Ray's new neighbors are Pugs, and although the Pugs are sweet dogs, Ray is not entirely convinced that they are, indeed, dogs. They don't make sounds like dogs, and I'm guessing, they musn't smell like dogs either. Because for the first two weeks, whenever Archie and Dory were in their backyard, Ray would give his "I FOUND A RACOOOOOOON" yell.
I thought maybe it would be a good idea for Ray to meet his new neighbors face to face so that he would know them and wouldn't try to vocally terrorize them every time they walked outside. But it didn't go well. Ray just growled and sidestepped. The second time didn't go any better. I'm hoping the third time is the charm.
Oddly, Archie is also a born-blind dog. And he has a claim to fame; he has appeared on the Dog Shaming website (click to see Archie). You would think that having fame and blindness in common would give Ray and Archie something to bond over, but apparently Ray is used to being the only famous blind dog in the 'hood and wants to keep it that way. At least Ray has no competition in the looks department. Archie's mom has told me that his appearance has been described as 'unfortunate.'
In an attempt to be a good neighbor, I don't want to out-and-out agree with the person's description of Archie, so I think I'll just use a quote from the movie "The Quiet Man."
"I can't say it's true and I won't say it's not, but there's been talk."
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