... in the rear guard position we have BUG, who (as you can tell by the formidable right front paw and the deadly look on her face) is the latest in a line of six toed mercenaries
...and BACKUP cat
(because redundancy is a good thing when security systems are designed)
The current guards on duty include:
...and then there was Nick, our Elk hound (likely the best dog I'll ever have) who's, no doubt, chasing white-tail deer all over heaven.
Butter (shown here in his deceptive possum pose)
.... and his fuzzy litter mate Billy
Brute... another six toed eating..... (err, I mean) killing machine.
All of whom have gone on to a 10th life.
In addition to the usual considerations that are, unfortunately, a 'must' in the world today, even out where we live, our security has long been assured by a large, evolving cadre' of highly trained & motivated killers including.....
...our Great Pyrnees who, IF his bite was as big as his BARK and he didn't have the I.Q. of a turnip, really could eat the tires off of a UPS truck.
And FINALLY there's BOB
Blue Cat who had 6 or 7 deadly claws on each foot (and whose name requires a face to face explaination)