Point-Counterpoint: Arfy Should Stop Barking Her Fool Head Off Every Time a Bird Flies By

A pro/con dialogue, featuring diverse points of view.

Resolved: Arfy Should Stop Barking Her Fool Head Off Every Time a Bird Flies By

PRO

Nigel T. Hansen, Beagle Mix

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It is my position, and has long been my position, that unnecessary barking is not only a nuisance, but a long-term negative factor in humanity’s estimation of our own risk assessment.

I’m missing a leg. I know about risk. Barking should be used sparingly.

Sharing a home with a dog that barks, incessantly and in piercing staccato, for no reason, whatsoever, is a grievous existence.

To wit: Whenever a UPS deliverer drives by, she explodes in barking. When a motorcycle zips by, she explodes in barking. When a dog or human is known to be passing our home on the sidewalk, she explodes, again, in barking. To date, no UPS drivers; no motorcyclists; no pedestrians have attacked our home.

And if so much as a lone bird – a mere bird! – alights into the sky, and “Arfy” is aware of it… more barking.

It is inefficacious. It is founded in illogic.

It is simply out of control.

 – Nigel “The Nige” Hansen

 

CON

Arfy Hansen, Chihuahua/Terrier/Baby Bat mix

IMG_0914It’s just not fair to say it’s out of control and I also ooh what is that grrr rrr grrr…

That lady down the street is starting her car, and I’m fine withgrrrgrrr..

…gr.

Makes me so mad I just… but I’m not… but the anger… but

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– Arfy

P.S. – Grr.

 

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