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Steinar,
Have Emma and Doris been out causing trouble late at night?
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"Norwegian Town Plans Curfew for Dogs
By Associated Press
Fri May 5, 8:14 AM

OSLO, Norway - A small Norwegian town has grown so tired of its barking dogs that it plans to pass a curfew forbidding noisy animals from leaving their homes late at night, an official said Friday.

Erik Schult, the head of forestry for the municipality of Fjell in western Norway, has proposed a new regulation stating that "barking dogs have to be indoors 10 p.m. at the latest every weekday."

Schult said the curfew is aimed to prevent noisy dogs from keeping neighbors awake by barking all night, although it will not make it illegal to take quiet dogs on a late-night walk.

"It is the notorious yelping dogs that we are aiming at," Schult said. "Those that stay out and bark through the night."

Dog owners who violate the curfew will face a fine, he said.

Schult said the city council will vote on the curfew next week and "surely approve it, even if at first they thought it was an April Fools' joke."

An informal opinion poll undertaken by a local newspaper showed that 55 percent of the locals supported the initiative.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press."

Emma, Doris, What do you have to say for yourselves? Have you been hosting houndie howlathons? :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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I can assure you that Emma and Doris are not staying outside alone during the night!
I don't really welcome more rules and regulations, but I don't think it's nice to put out the dogs and let them stay outside and bark all night. Those people deserve a fine!
 

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You know I was just kidding with you, Steinar! :wink:

That's one disadvantage I've found with the doggie door. About once or twice a month Minnie decides to go out in the dead of night (between 2-4 am) and "protect us" from the wildlife (Deer, Racoons, Opossums, or feral cats) by vocalizing her "serious hunting bark" . It's a loud half-bark, half-howl :? Luckily I'm a light sleeper, will get up and call her in very quickly. I still feel bad that it happens at all, but if we lock the doggie door she almost always pees inside somewhere.
 
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