Wednesday, December 15, 2010
We have had coyote visitors almost every night for the last week. With the warm daytime weather and the moderate night temperatures, the coyote traffic has been heavy in the park behind the house. We have been waking everyone up with our barking several times per night. The dog door has been closed to keep us from going out and challenging the coyotes, but we still hear them and as the good watch dogs that we are, we let everyone know they are there. The chauffeur says he would prefer, at night, if we would just tweet him when the coyotes go by, but we don't think that is enough notice for such an event.
We want to ask you if you think that Tweeting about coyotes is enough of a warning. The chauffeur says that at night, with the dog door closed, it is enough warning. If the dog door is open, then barking is permitted so he can remember to count dogs and cats, then close the dog door. We don't agree, we think that our protection contract requires us to warn of any approaching danger by barking and coyotes certainly are an approaching danger.
Our chauffeur has finished at Buckley AFB. Our chauffeur's plan to go to Fort Carson for a week to meet all the children and families has been cancelled. Someone in Colorado Springs is going to cover for him so he does not have to drive in the snow. He will be doing a few hospital and charity appearances in the area so that he does not have to face icy roads and snowy days. Yes, I said snow. The weather on TV says that the front range of the Rockies is going to get snowed on tonight. Our home is ready for the snow storm, the chauffeur spent yesterday outside cleaning up the yard so that we start the season with a clean yard. Apparently after our cousins visited and we had seven Goldens in the yard, it took a lot of cleaning.
So what do you think? Should we limit our warnings to Tweeting? If so, what is Tweeting and can it replace barking?
Mogley G. Retriever