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A dog is best friend in home safety, too

Beyond the Self Defense Tweets:
Taken randomly from my self defense tweets on Twitter.  I write super-short blog posts to go Beyond the Tweet, chosen from the archives.


The Tweet:
Best, oldest & truest warning alarm and protector from bad guys — a good watchdog!

Beyond the Tweet:
This is our latest addition to the family.

Sure, she’ll take another hour or more a day to feed, walk, train, clean up after, and referee between her and the cats, but I was taught animal ownership is a privilege, not a hobby.

Plus, she can act as a four-legged alarm who will protect us with ferocity. Another bonus? Walking a dog can get you in shape!

Lori Hoeck

I tweet here @LoriHoeck.

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  • Betsy Wuebker April 12, 2010, 11:08 am

    What a fabulous pup! Such an intelligent face! She’s a little German Shepherd, no? And what else in the mix?

  • Lori Hoeck April 12, 2010, 11:17 am

    Hi Betsy,
    She has some striking lines, yes, and smart as a whip. The only verifiable markings look to be blue heeler, but the rest is unknown.

  • Hilary April 13, 2010, 10:44 am

    Hi Lori .. Heinz 57 – but quite pretty! How lovely – new pups are fun, dogs are so caring and so pleased to be with you .. enjoy her .. and I suspect the cat will win out!? Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend .. with the extra exercise automatically built in now .. have fun! Hilary

  • Davina April 13, 2010, 10:41 pm

    Awh, what a sweetie! So this is who you were talking about on Twitter. I just wanna give her a big hug. Adorable.

  • Lori Hoeck April 14, 2010, 4:47 pm

    Hi Hilary,
    One cat is certainly the Alpha pet, but the other cat and dog are still working out their rank.

    Hi Davina,
    She is hug-able and adorable! Smart about everything, but the concept of fetching an item. That will take awhile.