#Poetry – Barking Puppy

For dog lovers that might have a clue what to do. Can you save me cause I’m feeling blue.

My neighbours dog is small and yappy. He barks and barks I’m so not happy. In my apartment block of 84 I wish the owners would just shut the door.

I love the dogs in my pet friendly place. Most of them exist with oh such grace. Labs and Poodles, and cute Cavoodles, makes for a happy space.

Today I saw why puppy barks, he can see each dog as they go to the park. Is he jealous that they get out to play or just lonely cause mum and dad are away? 

BY DEE GRANT 2020

My friends dogs were suffering from separation anxiety and would bark when they weren’t home. They had complaints from neighbours and the council. They ended up hiring a pet psychologist who provided them with some great strategies. It really worked. They even had a dog cam that would alert them when the dogs were barking. Some tips were to not get too emotional with them when you first get home from work. Don’t ‘gee them up’. How can we help my neighbours pooch be more settled?

Idiom or Phrase Meaning

  • Gee them up – This has originated in the horse racing circles. To urge forward and faster. In Australia you could use it to say something like “I was just trying to gee you up”. Meaning you wanted to see just how excited they would get. Gee-up originated from the U.K around the early 1700’s but can be tracked back to the 1500’s to Henry Gee. This is also where we get the word gee-gee’s from which means horse racing. Not sure when they added the word them to the phrase.

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