- Chewing on Furniture
- Destroying Futons (He only did it once but I am sure if we bought another one and gave Juanga some time with it he would repeat his infamous act).
- Eating Daniela’s Food
- Eating my Food
- Serving as Daniela’s Napkin (although Daniela has no complaints she actually smiles when this happens)
- Taking my Shoes outside (he does less of this)
- Taking my Space on the Bed
- Crying because he wants to go into the Air Conditioning
- Crying because we have not gone to bed
- Eating Duct Tape
What does this have to do with Veglatino?
In Puerto Rico, there is a huge issue with animal abuse. One of my neighbors even suggested that I put a collar that gives him electrical shocks so he would not bark. People here see dogs as wild animals that should be left outside tied somewhere and thrown food at them.
My biggest worry is that in Puerto Rico it is normal for neighbors to poison a dog just because he barks or it bothers them. On an Island where Politicians and some businesses run loud ads thru the streets to get attention creating noise pollution and nobody complains, it makes it hard for me to understand how the bark of a dog can be a big deal.
There are several reasons why a dog will bark especially one like JuanGa: Someone is close to the house, he sees a threat to the property, he needs food, water, or to go to the bathroom, or even maybe to lie down in the grass to soak up some sun.
Our Island is a place where material things are more important than a living being. It is ok to have a car that sounds like a jumbo jet engine but a poor dog barking deserves to die or to be put to sleep.