One of my most important jobs is to guard the house. I do this from my station at the front door. Mom put a pillow there to catch her suncatchers, 'cause they fall down a lot, but this pillow is perfect for me, because hard-working dogs do not belong on the hard floor.
Baby helps me guard the house. We perch on the pillow and watch for all kinds of intruders, like squirrels, and dogs, and cats (there is a new grey cat in the neighborhood, and it comes on my porch all the time!) and people walking by, and leaves blowing on the grass, and the neighbors across the street. 'Cause Mom needs to know about all this stuff! Whenever I see something important, I bark once (unless it is that cat, and then I bark a lot), and if Mom says "Get 'em, Bailey" then I bark and bark and bark, until I scare them away. It is hard work, but I always scare them away! Except for the leaves - they don't listen to me very good.
I told you last time about how one of my important jobs is to check the trash, and make sure nothing important gets thrown away. I do that several times a day. Mom keeps most of the trashcans in cabinets, almost like she doesn't want me to do my job, but sometimes I can get my paws in there and get the cabinet open, so it's OK.
Another important job I have is to tell Mom whenever there is a barking dog on TV! She needs to pay attention to this stuff! Those could be bad dogs! Sometimes she tells me to get 'em, so I bark and bark and bark, and they go away.
Another one of my jobs is to clean the floor whenever Mom drops food on it. That is one of my favorite jobs!