Wednesday, April 15, 2015


So I'm working in my backyard today and two men come walking up.
They were selling siding.
One of them said they liked my sign on the front door
which reads: "No One gets in to see the Wizard. No Way, No How."
I wanted to say "And yet, here you are" but instead I just kinda smile.
My dogs were going crazy in the enclosed patio area.
One of them asked if he could go over and pet Blue, "If he's friendly".
I say "He is, but the border collie will rip up you."
They both looked over towards her and she wasn't barking but just watching them intently.
The other guy said  to him "Yeah, don't go over there!"
Sigh, I REALLY need to get my privacy fence put up and
I think I need another sign that reads
"Solicitors will be Shot"
but in the meantime, Thank God for Nora.


CheerfulMonk said...

How sweet! :)

Nita Stacy said...

Really? Is Nora a big bad guard dog? I love that you have that sign on your door cute and so you!

Hartwood Roses said...

It's always the quiet ones that you have to watch out for. Good girl, Nora.

sassypackrat said...

Good girl Nora! Thanks Cindi for leaving such great comments on my blog! Blogger isn't for some reason sending me an email when you do, so I can't reply Anyway you are awesome and thanks!

Cynthia Myers said...

Thanks Jean!
:D :D: :D

Cynthia Myers said...

Yeah, you would have to see her to believe it.
It's so weird. If I tell her that "it's ok" she will be all over someone giving them kisses and asking for scratches on the head but if I don' out.
She'll look at me to see what I'm thinking.
She even does it to Lily!
One time she had been playing with Lily and we all walked out to my van and me and my dogs got in and Nora turned and growled and barked at her through the window! Lily just shouted "Really?" and I laughed and told Nora that "It's ok" and she went and laid down.Lily just shook her head over it.
And that sign? LOL! My sister saw it at a craft show and said she just had to get it for me!

Cynthia Myers said...

Yes. She sits at watches, waiting for a cue from me.
Blue will let out a big bear of a growl if he thinks some thing is up
and Jimmy? He barks and trembles.
Jimmy will defend me but he's scared to death doing so.

Cynthia Myers said...

Yes Nora is such a good girl!
I'm so lucky to have her. :D
You are welcome. I'm glad to see you blogging again!
Hmmm, I wonder why my email doesn't appear with my comment? I will have to check my settings!

Anonymous said...

It does sound like you need a privacy fence! I love that sign on your front door. It makes me think of the Gregory McGuire books, which I love.

I'm glad you have an attack dog on the premises. She's adorable.


Cynthia Myers said...

I am currently clearing and leveling my side and backyard so that I can enclose as much as possible for my dogs and to keep "people" out! LOL!
I have not read any of those books but I think I will now! Thanks!
and thank you so much for commenting!
(I think Nora is pretty adorable too! LOL!)

tammy j said...

i'd like to comment
but i can't quit laughing.


Cynthia Myers said...

:D :D :D

Christer. said...

I haven't had anyone coming to my door to sell anything in years here. I guess living at the outskirts of the world has its perks :-)

Today my neighbors parents visited him and they know I have a pitbull but they just don't know what a pitbull looks like and of course they believes all prejudices about pitbulls.

They had their two small dogs running around in the garden and when Sune came to the fence to greet them I could hear the father say: Watch out, watch out! to his dogs. He thought it was little fat Sune who was the pitbull :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!

Cynthia Myers said...

You definitely have some big perks living where you do!
I'm shaking my head over that person thinking Sune was a Pitbull.
Sadly I worry that the day might never come when people realize what great dogs they can be.
When I was young, people were terrified of Dobermans and Rottweilers.
Then it was Chows.
and now Pits.
It's "people" that they need to worry about.
(and snakes! LOL! Thanks for your help today! I'm still not over the trauma!)

Raj said...

I have seen a sign that says:
"We shoot every third salesman that comes here unsolicited... the second one just left !"
May be you could put that up for fun !

Cynthia Myers said...

Thanks for the great idea!
I do need a sign like that! LOL!
and thanks so much for commenting!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Thank you for visiting me. I really love your cartoon drawings. What a good collie Nora is, and I love your sense of humor in the answer to the un-invited "guests" in your yard.

Cynthia Myers said...

Thanks Su for visiting my blog!
Nora is such a great dog, it still boggles my mind that anyone would not want her...
Thanks for commenting!

tammy j said...

notice of this post from april was in my mailbox this morning!
and i read it again and loved it all over again!!! LOLOL.
my computer is doing weird things and my mouse is hanging on intermittently... so i don't know if you meant to send it again or not... but i'm glad you did!!!! my laugh for the day! :) XOXO♥

Doreen@househoneys said...

Way to go Nora! And it's hard to believe people still fall for the door-to-door sales pitch. It ain't what it used to be.

Cynthia Myers said...

Not sure why this was in your mailbox?!
Just blogger going wonky I guess.
But glad that it gave you a laugh!

Cynthia Myers said...

I know!
I can't believe that they just walked into my backyard.
Must be desperate for a sell and that's not a good sign.
Thank goodness for Nora!
(Did you get an email to this past post in your email too.
Blogger does weird things sometimes! LOL!)
Thanks for commenting!