Barking Mad

[Hey, You!] Man's best friend could use one of his own right about now

Bob Aul


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You're the neighbor who keeps your poor dog on a small patio all day while you go to work (or wherever else you go for hours at a time). Your dog is lonely. It barks all day—ALL DAY. I know other neighbors have complained—but it's not the dog's fault; it's yours. You're an irresponsible pet owner who is neglecting a sweet animal who depends on you. And it's really pissing everybody off for multiple reasons. Contact a doggie day care, or I'm going to call animal-protection services.

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Yes, first put a note on their door then if that does not work, definitely notify animal protection services. Poor dog.

fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

Perhaps the owner should be confined to a small space with nothing to do and no one to talk to for a few hours. It might convince them to change their neglectful ways.