Country Living Series

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Doggy TV

Our rental house has four windows in the living room, three of which face an alleyway next to the house. The windows are covered with blinds.

On the left, you can see where I set up my laptop on top a stand. (It's a makeshift standing desk. I never sit while working on the computer.)

Anyway, Mr. Darcy has been bewildered by this house where he can't see out the windows. In our old place, he was always monitoring the situation outdoors through the glass doors, but that's not the case here. Nor does he have a yard where he could go out and bark, sniff, and oversee his domain.

So -- duh -- we moved aside one of the chairs and opened the blinds, and that became his special observation post. It's like Doggy TV. He's hooked.

He sees squirrels, cats, and the occasional person.




In the morning, when he wants to "watch TV," he gives us distinct hints.


Then we'll move aside the chair, open the blinds, and let him view the world.

Yep, Doggy TV.

8 comments:

  1. I miss my windows, especially my huge picture windows. I know how Darcy feels.

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  2. my doggy tv is one window in my room and one in my den. Opposite sides of the house. I leave the blinds up just enough that my dog can sit and survey her domain. She especially likes the front because the deer come up at night to eat pin oak acorns in the front and the school bus comes up on the road during the day.
    We leave at the end of a short cove (deadends in forest) and other than the bus and mail carrier, it is almost noteworthy when someone comes up the road.

    kathy in MS

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  3. our pom is a window hog. all my curtains have claw hole marks in them. all the windows are smudged. it's true, they like to survail their kingdom.

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  4. Our golden has two spots where she surveys her domain. She likes to rest her chin on the sill. Every day a yuge white dog on her daily walk comes by. And Kashmir goes nuts. We find if funny that if we have her out in the yard and this dog comes by, Kashmir barely even acknowledges the dog existence.

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  5. What with the cold weather my 3 short-haired dobermans hate going outside. I've given them the front window to watch for farmer workers, deliveries, etc. I am having to windex the window almost every day. They have such wet noses. Is that your case, too?

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  6. What with the cold weather my 3 short-haired dobermans hate going outside. I've given them the front window to watch for farmer workers, deliveries, etc. I am having to windex the window almost every day. They have such wet noses. Is that your case, too?

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