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Old 12-13-2012, 07:39 PM
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WHAT the heck just happened?

I was serving up dinner in the kitchen. Libbie was following me around like usual. I brought my daughter her dinner and came back into the kitchen to get my dinner. Libbie started barking (a really low growly bark) and baring her teeth towards the patio door in the kitchen. The hair on her back was standing right up. I was terrified. I thought someone was trying to come in the door or something. I got a flashlight and looked out and didn't see anything. I wondered if she saw a cat, but this was more of an afraid bark than a "lemme at it" bark. I've NEVER seen her get mean like that. Never would have pegged her as a watch dog but I guess I'm wrong.

When I brought my plate back in the kitchen, she of course followed me. She was again checking out the patio door looking kinda puzzled, although not barking this time. I looked over and the only thing I could see was one of her toys sort of peeking out from below the curtains. It sort of looked like a shoe. Maybe she thought someone was hiding behind the curtain?
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I had a dog that did that, we soon found out it was her reflection she was barking at
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I had a dog that did that, we soon found out it was her reflection she was barking at
Hmm never thought of that! I wonder if that's what it was?
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That's also what a dog will do sometimes do if she sees or smells a coyote and you don't.
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That's also what a dog will do sometimes do if she sees or smells a coyote and you don't.
Hmmm a coyote? I haven't ever heard of coyotes around here. I'm in a pretty residential neighbourhood but I guess you never know. I know she is always sniffing out the trail of something out in our yard. I always assume it's a cat or raccoon.
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I was going to guess one of the two things mentioned above. One of our dogs when first noticing their reflection in the kitchen door went on full alert about that strange dog right there on the other side of the door. The other thing is they can smell or hear(?) animals outside in the dark. Here it could be a coyote, deer, skunk, raccoon, ground hog or whatever.
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I was going to guess one of the two things mentioned above. One of our dogs when first noticing their reflection in the kitchen door went on full alert about that strange dog right there on the other side of the door. The other thing is they can smell or hear(?) animals outside in the dark. Here it could be a coyote, deer, skunk, raccoon, ground hog or whatever.
could very well have been a raccoon. They love to get in our garbage. I'm just amazed at how vicious she sounded.
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Rain did that once, scared me to death. She does that a lot in the fireplace glass and the giant dining room window, she doesn't growl at it anymore, but looks at it all alert, I think she is just seeing her reflection
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One time Molly growled and barked at the window and there was nothing out there but a tree. I couldn't even get her away from it.


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