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Who Would Be a Dog?

We are having the outside of our house painted, a thing it has needed for some time.  This requires power washing and some surface repairs, and of course this is driving Emily insane.  They're out there.  They're on her turf.  They're doing things to the house!  And she cannot get out there to sniff them and inspect, all she can do is bark endlessly.  Which, I am told, she is doing (except for the hour and a half when she goes out to the park with the other Dog-Children).

By the time I get home she is exhausted from defending the castle all day.  I've tried to explain what's going on to her, but she remains stubbornly uninterested.  Poor canid.


Poor dog thing! How can she protect her nest with two-legs swarming all over it?