Dogs love unconditionally, greet you when you walk in the door, are always ready to play or snuggle, and protect our families and homes. Lostmyshade didn’t know what to think when his dog started growling during the night. Luckily for him, his dog had the situation under control.
“I woke up one night to my dog standing in the bedroom doorway making a low growl that I had never heard from him before. I got up to check on him and he ran for the front door, which he never goes to unless someone is at the door because he gets let out the back.
I followed him to the door and just from the way he was standing and the low growl he was making, I figured some animal was probably out in the yard. I was just going to open the door a crack to peek out but the second it opened, he forced his way out and took off through the yard barking.
I just stood there for a moment, not sure what was going on. We didn’t have any predator animals I needed to worry about, so I thought it was a deer or raccoon he was after until I noticed my car in the driveway had the interior light on from when a door is opened. I grabbed my cell phone and went outside and my driver side window had been smashed and the door was still slightly open with things strewn along the driveway leading off into the woods our house was next to and where my dog had taken off towards.
I tried calling for my dog, afraid the person had a weapon on them, but he didn’t come back, so I called 911. My dog finally showed up before the police arrived and he seemed fine; he just wanted to go back to bed. When the police got there, they went off searching the woods where whoever had broken into the car had run and they came back with my work bag that had bite marks on the side and had been left laying on the ground.
My dog knew someone was breaking into my car out in the driveway while inside the house and it must have interrupted them when I opened the door so they took off into the woods with my dog right behind them who latched onto my bag and held on until they dropped it. The only valuables I had in the car were in my work bag, so thanks to my dog, I was able to get all of that back.”