We have two dogs, and aside from all the joy and exercise they give us, there are days where I am tempted to send them to boarding school or day camp.
When the terrier sees something so innocuous, such as a dragonfly flitting across the yard, he will send out grunts of frustration and piercing barks. You’re invading my space, is the message he broadcasts.
That grunting and barking, in turn, will get the little meek and mild mini dachshund into a barking frenzy of her own. Put two barking and grunting dogs together, and you might see how that vexes my spirit.
We are appreciative of rainy days, for those are the days that they put aside the hyperactivity, find a quiet spot, and nap. It must be something with the barometric pressure or the sound of the raindrops on the roof that changes them into “rain mode,” and just as music will calm them, so does falling rain.
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