The dog has decided that our friend Jeff who is staying with us is a mortal threat to her life, and the only thing that will keep her safe is to bark at random intervals.
After one of her wordless, hectoring tirades threatens to end my sanity, I finally lose patience and run into the room, clapping like mad. This seems to disturb her enough that she forgets what she's doing and stops barking.
When I come out Katie looks up and mildly says, "It sounded like you were applauding her barks."
One year ago today: (Not) Going My Way
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Three years ago today: Stars Don't Care
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