So here's a funny story and I imagine this was a unique experience, resulting from having a dog, a bed and breakfast and two animatronic Hallowe'en skelly dogs in your kitchen. Earlier this month we went to Guelph's Home Depot and adopted two skeleton dogs, one that howls and one that barks and makes some pretty nasty noises. Unloading the car, I set the two dogs on the kitchen table and Mom went off to do more errands while I waited for guests to arrive and check-in. I of course played with my new pups (which Willow didn't exactly like) and was testing their sound activation... when the doorbell rang. Oops! This, of course, set off Willow who dutifully announced an arrival which, of course, set off the two mechanical dogs! They work just fine, thank you. So I had three barking, snarling and howling dogs to deal with, and needed to get to the door pronto! Where to turn first?! The on/off switch for the dogs of course is in their mouths, on the palate behind their snapping jaws. So I scooted Willow into the bedroom before gingerly inserting my fingers into one dog's mouth turning it off and hurried out to get the door.
I was grinning ear-to-ear and was probably quite red when I greeted our guests, and they asked about the commotion in the house. I had to laugh as I told them, no, we only have one dog and no she's not making all that horrible noise all by herself.