Terror our guardian
by Angela Johnson
A few years ago, in the middle of the night while my husband was at work, my children & I were asleep. I was awakened to a man trying to break in to our home.
My children were terrified that it would happen again, and my son would not sleep. So my husband decided we should get a bigger dog. I have had Rotties before & love their loyalty. We got a 7 wk old female & she was a handful!
We couldn't decide on a name right away. She was hyper, silly & large so I told her often that she was a "holy terror" well I guess she thought that was her name.
When she was 4 months old, a man that walks down our road came walking by while we where out playing, she looked up at me then out at him, then ran to the fence towards him barking & pounding her front feet on the ground.
The poor man jumped to the other side of the road and she ran back to me, butt wagging to see if I approved. All I could do was laugh at how excited she was. She meant him no harm but was telling him he was too close.
My husband had said before that I had ruined her by socializing her, but she had just proved she was smart enough to know how to be all we needed her to be.
She is 2 1/2 years old now & we sleep just fine knowing she;s on duty.