Roo the Cowdog strikes again!
What does a dog do all day? Well, our dog Roo mostly sleeps all day. During the really cold weather, we bring her in the kitchen to sleep on her doggie pillow. She snoozes all day, only opening her eyes when one of my sons comes in the room and speaks to her, or when she has some desire to eat or drink. Otherwise, sleeping is the major event on her agenda.
So what does she do all night? If she is in the kitchen, she sleeps...so quietly that I sometimes forget she is even there! But if she is out in the farm yard, she spends the night barking at various critters that make noises in the dark. I used to think that she probably was protecting her family from the varmints, but now I believe she is protecting her personal stash of snacks. When she is given a bone or a choice piece of steak meat, she daintily takes it in her mouth and heads out into the pasture around the house. I think that she has a whole network of holes filled with tasty morsels that she must protect from anyone smelling around. She makes the rounds of the house, barking various pitched sounds--obviously warning the varmints that they better leave her bones alone!
Hank the Cowdog books! And, there are more stories of our Roo, the cowdog on this blog as well.