Thursday, April 6, 2017

Our Hero

This happened 3 years ago today . . . 

Stanley is a hero!  This morning, while we were all cuddled up on the big bed, sound asleep, he heard a noise so he started barking.  Our pawrents kept telling him to "LEAVE IT".  Dad got up and checked out front and thought maybe Stanley was barking at the newspaper delivery people.  

So we tried to go back to sleep and Stanley kept barking and grumbling.  He would NOT stop!  After a little bit mom heard a noise and so dad got up again to check it out.  Dad walked into the kitchen, looked out the window, and saw a man looking in!

Dad was shocked!  Our backyard is totally fenced and the 2 gates are ALWAYS locked.  And in order to get to that window, a person has to go up about 14 stairs onto the deck.  Dad jumped into action and grabbed the man.

Mom heard the commotion so she came into the kitchen, Dad was calling 9-1-1.  The man was sitting in the kitchen, sort of confused (drunk).  The man stayed in the chair but when he tried to move mom shouted for him to sit back down (she used a big HBO word) or she was gonna hit him with the flashlight she was holding.  The man was shocked and sat back down.  About that time the police came to the front door and took the man away.

Murphy & Stanley


  1. Your peeps were very lucky you wouldn't let the sound go. Good job Hero Stanley. Did they give you a cape for doing such fine work?

  2. Stanley OMCs OMDs OMWord bless your great big strong fierce self for BOL BOL BOL until you were heard. What in the world...going over your fence and then trying to get in your window. Geeeeez Louise. You deserve a medal for sure.
    Did I read it that the man was coming through the window?
    I'm just completely speechless ALMOST. The nerve. I don't blame your mom for using HBO words.
    thank goodness you 4 are safe. Did the fool think you were not home?
    Hugs madi your bfff and mom who evidently wasn't as speechless as she thought she was.

  3. Wow Stanley that is so impressive. But you are making me look bad you know. When our house was burgled a couple of years ago, I just ignored the robber and let him get on with stealing Gail's purse and computer while she slept soundly upstairs...
    Toodle pip!

  4. Hari OM
    OMD Stanley, thank dogness you were on duty!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. We sure hope they gave you a key to the city Stanley...or at least a greenie!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  6. What a great job Stanley. You really are a hero.

  7. Holy Swat Team!!!! Thank goodness you are all safe! Great job Stanley from saving the man from mom BOL
    Lily & Edward

  8. WOW!!!! you are a HERO!!!! gosh, well done on the home front security thingy!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. Good thing Stanley was on the job! But we know you were protecting your Mom And Dad and Wilson, while Stanley gave the alarm! What an exciting adventure.

  10. OMD OMD STANLEY... We remember EVERY SINGLE SYLLABLE OF THIS SUPER SLEUTHING STORY. YOU ARE a HERO Stanley... If it weren't fur YOU... that Squirrel Brain MIGHT have stolen your SNACKS and TOYS. WHEW.

  11. YIKES, that is very scary - your Dad was very brave to even let that man inside. Thank dogness for Stanley - he IS a hero!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  12. Thank heavens for Stanley. We had a (drunk) man climb over our farm gate, cross our big yard, and come up to our bedroom window once at 4 in the morning. Gertie, our littlest pug, went after him through the screen! Sometimes the littlest are the biggest protectors! Way to go, Stan!

  13. Your Dad is very brave as are all of you. Good job Stanley. Mom said when she was in college she worked in a mortuary, doing light housekeeping and bookkeeping. She was usually there by herself. One day she heard the chime for the front door. A drunk came staggering in from a bar down the street. She locked herself in the office to call police. When they arrived he was passed out in one of the caskets in the sales display room up front. I bet he got the fright of his life when he woke up!

    Abby Lab

  14. we remember this! pawsome job, Stanley! we hope you got a steak to celebrate this anniversary :)

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

  15. we hope you got a medal Stanley - or at least lots of good treats
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  16. Stanley you are a SUPER hero... that's for sure... and the proof that this world needs dogs... dogs like you...

  17. Awesome job protecting your family!

  18. Wow! What a scary thing! Good thing you pups were on patrol, especially Stanley! You get the Double Doggie Homeland Security System bark of approval! Job well done!

  19. OMD! You should have gotten a medal of honor! That would have been so frightening. I am glad that Stanley didn't mind this one time and continued to bark for your safety. Good Boy!

  20. WOW!! That is SCARY!!!!! Stanley is a hero and your Dad is brave, but we were afraid when Dad grabbed him. Your Dad could have gotten hurt!

  21. Thank goodness no one was hurt.
    Good for you Stanley doing what
    we all know is right by protecting
    your family.
    xo Astro

  22. Hi boys, I missed this post when my computer was acting up and I'd say you are a hero, actually a HERO! Well done. What a story.
    Wags and you should still get extra treats for being such good guardians.
    Noreen and Hunter


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