Squid, a Weimaraner-Pointer mix, was adopted by Tina Fuller after having been chained up outside for three years by his former owner. Early Tuesday morning, Squid uncharacteristically woke Fuller up and started growling. It turns out that two men were prowling around their garage. Police were called and one of the suspects was arrested. Read more from the Boulder Daily Camera:
Tina Fuller adopted 3-year-old Squid, a weimaraner-pointer mix, in February after he was rescued from a farm in Kansas where he was left chained up outside.
Last week, Squid repaid the favor.
Squid’s vigilance at Fuller’s house in the 1300 block of Columbine Avenue in Boulder thwarted an attempted burglary, according to police, and led to the arrest of one of the suspects.
Fuller said Squid is typically a heavy sleeper, so it was a shock when the dog woke her up at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
"He was growling, and he usually sleeps like a log," she said.
At first, Fuller said she couldn’t see what was bothering him, but then she saw two men dressed in black, carrying bags and snooping around some cars in the garage. Fuller called police.
Police returned a case of CDs to Fuller, but she said the best thing about the suspect being caught was knowing Squid was the one who alerted everyone.
"I felt safe and protected," she said. "He’s paying attention, and he is there for us just as much as we are there for him."
Just a few months ago, she said, Squid was a different dog. When she adopted him from Farfel’s Farm on Pearl Street, he was timid.
"He had been chained up for three whole years," Fuller said. "His tail was always between his legs."
But since she brought Squid into the home she shares with her fiance, Marshall Sommers, he has become a loving member of her family.
Squid had a difficult start to life, but now he has a great life with in a new home. Click here for the full story and a news video. (Photo by Mark Leffingwell)