While there's no photo from this incident, I must relay a story LoML told me when I got home last night. Seems our sweet Gwyn continues to take her role as guard dog seriously (after all, she has a baby in the house to protect now!). LoML was watching tv, when he heard a *serious* growling coming from the dining room. You know it...the almost sub-sonic "I mean business" growl that's accompanied by full hackle-raise and meant to make the hairs on your neck stand up too. The lights were off so he couldn't immediately see what was there, but based on the sounds coming out of our sweet girl LoML was sure that something had gotten in the house. He flipped on the light....only to discover that the terrible intruder was none other than one of my felt leaf-shaped placemats that had fallen onto the floor (perhaps with assistance from the Orange Menace!) and was standing up diagonally against one of the chair legs...the horror! All kidding aside, while I would never pretend that Gwyn is a guard dog, I do think it's nice that she will bark and/or growl if someone unexpected comes up to the house. She only barks once or twice, and we know that anyone coming in might be in danger of being bowled over in her exuberance and could be subjected to being French-kissed by a hound with stinky dog breath (hey! we're working on that!)...but potential burglars don't know that...and when she growls or barks it can sound really serious :D
I'll be embarking on a nostalgia tour here on the blog over the next few weeks as regards Solana (more on that tomorrow), so before I do, allow me to share our very first picture of Gwyn. This was the picture they had on the Greyhound Friends of North Carolina website where they show hounds up for adoption...the picture I was immediately drawn to...the picture I obsessed over and kept returning to out of all the others :D I've shared it before, but probably not since right after we adopted her and thought it was worth pulling out of the vault again. Isn't she quite the diva striking a pose?