Looks Can Be Deceiving

You can’t always trust your eyes. They don’t always see the whole picture.

See this pup? See those deep, soulful eyes and that alert, intelligent expression?

pup with deep soulful eyes

You’d think she would grow up to be an amazing dog, wouldn’t you? Surely, your eyes tell you, this pup will give you many years of love and joyful companionship.

But your eyes would be wrong, wrong wrong. What she grew up to be was a neurotic all-night barker.

And for some reason she always waited until The Rock went to bed to start her nightly barkfest, right outside the bedroom window, mere feet from The Rock’s head, separated only by a headboard and glass.

Every. Single. Night.
All. Night. Long.
Without fail.

And she had a special bark pattern from which she never deviated. The Rock knows it better than I do – because it never really bothered me – and he can imitate it perfectly. But he’s not here right now so I’ll try to convey it the best I can.

It went something like this:
BRARF!! BRARF!! BRARF!!….BRARARARARA!!….
BRARF!! BRARF!! BRARF!!….BRARARARARA!!….
BRARF!! BRARF!! BRARF!!….BRARARARARA!!….
…..and on…and on…and on….

All. Night. Long.

I kid you not. I’m not exaggerating. Not even a little bit.

We eventually found a lovely new home for her where she was allowed to sleep indoors at night. Which is, apparently, what she was trying all along to tell us that she wanted.

pup with deep soulful eyes

You talkin’ to me?

Wondering who The Rock and Pebbles are? Want to know
why we’re raising Pebbles? And who the heck is OCD Louie?
Find the answers and more on my About My Blog page.

You might also like Eleven Random Facts About Me and
My Answers to Sophie’s Questions on my Liebster page.

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About Mai Stone

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs…jolted by every pebble on the road.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~ A sense of humor is essential for surviving the pebbles on life’s road. Especially when they’re the size of boulders.
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7 Responses to Looks Can Be Deceiving

  1. Daniel He hetianding says:

    Well, at least there was a somewhat happy ending. So the dog stopped barking at night?

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  2. scifihammy says:

    Aw – you separated the pack! She was just letting you know 🙂 Such a sweet face!

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  3. I probably didn’t make it clear in my post that both pics are of the same pup. And the barking didn’t start until she was about a year older than she was when I took the photos. She really did have a sweet, sweet face. But that all-night barking was more than The Rock could stand so she had to go. And, yes, the barking stopped once she got to start sleeping indoors at her new home.

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  4. Gibber says:

    She looks adorable but I have to admit the barking would drive me nuts.

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