Okay, I couldn't resist the bad pun subject line. Willow is not a good guard type watchdog as she welcomes anyone into the house and doesn't even bark at them, but seems to have the ability to tell what time it is, hence a dog as reliable as a timepiece. Willow has such a keen sense of time that she starts nudging us to serve up her dinner at five before five every day. She knows exactly when feeding time is. She will go to each human in turn and sit with soulful eyes and a quiet little whimper. If it doesn't work on the person she's sitting in front of then she moves on to the next person. She tries for the Puss in Boots look. Anybody else with a "watch" dog?