Wednesday, March 9, 2011

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!-David Starr Jordan

Our neighbors have 5 dogs. FIVE DOGS! Five either Beagle or part Beagle mixes (seriously a Beagle, a Puggle, then those two had three puppies). Now I don't know how familiar you are with Beagles and their ilk but they bark A LOT!

We're animal people so we try to be tolerant. Also we're renters so we want to be on good terms with the neighbors. Buuuuuuuut it's fairly annoying. Luckily the bedrooms are on the other side of the house so they don't keep us awake.

Our dogs don't bark much. Mostly only if someone rings the doorbell or tries to deliver a package. However....

We can't be all, "Our dogs are better than your dogs" because Sammy....Sammy Sammy Sammy. Sammy likes to go up to the fence and taunt the neighbors dogs. They go crazy all five of them barking like an axe wielding maniac has breached the perimeter and plans to turn the whole family in to kindling while Sammy stands there remaining quiet the whole time with a big ole doggy grin on her face.

I've always said Sammy it pretty much the stupidest dog in the history of stupid dogs. But I'm beginning to think she's got a sneaky kind of cunning to her.

Bad dog Sammy!


adrielleroyale said...

LMAO Animals are so funny! Except when they won't shut up... Hope it gets better for ya soon! :)

Roses said...

"I'm not doing anything. Mom. I'm just standing here." -Sammy

Dani said...

Cue old school Beastie Boys "She's crafty!"

Oh yes I did!

Unconcentrated Dreamer said...

I LOLed when I read this because I know your pain...of both beagle neighbors and owning mischievous dog. I love the way you described the hypothetical scene of the axe wielding maniac. Thank you for the smile.

Dani said...

Hey thanks! I was really pleased with that description. I'm really hard on myself but every once in a while I write a line or two that actually seems good even to me. If I can make myself giggle I figure that's a good sign lol.