Guarding both property and people is an important job, and for this adorable German Shepherd, his all day and night shift got the best of him. He proved that even the best guard dogs need sleep to be functional and useful in their jobs.
Anyone who pulled an all-nighter will feel groggy and sleepy during the day, and this pet proceeded to address his lack of sleep while on duty the next day.
This dog’s name is Choice, and his owner specifically told him to watch the property while he’s away. Of course, the good dog obeyed, but the combination of the warm sun and his activities the past night caught up with him.
This didn’t mean that Choice snoozed on purpose or endangered anyone he was guarding. He was just spent; you could say the pet could even argue that he was doing his duty with his eyes closed.
The canine’s senses were still working because he woke up on his own volition, sensing that someone watched him. He was prepared to check any intruders out, but then the pet saw his dad.
Uh-oh, he was caught red-handed; the poor doggo got busted by his owner sleeping on the job. That couldn’t be good on anyone’s book, and we could only imagine what Choice felt.
This furry animal managed to turn an awkward and potentially job-costing situation into a hilarious one, though. He just pasted a sheepish expression on his face and wagged his tail.
He got a little distracted there for a moment, dad, but he responded when you called. That’s the only saving grace we thought you had, Choice!
Well, that, plus a ton of people on the net who came to his defense. One even argued that Choice closed his eyes to give any intruder a false sense of security. That does make sense, so that’s another thing that played to the dog’s favor.
Photo and video credits to Ben Susana via YouTube