vs. an article titled, “Desperately Seeking Silence” published by vetSTREET. I feel like Tessie when the last apartment community we lived at in Oklahoma threatened to evict us, because she was barking too much and causing neighbors to lose sleep.
Barking is a normal behavior and one way that dogs communicate with us and with each other. Why do dogs bark? For lots of reasons: to gain attention, to make contact, in play, in greeting, and as a warning. In addition, many dogs bark when they are anxious, frustrated, or distressed. Increased barking or other attention-seeking behaviors could also mean the dog is in pain or not feeling well. Before you assume a behavioral issue, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to rule out medical issues – especially for a normally quiet dog who suddenly starts barking or seeming more agitated than normal.
~ HealthyPet – Winter 2014
(1) Seattle is a big city. They still have Kmart’s, but where are all the restaurants from places we’ve lived? I miss our favorite fast food restaurants like Der Wienerschnitzel (1 in Everett, WA), Filiberto’s (Arizona), In-N-Out (AZ, CA, NV, TX, & UT), Tacos Don Nacho (Oklahoma), and The Hat (California). My husband can’t find beef ribs like Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que (AZ, CA, & NV), and he misses his favorite steak restaurants like Longhorn Steakhouse (Oklahoma), Saltgrass Steak House (CO, LA, NV, OK, & TX), and Steer ‘N Stein (California). I miss my Pad Thai at Pei Wei (In 25 states but not WA). And, what about some really good Italian restaurants like Johnny Carino’s (1 in Skagit Valley, WA), Vince’s Spaghetti (California), and Zio’s Italian Kitchen (CO, KS, MO, NM, OK, & TX).
(2) I’m so tired of small and/or family owned companies. Why do people think they have to micro-manage other people? I’m not in Kindergarten anymore! I don’t know if it’s just Seattle, the economy, or a presidential election year, but trying to find a permanent job w/benefits is like pulling teeth.
(3) Why do people have to be in such a doggone hurry & rude, too? Is that just a West Coast thing?
(4) You know what they say, “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.” Well, it is green in Washington, but I gave up a really good job in Oklahoma to move here. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Our granddaughter is 6 going on 21, and we wanted her to get to know us (& vice versa). Little did we know it was going to be such a bad luck move (breaking my ankle) and an expensive one, too.
I’ve been taking the Blogging 201 course, and our Day 10 assignment is to create a poll or survey. This is a great course to learn how to fine-tune your blog. So, don’t worry about hurting my feelings if you vote for me instead of Tessie. Haha! And, a big thank you to all who read this blog post. 🙂