Our Little Black Dog is very cute sometimes.
He has little self-appointed duties that he takes incredibly seriously.
For example, shovels must be bitten at, even if it means getting a face full of dirt.
Or that as soon as you hear the garage door motor start you must run around the car and squeeze out under the opening door and wait outside behind the car. If you are unable to get to the garage door there are two standard alternatives.
1. If you are inside - run up and down the hallway a couple of times, then turn around to look down the stairs intently. (Running down the stairs to wait at the internal garage door is optional)
2. If you are outside - run up and down the fence beside the driveway. (Barking optional, but preferred)
This morning I was putting some washing on downstairs. I had the external laundry door open which goes out onto the driveway and is only about 1.5 metres from the garage door.
The LBD was sitting pretty much on the threshold of the laundry door as my Beloved went to load some stuff in the car. He hit the automatic door button and the motor started.
The LBD jumped up, ran past me, through the internal doors between the laundry and the garage, around the car and squeezed himself under the garage door to wait in his designated position. A distance of about 12 metres dodging around things in a big U-shape, rather than the short-cut out through the external laundry door.
How much do I doubt his attention to detail when doing his duty?
... Approximately None
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