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Funny dog blogIf I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand time, “Bo, be quiet!”

When that doesn’t work, its, “Bo Shut UP!!”

And if that doesn’t do the trick, then its a quick,  “Want a treat?” … which, by the way, always works.

I don’t know why humans are so keen on making animals be unnaturally quiet. I mean, we don’t tell them to shut their pie holes when they go on and on about their mundane lives.

Do I really care that my mother got charged $1 for the side order of special sauce she requested at dinner last night? C’mon honey, get over it and spare my ears.

But it’s her prerogative to spew her spiel, and I don’t tell her to be quiet and cook me my dinner…although I should.

If only people were more like this couple of rooster owners in upstate New York.

PARMA, N.Y., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Supporters of a New York state rooster that earned its owners a noise citation told the Town Board the bird should be exempt from noise regulations.

Ruth and David Blodgett, owners of Blackie the Rooster, and their supporters told the Parma Town Board they believe the rooster should be exempt because the code does not cover farm and agricultural operations, the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle reported Wednesday.

Ruth Blodgett said their property qualifies as a farm under the town code, which she said defines a farm as a property of more than 5 acres used to house animals. She said her property includes nearly 50 acres.

“The tax assessor has them taxed as a farm,” said Mary Eichas-Gavigan, a supporter who referred to herself as Blackie’s great-aunt. “If they’re not a farm, then the assessor should change it.”

Town Supervisor Pete McCann said the rooster was violating the noise ordinance under current interpretation of the law.

“The way we’ve interpreted the law at the current time, you are still in violation,” he said.

Just another example of the government’s flexibility to serve its constituents.

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