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Our Chief of Security handles most of her duties from the comfort of her covered porch, but sometimes she has to make sure everyone knows it’s Kiska’s yard.
As our Chief of Security approaches her 12th anniversary living at Chez Herd (which makes her somewhere between 14 and 16 years old, probably), she has slowed down considerably. She and Qannik share the senior porch without being pestered by the bouncy youngsters, allowing for plenty of time for naps.
As we have mentioned before, her hearing is mostly gone and even her once fierce voice has faded. Still, she prides herself in keeping the perimeter safe from invaders. Several times a day, she walks to edge of the porch, scans the fence, let’s out a warning chuff or two, and then returns to her shady napping spot.
But yesterday, Hu-Dad glanced out the window to see the grande dame patrolling the perimeter. She was moving slow, stretching arthritic joints in the warmth of the summer sun, but she was being quite thorough.
She wants everyone to know – still her yard.
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