Text from Dog: To bark or not to bark

Text from Dog: Is Tucker barking *at* something or is he just barking because he’s Tucker. Me: Your guess is as good as mine. Dog: I need to know whether it’s worth it to get up and bark too.

It always starts with one dog. Usually Tucker. He heard something, might have heard something, saw something, might have seen something, smelled something, might have smelled something, or just plain thinks there’s something. 

And it is written in the Doggy Codex™ that under any of those circumstances, one must bark. It’s right there in section 5, subsection 4, paragraph 3, under Bark, When To.

But Lilah has a different interpretation of The Codex, and she believes one should bark only when it is necessary, i.e., when there actually is a thing worthy of barkage.

I tend to side with Lilah.

But Tucker’s a traditionalist, and Jasper tends to side with him. Usually in these cases, the two boys make enough noise for the three dogs (or more, depending on factors like proximity, whether a human is taking a nap, or if it’s possibly a fox). Most often, Lilah will join her brothers physically, but will save her vocal contribution for the real deal.

Life with dogs: it can be loud. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Are your pets noisy?

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3 Comments on "Text from Dog: To bark or not to bark"

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  1. Jan says:

    I know my dogs have frightened off myriad invaders. If I wanted quiet i would have Guinea pigs.

  2. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    sew ewe dawgs…..guess ya dinna ASK de CATZ if itz waz oh kay…bout thiz barkin thing…..did ya ~~~

    🙂 ♥♥

  3. It like like “pick your battles?” I admit my two cats can be very … vocal when they want to be … they don’t need excuses!

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