Titan went into a fit of frenzy at 6:30 this morning, and I wondered aloud (though David claims not to remember this) whether he was barking at a bear. Sure enough our neighbors report that one of the local ursine population had been grazing in their garden and that Titan was responsible for saving their carrots.
Around 10:00 this evening he went off again, and David headed out to investigate after five minutes of uninterrupted ruckus. No bear in sight, but Titan was staring and barking intently down our other neighbor's driveway while the goats hid in the VW. When Morsel heard David at the gate he jumped out of the van to say hello which agitated Titan so much that he tried to push his little buddy back to safety. This dog continues to amuse and amaze us with his sweet personality and his strong instincts.