Monday, June 15, 2009

Going Barking Mad

We have a street very close to my house, which is not so affectionately called “Bark Lane” We call it this because every single home on this street has a dog, and every dog barks very loudly. When someone unknown or strange or interesting walks down the street, a chain reaction is started. Starting at one end of the street, a cascade a barking ensues, and before long the entire street in one big barking chorus of dogs. There something interesting about how the bark of one dog sets off the bark of another and another etc. Luckily, I don’t actually live on this street. But I can imagine it must be terribly frustrating when you’re trying to sleep or looking for peace and quiet. Dogs are amazing: I love them to bits. But when they start barking like mad it can drive you barking mad.