a few weeks ago, my neighbors put a bold black and orange sign next to their front door bearing this statement.

a couple of days after that, i saw one of them in the yard with the tiniest, cutest little black and white puppy ever. awww.

now this ferocious guard dog seems to spend about 50% of his time stationed somewhere within easy earshot of my living room, whining.

is it normal for puppies to whine constantly? given that there are at least five people living in that house, i can’t imagine that he suffers from a lack of attention.