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Sunday morning time 5:30 am. My wife's little Bichon goes nuts barking like a dog possessed. I wake to hear a bang on the fence. As I spring out of bed like a man possessed I hit the pedestal fan and bend it in half. [cursing] run for my track pants and put the outside light on. I hear running I look out the front room window and see two guys bolting down the street. I took off out the front door and looked around my car and the fence and couldn't see any damage. My wife was checking the kids and screaming at me to stay inside. At this point my wife made the mistake of opening the front door. Because I was outside my Dog a Cane Corso bolted through the door to see what was going on. At this point the guys running down the streets laughter suddenly turned into sheer terror. As Luci short for Lucifer noticed them and bolted after them putting both of them on the floor one in a ball with a strange wet patch around his groin area the other sobbing luckily she didnt bite them. The Cops arrived and took them away after laying down some plastic on the back seat. The police just called me and told me they were trying to break into to steal a guitar they saw me unloading it earlier on in the night and thought it would be easy. All I have to say is on the post last week on sleeping naked is.. 1. I wont be doing that any more 2. my dog rocks and 3 Never I mean never run naked at a pedestal fan while its in operation. [crying]

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The Funny part was the cops when they arrived wouldn't get out of their car cos Luci wasn't on a leash. I told her to go home and she happily walked up the street to her Mum and a Bichon that wouldn't shut up and still thinks it did all the work !!![glare]

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Sunday morning time 5:30 am. My wife's little Bichon goes nuts barking like a dog possessed. I wake to hear a bang on the fence. As I spring out of bed like a man possessed I hit the pedestal fan and bend it in half. [cursing] run for my track pants and put the outside light on. I hear running I look out the front room window and see two guys bolting down the street. I took off out the front door and looked around my car and the fence and couldn't see any damage. My wife was checking the kids and screaming at me to stay inside. At this point my wife made the mistake of opening the front door. Because I was outside my Dog a Cane Corso bolted through the door to see what was going on. At this point the guys running down the streets laughter suddenly turned into sheer terror. As Luci short for Lucifer noticed them and bolted after them putting both of them on the floor one in a ball with a strange wet patch around his groin area the other sobbing luckily she didnt bite them. The Cops arrived and took them away after laying down some plastic on the back seat. The police just called me and told me they were trying to break into to steal a guitar they saw me unloading it earlier on in the night and thought it would be easy. All I have to say is on the post last week on sleeping naked is.. 1. I wont be doing that any more 2. my dog rocks and 3 Never I mean never run naked at a pedestal fan while its in operation. [crying]

 

 

Hello, Enmityguaged, and Fellow Babies,

Man, good story, better ending. I, we, are so lucky to have dogs. One of my best friends, stayed on my bed with me constantly for the months necessary to recover from a serious illness -- my collie. She makes a great watch fur ball even though she's been blind since she was three; but the thing that always worries me is that she is so friendly. But she has a great voice that sounds even bigger, and she's a black and tan with mottled white so she's nearly invisible in low light.

One of the things that has contributed to my relative safety as a homeowner is that I have highly irregular hours. I'm a night-owl bachelor, either working in the garage or in my studio so there's hardly a night that my lights aren't burning into the wee smalls. I also make a production of turning on the kitchen, garage and porch lights as I escort my dogs to take their back-yard tours. I have built up an extended patio area in back -- lots of lights -- sometimes I turn them on while the dogs are out. When I leave the house at night I frequently return after a few minutes just to check. These are small measures, but I have been doing this for years... interested parties are aware of the unwanted activity. I observed this when I worked nights back in college -- the bad guys are watching and taking notes; during the five years I worked at a local motel we only got robbed once, and it was two days after our security company went on strike.

My house is located at the edge of a public golf course; beautiful, but as it turns out, the bad guys found the golf cart paths and utility access roads very convenient a few years back when they robbed the house next door. They just drove their truck at night through the course and right up to my neighbor's back door; the crooks even cooked dinner for themselves! The cops figured the crooks had a confederate watching my neighbors at the club where they were eating dinner; the watchout probably were telephoning their every move to the crooks at the house.

I have two big motorcycles: a big, black road hog, and an eye-catching chopper. And then there's my little collection of guitar companions. I got no money, but my house is just one big, fat chrome-plated bait for kids.

Something else, if something is stolen, and you have difficulties establishing ownership ( my Country Gentleman ! my Jazzmaster! I've owned them for nearly 30 years!? I have no idea how I could produce a receipt? On my guitars with bolt on necks I've written my name and soc. sec. number in ink in the joint. I have that information printed on a paper inside the hollow bodies. The motorcycles are engraved under the gas tank.

As our society seems to be losing respect for property rights, the price for you to keep your goodies safe is that you will probably have to make a bigger display of vigilance. After the robbery next door, I'm definitely paranoid. I hope any of these suggestion help. And continued luck to you and your family.

overtherainbo

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Gives me a new appreciation for these 2 little barkers I have here.

 

I think, if you have the tech, a REAL pic of your hero is in order, so we may all give thanks and respect.

 

And thinking more, I got hit here and they only took a laptop. My neighbors next door got hit and they took a lot more. They have an infant, almost 2 now, and the nieghbors across the street have a kid just a little younger. I hate to think the danger that could come to them if things went really wrong.

 

Dogs really ARE great to have.

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This is what Luci looks like I dont have a current pic but she is pretty close to this

 

 

http://www.abouttimecanecorso.com/images/CaneCorsoSecuritySystem1.jpg

 

She is a blue Grey colour

 

Wow. That picture looks like the beast from the Ghostbusters movie.

Aptly named.

I think she could drive me to wet myself too.

Good on her though.

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