A neighbor across the street from me owns a dog named Duke. Duke is a very sweet and loveable outside dog and he is free to wander around the neighborhood. Everyone loves him and he never causes any trouble. A few months ago he adopted a dangerous habit of sleeping in the street late at night after his owner had turned in and I became very concerned about his safety. Cars passing thru would have to literally go around him. Some would honk their horn at him to move but he wouldn’t even look up, totally trusting that no one would hurt him.
I’m up late so I would see him doing this and I would chase him off the street only to find him back sleeping in the same spot a half hour later. Frustrated and worried about him, I started making him come in to my house and let him spend the night sleeping on the rug near my front door. Over time we became the best of friends, now he spends about 50% of his time hanging out with me and sleeps over every night. During the day is at his owners home across the street.
The guy that owns him found him wandering the streets after Hurricane Katrina and was never able to find his true owner, so he is a hurricane survivor. He is also quite a character and very independent. Last week I got a brand new Android smartphone and I was trying out the video camera and Duke happened to be handy as my very first movie subject. So, here’s Duke!
To be honest, he doesn’t really wag his tail on command, he will pretty much wag at anything I say to him, he loves attention. His tail would make a great duster wouldn’t it? lol He has become quite a good buddy and I know he loves hanging out with me. He loves taking walks and he walks with me every evening. I still have no idea why he liked sleeping in the street but I’m glad to have him around and safe.
That’s all I got today, hope you guys have a great weekend!