Friday, February 15, 2013

This Week's Barking News Roundup - 02/15/13

Happy Day After Valentine's Day! My Day After started bright -n- early during the 3 a.m. hour. 

Special shout-out to those thoughtless neighbors who left their bellowing hounds out to awaken the whole neighborhood. How, pray tell, do you manage to sleep through the noise? Because we sure can't!

And, now, without any further ado, let's get to our weekly dose of barking idiocy...

Council asks owner to quiet barking dogs

Excerpt: [A neighbor] said the barking isn’t every day and isn’t all of the time, but he said he’d heard the dogs bark for 14 hours straight.

“We’re just asking for respect,” said another neighbor. “They bark constantly.”

To which I say: Sorry, neighbors, but expecting respect from officialdom and the dogs' owner is a vain hope. Because there's nothing more important than allowing dogs to pump their non-stop barking noise pollution into your homes.

Barking dogs annoy neighbors

Excerpt: I hope you can help me. We have a neighbor who raises beagles. I’ve called the authorities for the past three years about their barking. Apparently they don’t care.

Tip: This story is followed by the usual excuses from an animal non-control officer. And it's open for comments. Follow the above link to share yours.

In conclusion, I'd like to share my recent experience at the library:

I was bicycling across the parking lot and aiming toward the bike rack when a nasty-barking German Shepherd mix took umbrage to my presence. It was in the back of a pickup and didn't appear to be tied up. It also did the nasty barking thing at several people walking near -- but not next to -- the truck.

So, I locked my bike to the rack and went into the library. Told the front desk about the nasty-barker and the lady said she'd mention it to the security guard.

Well, I spotted the guard and I told him about the dog. Another patron pointed out the owner.

Guard went over and spoke to him, he wasn't happy about being told to restrain the dog, so he went outside and got in his truck and left.

Here's the good part: The guard came over and thanked me.

Why? Because dogs are not to be unattended on library property. I said that if the dog got out of the truck and attacked somebody, it would be Pima County's problem.*

He agreed.


*The ultimate liability for a dog attack would rest with us, the taxpayers of Pima County, Arizona.

1 comment:

  1. "Council asks owner to quiet barking dogs"

    can you imagine substituting another CRIME in that sentence?

    Council asks driver to stop driving under the influence.
    Council asks husband to stop beating wife.
    Council asks homeowner to shut down meth lab.
    Council asks priest to stop diddling little boys.