Here's Bentley - at his "post" by the front door - ready to bark at whatever bug happens to fly through his line of vision!
"Bentley!! If you don't stop barking you're going to drive me nuts! I'm about ready to give you away! You don't need to bark at every little bug that buzzes by the door!!"
"NO MOM! I want a dog!!"
"I want a dog too, Olivia, but Bentley is driving me nuts with his barking today."
"MOM, I HAVE TO HAVE A DOG! CASSIE SAID YOU HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE DOG IN ORDER TO BE FRIENDS WITH HER!!"
"Olivia, that's just silly. You don't need a dog in order to be friends with Cassie. Besides, I thought the two of you were wholehearted friends again."
"Mom, it's in her rulebook....I...NEED...A...DOG!"