It’s Who You Know

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One of the things Mr. Taleteller does to help manage Morgan is that he takes her with him on short errands so she can get out and about in a little different way.  It also gives us a little peace at home.  She definitely has the German Shepherd barking gene.   While she likes going for rides, she can’t stand for anyone else to get close to her car, especially motorcycles.

Morgan at the Wheel -- Tales and Tails

Morgan at the Wheel

The other night, we needed some bottled water, so my husband took Morgan with him and parked as far from the entrance and other cars as possible for his quick trip into the grocery store.  He works with a lot of people in law enforcement because of his job, and he knows a lot of police officers.  It turns out that a lot of them are dog fans, and German Sheperds are very popular with them.

When he came out of the grocery store, a police cruiser had the search light beaming into the back of his car.  The police officer explained that she had two GSDs of her own and she thought Morgan was so pretty, she had to have a closer look at her.  Being a German Shepherd person, she wasn’t fazed at all by Morgan’s big mouth.  It’s unusual for us to come across a person who sees her beauty under all her bluster.  They talked about dogs for a little while and then Mr. Taleteller and Morgan headed home.  The officer thanked them for her brief dog fix while on the job.

The next night found my husband and Mo headed out for some more errands.  Before they could get too far, they had to stop and get gas.  Morgan decided to express her displeasure about other cars being near theirs quite loudly.  To my husband’s surprise, the same cop from the night before showed up.  A woman had called the police to say that she was afraid to get out of her car because of the aggressive dog in my husband’s car.  The officer told the woman that the dog was just protecting her car and is really sweet outside of the car, but to just wait until they leave to get out if she was afraid.

Driving Miss Morgan -- Tales and Tails #CrateHappyPets @PetSmart

Driving Miss Morgan

Truth be told, this story could have gone a lot differently.  In this scenario, it’s who you know and Morgan chose the right person to be her friend.  I’m pretty sure she won’t be going on anymore gas runs, at least not to that gas station, which can be pretty busy.  At least we know the car will always be safe, and that Morgan has at least one fan in the right place.

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  • Sue Dyer

    So glad Morgan had made friends with the police officer. As she was in the car, I can’t understand why the lady was frightened.

    She sure is a beautiful girl. Sue, Polly & Honey

    • To be fair, Morgan can put on quite a show, and the window was down and they were under a metal roof. Morgan tries to bluff people into staying away.

      • Sue Dyer

        Well the woman could have just waited till you left, just as the police told her to.

  • It sounds like Morgan made just the right friend! Barley also barks very loudly when she’s in the car and I walk away (even if it’s for 2 minutes to do something like buy water) because she has separation anxiety and hates when I walk away from her. I always worry that someone will call the police on us, too–but I have found if I toss treats all over the floor and the back seat and tell her to find it, she is much calmer as I walk away and she’s silent when I get back, so so far we haven’t had any bad experiences!

  • SGilbert

    Awwww! Love the story! My brother had 2 German Shepherd dogs and he never had to worry about the house or himself. They are very protective and do a great job. They Loved his friends and family but ……not a stranger.

  • Two French Bulldogs

    We would run if we saw you hanging out in the car BOL
    Lily & Edward

  • Vicky

    I’m glad the police woman was a dog lover. It really could have turned out differently. Fortunately, Tippy is not that vocal. She has barked at people at the gas station before though. Wonder what it is about that?