Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels... what are they afraid of? This film answers that eternal question.

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An exuberant dog that growls, barks, and shows his teeth at the slightest provocation convinces his owner to take him on a walk. The dog pulls on the leash as they head for the park. Once there, a series of animals (a bug, a bluebird, a mole, and others) as well as a flower attack the dog's owner while the dog is always late or ineffective in performing his guardian duties. Will all end well as the dog escorts his owner home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The psychology of a yapper.
5 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We've all been there, walking along a street or park, glaring at the guy with the dog that barks at EVERYTHING. Why won't that dog shut up? Why??? WHY????!!!! Well, because he's protective, of course! This short by Bill Plympton is the first short of the 2005 Animation Show produced by Don Hertzfeldt and Mike Judge, which is where I saw it. It's a great introduction to independent animation and the directions it can take. The drawings may be a little odd, but they are still cute and silly... even when they're tearing apart human beings from limb to limb. Well, one human being... and only in the dog's mind.

It's a bit predictable, but that doesn't matter too much. It's a silly romp that ends in a real drag, sure to be fun for the whole... every black humored individual out there.

--PolarisDiB


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