Alertness Check For Our Sentries

Hu-Dad stepped outside to do a mid-day alertness check and somepup might have struggled to pass the test without stifling a yawn.

Do these eyes look sleepy to you?
Do these eyes look sleepy to you?

With spring fully upon us, most of us are choosing to spend our days outdoors. Periodically, Hu-Dad walks by to check and make sure we aren’t up to mischief (Who? Us?) and that we are properly handling our sentry duties.

Roscoe let's loose a giant yawn.
Roscoe let’s loose a giant yawn.

Unfortunately, Roscoe failed his check and he looked a little sheepish about being caught up napping on the job. Or is that looked a little sleepy?

Oh. Oops. Did I fail the alertness check?
Oh. Oops. Did I fail the alertness check?


  1. tammy j on May 4, 2019 at 11:18 am

    you’re just resting your eyes. bunny watchers have need of that.
    all is good. and safe from bunny terrorists.

  2. Debbie and Ruby on May 4, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Sometimes even the young guys just gotta sleep.

  3. Jean Burkhardt on May 4, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Sorry Roscoe-I guess you did fail the alertness check but’s that’s okay-everyone needs a little nap now and then!

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