We Love Our Four Legged Friends

Since I don’t have a two legged Lover for Valentines Day, I thought I might just write a little about my four legged dog friends.  Now I am not Paris Hilton with her chihuahua, Tinkerbell, with all the fancy clothes and stuff.  Neither am I the Dog Whisperer, Casar Millan, that can train a dog with a gentle word.   Therefore I would like to share a little short story about one dog that I met and mention a few that you might remember.

Do you remember Lassie?  What a beautiful dog.  I just loved to watch the Lassie episodes.  Then there was Rin Tin Tin.  He was a brave soul.  Do you remember Ole Yellow?  I think I cried for a week after that sad movie.  Then there were the Dalmatians.  What a bunch they were.  Yes, it is just amazing how many popular dog stories that there are that have been dear to some of our hearts.  In today’s society dogs are used as therapy for the elderly.  Dogs  work in police departments and are used to help solve crimes.  Dog stories always seem to make the news.  Now I don’t think any of my dog stories have made the newspapers or magazines.  Therefore I would like to share one of my dog stories.         .

The Security Guard Meets Up With The Guard Dog

As a security officer one has to always be prepared for the unexpected but some times the unexpected may catch an officer off guard as it did me one night.  I entered a building from the front entrance to do a few checks and wanted to vary my routine.  It was around 1a.m. in the morning.  After completing my checks I decided to go out the back door to do an exterior check.  As I rounded the corner the unexpected happened.  There stood a huge dog barking loudly at me with big teeth showing.  Each step that I took brought the dog closer to me.  The dog was doing a great job of guarding the building even though it was suppose to be my job. Now I was in a fix.  The dog had me cornered.  Slowly I edged my way along the building wall as I tried to stay calm.  Sweat was rolling down my neck.   My heart was pumping fast. It seemed like hours but was only a few seconds and I felt a door handle.  I slipped my master key in the lock.  The door opened!  Swiftly I jumped inside. With the door slightly cracked I peeped out.  Mr. Big Dog looked so proud.  He stood at attention. He had caught what he thought was an intruder. I was trapped like a rat but the building was safe.  Needless to say, I was in a storage closet.  Much to my embarrassment, I had to call another officer and the police so that I could get out.  The moral of this story is:  If you work security then be careful.  There is always a four legged Dog critter just waiting to take your job and get on the payroll.  I really could have used the Dog Whisperer that night!

Now this encounter did not take away my love for my dog friends.  This boomer loves dog gone dogs and my stories are many.  My Valentine Sweetheart is my little West Highland terrier named Sweetie.  She is my love!  We want to share our love with you and wish you a wonderful Valentine Day!

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Robert Fowler

Robert Fowler is President of Retirement Media Inc.
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