Several minutes ago, Bogar the beagle went off like an air raid siren. He's been whiny all day long (he misses Kate), but he lit off with a howl that could cure deerskin, flew to the door, and started barking like a madbeagle. I go to get him and found someone waiting on the doorstep. I restrain the dog and open the door. It's a Witness, handing out flyers to their temple's Easter services. Bogar busts loose with a howl like his nonexistent nuts are being pulled off with pliers, and rushes the door. Deafened, the Witness goes her way and I get the door closed ahead of the surface-to-air beagle.
My ears are still ringing, but the Witness went away. Do I discipline the dog, or give him a pound of doggy treats?