Woke up this morning, my usual 5:00 AM, and got ready for work, just like always.
Went out for breakfast, and the dog is in, nothing really unusual, it was a bit of a stormy night and he's a chicken about that.
Went out to fill his dish, hang out and putter for a bit, and and lo and behold the back gate is open. Bad because it s a 6 foot chain link dummy locked from the inside.
Hmm seems about 75 buck worth of empties are gone too. That's happened before, the local natives and homeless get pretty brave.
Go in the garage and it hits me right off. Some things wrong.
I wish they hadn't taken my laptop. There was nothing on it except pictures, and tractor videos, along with all my manuals. It had a brand new terabyte SSHD hybrid drive, which I will miss. It was fully maxed out with ram too. BASTAGES.
Then they discovered the video cams, and took the DVR, ripped it right out of the wall. FARGIN BASTAGES.
Then I notice my digital cam is missing. GRRR
A dozen non alcoholic beers are gone. Whatever, but why not take the mescal and whiskey , not to mention the real beer in the fridge.
The final kicker was the little green bag.
I spent several hours this morning walking alleys and then driving around to pawn shops and bottle depots looking for the culprits. to no avail. The Ol Lady sez she will do the same for the next few weeks.
Called the cops and reported everything. except the little green bag. Called the insurance company and they told me not to bother.
The wife is feeling guilty for bringing the dog in and leaving the yard defenseless., so she went and bought a new security system. 8 channel DVR with 4 cameras to add to my 3 cams for a nice price.
I'm learning that even a good guard dog isn't good enough around here anymore. Further precautions will have to be taken. Full locks on all gates. 6 foot chain link all around instead of just the back fence, and it looks like I'll be wanting a steel man door on the garage.
Oh , and we are finally looking at a new dog, to keep Jake company, since Sasha passed a year ago Easter
I always loved rottis and sheppards