America’s funniest videos and its various spinoffs are proof that animals can be funny. That remains true even in law. Or maybe their owners’ stubbornness is the funniest side of all. Last week, we had the cat lady living in her car. Today we have the dog owner to let his dogs bark and bark and bark at all hours for months on end. He was found guilty of causing a nuisance.
So why did he say his conviction should be reversed? Because the state did not prove that it was always the same dog barking. An exasperated judge reminded him it did not matter if the barker was Fido or Fang.
If my readers will forgive me the pun, the owner was barking up the wrong tree.