Welcome to our first sale ever… the “Watson Will Kill You” sale! Why the name? Because if you try to kick down my door at 1 am Watson will try to kill you. That’s a fact that was learned this morning.
Around 1 am, All Day Ruckoff’s Senior Editor (senior because he’s 80% blind and 10+ years old… not because he’s actually good at editing) Watson raced to the door and lost his mind. Our building is secure (locks on all doors) and our front door leads to an interior hallway which easily makes it the safest building in the area. After checking the peep hole and the hallway I noticed that our door hanger had been thrown down the hallway.
My wife and I were discussing what we thought it was… We ended up deciding that it was some drunk kids or something until Watson raced back toward our front door and lost it again. This time the person was turning the door handle and trying to kick our door in.
Alright, time to call the police. While on the phone with them we heard someone yelling outside, and something hit our window with an extremely loud thud. At the time we had no idea what was going on, but we now know he was trying to break our second-story window by throwing canned food at it.
After getting off the phone with the police we heard some more commotion in the hallway… man those police were quick! Wait, not the police. We went to check the peep hole when the person began trying to break down our front door again. Watson continued to bark his face off and stood by the door protecting his family.
The police arrived at this time, and apparently this person told officers we were harassing him. I’ve never seen this person before which made it clear to me that he was operating under some kind of delusion…a very dangerous one. He did some serious damage to a neighbor’s patio and we learned he has been harassing someone in our building for almost six months.
Needless to say, we are not feeling very secure until we know the plan for this individual. We’ve since learned that he actually lives on our floor (which is how he got in the building) and has had the police called on him six times in four months.
We do, however, feel a little safer because of our old man dog Watson. As most of you know Watson is old… we got him from a shelter almost 3 years ago and they believed he was 7. He is pretty lazy, going blind (poor guy), and is 60 pounds of love. This guy routinely takes Cheerios out of toddlers’ hands without using his teeth, and loves nothing more than to cuddle with every foster child we have. If it’s not already clear, he’s a gentle old soul.
This old soul is the inspiration for our sale. When I witnessed him turn into this machine of protectiveness and bravery I knew he deserved something special. He was clearly terrified during the whole ordeal but he mustered up his most menacing bark and positioned himself between my family and the door.
Fact: Dogs are amazing and life is so much better with one by your side. That is why 90% of the proceeds for this sale will be going to Pets For Patriots, a non-profit that helps veterans adopt homeless dogs and cats.
The other 10% will go toward getting Watson something special to remind him how we appreciate his unconditional loyalty to our family.
No coupon codes necessary… all items on sale are marked “Sale” and have their old price crossed out with the new price underlined. Check out our full store to see what sale items you can take advantage of. Thank you for helping to support Pets For Patriots and Watson.