At least she starts out standing on guard for us...the truth is that running a one dog neighborhood watch demands a lot of Gracie's time and energy.
Eventually, it wears her out. So the alert stand has to eventually give way to a slightly more relaxed stance.
On the other hand, she is watching.
Please note that Jenny is just trying to catch a nap in some of the sunbeams. Left to Jenny, we would have no one vigilantly watching out the window.
Lil is even worse.
Instead of even being near the window at all, she is siting on the floor near my feet - sounds very faithful but she's going to be the last to know, except for maybe me, when villainous invaders storm the house. Gracie is the best hope we have for sounding an alarm.