This week he was dobbed in to Dog Control as a nuisance barker. There is no strict definition for nuisance barking, in terms of number and duration of barks, but, apparently, someone considers six or seven barks a day a nuisance. I do not which someone complained. However, I do sympathise with the complainant because Jack has a piercing bark. Yet, surely, a dog is entitled to some free speech. Or should be 🙂 ! And when it comes to noise, I admire the attitude of one neighbour who says,” I like hearing Jack bark. If I can hear him bark, I know I am alive.”
That’s the spirit.
Only, because I believe in good neighbourlines, Jack has to be very good and very silent for awhile. I guess that means I must find another way to help my neighbour know she is alive. Cookies, perhaps?
Questions: Why do we say “a proper nuisance”? Is there “an improper nuisance” ?