As I was in the bathroom getting ready for bed Saturday night, suddenly barking broke out in the bedroom. Since the bedroom is upstairs, usually when barking starts it’s because of something the dogs heard (the cats, the wind, the snowplow going by….).
This time it was something Luke saw, something different……
You can’t necessarily tell that he’s barking in these photos, but he sure was! It wasn’t at that man you see there either, whatever it was, it was gone by the time I got in there.
“Did you see that, Momz??”
We often see Luke watching TV, but he doesn’t frequently bark at it. My hubby was in the bedroom so I asked him what Luke had seen on the TV that started him barking. It was a Polar bear! Well, at least that was something different, and definitely bark-worthy.
“Where did it go??”
Our only other dog that watched TV was our Lab mix Maggie, so I wonder if it’s a Lab thing. Do your dogs watch TV? If so, what do they see that will make them bark?
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Mine don’t watch TV though if a dog barks, they will raise their heads.
I would have thought he would be barking at the masked man. 😉
Well, he did continue barking, so maybe that was at the masked man!
Karen Cantlin says
Susie & Trixie don’t watch tv, but they do hear things on it. Like some others have said, a doorbell on tv sends them barking and running to the top of the stairs to see who is here. And a whining dog will get their attention. We were watching the movie “firehouse dog” the other night, Susie was asleep on her Dad’s lap, and she kept lifting and turning her head whenever the dog whined. It’s a cute movie if you haven’t seen it.
Other dogs, whining or barking, definitely seem to be a trigger.
I’ll have to look for that movie!
2 Brown Dawgs says
Get him Luke! Storm will bark at doorbells on tv. She did it forever until she finally figured out it was only tv and not a visitor….lol. I think she was 7 when the light bulb went on.
Ours have often barked at doorbells too….it seems to be a common denominator judging by the comments here. But we’ve never had a doorbell!
Always good to know when there’s a polar bear lurking in your bedroom, haha! Haley normally ignores the TV, but on a couple of occasions she’s watched both a nature show and a show about cats.
Before this, Luke was mostly watching the news….LOL.
Yes, we do appreciate being forewarned when there’s a polar bear coming!
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
A polar bear? I’d be barking too!
My huskies watch TV, and howl when there are digs on it too!
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Oh, it would be too funny if Luke ever started howling!
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Harley’s not much of a television doodle, but he was barking like crazy the other day at a piece of plastic blowing in the wind – crazy….
Ha ha, you just never know what will catch their attention and be considered a threat!
Jackie Bouchard says
That’s so funny. Rita does the same thing. She watches TV a lot when there are animals and she’ll sometimes bark or growl if it’s something “scary”. She says, “Go Luke! Just doing your job!”
Thanks, Rita! Finally someone understands!
The Island Cats says
Luke, you’re a good watch dog!
He considers it his job! 🙂
Haha! So funny! These guys tend to bark at what they hear on TV – doorbells and other dogs – and don’t do much watching. Newt, on the other hand, stares at the TV whenever it’s on!
That’s the second cat….I’ve never seen our cats watch. At least they’re quiet about it anyway. 🙂
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Mr. N ignores all TV sounds and sights and will often go take a nap while we’re watching TV.
Most of the time that is what these guys are all doing too, but once in a while we’ll catch Luke watching in between naps.
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M. K. Clinton says
Bentley doesn’t watch television (he’s more of a music kinda guy) Pierre LOVES to watch the television. If he sees a dog or something exciting, he will jump off the couch and go bark at the screen.
Luckily most of our TV’s are hanging high, because otherwise I fear Luke would jump right at the screen if he could reach it!
My Abby (lab mix) doesn’t usually watch TV, but I noticed that while I was watching the Westminster Dog Show, she watched quietly and intently as the dogs were shown one after the other in the ring.
I wonder if she was daydreaming that she was in the show? 🙂
Oh Luke! What a cutie! Barley usually doesn’t watch tv, but Soth loved Lost when it was on tv–I’ve got pictures of him somewhere where he’s just fixated on the season finale. He’s a big fan of the movie The Fantastic Mr. Fox, too. When I need to get work done and he’s being naughty, I put it on in the bedroom so he can lounge in bed and watch it 😉
That is too funny, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the cats watching TV!
Caren Gittleman says
oh too cute!!!!! (Plus I LOVE your room!) Dakota doesn’t normally bark at the TV, the only time he has, is if other dogs are on TV and are barking.
We get some of the barking at other dogs too, so this was a first with Luke barking at just an animal he saw.
Oh, thank you, Caren, about our room. We just love pine and have a lot of it in our house.
How fortunate you are to never have to fear a bear invasion
We are lucky to be so safe!
Dolly the Doxie says
Luke you are so cute barking in you red hoodie! I don’t care about TV but Taffy seems to respond to some sounds that make her start singing! Love Dolly
Thanks, Dolly! Oh boy, singing…we don’t do too much of that around here. Is it more, or less, annoying than barking…when it goes on and on? LOL
Once in a while Daisy will watch TV for about 30 seconds, then she loses interest. There was one British actor she didn’t like, and she barked up a storm at him. I’d love to know what she was thinking! Rarely does she bark back at a dog barking on TV, but we think it’s so funny when she does.
I think Luke was protecting you from that Polar Bear; I mean, what if “reality TV” really turned into reality and that bear came right into your room? I think Luke is a very forward-thinking dog…they’d love his ideas at Google…lol 😉
Ha ha, you are so right!! Luke is way ahead of us here….and he could maybe make us rich!
easy rider says
Luke, I will help you to bark that polarbear-guy away!!! I attacked a tv-guy once who tried to make a fake japanese sword…probably because that guy was a copy CAT :o)
Well, good job on that copy CAT, Easy! I sure could use your help here. My sisters will only bark for a minute, and then stop!
A natural trained bear dog. You should be safe from the bears.
I believe we will. And if we were going to get attacked by bears this year, it probably WOULD be polar bears, with the weather we’ve been having! LOL
Benji barks at doorbells, too. But he also barks at every dog we hear on TV. Or my iPad. Since I spend lots of time watching dog videos I have to watch them with the sound off or he goes nuts. Sometimes while watching TV he will hear dog tags clinking and that’s enough to start him up. Recently on an old episode of NCIS Tony and Magee were breaking into a junk yard to search a car for evidence. Magee was worried there would be dogs protecting the property. Of course there were…and Benji heard them long before I did. We couldn’t watch that entire scene. Lol.
Oh yes, I’ve had to mute my computer many times when watching a dog video! Even if there are dogs only barking in the background on TV too, they’ll hear it and then they’ll all start in! Imagine three times the barking that you get….LOL….oh yeah, you’ve probably heard it!
Lol. Yes, have. 🙂 don’t need to imagine. Barking is usually music to my ears, unless I’m trying to sleep. 😉
The worst is when they wake you out of a dead sleep barking, and practically give you a heart attack!
Sand spring chesapeakes says
Very good of Luke to scare off the polar bear. Mine wi bark when they heR doorbells on the tv
He’s a good watch dog! Some of ours have barked at doorbells on TV too, and we never understood why, since we’ve never had a doorbell!
Nope, we don’t watch tv. Our lab cousin Lena does often bark if the doorbell on a tv show rings, but she is a lab!
So perhaps it is a Lab thing!