proud of the 4 legged member of the house
The other night while my fiancé was in the shower, I stepped out our side door to grab something out of my car. On my way back into the house I remembered a plastic plant potter that was broken under our back porch that I figured I would grab and throw away while I was outside. Evidently I hadn't fully shut the side door and it was slightly cracked, our 9 month old jack russel heard something and decided to go investigate. Where I was standing I could see through the slats of the porch and hear him walking out, when he noticed someone/something was next to the porch he started growling and barking as fierce as a little jack can and came running at the stairs of the porch, until I said calm down its only me. He then went back to wagging his nub of a tail and trying to jump on me and play.
Probably no big deal for most people, but we don't get many visitors at our house. The ones that come, he is friendly towards since we aren't nervous around them or anything. I have long been interested how he would react to a stranger or a person when neither my fiancé nor myself was around. Well he passed with flying colors in my opinion and is very reassuring. Time will tell to see how alert he is at night and if he is a light sleeper, haven't had any episodes of him waking up barking at hearing something.