March 17th 2009 4:31 pm
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Ok, what is with those Crazy Barking Dogs???? The ones who live right next to the Nature Preserve? You know the ones I'm talkin' about... The spinning top Jack Russell, the stoic and silent chocolate Lab and black Lab. I passed them by twice on Sunday with no big problem on my walk with the Mom and the Dad.
Yesterday was a different story. Yesterday they were joined by some Instigators! Two little barkin' dogs had joined the two Labs in their yard. NOW the Labs weren't stoic and silent... they were CRAZED! Bark! Bark! Bark! Bark! Bark! Bark! Normally, I don't let this kind of thing bother me. The Mom says "you're ok, Dixie, you're ok" and I usually am. But yesterday those crazy barkers almost got me BIT!
I had met up earlier with a yellow Lab-mix on the path by the duck pond. Sniff. Sniff. Wag. Wag. No problemo. But then, as I was passing by the Nutso House of Barking Canines, the Lab-mix decides to buy into the whole "pack mentality" thing. Suddenly she figures that, even though we met earlier and were fine, if the other dogs are barking at me there must be a problem with me. I go in for a friendly sniff and she turns into CUJO!!!!! Full mohawk of hair rising all the way down her back, fangs snapping, growling, mean scary bark... WHOA!!!! I'm the same dog you meet 15 minutes ago. I haven't changed! Don't listen to those other dogs! Don't fall for the Pack Mentality!