When you live in the country a dog is an asset. You not only have a companion you have a super sensitivity alert device. Tyke can hear a car coming a half mile away and we know because he runs to the window, looks out and gives a few short barks. We know if there are cows or javalina in the yard because the barking is replaced with loud snorting at the front door threshold. We don’t believe in guard dogs because we don’t feel we have anything that needs guarding. Which is good because nobody is going to be intimidated by a dog that looks like he belongs on a Hallmark greeting card.
The greatest thing about a dog is that you never have to wonder what they’re thinking.