Saturday, April 24, 2010

Stealthy Saturday

Bolo posted about how he is quite the talker for a Shar Pei. And even a singer! I'd love to hear him sing, wouldn't you?  Most of us Shar Pei are on the quiet side. They say we make good watch dogs, but I'm not sure they mean me, Lola, when they say that. I think of myself as more of a hostess dog. I won't bark when someone comes to the door, but I will go to answer it and welcome the new arrival in. And offer sniffs and snuffles and licks.

I don't bark in the yard, either. If I'm interested in what one of the neighbors is doing I just hang around the fence and look alert and appealing and generally speaking, eventually, someone pays attention. One my favorite neighbors is this guy.

He's a Husky/Shar Pei mix. Sambuca says he's her boyfriend, so he and I are just back fence neighbors. Actually, he lives next door to the people in back of us and that little opening in the fences is the only place we can get together. He's a very barky dog and his bark is quite loud. I don't mind this at all. I sniff and snuffle and he sniffs and barks and we get along just fine. Sometimes, if it's the kind of day when lots of dogs are out in their yards they'll hear us talking and they'll start barking, too and a huge racket ensues. The fun part is that their humans get all upset and start barking at their dogs to be quiet (which usually doesn't work so well) and  meanwhile, I'm all quiet and innocent and mostly they never even see me. And I kind of started the whole thing. Good times!


  1. Hi, Lola!
    Your friend is very handsome! Sure is pawesome to meet him to have a nice chat-chat time!
    I never bark at doggies when I see them outside! But they bark at me like crazies!
    Kisses and hugs

  2. Lola, you little rabble rouser you! I can picture you doing just that!


  3. For a pei, I don't bark too often but only when someone invades our space or I felt threaten... but my neighbor, a miniature pinscher barks at everything and anything.

    Licks, hero

  4. You not a barky dog? What up with that? You soooo don't knowws what you're missing. All three of us bark at anybuddy walking on OUR sidewalk, anything that steps on our porch. Now I Puddles, even barks just to hears myself. Unfortunately though, mum has to haves her hearing checked cuz she says her has a constant ringing in her ears now. Ha, go figure!

  5. You are so sweet Lola, I love the description of how you greet visitors :)

  6. Thank you for introducing us to your friend. He is a cutie
    Benny & Lily

  7. Lola, you're sound like a good door greeter! I bark, but only when I see or hear someone in (or near) our yard. Mom says I'm an excellent watch dog.
    The UPS man is scared of me, so I guess that means I sound more Shar Pei than Beagle! BOL!
    And don't worry about my Bolo crush... I'm good at sharing everything but my treats!

  8. Your neighbor is very much handsome! His head is adorably wrinkly!

    I didn't bark at all the first coupla months I lived here. But then Brudder Ranger sat me down and told me all about how it was our "sovereign duty" to protect the house and the yard from people passing by - especially the UPS man. Now I don't know what a "sovereign" is but it seemed to mean a lot to Brudder Ranger so I agreed to be his back-up. And I very much promise you that nobuddy puts out their trashcans without mom and dad knowing about it!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  9. I'm barky only to alert my peoples of stuff I think is squirrels, dogs and sticks.

    Way to be an insti-gator!!

  10. BOL! I love that you so quietly get the neighborhood all riled up! I'm not too noisy but if I get startled - forget about it!


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