Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dog Warning Signs

I took a short walk this afternoon, as a small package had mistakenly been left on my porch instead of a house a few houses down, where it was meant to go.  The wind had blown my screen open so the actual address wasn't visible. and the guy in the little delivery van most have just "guessed".

No worries - I got the package dropped off.  But on the way home, at a house a few doors down where there are several small children, a new sign was in the  front window.


BEWARE OF DOG

I wondered at that as I wouldn't imagine they'd get a large, aggressive dog with a couple of children under the age of 4.  The dog they did have got out once and barked at Abby and when she barked back the dog RAN. . . .  YIP YIP YIP YIPYIPYIP back to the safety of the yard. Once, when my husband was out in the yard, and it ran free, it barked at him, he stomped his foot and YIP YIP YIP YIPYIPYIP back to the safety of the yard.

I saw one of the kids out playing in the back yard with his big brother, and said "did you get another dog"?

"No  - it's the same one, Mom just got the sign to warn people".

Yes because SNOWBALL is SOOOOOOO SCARY!

19 comments:

  1. BOL - we often wonder how many people with those signs really have dogs:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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    1. I wonder that to, Abby would just lick a burglar to death if he gave her a treat.

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  2. Hi Abby, I was just reading Hailey and Zaphod's blog and read the comment you left a few days ago (ie, plaid robe & "pee treat") and I just had to tell you that it was one of the funniest comments I have ever seen, probably because I could visualize it. Thank you for sharing that story. I laughed so hard my son came over to see if I was okay.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Dona. Never a dull moment around here :-)

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  3. Awe, that's sweet. We had a beware of dog sign when we had Pip. People used to chuckle when they saw our tiny, not so scary Yorkie.

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  4. Beware of what? The dog just needs to be heard just like us.
    Coffee is on

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  5. Hey, us white fluffy things are terrierfying!

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  6. Hari OM
    ...don't knock it. The only time I was ever bitten by a dog, it was of the small 'cute' variety. Jus' sayin'... YAM xx

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  7. BOL! We think a lot of those signs are just hot air!

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  8. I need that sign for our house BOL

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  9. I'm kinda of the opinion that those little yappy things are the ones who need those signs the most.

    I just put up a "If it comes into my yard I get to eat it" sign that has a silhouette of the dog on it. The reactions it gets are fun to watch.

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  10. Maybe there should be a 'Beware of Barking Dog' sign. We have one--a very effective one--that states 'Have Teeth May Bite'. SHE was going to add 'that goes for the dogs, too.' BOL!

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  11. Ha! My father before he died, definitely not a dog lover, but he felt "safe" with me having a Lab in the house because it would be a deterrent for someone wanting to break in. Sure! Every Lab I have ever owned (5 of them, past and present) would lick an intruder to death and want to play with them!

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  12. Scary. Ha roo roo roo!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  13. perfect name for her. stella rose

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  14. Actually she does look like a neighbor dog called Princess who's chased me (but gone home when ordered to do so) and raided neighbors' chicken yards. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if Princess bit an intruder...and she's big enough to scare one, in any case.

    (She's a very lovable dog. I never encourage neighbor dogs to follow me, but wouldn't have minded getting official permission to walk with Princess!)

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  15. BOL BOL!

    I do a lot of barking at people out on the sidewalk. But they always keep going. Mission accomplished.

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  16. hahaha... yes he is :o) my bff had to take care of a dog as one of her employes had an accident... his name was rambo and they had a big warning sign too... the bbf, who is a cat-peep, spoke a last prayer, opened the door and was greeted by a 4 month old pug ;o)))

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