<--- Meet my buddy Oscar. Nothing gets in the yard without him letting us know. He's on patrol all night, he's figured out the upstairs windows has a much better vantage point of the yard and street. He'll go from one window to another until day break, then he'll start whining ten minutes before the alarm clock goes off, "LET ME OUT TO P & FEED ME".
I didn't really want a dog, I like to take off for a few days when ever I wanted, can't do that when you have a dog to care for. But the wife kept on me until I caved, now I'm glad he's here. After our Daughter grew up and left home it was kind of empty here, he really does keep us company and I feel a lot safer knowing he's on the lookout.
I've been lurking the forum for a little while, looking for a friendly firearm forum without all the flaming and rude remarks seen on so many forums these day. Seems to be very civil here, a breath of fresh air! I think I'll feel at home here.
Welcome Willy, my son has one and it is part of our family. We have a dog 'farm' two rescue GSD's, a Beagle, A mixed weenie type dog, two rescue large mutts with at least half German shorthair in them.
Dogs don't have to be big or fierce to provide comfort and security. even the little "yappy" ones make enough to noise to make the goblins decided to skip your house and go for the next one on the street.
Golden Retriever (was it obvious?) and a sort of Malinois/Beagle/Chow mix rescue.