Some professionals with important responsibilities “make rounds.” Physicians make hospital rounds. Security guards make rounds. Military personnel go on patrol. Beau and his assistant, Camo the cat, make their daily rounds by patrolling around our ranch. It kind of ticks me off. I will explain.
Beau is a Yellow Labrador Retriever. God designed him to, well, retrieve. God invented other breeds to patrol. For example, Great Pyrenees dogs patrol the perimeter. We used to have a half Pyrenees/ half Australian Shepherd who could both herd and patrol. Beau has refused to accept his designated role in life. So has Camo.
Each morning at first light, Beau and Sadie wake us up by shaking their collars. They do not bark. They do not scratch at the door. They shake their collars and have trained me to respond by letting them out.
Sugar, my sleepy wife, has trained me to get out…
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