Friday, April 13, 2012

Less Than What We Hoped For

 You know how it is.

 When our kids grow up to be...  shall we say less than what we had hoped for...

And we ask ourselves, where did we go wrong?


I'm talking about Gracie - aka The Intimidator - aka The Town Nuisance - aka Idiot Dog who Lunges at passersby.

Owners of other dogs are quick to turn around during their walks and go the other way when they see us coming.

"Help!  It's big bad white Cockapoo who thinks she owns her mom...  the road...  and me..."
"ruff. ruff. ruff.  grrrrrr... yapp grrrrr..  get off that bench nice father and  sweet little son.  who do you think you are?  is that bench not directly in front of my house?  my yard?  the place where i poop every day?  Now shoo..  go away... GRRRRRR  bark! bark! bark!!!"


** Shakes head**    "Where did we go wrong?"

Dear Diary,
Mom has been delighted with my activity lately.  I've been watching the house without falling asleep so much... keeping us safe from people lingering on the streets and looking suspicious.  Walks are back in the picture for me and I keep the coast clear so we're free to enjoy our walks without intruders getting in the way.

Life is good.  And at the end of the day, I am rewarded.   Gracie.


  1. Well, it's good to see that Gracie has so much energy still!!!

  2. It's nice to be rewarded for being such a good watchdog!

  3. I do think you got some great looking treats, Gracie! I feel your "pain" Bobbi. Koda is that dog too :)

    have a great weekend!


  4. GRACIE you're doing a GREAT job. KEEP up the good work. Guarding your spot and watching out for your momma isn't easy, I know. REWARDS are sweet.

  5. Keeping the intruders away, great job Gracie! Keep up the good work:) Have a blessed day dear Bobbi, HUGS!

  6. what a hoot, we had one of those tuffy cockapoo and i coundln't have described him better, what a joy to read your blog, Gracie is kinda like a teenager isn't she,

  7. Gracie, you are a great keep those passersby moving!!!

  8. Gracie you are just being a dog!!!
    Tell your Mom that for me!!! lol
    Zoie does the same thing when the coons come!!!

  9. Great watching Gracie! I am learning lots from you!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  10. Hi, I think Gracie is earning her keep by being such a good watchdog. After all, isn't that what we pay/feed them for. Sounds like all the dogs we've had, but I'm hoping the next pup we get will be so well socialized (I know I'm dreaming)that we won't have any discussions about what he is doing-lol. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Noreen

  11. Gracie and my Jack Russell seem to have a lot in common!

  12. Gracie, I would imagine that mean people shake in their shoes when they see you on the job......keep up the good work....I can tell Mama is secretly proud of her hairy little child because of the treats.... that's a dead giveaway.....


  13. Hows in da world did I miss dis post????? I must gets a betters personal representative ASAP!

    Gracie, I thinks youis doin' a most fabulous job keepin' your hoomans safe from bad stuffs. You just cant be too careful these days. Dat "nice father" could has been an imposter.



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