Monday, February 11, 2013

Caution: Area Patrolled by Doberman

So, last Monday, I posted about our new furniture.

In the course of cleaning/organizing/clearing things, we located a sign that our housemate had purchased, but we hadn't hung anywhere just yet. It's so hard to choose where signage should go sometimes.

But, in the interest of display, I put it on top of the light switch in the living room.

When Elka saw it (and she noticed it pretty quick), she decided that sign was a problem. It was coming to kill us.


An interesting thing about the shorthairedness of the Doberman is that when they piloerect, you know. There is no question whether a Doberman is full mohawk or not.


I, being the responsible adult, got out the camera to take pictures, and laughed at her a little as she yodeled at the sign while docked on my knee. Then I told her to leave it, it was all right. I didn't have to repeat myself, for which I am thankful. Sometimes Elka's vocalizations are like those opera singers who can match a note on crystal with their voices, and then shatter it. 

But, poor Princess, we just keep playing these crazy human tricks on her! What's next? (oh yeah, painting in a few months....)





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16 comments:

  1. What a smart girl! She knew something was "wrong" with this sign. Maybe it wasn't large enough or she missed her picture on the sign? Have a wonderful monday, Elka ;o)

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  2. Oh poor Elka, although I probably would have laughed too. Delilah is obsessed with reflections, as soon as a light reflection moves, she's up and on alert. It can actually be quite annoying. I'm glad Elka could leave it and not be stressed about it.

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  3. Was she not the model for the sign? Was there a picture of another Doberman in her house? Sounds like Elka's on patrol!! :)

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  4. Perhaps she felt that other, new Dobermans were coming over to do the patrolling?

    Sometimes dogs are just weird about what they notice in their environment.

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  5. As the sign says, the Doberman was patrolling! BOL

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  6. I think the sign would not be effective with a Poodle or Chihuahua.

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  7. I love that she immediately took the sign as a directive rather than accessory. :)

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  8. Someone has to keep those signs on warning! :-)

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  9. Lol - good job on being alert Elka! You can never tell if one of those signs will come to life!!

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  10. Oh, if there is ANYTHING different on the estate, I notice and BARK! Yups, whine and bark until Ma shows me it's not out to 'get us'!! Peeps just don't understand Elka....
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  11. Poor Elka, good job in protecting everyone from that scary sign!

    Slobbers

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  12. Change not a favorite in our house either.

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  13. Amazing how dogs notice little changes you wouldn't expect..I've been on a major house reordering binge and Gizmo watches every change carefully, making sure his home remains safe & comfy

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  14. Funny how one sign can cause so much excitement! lol

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  15. Who would've thought a dog would notice a new sign over a light switch? Elka must be super observant, and obviously living up to the warning!

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