Sep 18 2017

Sleeping dogs don’t lie

It’s three o’clock in the morning and I can’t sleep.

I’ll tell you for why.

Last night (Sat/Sun), for the first time, I didn’t put the dog in her cage when we went to bed. She always lays at the top of the stairs, of an evening, and manages to put on the sad doggy look when she is called down to go in her cage at bedtime. “Please let me lay here, I’ll be good”, she says with her eyes. And so, last night, I let her lay there.

Laying at the top of the stairs though, she can hear a lot more of the outside world, as we have the upstairs windows open at night. Several times, she woke me with her growling and low barking, as she could hear people outside – not uncommon on a Saturday night.

“Saber, shhh”

“Saber, be quiet!”

“Saber, knock it off!”

Was the general theme of the night.

And then, early Sunday morning, there was a knock on the door from a neighbour to tell me that my garage had been broken in to.


They never actually got in to the garage, as they were disturbed by a passing car and scarpered – another neighbour witnessed it – but they have damaged the door enough by kicking it in, that I will need to buy a new one.

I have made temporary repairs and have put up a new security light  (so that they won’t have to work in the dark if they ever come back) but for the past two hours, I have been laying in bed, listening to every.



Really, I’d be better off, just listening to the dog.


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    • Frances on September 18, 2017 at 07:30

    It’s a shame that she didn’t actually bark, as that would have sent them off rapidly. Apparently most burglars won’t touch a house with a dog! I like the dogs to bark if the door bell goes unexpectedly…..especially if it is someone possibly dodgy! … like the young shit a few months ago, who asked if I wanted any trees cut….when I politely said” No thanks ” he started a very unpleasant rant at me. I reported it on 101 and 2 police persons actually came and had a look round the neighbourhood for him…..they must have had nothing better to do !

      • Masher on September 20, 2017 at 04:35

      She did bark, but just quiet, little insistent ones, because I kept telling her to shush.
      She did her job OK.
      I didn’t.

    • Alan on September 18, 2017 at 08:08

    Yep Bastards they are.
    Sounds like a job for Danny, nudge nudge.

      • Masher on September 20, 2017 at 04:36

      Nah. Gonna get it done proper.

    • Juliette on September 20, 2017 at 08:50

    Put the dog in the garage…hehehehe. That’ll teach the thieving little bastards.

      • Masher on September 25, 2017 at 04:15

      But then the house will be left vulnerable!
      I’ll just have to get another dog: one for the house and one for the garage.

    • Toffeeapple on September 20, 2017 at 17:51

    I am sad to hear this news, I truly hate thieves/burglars.

      • Masher on September 25, 2017 at 04:16

      We all do, TA. They are scum.

    • Masher on September 30, 2017 at 05:53


      • Masher on October 7, 2017 at 21:23

      Another test

        • Masher on October 8, 2017 at 07:11

        And another.

          • Masher on October 8, 2017 at 09:39

          And again.

            • Masher on October 9, 2017 at 04:19

            Getting fed up with this!

    • Brennig on October 3, 2017 at 15:38

    OMG, I am so sorry to hear this. I live in semi-near fear of some spotty little scrote having a pop at my garage and knicking my two-wheeled pride and joy. I have a screaming alarm in the house driven by movement detectors in the garage. But still. I worry. That’s a shocker. I’m sorry for your near loss.

    p.s. Listen to the dog, she’s got knowledge!

    • Masher on October 3, 2017 at 19:40

    Well, the dog ain’t in my good books at the moment… but that’s another story.

    • Masher on October 9, 2017 at 21:05

    Another test

      • Masher on October 9, 2017 at 21:08

      And another

        • Masher on October 11, 2017 at 21:16

        And again

          • Masher on October 14, 2017 at 16:19

          Try again following update to v2.0

            • Masher on October 15, 2017 at 12:18

            Update to v2.01

              • Mark on October 15, 2017 at 12:20

              One more try!

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