My neighbours were heading out again today for the full day, leaving their Bennie inside their rig. And he was already letting everyone know in no uncertain terms that he was NOT happy being left behind. The Owner was outside waiting for his friends and had my Bennie in his arms. He casually mentioned that he hoped his Bennie didn’t bother me while they were gone as he figured he settled down.
Well being the totally honest person that I am and feeling this was an opportunity to perhaps get some peace today I did tell him (very kindly) that his Bennie did bark constantly the entire time they were away. He felt terrible but really what was he going to do ? Cancel his golf game ? Even “I” wouldn’t expect that. I suggested to him, if he was comfortable with this, to leave his Bennie outside by my rig as I was hoping to just hang around the site for the day. I assured him if it didn’t work I would simply put Bennie (his) back in their rig. He was very receptive to that.
There hasn’t been a peep out of his sweet little dog since the Owner left (about 2 hours now). Everybody (especially me !!) is very content.