Happy New Year to everyone! The Roundup is back from holiday break, and I wish you a quiet, peaceful New Year. If you're looking for a resolution at this late date, here's one:
Read Alexandra Semyonova's book, The 100 Silliest Things People Say About Dogs. She doesn't talk at great length about barking, but she dispels a lot of doggie myths. Such as the one about dogs being descended from wolves. Didn't happen. Likewise, the one about human-canine relationships being an ongoing struggle to establish dominance.
And now, the news...
Ohio man arrested for barking at police dog
Excerpt: A 22-year-old Ohio man was arrested after authorities say he barked at a police dog during a traffic stop.
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Owners to blame for barking dogs
Excerpt: I'm writing this letter about the barking dog problem the people on South Hickory Street are having.
I have lived at the Mid-Rise for almost two years and I know for a fact that many people have written letters to the mayor, called the police and complained about four dogs that bark constantly. We have received many excuses why nothing is being done, but we are citizens and have rights, too. The dogs in Mount Carmel seem to have more rights than the people.
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The Department of Shameless Self-Promotion. Have you resolved to be more vocal about unnecessary barking? Start your campaign with the clothing and bumper stickers at the QuietBarkingDogs store.