March 7, 2010

White Dog has invented a "game" she plays with Quinn at 3 o'clock in the morning. Quinn goes outside through the dog door in our bedroom (presumably to answer the call of nature) and White Dog who is lying on our bed awakens and barks. Then she waits until he tries to come back in and she unleashes a volley of snarling and barking and carrying on, all the while wagging her tail. White Dog does this all from the bed so she has the added bonus of awakening Steve and I. Poor Quinn who is becoming more confident but still is walking on eggshells to please, backs off from the door and sits patiently on the deck. He tries again a few minutes later, to another salvo by White Dog. I wrap my arms around White Dog and draw her head up to the pillows where I explain that she is scaring her brother. Meantime, Steve goes to the door and holds it open begging the reticent newcomer that he is indeed welcome in the house and to ignore White Dog. If White Dog barks while he is coming in, he turns around and goes back out. Finally, White Dog gives up the game and allows Quinn to enter unassailed...and we finally can all get back to sleep!


Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

LOL! You are such a prankster, Siku! *grins* Quinn is super shy, so give him some time before he knows that you're just pulling his leg...=)


Prinnie and Digby said...

Aw, poor Quinn!!! Now Siku, we know you enjoy a good game of "gotcha", but maybe you could do it at 3 in the afternoon?? No doubt your brother knows who is boss!! Quinn just wants to please, so try not to be too hard on him (as brother and I chuckle under our breath!!).

Love you BFF,

Teddy Bear said...

Oh, Siku, you are so funny. Poor Quinn. Atleast he's not cold while he's out there. I think Sierra would bark if I went outside through a doggy door. She's is a little too on guard.

Teddy Bear

Kari in WeHo said...

hmmm I don't think Quinn enjoys this game but I am sure with time his confidence will grow even more :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm sure Quinn is already pondering his paybakhk fur this WD game!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

The OP Pack said...

Yikes, we would be in big trouble if we played games like that at night, our Momster likes her sleep:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Invisible Fence said...

Give your pet their own special doggie door. Dog Doors provide your pets with the freedom to come and go as they please without requiring you to let them in and out every time. Selecting a quality Dog Door can help save energy during the hot and cold seasons. Choose a Dog Door large enough for your pet to enter and exit comfortably and safely. Dog Doors should have a closing panel for times when you want to secure your Dog Door.