The Secret Lives of Pets: What Has Surprised You?
Another thread about the way pets act when their owners aren't aroaund reminded me of this story:
I once listed a house where the sellers had a house dog, a beautiful Boxer named Brownie.
Sellers & I all made a special project of demonstrating to Brownie that I could go to all parts of the house.
& Brownie wagged his little stubby tail & looked happy.
The first time I tried to show the house when the sellers were at work, I rang the bell as I always do, just in case someone was in the shower when I called for the appointment, & Brownie came to the door & wagged his tail.
but when I stuck the key in the door, the whole story changed.
He stood on his hind legs & slammed the door!
"Brownie, it's me!"
pushed the door, no dice, he did shut me out again.
The third time I tried to open that door, he growled & raised his hackles, & the buyers & I traipsed off to look at something else.
When I told the sellers, they were shocked & surprised but they seemed gratified & flattered as well;
Brownie, their goofy house dog, was protecting their castle.