I am not “poetic” as you will probably realise when you read my “ditty” below. I wrote it last year and dedicated it to our friends who are plagued by barking dogs. Their neighbor’s dog is particularly tiresome because it barks continuously. In fact, it was such a nuisance last summer our friends were at their wits-end, especially when it was hot, and they were unable to open their windows due to the excessive noise levels.
The owners go to work in the morning and leave the dog outside; it barks all day. When they return in the evening, they feed the dog and it is left outside to bark all night.
I feel so sorry for the poor dog as it is just seeking attention because it is lonely. It really begs the question as to why some people have a dog (as a pet) if they are just going to ignore it.
There are about 20 dogs in close proximity to where they live, some are often left to prowl the streets even though they are quite vicious. One of these dogs attacked a pushchair with a young child in it! Fortunately the child was OK due to the quick reactions of the parents however, its next victim may not be so lucky. There must be laws to deal with nuisance dogs, but if there are, they are certainly not enforced.
Piglet’s Dog’s Ditty
Our neighbor’s dog barks constantly
Driving us close to insanity.
Barking ALL day and barking ALL night
Oh, how we just long for some PEACE and QUIET!
Sleepless nights plotting revenge and more
Tossing and turning it’s just the last straw!!
WOOF, woof, WOOF we are at our wits end!
That wretched DOG’s driving us round the bend
A prayer to GOD as dawn is nearing…
Ssssh…. listen! silence…we hear ourselves CHEERING!!
Our dog neighbour … wishes us a cheery *“Tarde”
But what can we say?….except bite our tongues hard!!
*Portuguese for afternoon
Are you plagued by barking or vicious dogs left to prowl the neighborhood? Please share your thoughts…or even your own dogs “ditty”
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