Animal 'D'oh!': Max the Dog Thinks He's Luggage
This canine may act like a carry-on, but he's really a pro at searching bags. The first thing he does when he meets people "is look to see if they have any treats, " says Smith. "We have caught him numerous times searching purses."
Those keen senses make Max a great guard dog. "When someone knocks on the door he barks, but he calms down immediately as soon as he is told it's a friend," Smith says.
Max "loves people" but squirrels are definitely not his chums. "He does not want the birds or squirrels in his yard," explains Smith. "He once spotted a squirrel too close to one of his tennis balls and I was worried that he might hurt the squirrel but he didn't. He just chased it out of the yard."
So now, when squirrels mosey into Max's territory, the pooch has a strategy. "He will run out into the yard and pick up all his tennis balls in his mouth, a couple at a time, and bring them up on to the back porch," says Smith. "I guess he doesn't want to take any chances."
Good thinking, Max! The trunk might be a good place to hide them.
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