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I have a huge estate to guard. This is our fence:

And this is me, patrolling the fence:

I just want to state that guarding this domain is a big responsibility and I do not take that lightly. I mean: I put a lot of effort in guarding it properly.

So I am not at all amused by humans who walk by and say “doggie” to me, or even worse: sweet or cute little doggie. I want to make it clear, for once and for all, that I am NOT sweet and certainly not cute! Especially when I am guarding our domain. I am a ferocious guarding dog!!!
Humans can be outright stupid sometimes.

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Something amazing has happened. I have been painted by a famous artist! Check this out:

We met the artist, his name is Jaap Lemstra, in the dunes on one of our long walks. He introduced himself and asked if he could paint me, because…. well, you will know, it is obvious: because of my good looks, of course!

I am truly happy we met him. The painting is awesome, I really like it. M put it in the best spot in our living room, so everyone who visits us can admire it.

 

Prime spot

I have several good beds in our new home. There is one for every moment of the day. I like to choose the bed that has the most sunshine, because I do like it nicely warm.

The last days the sun wasn’t there. Very disappointing. But just now she came out again! Great. I went to go sunbathing immediately, of course. I’ve got just the spot to do this:

Very nice. When M want’s to go out, she can go on her own. I’m busy.

Guarding spot

As you know I am a Ferocious Guarding Dog. A guarding dog needs some assets, in order to get the job done. One of them is a solid set of shiny teeth. And a deep, loud bark. I’ve got both, of course. Another asset is a good spot to do the guarding from. In our old home I had an excellent place for guarding. From there I could overlook the entire territory:

Our new home is different. We do not have a top floor anymore, so there is no high position to guard from. But we do have a huge front yard, so there is more space for me to guard from. There I found a great spot for guarding:

A guarding hole! Excellent.

We’ve moved!

We finally moved to our new home. It was quite an exciting time, a lot of amazing things happened. That is why you have not heard from me for a while. I was very busy.

I was busy inspecting the work. There were a lot of different humans coming to our new home, doing all sorts of things:

I was also busy inspecting my beds. You know: whether they were placed properly. They have to be in exactly the right spot, with enough sunlight, no draft and a good view so I can do some guarding, even when I rest.

I am glad to inform you we are all settled now. My beds are in the right places, my toys and chewy bones and food made it to the new house, too. I am quite content.

Leaving my marks

As I told you in earlier posts, we are going to move house. The house is not finished yet, but M tells me we are moving soon. I am looking forward to it! It has a big garden for me to guard. I can’t wait to chase all the squirrels, rabbits and foxes out of it. There are some juicy cats living in the neighborhood, too. It will be fun!

We are at the new place almost every weekend. M and P work in the garden and I investigate the place. I am busy leaving my marks. Verbally, by barking really loud at humans and animals walking by. Hey, everyone should know we are going to live here! It will be my task to keep intruders out. It is important that everybody knows they will encounter a ferocious guarding dog if they step over the fence:

I am also leaving my marks in a visual kind of way. One can never be too shy on these matters, you know. It is very important to show this space is occupied, by a huge dog (with big feet).