8/20/08

How to tell what kind of Guard Dog you have.

This was the scene yesterday morning.... Smokey, our fierce and loyal watchdog, (chuckle, snort) saw the deer before I did, and ran up the hill to scare her away. When she turned and started toward him however, things changed as you can see....

This is his staredown tactic.


Hmmm.... doesn't seem to be working......


Maybe if he moves to a different strategic position...




Hmmm... nope...


Wait- I think she's finally got the message...




Way to go Smokey! Just look at her.... uhhhh... walk away. You really showed her!

40 comments:

  1. Big grin! I've got a little guy like that, too.
    Laura

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  2. It's all a matter of size! Did Smokey's ego do ok through it all?

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  3. Poor Smokey:) I'm sure it puzzled him why she didn't run at the first sight of him! He's really adorable! I'm afraid our Angus~though quite a bit larger~is not much more effective against 'wild life'. He doesn't seem to mind armadilla's or skunks. But he really hates possums!

    R~Mary

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  4. Hey! He did do the job. He saved his Mom/master from the much larger animal.
    To me, he is truely a hero!!!!!
    And really cute to boot!
    I watched a horse walk one of our doxies backward. Now that was funny......

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  5. How cute! Smokey is adorable!

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  6. Smokey is a real guard dog! Loved the pics.

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  7. That was priceless...I'm so glad you had your camera! I'm sure that whole incident puzzled him! That last picture looks as if Smokey has alot to say! That was hilarious!


    Tammy

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  8. Paula,

    I forgot to tell you.....I've got an award for you over on my blog! Come check it out!

    Tammy

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  9. TOO CUTE! What a fun picture story, thanks so much for the giggle!

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  10. Size doesn't matter...heart does! He's a cutie!

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  11. This is so cute. Your doggie is adorable. Kathi

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  12. What a good boy!!!!He is so cute. Have a great day Paula.
    ~Angie~

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  13. I love this picture story! My little 10 pound poodle has that kind of attitude too, especially with the cats, and they're bigger than he is.
    Love your blog, and will be back to "visit."
    Cheryl

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  14. LOL! I just love Smokey! Even though deer kill so much of every thing that grows, I still love to see them. They are so graceful! Have a great weekend, blessings,Kathleen

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  15. Very cute and very brave! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Oh my goodness, I am still laughing...poor Smokey! We have a lab who has always been very brave tormenting our goats on the other side of the fence. One day she dug herself into the goat enclosure and sat there shaking...scared stiff of the goats! I had to literally save her from those mean big goats...who were all just staring at her! I just love your blog...come visit mine, I just posted pictures of our new baby goats, Naomi and Ruth!

    Juri

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  17. AWWWWWW!!!! Hahahahaha!!! That was great! I loved that!!!! You have a great little guard dog! A+ for his perseverence!!! xoxo

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  18. Smokey Fraker ; how fierce he "isn't." heheoaoao Sure is cute though! He appears to "smile" ... or is it just me?
    Bet if that deer would have tried to get you, he'd have been all over it like the last pork chop on earth. Least you can hope? heehee
    Oh for the love of furbabies. I can't imagine not having the love of a dog ... or three. ;)
    Hugs from the Potting shed

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  19. Poor thing. He tried his best, and she did end up leaving. He's cute!

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  20. You have a good friend there..good boy!

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  21. lol. He looks so proud of himself. He's cute.

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  22. Way to go Smokey! Good job! He stood guard till that BIG animal left. Our pets are so fun.
    Debbie

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  23. LOL Good job Smokey! What a ferocious beast. Good thing you've got such a good guard dog. Deer can be scary!

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  24. Awww What a cutie...i mean, what a fierce and aggressive protector! hahaha He looks pretty proud of himself! Give him a big old kiss for me!

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  25. Brave dog!! Poor Smokey! I just reading of the antics of all your animals. Hope it's cooling off for you. We have wonderful cool weather here now - thank God!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  26. Hey Paula, I think Smokey did a great job! I expect he got an extra treat.
    I hope everything up that way is cooling off some. Do you know all we got from the tropical storm was a lot of wind? Too bad all the rain that fell in Fla. couldn't have been spread out more. The flooding look really rough for those folks.
    Have a great weekend.
    Pam

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  27. Paula, I knew I could come over to your blog and get a laugh this morning! That is so cute. I have a Shih Tzu dog that has big dog syndrome too.
    Love, Ann

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  28. That is a great photo sequence! How did the deer not notice you and take off? At least you know Smokey has it in him to defend your place in case saber toothed tigers or grizzlies come sniffing around!

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  29. Haha, your deer was getting dinner and a show, that's why it didn't want to leave!

    When we still had our rottweiler, it calmly watched as a SKUNK made itself at home in her dog house!! Some fierce hound, eh?

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  30. LOVE the attitude!!!! Hope he got a pat on the head for that one! Not sure what Buster would have done. Probably the same thing. He's great on THIS side of the fence but a real woos one on one!!!! Cora

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  31. What a cute story! ..and a cute dog! Way to have that cameera ready!

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  32. Good big dog!! Makes me want to find another one! Our lived over 15 years and it's hard to think about replacing her. :)

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  33. Great photos. I cannot believe that deer did not take right off. I will share this post with my Maine Man, he'll love them!

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  34. Yea Smokey you run that big ole deer off!!! Good boy! That is just too cute!!

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  35. Paula,
    Ohhhh! Smokey is so CUTE! Thanks for stopping by and love to hear from new bloggers....Love your blog...especially the snake and Beau... You are brave. I love the sunset...It's Beautiful! Thanks again...I gonna put you on my blog list. My sister live in Tenn. (Chapel Hill) close to Shelbyville,Franklin, Murpheburu... I love Tenn. You have a wonderful week..Smiles ~Kathy~

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  36. Smokey and the deer, how much time elapsed while you were shooting pictures of the little drama ? Great post . KathyB.

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  37. Life is all about perspective - Smokey's perspective was - I'm here, I'm doing my job - alien invader leaves - where's my treat mom?
    Great series - the deer around our place are so skittish our dogs never can get close to them. Good to see you back!

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  38. what a great capture of the stare down. i bet it was fun to watch!

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  39. Awww...Smokey is soooo cute!
    What kind of dog is he?

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  40. LOL...this is SOOO cute!!! I Love his facial expression...trying to be all cool like he wasn't trying to chase off that big deer!

    :)Doreen

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