Over the last several years, our urban neighborhood has seen a dramatic increase in its canine population. When our neighbors aren’t out walking their pooches, they’re loading them into the car or SUV for trips to the groomer, the vet, the trainer or the dog park. New dog owners learn immediately that their pets get dirty, muddy and shed lots of hair. Plus, they have claws that can rip, snag and tear carpet and upholstery.
OK, so BarkOff is not new. It’s been featured on our website for almost six months. But after another sleepless night, I think it should be introduced to our next door neighbors. They recently adopted a shelter dog (Yay!). It’s been barking all night every night, keeping me awake and cranky (Boo!). Don’t get me wrong, because I love dogs and I want every pooch to have a loving home.
A trip downtown on the bus today got me thinking about BarkOff and how I so wish I could use it on other annoying noises… like the guy who plopped down in the seat next to me, whipped out his cell phone, then proceeded to give some friend a play-by-play of the entire bus ride. I spent the rest of the trip composing a “Top 10 Annoying Noises List”:
Hum of fluorescent lights.
Crazy Frog ringtone at table next to mine in restaurant.
Dentist drill, even if it’s being used on someone else.
Snoring spouse, when I can’t get to sleep.
All Ford commercials with Toby Keith.
Car alarm, just as I’m drifting off to sleep.
Gas-powered leaf blowers at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning.
Driving to the lake with two Styrofoam coolers rubbing together, just out of reach.
Toe-nail clipping in the next cubicle at work.
Wouldn’t it be great to tell the world to STFU, occasionally?
What would YOU like to do with BarkOff?
If you love your dog, but hate constant barking, BarkOff may be the solution you’re looking for. Even if I can get the pooch silenced, I’ll still be waiting for someone to invent NagOff for annoying spouses. Maybe then I’ll finally experience some peace and quiet.
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