June 22, Portland, Oregon – Mudd, a 135-pound, rottweiller/black lab mix woke his human, Maggie at 4:45 a.m. by whining loudly while standing on his hind legs with his forelegs on the window sill forcefully pushing at the window screen with his nose. Maggie, heart pounding after being woken from a sound sleep, yelled at Mudd to stop it. When the dog was unwilling to stand down, Maggie got out of bed to look out the window for herself. She saw nothing, no movement and could hear nothing. Mudd was instructed to LIE DOWN, goddammit! The dog lied down just long enough for Maggie to almost return to sleep and then was up again, resting his nose on the window sill breathing heavily and whining.
Maggie thrashed around getting tangled in her bedding, got out of bed, tripped over the dog, looked out the window and saw nothing. She whisper screamed at Mudd to get on the bed, after a minute more of checking the window, Mudd complied. Maggie had 90 minutes left to sleep before her phone alarm went off. She was able to drift back to sleep in time for Mudd to sit up and look out the window, lie down, snap his head up to look out the window, lie down, whine, stand on the bed.
When asked to comment, Mudd told this reporter, “I thought there was something out there. But I couldn’t see anything. I think there was something. What?! Right there! Oh, it’s nothing.”
Maggie’s comments were not suitable for a family publication.
Mudd is exhausted after night of vigilance.