Last one is good too. But I think you made the right choice in your first post. Love how they are looking in opposite directions.
I'm a dog lover as well. I had some disturbing news from the neighbor across the road from me. He came home from work at 2 am the other morning and didn't hear anything from his 2 dogs tied out behind the house (I don't like the fact that dogs get tied out, and definitely not after this.) He found both of his dogs shredded. The Lab mix was opened up from the neck to its hind end and it's guts were laying out on the ground. The hound was in bad shape in the back end and could only attempt to pull itself along with it's front paws. They were both still alive and he had to put them down, crying like a baby as he said when he did it.
The game commission here in PA insists that there are no more natural mountain lions here since the late 1800's. My neighbor said I can call him an idiot, moron, stupid, or whatever I want, but he found a print in the dirt that looks like a BIG cat to him.
My dog likes to get tied out in the backyard in the evenings instead of laying around the house. I would bring her in for bedtime, but would often put her out just for the evening. I won't be doing that anymore.
We have coyotes, bear, and some bobcat. Coyotes certainly would attack, but I think coyotes would have eaten the dogs. I don't think a bobcat would attack a dog, tied up or otherwise. A bear could certainly open up a dog cleanly and completely with a single swipe, but a bear never would have approached the dogs. Makes me wonder as there are plenty of reports of mountain lion (cougar, puma, panther, all the same) around here, but the game commission still insists there are NO cougar in Pennsylvania.