So we have some new neighbors, at last filling one of the two vacant apartments in our building, and they have a stupid little dog that really needs to shut the eff up. I'm walking to our door from the parking space and the thing pipes up and starts barking at me, and I totally freak out because even though I know they have a dog, it's started barking from the open window two feet from me and I had no idea. And now I'm inside and it still hasn't stopped.
It's not a yappy dog. It's small, but it's just big enough to have an actual bark. Our other annoying neighbors have a dog, too, but it's miraculously quiet. I only ever see it when they walk it, and I don't know that I've ever heard it. This awful new thing, I have heard walking by their window before, albeit in less startling doses. You know it is bad news when you first learn that a neighbor owns a dog through your sense of sound and not your sense of sight. I am continuing to hear it now. I am rapidly forming an opinion that this mutt should die sooner rather than later.