It seems that Lilac has a new nemesis in our house. Both Mr. Taleteller and I have both had separate incidents of walking in and hearing Lilac giving someone a firm barking to. The recipient of her wrath happens to be an innocent (as far as my husband and I can tell) dog bed.
When I arrived home Monday night, I took the girls out as usual. After a few minutes of privacy for them, I went out to bring them in. In typical fashion, Lilac and Bunny had clean feet, but Blueberry was wearing mud galoshes. So, I sent Bunny and mama dog in the house and Blueberry and I walked around the house to have a look at the new flowers. It wasn't a long stroll, just down to the front corner where we have some Japanese irises planted by the stop sign and back to the door. As we walked up, I could hear Lilac barking her displeasure from the back door. I entered the house and found her barking at the dog bed.
As I told Mr. Taleteller the story, he laughed and shared a similar tale. He said that when he gets home for lunch every day, there are three noses sticking up in the back kitchen window. By the time he comes in the back door, Lilac is in the living room, barking at the bed.
I have no idea what the bed has done to make her so angry. It doesn't appear to have any evil lumps or rolls in it. It's easy to fluff. They have nicely annointed it with a pleasant Ode de Greyhound, so it's not stinky. The poor thing just lays there, taking her abuse. I'm really at a loss as to what to do. I don't want the poor bed to suffer some kind of complex. This is something I never thought I'd have to worry about as a dog owner. My greyhound is a bed terrorist!