Of my two pooches, Emma is not the one I would have expected to take on the role of “mom’s protector” – Sammie has that personality, and she’s always surveying the yard. However, I’ve noticed that when Aaron is gone that Emma has a hard time settling down and has to bark at ALL THE THINGS before she’s comfortable hunkering in to sleep for the night. She can even be on alert for dangers during the day, as the picture above illustrates. I have to say, it warms my heart. I love this girl!