Late Sunday afternoon, and I'm watching a movie, "My Dog Skip." If you haven't seen it, it is about a boy growing up in Mississippi in the 1940s. He gets a Jack Russell Terrier who helps him overcome his shyness. So far, an hour into it, I'm really enjoying it. I'm enjoying the movie itself, but I'm also enjoying the "sideshow" in my living room.
A lot of the movie takes place outside, where you would find kids most of the time in the "old days." And since the dog is a main focus of the movie, and there are other dogs around the little town, there is barking, of course. Well, my dogs are going crazy looking for the barking dogs, so there is a parade of furry critters going in and out the dog doors. At first, all this was accompanied by my kids barking back, trying to find the other dogs, and surely their barking will scare the other dogs away, right? Now, they have figured out that it is coming from the TV, and they often stop and stare at it when the dogs bark. The still run out from time to time as if thinking maybe they overlooked something outside.
Being an outside setting in the movie, there are birds singing. So in addition to the ruckus from my dogs, my finches are getting a workout as they are calling to the birds in the soundtrack. Constantly. I love hearing them sing, and they are doing so with great vigor today. But it is adding to the clamor, and I'm wondering if it is going to be quiet any time soon.
I'm thinking it's a good thing I don't have other people here to add to the noise.
Yep, my house is a-twitter and a-yip! Don't you wish you lived where I do? LOL!