Our apartment building was scheduled to have the exterior painted today. We were told ahead of time and knowing Nyxie's...idiosyncrasies, I decided to walk the girls earlier than usual to avoid any chance encounters with an army of white-clad painters and their many tools.
We were back home, with the blinds drawn, in large part, due to the heat. I typed and read, while the girls played joyfully at my feet. Bitey Face on!
Suddenly, there was a loud THUMP on the balcony. The painters had finally reached our balcony and were ready to start working just on the other side of our sliding glass door. In mid play-hop, Nyxie stopped. She stood stock-still and stared at the drawn blinds. One, two, maybe three seconds passed and then she let out a loud WOOF!!!
In those moments of silence, a scary realization dawned on her : PERIMETER BREACH - FROM THE BALCONY! I don't think she ever imagined she'd have 2 potential points of entry to patrol! I lured them into their crates immediately, some quick behavior exercises followed by a chewy treat each, and the world was made good again.
The painters have since finished, but poor Nyxie's been keeping a close eye on that balcony all afternoon...