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Alarmingly good watch dog

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by GlennR, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. GlennR

    GlennR Premium Member

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    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?
     
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  2. Wendy C

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    I’ve always said dogs have an internal clock! My cocker knew it was 7 p.m. and time to hand over mini carrots. They always seem to know that it’s bedtime. Cooper knows that after the morning walk he gets breakfast and if I don’t move quick enough he gives a couple of barks as a reminder. Willow is a clever and beautiful girl...who gives in first? lol
     
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  3. GlennR

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    Normally, dad. However, I have two great helpers picking up the slack so I don't have to do too much.
     
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    mine all have clocks but they don't reset at time changes.............
     
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    That will be interesting to see this fall. I wonder how long it will take Willow to adjust. :)
     
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    I'll go with a week.......................
    they want breakfast earlier and dinner earlier but don't seem to want to wait another hour when we go the other way...........
     
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    For most of Oberon's life my husband would get home from work at about 3:30. Oberon would go sit in front of the door to the garage at about 3:15 and wait for dad to come home. Hubby's hours have changed, and now he gets home 4:30-5:00-ish. Oberon still sits by the door at 3:15, but at about 4:00 he comes to wherever I am as i to say, "he's supposed to be home --where is he?" and then paces back and forth from me to the door until Lee does come home.
     
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  8. Sharon7

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    Definitely. I get lots of attention around 5 PM walk time. And dinner better be 6 sharp or there's hell to pay! Yeah the time change is always a bummer in the fall.
     
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    Margi Forums Enthusiast

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    This house runs on Koko Sidereal time. Fil doesn't seem to care much, I think he knows the timekeeping is in good paws. Koko does try to cheat and starts lobbying for lunch, dinner, 8 o'clock chewy sticks or bedtime snacks up to 30 min early. In his defense, if we have a good tv show on I frequently don't get up for a while :)
    We don't change time here in Arizona (thank the good Lord) so he follows the sun...
     
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    I work evenings so on the days I'm working my boys eat at 2 but on the days I'm off (I'm a .8 so I get 6 days off every two weeks) they don't eat until 4. Riley starts bugging me at 1:30 and then the other two follow suit...eventually barking at me every time I go into the kitchen. They continue until I give in lol. There was a time I was giving Piper and Finnie their second meal after I got home from work (11 pm) but I'd still have to make up a veggie meal for them at 2 (can't feed one and not the others lol) so it got to be too much and I stopped that. Wouldn't you know it but they still expected their late meal! They learn fast and unlearn slower lol.
     
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