After I had consumed a couple cups of coffee the pups put the pressure on to go outside. So I soldiered out with them one at a time. While out with the second one I was thinking maybe it wasn't so bad when two large rogue dogs trespassed into our yard and made me scoop up the pup as I yelled for the Mr. Unfortunately he couldn't hear me over the siblings barking. I back peddled to the door hoping the squat muscled black one wouldn't decide to clamp his jaws on me before I could get inside. I made it , adrenalin pumping, a bit scared as well as indignant that the hero hadn't come to save the day!
He was horrified that he didn't hear my cries for help and immediately went out to face off with the rogue intruders. He put himself on guard for the rest of the day as we shoveled the driveway and sidewalks and romped in the snow with the pups.