The Irresponsible Dog Owners Club of Stratford upon Avon.

This little snippet of summer that we are lucky enough to be going through at the moment, is marked by the return of the usual in this idyllic corner of Stratford upon Avon (Trinity Mead), that I live in.

And the usual?

I refer of course to The Dog Cacophony.

The return of er…summer in my area means the return of The Dog Chorus. (Actually, it never really went away, you just don’t notice it as much when there’s a howling gale and a sky heavy with rain).

It’s a sad fact, but the days of the early morning dawn chorus sung by birds around these parts, is gone for ever.  It has been missing for years in this area of Warwickshire and in its place, we have, instead of singing birds, barking dogs.

NOTE: The Dog Cacophony regarding the disappearance of the dawn chorus (birds) is related I think, to Climate Change and something I have always thought David Attenborough should make a documentary about.

The Irresponsible Dog Owners Club of Stratford upon Avon are on the march. And I know this because my first waking thoughts are of buying a shotgun.

I don’t know what exact time it is (in truth it is after dawn), I think about 7/8 am.

You can hear the back doors open, as the IDOC (Irresponsible Dog Owners Club) ready themselves for work.

A pause…then suddenly (a shock to the system) a very loud and consistent barking. Consistent insomuch this morning I counted twelve barks in a row without a breath, before another dog takes over.  And always, in the distance, as though in answer, another dog repeats.

Trinity Mead awakes.


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Ian is a Stratfordian and quite angry about all sorts of things, Local, National and in fact, everything World-Wide. For the sake of his mental health he has chosen to Vent his Spleen in a blog. He advises YOU dear reader to do the same.

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