I don't think I've told you about my dog Sammy. He's a little slow.
Every now and then I bump something or say something to myself and he runs out the door barking at the noise I've made. Sometimes I will walk into another room and make a noise and he barks at me, I think because he thinks I'm an intruder. So I've taken to yelling, "It's only me!" after I make a sound. But I imagine that if you were outside of our house, patiently and quietly waiting, after awhile, you would hear some walking, me bumping into something, Sammy start barking, and me yelling "It's only me!" The thought that you might someday hear that is one of the only reasons I still do it.
2 years ago