posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 12:43 AM
Before my wife died a couple of years ago, we had two Rat Terriers in the family. They were, unfortunately, a noisy couple when anyone knocked on the
door. They were loud enough that we really couldn't hold any kind of conversation with a visitor unless we took them to a back room & closed them in.
If the visitor was welcomed to stay, we'd let the dogs out to come great the visitor & the dogs got to know them & were friendly...It's just the
initial barking that was annoying.
After getting tired of seeing unwanted Jehovah's Witness or Mormons showing up when we opened the door, we finally came up with a good way that gets
rid of them quickly: My wife would stay in the back room with the dogs, trying to quiet them down while I answered the door. To get rid of the
"religious convertors," I'd yell back to my wife our "code phrase" that let her know who came knocking: "Can you keep those dogs quiet? Our
sacrifices to the space-god Zargon are supposed to die quietly!"
I have to admit, that only once did any of them try to report us to the Animal Rescue Department...But when they showed up, I told them the
whole story & they'd even get to see the dogs & that there was no harm done to them. They laughed their arses off & went back with a good story to
tell with their co-workers. Even if there were multiple complaints reported, we never saw the ARD people come visiting any more...
[edit on 22-7-2010 by MidnightDStroyer]