Saturday, November 12, 2011

Things That Go Bump in The Night

A small noise from outside.
One we don't really hear,
but Chloe does.
The start of a growl comes deep from inside her.
A bark.

"What is it?" we ask.

Another noise,
Another growl,
Another bark.

Suddenly she flies.
Not to the door,
Not to the window,
But to my lap.

Is she trying to protect me,
This big, 60 pound ball of fur?

Nope.
Chicken dog needs to be protected
From things that go
Bump in the night.

3 comments:

  1. Aw-w. Always nice to hear about Chloe! Hope you're okay too-60 lbs. in your lap is no small load!

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  2. I HATE, HATE, HATE when my dog gets nervous about bumps in the night. Then I feel a need to get nervous too, because I'm pretty sure my Golden Retriever is NOT going to protect me. Happily, I haven't had my theory proven yet.

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