Yes, It's True!
Harvey Bing a Ling a Ding Dong Dog
Yesterday, Harvey saved Franklin.
You know....Harvey has not been that thrilled with Franklin since he came to live with us.
He likes him ok, but he gets mad at him when he gets near the food especially when I am around.
He also gets jealous if Franklin gets attention from my Mom (his Grandma) and snaps at him.
Harvey never snapped at anything before Franklin came.
Harvey loved Newman the most and you can tell he still misses him.
So yesterday I let all the weenies out while I got ready to go to work.
They'd been out at least 30 minutes when I heard Harvey barking very loudly.
He doesn't usually bark during the day.
He prefers to stand on the deck at night and bark at nothing.
But these are not ferocious barks....more of a Hey! Hey! Hey!
But yesterday I should have known there was something wrong because he was barking
very excitedly and a lot. A whole lot.
He was barking like he does if he sees a dog near their yard.
Violet barked some too in a high pitch...which is her I see something bark.
I don't know what I was thinking.
I was running late getting ready for work and I just didn't think.
So I'm in the bathroom putting makeup on and doing my hair and Harvey comes
running in the house in his little roly poly hoppity way.
He came into the bathroom and barked at me several times and then ran back out
through the kitchen to the backyard.
I followed....to see what he was upset about.
When I got to the backdoor and looked out...I could see the gate was wide open!
Someone had opened the gate...probably when he'd started barking in the first place!
I have no idea who could have done this.
Harvey stayed on the deck barking.
Violet came back in through the gate...I don't know where she'd been.
(Sally was hid under the bed during all of this....that is where she is whenever things get exciting.)
And Franklin? Franklin was out on the driveway sniffing all around.
As soon as I went out to the driveway...off he went...nose to the ground.
I chased him a few houses down and finally grabbed him when he stopped to smell something.
He was WAY easier to catch than Newman ever had been.
Newman was impossible to catch.
So I scooped him up and carried him back to the yard.
Harvey was on the deck...no longer barking.
I said, "Oh Harvey! You are such a good boy. You saved the day!"
"You saved Franklin!"
He wiggled all over and smiled. He was very proud of himself.
He really was.
He did a little happy dance and wagged his tail and smiled.
He really had come in the house to tell me something was wrong and to get me to come get Franklin.
Isn't he smart?
So I don't know if he was telling on Franklin to get him in trouble or letting me
know so I could rescue Franklin. Either way....it was pretty smart of him.
If he hadn't come and got me, it would have been another ten minutes before I'd gone out and
Franklin would have been long gone and Violet might have decided to go too.
So thanks to Harvey all are safe....he really is a Hero.
I'd like to kill whoever opened the gate.
It was not me.
I always double check that the gate is latched and we'd been out earlier and it was closed.
But I was so thankful that all were ok and in a rush to get to work...
I was late now...
that I didn't think very much about it. But now...I'm kind of freaked out by it.
Here's a few pics of Harvey's backside. It's so funny because he is the shy one.
He is the one that doesn't take initiative. He usually waits to see what the others are going to do.
He doesn't ever get into trouble.
But yesterday, he was the one who decided -
To Go Get Momma!
Violet and Harvey snooping around the backyard.
Read here about the other night Harvey was a hero.
I'm so proud of him.