Does that sweet, innocent face look like she could be a criminal? No way! Berwick, our 3 year old German shepherd has had a brush with the law, in spite of her loveable face. Our neighbor called the police to complain about too much barking. We were pretty shocked. He had never mentioned it to us, so to have the police show up to give us notice that our dog barks too much, floored us.
But we've gone into action! Berwick has taken a vow of silence, or rather, we took it for her. She loves to sit at our gate and bark at passersby, especially those with 4 feet, and most especially, the postman, but I've told her she's got to find a new hobby. It wouldn't be the end of the world if we were arrested for Christ's sake, persecuted for the gospel, and that sort of thing, but to get fined for having a dog bark too much?!?!? Unthinkable!