Penny is one of our FFAA dogs that was adopted and moved to the Silver City area. Here she is a hero. Buffy is her companion dog. Sandy is her human companion.
You don't hear as much about Penny, my pup from Fur and Feather in Pie Town, NM - you hear about Buffy because he's a boo-boo head. Well, last night, Penny saved the horses. She kept barking quietly, every few minutes while looking out the window. I told her each time to be quiet, nothing was out there. I finally got up and looked out, telling her there was nothing there. Then I saw him. Beavey, the gray gelding, was in the yard. I grabbed horse treats and got him and Willie, the brown gelding, back into the pasture. It turns out they had broken through the pasture gate, but came back into the yard instead of out through the open highway gate. Had Penny not kept barking, it would have been another 45 minutes before I went out to feed. Buffy? He was asleep on the bed the whole time.
A Penny Pup-date: she's learned to eat Milk Bones! At first, I had to break them up, pry her mouth open, place the treat in her mouth in order for her to realize it was hers. Now, she sniffs, and gently accepts the bone. If they are the "flavored" type, she licks it first to see if she likes it. If she doesn't, Buffy eats it and she tries a different one until she finds one she does like.