking up the wrong tree? Not a chance!


Fandango’s February Expressions #10

As soon as I saw this, I made mom give me the mouse. Okay, well, I sort of had to steal it while she wasn’t looking. She’ll never notice, arf arf arf.

Here I am, guarding the house!

What’s this stuff ’bout barking up the wrong tree? Barking is always right. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tree, a rock, or I think a squirrel was there yesterday. Barking is always right. Just ask Mom and Dad. They are always telling me to “Shut up already!” Do I listen? Of course not. Secretly, they REALLY know I’m protecting them from unseen and strange hazards from other dimensions. And squirrels.

Here I am again, listening for any sound that requires more barking. As long as my bark resonates throughout the house and yard, all is well. I’m very alert. Bet you wish I was watching YOUR world!

I have to keep turning to make sure I see everything.

I know it’s really fine because even after I bark for a long time, they always give me a delish crunchy. ‘Cause they know. My barking makes them secure. When I’m not barking? I’m watching for something to bark at. So there. Well, maybe I take an occasional nap.

Resting, but still keeping my eyes open. I’m such a GOOD boy.

 



Categories: Daily Prompt, dogs, Marilyn Armstrong, Photography

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  1. Our old dog is not a barker. The only time she barks is when she sees a raccoon or a coyote. Our cat is much noisier than our dog. It’s to our cat, not our dog, that we usually say, “Shut up, already.”

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  2. What a sweety. You gotta love him! He has his own personality and way of showing it, lol.

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  3. That’s his job as he sees it.
    Leslie

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  4. Duke is right! Dogs are always right! Hail to Duke!
    And he has trained you well – he knows how to get to the cookies! He has you in the hollow of his paws 🙂

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  5. You are a much better watchdog than my cats. They will run and hide, and would happily sell me out to any intruders from the comfort of their own hiding places. I still give them treats anyway, I don’t know why….

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  6. We have new neighbours. since they moved in I hear a dog bark (more a yap) now and again and I met them last week. They said they also have a little dog. We have a new sound in the neighbourhood

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  7. Yes it does sound like Duke is finding his voice and his new role. He is such a handsome boy very focused on his duties. Great shots Marilyn.

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  8. Sounds like he’s taken up Gibbs’ responsibility for barking!!

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