Sunday, July 29, 2012

That's ruff

My next-door neighbor has a dog, and a big one at that.  The dog barks a lot.  Not at night, but I hear him when I go out and come in during the day.  It sounds to me like the dog is bored and/or lonely, hence the big reaction at vague sounds in the hallway.  A dog is something I'd like to get one of these days, but I'd want them to keep themselves amused while I'm not there.  Although probably not to the extent where they turn into a cat.


susan said...

This is a very dog friendly town as evidenced by the numbers of them we see (and often get to pat) in the park. Since dogs are allowed in this building a surprising number of them move in every year with the students. I really never did witness that before.

I've thought more than once about having another dog but it's still true that most apartment buildings won't allow them. It's also true they aren't very good at amusing themselves when they're left alone.

Ben said...

Landlords do tend to be leery of having pets in their building. You can usually get away with keeping fish, but they're high-maintenance in their own way.

Dogs are social, pack animals, and I like that about them even though I'm the opposite. It does present challenges. In any case, I'm glad to hear Halifax is a dog friendly town. It's a good sign.