Yep! It is this one. Spot the Dot. The Nazi. Dr. Demento.
Quickly becoming a big pain in the behind.
Every year the kids hang lil' 4" stockings on their bedroom door handles. Each night, for 24 nights, leading up to Christmas I place a small gift in them [lip gloss, bath products, hair rubbers, socks, etc.] to give them a bit of Christmas before the big day. Kind of a Secret Santa sort of thing.
The problem is that Spot sleeps in one of the girls' rooms each night. I never know where she ends up until I go to drop the trinkets in their stockings. The minute I walk to one of the doors and quietly go to stuff the stocking I hear a growl from behind the closed door. No matter how fast I do it the growl escalates to a bark and inevitably wakes up one of the kids.
Which results in yelling from inside of the room to shut the dog up and go back to sleep. I think she gets a smack or two to get her to hush. [I hate that the kids are woken up, but it is kind of funny to listen to. giggle...and the smack is administered on top of the ten pounds of duvet the dog is laying under.]
You would think if the dog has THIS kind of hearing she would also have the sense of smell to figure out that it is ME on the other side of the door. Right? And a little factoid about the dachshund breed? The have a greater sense of smell than most other breeds. They use it to hunt badgers.
On the one hand I am glad she is so protective.
On the other?
It is Momma.
**Just a reminder....I am waiting over here. Help me keep my Mojo going! And big hugs to everyone who has already emailed me. They are in the mail! :)