Don’t you just love this photo?
My sister had two German Sheppard – German Sheppard/ Doberman mix dogs when I used to live with her. A long long time ago …
I remember one day when my sisters husband was going to drive us to work, and then go off duck hunting – he decided not to take the dogs with him. He didn’t hunt often, but when he did, he usually did bring the dogs.
He had decided not to bring them along that day because one of the dogs liked to make a game of things. Every time my brother in law would take a shot, the dog would jump out of the bushes and try to catch the expelled cartridge. Naturally the ducks or geese would see the dog jump out (and I suppose hear the shot too) and scatter. Needless to say my brother in law wasn’t a very successful hunter when he’d bring the dogs.
The dogs knew that my brother in law was going out hunting. They’d watched him pack up his gear. When we left, we put the dogs in the basement for the day.
I think I got home first that evening. I went downstairs to rescue the dogs as soon as I got home so that they could go outside for a while.
Much to my surprise the basement was a mess – somewhat like you see above, but with lots of clothes scattered about too.
The two dogs had taken revenge on my brother in law. They had ripped up some of his clean laundry that had been either folded or hung in the basement to drip dry, and they’d attacked some of his books and other belongings. My sister and I both had clothing and other items that we owned in the basement, but the dogs hadn’t touched anything of ours. Only my brother in laws things were damaged.
Smart dogs huh? They knew who they were mad at and exactly how to get back at him too!