Tuesday, April 5, 2011

George The Lad's First Barkaholic Counseling Session

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!

Dr. Daisy: Is barking making your humans and neighbors unhappy?

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?


  1. Oh Dr. Daisy this session was hysterical... ummm I MEAN... VERY THERAPUTIC. I can see (or hear) that the problem is not with George.. butt rather that... Damned Accordian!!! Once that instrument of torture is removed... life should be much easier fur him.
    I had NO idea that George had such a fangtastical Voice. Perfect fur an Irish Tune fur sure.
    You are the most wonderful Counselor ever!!!

  2. What a great counseling session Dr Daisy - I am noticing though that George doesn't seem to think he has a problem? Entirely understandable he would bark at an accordion - dreadful noise those things make.

  3. Love it! We are huge fans of mr georges blog, we love him!

  4. What a great counseling session! We love it!

  5. Awwwww!!! I can't wait to get home to hear lovely George sing!! I'm at work and can't view the clip!!!

    Amazing Dr Daisy you have one adorable sweet doggy there!! Yay!! Take care

  6. George, you'd fit right in with our beagles!

  7. Ah, such advances in Science today. They've already discovered a remedy for the barking dog. And also discovered another quick trick for putting a pooch to sleep.

    What will they think of next? Talking? I do so hope NOT! Think of the secrets they could tell!


  8. Hey Doc!
    Wow, that was quite a session. Obviously you wore George out. I'll be curious about your recommendations for him.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  9. lol!! George's mom here, very, very funny, he can be somewhat outspoken at times, made me laugh, Thank you Dr Daisy.
    "Mom its not funny she helping me over come my complete annoyance at accordion players"
    Sorry about that Dr Daisy she got her paws on the laptop first, it won't happen again
    See Yea Soon George xxx

  10. Hello All!
    It's me, Dr. Daisy, and I really don't know what to do about George the Lad after he pulled that SLEEPING STUNT! I wonder if he REALLY fell asleep to avoid making another therapy appointment or if I REALLY did wear him out with all of my therapy mumbo jumbo!
    If he is still asleep when I step back into my office I am going to be FURRious!

  11. P.S. I do recommend that George's pawrents put that darned accordion away. Just sayin'!

  12. Great therapy session! And George, you woofed some great answers to such probing questions. And I would have fallen asleep too, George. What pup wants to listen to a human tell them to stop barking?! :-> I say, be true to yourself and bark away at that accordion!

    Your video was great. You are a very talented woofer-singer indeed!


  13. What a great singer George is! I bark all the time to protect our house. Drives my people nuts!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  14. George, I too would fall sleep if I get asked so many questions! OH & I too would be very upset if I ever hear that kind of music. HEE HEE

  15. Very interesting session, Dr. Daisy. The Momster wants to know if you have ever heard of someone who deals with Mudaholics?

    Woos ~ Ciara

  16. We LOVE George's singing! We came running from all directions to listen to him!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  17. We love George's singing too. You sound pretty well rounded and not a problem at all. Have a nice nap!

  18. Awwwww George, beautiful talented amazing George!! Finally, me and Charlie have heard you singing!! You are amazing!! We love it and think you have a wonderful singing voice!!! Yay!!! We are in AWE!! *Applause, applause!*!

  19. OMG THAT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY! I LOVE GEORGE, he is a real prince...and YOU are genius!!!!! LOVE IT!!! Anita

  20. Don't ever stop. You have a lovely voice.


  21. Both of us enjoyed George's singing a whole lot. We don't think he needs therapy. Maybe a recording contract, but not therapy. Lola, however, thinks that Franklin could use some time on the couch. He doesn't bark too excessively, but he does bark. Shar Pei are not supposed to be barkers. Franklin seems to be in denial about that.

  22. Oh my word, hysterical
    Benny & Lily

  23. George, you don't have a problem!
    I just love your beautiful bark. I would love to bark at the moon with you, so romantic :)

  24. Dr. Daisy this could take a while BOL! Bone chance with the lad! Too funny :D


  25. we're 3 bark-a-holics here. we just enjoy a good ole bark. we love it. jay (the 4th pup) likes to bark some too. it makes us feel free. we have a jerk neighbor with 2 dogs and he doesnt feel dogs should bark(hes a huuuge jerk) so our beans are privacy fencing his side. the other neightbor no care cause we are good just like to bark some. we feel you george.


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