Now before we get to introductions let me stat that every so often I will put our security to the test. I do this by leaving the keys to my truck laying on the hood of my truck overnight. In truth when I do this it’s because I am working on my truck and forget them as I schlep all my stuff back into the camper. However, each time i do this key test, my truck is always still there in the morning. I try not to run this test too often for obvious reasons
To keep things this safe we have strategically placed our security agents in key positions in the camp. On guard right next door to me is the ever vigilant Misty. Now Misty, unfortunately, is pretty much blind, but because of that her other sense have been sharpened to a razor’s edge. If Misty hears, smells or senses you in any way, she will raise the alarm in an instant.
Here we see that Misty has sensed something and is about to spring into action. Luckily, strangers don’t realize that she can be calmed if you simply go and pet her. We’ll keep that our little secret though.
Also carefully placed, on the next corner, we have Opie stationed. Now Opie doesn’t really resemble Ron Howard (who played Opie on Andy Griffith) but he is overfull of energy and will make his assault by running towards you very quickly but stopping just out of reach. From that vantage point he will bark you right down to your shoes and socks. Apologies for the blurriness of the photos but Opie fairly vibrates with energy, and at my age I shake a bit too.
Opie, being the youngest of our security staff, is full of beans and will bark at you whether he knows you or not, unless of course his owners are outside with you. And he will follow you to do his barking as efficiently as possible. At times it seems as though he is about to take out one of your ankles. However, Opie is a young master of keeping you right on the edge of worry. Still, he has yet to bite even one ankle, but if you meet a burglar or thief don’t tell them about this. Another work about the blurriness – Maggie Mae was in heat at the time of this, erm, photo shoot, and he was just outside of Maggie’s door. I believe this is his expectant look.
Last, but certainly not least is Maggie Mae (aka The Inspector). When Maggie is on patrol she literally inspects everything. She checks on all the other security staff, patrols the parking lot and secures the area from all squirrels and similar creatures which dogs find annoying and so distracting.
Maggie will bark at you even if she knows you, and even if her owners are near. However once she settles down about your presence you will find an insistent nose under your arm as she instructs you to pet her, and you had better not quit too quickly. The pictures of Maggie had to be shot indoors because of the previous mentioned “heat” situation. In the next shot we see Maggie considering her treat, though she was whining about her unrequited urges at the same time. poor Maggie Mae.
There are other, larger dogs in the campground, but they are either on a leash or in a fence. And really they are a little too obvious to be effective enough for our security purposes. So next time you plan a visit to Bordeaux Point you can rest easy. You are in good paws as far as security goes. Oh, and I will get better pictures of Opie and Maggie Mae this weekend and replace these.