In the video below a brazen Boyton Beach bad guy burglarizes a bungalow of a Breitling and a bevy of ballistic baubles. (Well, not baubles per se, but alliteration is a cruel mistress.) And he does so with a couple of wiener dogs (or similar) scrambling about. What does that tell you? It tells me . . .
what I already know: small dogs, small deterrent.
Still, Maggie and Rosie Von Schnauzer bark up a storm — as they were bred to do — whenever anyone enters the premises. No matter how many times they’ve seen the “interloper” before (#goldfishattentionspan).
Of course, there’s zero percent chance that my neighbors will respond to the sound of barking Schnau, and a 100 percent chance the girls will eventually chill. Especially if there are treats in the offing.
Bottom line: happiness is a warm puppy. Security is a (well-trained) big dog, a good alarm system, a stout gun safe, observant neighbors, secure doors and windows and . . . a cold gun. That hopefully doesn’t need to warm-up.