Traveling and Lessons Learned While Gate Guarding
So, we’re enjoying being out and traveling again. We swapped out with our replacements and had a smooth exit Friday morning. We’re spending a couple days here at Escapees Headquarters in Livingston, TX. We’ve been here before, so we recognize the place. Lots of people and other dogs to bark at.
We walked on grass for the first time in 6 months…I was rather puzzled by it at first, I forgot how it tickled your paws ~ LOL!
We wanted to share some things we learned while gate guarding this winter.
Gate Guarding for dogs…
If you try to bark at every truck, you’ll get a sore throat.
Get used to the hum of the generator & ding of the driveway alarm…it’s part of your new life.
There’s more bugs in Texas than anywhere in the World…Big Black Beetles, Moths of all shapes and sizes, & Butterflies galore.
You can bark all you want at some roadrunners, but they really don’t care.
Don’t bark at coyotes. Chances are they’re meaner than you, so you don’t want to make them mad.
Never put your feet where you can’t see bare ground…there’s snakes out here, although we got lucky and never saw any.
If you get a sticker in your foot, stop and lift your paw. This signals humans that you have an owwie and they’ll fix it.
You’ll never be alone as a gate guard dog, one human is always on duty, so they’re always home and one is always awake.
All your cheeseburgers will be cold by the time they bring them from town, but 20 seconds in the microwave and they’re ready to eat.
We’ll stay in touch while we visit and travel to our summer job….but we’ll be back to guarding gates again next winter. Thanks to LOMA for a great winter. Good Luck to all those guards spending the summer in Texas, I hope the weather is cooler than last year.