I’ll bet the neighbors are constantly listening for Betsy’s signal. Then they call all of their friends to spread the news that Tom has left his house. I’ll bet they all quit their jobs so they can stay home all day listening for Betsy to sound the alarm when Tom leaves his house. Those nosy neighbors!
He probably parks his car around back, corvette. What I don’t understand is why he cares if the neighborhood knows when he leaves his house. Is he sneaking around or something? Does the neighborhood even care when he comes and goes?
I must say, the neighbours at the back of us at our old house had two golden retrievers who were outside all the time, night and day, and they would bark at all hours. It was a real nuisance, because the master bedroom and my daughter’s bedroom were both at the back of the house, so we’d be woke up through the night, my daughter would wake up during her naps, etc. So I do understand Tom’s frustration. Some people think that putting their dog(s) out in the backyard is as good as walking them, and leave them out all day while they work or just any time they don’t want to deal with them.
“Bestfriend” is NOT A WORD, stupid people such as Marissa. It could be if emphasis were put on “best” and only “best.” But it’s not.
Anyway, I can relate to Tom; my neighbors have a similar sort of dog. But I can’t relate to Tom’s general dickery.
hellababe, I could understand Tom’s problem if the dogs barked all day and night, but if they just bark when he leaves the house, the hell is his problem? It’s actually a good thing–he’ll know if someone’s prowling around his house because the dogs will bark. He’s just a dick who inexplicably is FB friends with a neighbor he hates.