Dr. Daisy: Hello, George! I'm so glad you've made yourself comfortable on my therapy couch while you waited for me to start your first official Barkaholic Counseling session. As your trusted Barkaholic Counselor of Blogville, I must say that I am impressed that you completed your first step towards a bark free life: admitting you have a problem.
The clock is ticking so let's get started, shall we?
Dr. Daisy: Now, George, when did you first realize that you were addicted to barking?
George: The first time I heard an accordion play!
George: Not at the moment!
Dr. Daisy: Do you think you have to bark in order to protect your turf or your humans?
George: Might do that when I get older but not right now!
Dr. Daisy: Is barking affecting your reputation?
George: When folks and furiends watch the above video of me singing an Irish tune they will think I have a very fine reputation indeed. I am a world-class singer, you'll see!
Dr. Daisy: Have you ever felt remorse after barking?
George: No! Why would I?
Dr. Daisy: Have you been sent to the dog house as a result of your barking? How did that make you feel?
George: Dog house? I live in the house!! My house is my dog house ; )
Dr. Daisy: Do you feel most comfortable with other barkaholics than with non-barkers?
George: We are not a barking breed as such so only non-barkers love to spend time with me!
Dr. Daisy: Do you crave barking at a definite time daily? When?
George: No, well, sometimes if the other dogs won’t play with me.
Dr. Daisy: Have your humans recommended any no-bark products to help you kick the habit?
George: No, but all they have to do is stop playing that damn accordion music!
Dr. Daisy: Have your loved ones ever organized a barking intervention in your behalf? If so, what was the result?
George: Not as yet.
Dr. Daisy: Do you bark to escape from boredom?
George: That would be telling but when my humans are out its up to me to do what I please, right?
Dr. Daisy: Do you bark alone? Or do you have barking buddies?
George: The dog next door barks sometimes but I’m not interested in what she’s taking about!
Dr. Daisy: Our session is over already? My goodness, time sure does fly when you're having fun, doesn't it, George?
Fur goodness sakes, George! Wake up! That pillow was meant to be decorative NOT for sleeping! No pillows will be on the couch at our next appointment, okay?