Will’s Thoughts About The Types Of Owners Who Think It Is Ok To Let Their Dogs Bark
A while back I wrote about irresponsible dog owners, those horse’s rear ends who leave their mutts barking outside for hours on end.
I really cannot fathom the depths of their IQ.
So, I decided to do a little digging into the ‘types’ of owners who believe it is okay to ruin everyone’s peace quiet with their dog’s barking (notice I didn’t say ‘class’, because they have none).
Part of what I found was not all that shocking, but what caught me totally off guard, are the huge numbers of well-to-do folks who let their mutant patio rats scream canine profanity for hour after hour, shattering the peace of the entire neighborhood. I sure don’t blame neighbors for wanting to stuff FiFi and Pepe next door into a cannon, then shoot them through their owner’s window, but it is not the animal’s fault. They say pets are a lot like children, so what kind of parent would leave their kids out on the patio screaming the ‘F’ word all day?
The animal(s) should not be put through ‘school’ to correct the obnoxious vocal assault on everything for miles around. The truth is, the behavioral modification that needs to happen, needs to happen to the owner, not to the dog. There are devices, such as ‘shock’ collars, that are used to discourage barking, but it’s unfair to inflict pain on the animal because of the owner’s ignorance and irresponsibly. However, I’d be willing to bet that if the owners had to wear a shock collar that went off every time their four-legged bark bag let loose with ear-shattering barking, there’d be a whole heap less barking going on. In fact, I firmly believe it should be a mandatory condition of dog ownership. And, the collar does not necessarily need to only be attached to their neck. I think authorities should be encouraged to be ‘anatomically creative’ to insure maximum effect.
In my imbecile investigation, I discovered that there are primarily two types of ‘problem’ dog owners, and remarkably, both types share similar owner characteristics. There’s the dirt poor, and then, there is the well off. I reckon that the middle-class is too busy working, which accounts for the much smaller numbers of doggie dolts among them. And, rarely will the self-centered, socially challenged jerks have just one pet that they neglect. It’s said that misery likes company, so on average, they have at least two. If they own dogs and cats, it’s double trouble for the neighbors. Not only will the dog drive them crazy with incessant barking, their cat uses other people’s flower beds and gardens as litter boxes. I guess this breed of owner thinks, “It’s unfair to leave little Coco alone all day, so I’ll get her a ‘friend’.” Seriously? How stupid can a person get? They obviously can’t, or won’t, take care of one, so why compound neglect under the guise of love?
For you folks who live outside of city limits, my heart sure goes out to you, because there’s little that can be done to help you deal with a neighbor’s barking dog. But, within city limits, there are noise bylaws that are being violated, and action will be taken if complaints are made. I encourage anyone suffering from constant canine noise pollution to report the violators to animal control officers, or the city’s bylaw department. You have rights. Stand up for them, and report the inconsiderate jerks and put an end to the obnoxious barking. Call your local bylaw office to report a putz, and let the city shut their mutts.
Will’s thoughts prove that everybody has opinions, but he has way more than he should. From dogs that won’t stop barking, to the antics of his spouse, ‘Crazy Lady’, Will’s Thoughts will make you smile.