Monday, May 6, 2013

The world through my dog's eyes: behold if you dare

My sheltie, affectionately called FeeFee, is quite a quirky little dog. She is as sweet as they come but is a bit neurotic. She avoided my daughter for about the first two year's of my daughter's life. (I am fairly certain that when my daughter turned two, FeeFee said, "When did you get here?") Ever wary of visitors, she would spend time under our bed whenever our friends came over. I say "would" because after buying a new bed, this is no longer an option for her. She now stays in the room when we have company, however, she does not always welcome pets from "strangers." (Strangers, in her mind, could be people that she has known for about 7-8 years.)

I thought that for something a little different today, I would take you through some of FeeFee's daily highlights.

Most of the day (as in when she is not sleeping), FeeFee likes to watch over her yard. She loves to be part of the world around her. She does this by looking through what we call her "window on the world." As you will see, she is truly part of things.


Throughout the day, she does need to take time to patrol and protect the house from any threats. She does this by watching through our front windows and barking at any errant leaf that blows by. As you can see by the damage to our house, we are frequently under siege.


When she does feel threatened, FeeFee must dive under the dishwasher door for protection. I am sure that the military uses the same defense.

 
 
She, of course, must go out in the yard to do her "business." From time to time, we find her staring into this corner. There must be something there that we don't see. FeeFee is a ferocious guard dog, of course.
 


Punctuate these activities with sleep, eating, sleep and demands for pets and you pretty much have a typical day in the life of FeeFee.


**I have not received any compensation for this post. This post is a public service announcement with the hopes of shedding some more light into the mind of FeeFee.

6 comments:

  1. What a great post! I often wished I could hang a camera around my cats' necks so I could see what they do all day, but I already know: sleep. ;-)

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    1. We have caught our other dog in the bed before. The two have also conspired to steal food. Pets are so funny!

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  2. Feefee may be a kindred spirit to my skippy who also protects us from leaves and stares into corners. But occassionally he will surprise you by going up against a bear or a flock of turkeys. Very unpredictable...Its his mystique!

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    1. Yes, they can be unpredictable. FeeFee actually will pick fights with our Australian Shepherd over food. Mystique is the perfect word!

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    2. ouR Australian shepherd died at the ripe old age of 15 last year. Skip was devestated. Zeb (the aussie) really tempered him.He was strangely very calm and Zen-like for the breed. We thank our lucky stars we had him when skip showed up four years ago or he wouldnt have been as manageable.

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  3. Shelties are so loyal! Our cats have taken about two years to warm up to our daughter too.

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