i HATE the sound of barking dogs
Hate it, hate it, hate it. I have cats. They are very quiet. Lest you think I'm anti-dog, I'm not. I like dogs just fine, I just don't own any. For instance, I just finished babysitting three dogs for my co-worker who went out of town (actually, I didn't babysit them...I just fed them twice a day and let one of the slobber all over me). Later this month I'll be housesitting my friends' house and their two dogs for a few days. I had a dog of my own all through my growing-up years. So yeah, I like dogs just fine.
But I can't stand it when dogs bark constantly
. This used to be a very quiet little condo complex, but recently several new families have moved in and it seems they all have dogs—small yippy dogs who are shut inside their house all day with the windows open so that all of us who are home all day long and like to have our sliding-glass doors open to the sounds of nature instead hear the sounds of yippy dogs.
All. Damn. Day.