Do Our Eyes Deceive Us?

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Frankie appears to be performing his sentry duties and lulls his brothers into the same, but do their eyes deceive them?

Well, would you look at that?
Well, would you look at that?

Frankie’s favorite napping spot is the southern end of the porch. The sun provides some warmth. The house provides some shelter from the winds. The roof of the covered porch prevents rain from falling on his head. He has a perfect view of the yard, both inside and outside the fence.

And, most important of all, he has a snooter rest to allow him to rest his eyes will still appearing to be alert. Whether he is awake or asleep, he appears to be taking sentry duty seriously.

Of course, if he is staring at something beyond the fence, his little shadow has to come check things out.

I’m looking. I’m looking.

The Little Prince, on the other hand, tries to hide the fact that he follows his big brother as well, so he tries to be more circumspect when following his lead. During this exchange, Typhoon was deep inside the yard and began to think a trick was being played.

I don't see anything. Are they pranking me? eyes deceive me
I don’t see anything. Are they pranking me?

Way Back Wednesday

What could be better for a Way Back Wednesday than a puppy story about Queen Natasha the Evil (then known as Prince Natasha Pain In The Butt)? Of all of the dogs who have come through Chez Herd, Natasha was the most difficult to house train. Not because she wasn’t smart, but because she was so willful. This story was originally posted all the way back in 2003 and still stands the test of time.

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