|"Bark softly and carry a big stick!"|
What's wrong with this picture? Well, have you EVER heard a dachshund bark softly?? Neither have I! They just have so many things to "comment" on, don't they? Duke and Shadow, the two fur children in our family, do bark often--simply because they think they have good reason for doing so.
Duke sounds like ten dogs if perchance someone rings the doorbell or knocks on the door. When Clark, to tease Duke, knocks on the wall RIGHT IN FRONT OF DUKE, that dawg has to go into a frenzy of barking! He also barks if a molecule of dust floats by in front of his nose, too. Therefore, anything in between a doorbell or a dust molecule would be fair game to be barked at, in Duke's estimation.
Shadow, on the other hand, also barks at lots of invisible/noiseless things, but goes absolutely nuts when Holly runs the vacuum cleaner. Oh, how he hates that thing, and I saw something recently that fits him to a "T" in regard to his feelings about it:
Dachshunds--ya gotta love 'em!