rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


The two dogs who live on the other side of my back fence, and sometimes their neighbor dog, have been barking for well over two hours. I've looked out there with a flashlight but seen nothing that could be setting them off. Perhaps they are predicting an imminent disaster, but if so my feral cats have failed to sense it, and it seems very unlikely that dogs would be more sensitive to such things than cats. I don't think the owners are home. Maybe the dogs just disapprove of being left home alone, though they've been left alone before with far less fuss ensuing.

If only it had been a cool day and had become a chilly night I could just close my windows, but it heated up quite a bit today and isn't going to cool off until night is mostly over, so I'm stuck with hearing that racket all night, or at least until the owners come home and shut them up. Where are those skunks when I need them? You'd think they could expend a little bit of their spray on some noisy dogs, after all the tasty cat food they've gotten from me.

But in the meantime I suppose I can turn the television up louder so it drowns out the barking. Or maybe I'll get into the vodka and get drunk enough to go out and bark along with them. Just my luck as soon as I start to enjoy it the owners will come home and halt the fun, or somebody will call the cops and I'll get arrested for disturbing the absent peace. That would really screw up my shopping trip tomorrow. I guess I'll just stick to turning the television up.

And it's usually so quiet here.

  • Reset Forty-Four, Day Eighteen

    The most (well, only) interesting thing to happen Thursday was a visit from a raven. It perched atop a utility pole across the bike path from my back…

  • Reset Forty-Four, Day Seventeen

    Wednesday afternoon I heard the mockingbird somewhere near my back yard, though not for long. Someone started a machine, probably a leaf blower, on…

  • Reset Forty-Four, Day Sixteen

    Tuesday was unmemorable, which means like pretty much every day anymore. I spent a lot of time reading and watching music videos, and made a sandwich…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.