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.

21 thoughts on “Sleeping dogs don’t lie”

  1. 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 !

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

    1. 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.

  2. 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!

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