Hello Again everyone,
I thought tonight I might write another story about Butterfly.
My Whole house is sleeping, and i was left awake with a head full of thoughts tonight... I spent Most of the night sitting on the Back deck with my Loyal Companion laying at my feet.She sits there Quiet with the ocassional little growl when she hears something moving in the Woods... I feel very safe with Her sitting there with me, also enjoy her being willing to stay up late with me everynight when everyone else is sleeping.
She always gets right up as soon as i move to follow me in the house.. She will come in and check on everyone who is sleeping....I always kinda smile at her, And say .."Every Thing Cool Big Mama".... And then she plops down right infront of the front door.
Thru the night Butterfly is always walking around like she is patroling the house, and then back to the door...It is easy to hear her waking up in the Middle of the night... She is so Big, and being stealth is not one of her things
Earlier today A man came to our House to give us an Estimate for a Fence... Being that there is a PitBull in the Area i don't want to take any chances. We live in the country, So we have never had the need for one before, Well anyway, so when the man pulled up in the Driveway Butterfly ran up to his truck to greet him, Of Course with her Big Loud Bark... I could see the look of fear all over this Mans Face....Of course i do not blame him... He does not know Butterfly, and to look at her is Kinda Scary if you are not Familar with her... I told him She was a Really good Dog, and that she would not hurt him... As he got out of his truck He looked Kinda Shakey and Nervous... Butterfly walked over to me and stood with the Kids.
I really felt sorry for this Man... I can relate to being afraid of Dogs.... When i was a small Child i was attacked by my Grandmothers Doberman pincher....It took me awhile to understand them.. Funny now i can look back, and understand why the Dog did it, He was protecting his spot in his Pack...Not that it makes it Ok... But Dogs are Dogs, and they still have an Instinct.
Ok Well not to change the Subject...So as the man and I walked around the yard to measure it Butterfly was walking right beside us, and of course with little children Following right behind me asking me every Question you could possibly think of... I actually am tickled by it now as i write it, But it was not so funny at the time, I could barley talk to this guy, because I was Busy with the Kids. Butterfly continued to follow the Man around the Yard...He did seem to be more comfortable with her... He did seem pretty relaxed.... I also felt more comfortable with him in my Yard... After all i am a Stay at home Mama out in the Country with a Strange man at my house... My own instinct would make me a little bit more aware, Stranger things have happened. Well, by the Time he gave me the estimate he was petting on Butterfly without seeming Nervous at all, And Butterfly seemed to think he was a pretty cool Guy... Which i must agree.
He seemed like a good Honest Family Man... He also shared a Story with me about his Dog, and how he too had a neighbor with a PitBull, And How it attacked his Black Lab... A Dog he is Crazy about, Obvious by the way he spoke of him....Well, He understood my reason for the Fence, and was willing to work on price with me a little bit, Being that the price was way out of our Budget, He also said he could start it right away due to the urgency.I have had a few other estimates and every thing was six weeks to wait, and much more expensive....W
ell, i guess the Moral of my Story is just how intersting it is that Dogs Just know, But also how we just Know as well...
Goodnight to you all, I look forward to Visting you all here again