There are a lot of dogs in the new neighborhood. In fact, so many, that ours have gotten bored and seldom respond to the Nightly Bark any more. There's one or two really high-pitched dogs that will bring the Bassets out quickly -- one of them is so shrill it sounds like it's been injured, and I react to that too.
It's kind of nice having the quiet dogs in the neighborhood.
This afternoon, though, Kent came home and grabbed Alyria and took her around the block, where a neighbor had their housepet staked out front.