I don’t bark very often – unless someone I don’t know comes into my yard. Then I’m going to give that trespasser what for and let him know he doesn’t belong there.
Last night was one of those times. I heard someone out in the yard and I gave a warning bark. I don’t know much about time, but my person says it was around 4:00 in the morning. Well that warning bark didn’t work. Whoever it was out there didn’t leave – so I barked some more. And I barked again.
I guess I woke my person up because she came out to see what I was barking at. She opened the blinds to see who was out in the yard and said she didn’t see anything. That changed quickly. We both saw them at the same time. Not one, but two of them nonchalantly walking around the yard.
I got really excited and started jumping at the window blinds so my person raised them for me. She didn’t even yell at me when I got up on the back of the couch.
They had elliptical bodies, short stubby legs, and big snouts. My person says they’re called javelinas. They look kind of like pigs, but they’re not.
I finally barked enough to scare those javelinas away. My yard seemed to be popular though. Awhile later I had to get up and bark at a howling cat. I’m sure glad I don’t have to get up early like my person does. She’ll be okay though. She wasn’t the one doing all the work.