I get a little frustrated when on a nice, quiet walk, a dog in the neighborhood barks at me. Of course, he or she means to warn the residents that there is either an intruder, a stranger, or a suspicious being in the premises, whose intentions are worth investigating. The thing is, I am none of the above. I have walked this particular neighborhood countless times before, and expect the dogs to kind of know me by now. However, they seem to take no heed of this fact and continue to bark anyway. Perhaps what frustrates me is the fact that they always catch me unawares and distort my thoughts in the process. I still love dogs though.