Deep sleep to wide awake. I smell it. I stand and walked stiff-legged to the window.
I take a deep sniff. There’s a bear behind my house.
I growl. Deep in my throat and that wakes my human.
“What’s wrong?” Kristina asks but doesn’t raise her head.
She rolls over.
I bark again and jump on her. This gets her attention.
I run back to the window and bark some more. This gets the neighbor’s dogs going.
My humans turn on the flood light, and sure enough, there’s a bear in the back yard.
I run to the basement, hide in the closet, and bark as loud as I can. My barks echo here, so I know I’m loud.
When I hear all is quiet, I slink back upstairs and check. The bear is gone.
Good thing I was here to talk care of things.