Skip to comments.‘NO EXCESSIVE BARKING’: A Chevy Chase dog park divides the rich and powerful
Posted on 08/29/2019 1:12:09 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
Everyone knows theres a problem with Chubbs.
Dirt is smeared across his face. His tongue is rolling out of his mouth. Hes surrounded by signs that say NO EXCESSIVE BARKING.
But the 5-month-old golden retriever does not know how to read. At a dog park in one of Marylands wealthiest suburbs, he spends this sunny August morning rolling on his back. He opens his mouth, and then, he does it.
He woofs. Twice.
CHUBBS! four humans around him yell, trying to stop him from doing what dogs do just not in Chevy Chase Village this summer.
Here in this community of the rich and powerful, where the average household income is $460,000, barking is the subject of a ferocious (fur-ocious?) debate one that has divided the two-legged one-percenters for nearly a year.
The drama began last fall when the village spent $134,000 to turn a muddy triangle of land into a park where pups could run off-leash in a fenced refuge. Chase tennis balls. Sniff one anothers butts.
At the center of it all is Elissa Leonard, chair of the village board and wife to Jerome H. Powell, who is also a chair of the Federal Reserve. In recent months, her husband has been under attack from President Trump, who appointed him but blames him for the tanking stock market. My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi? the president tweeted Friday.
"Wheres the democratic process? Martin asked in an interview last week. Why is the 1 percent deciding for the 99 percent?
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
This gated community, with million+ dollar homes all voted FOR the dog park and said OK to the $134K it was going to cost to build. Now that it's there and being used, a handful of non-dog owners want the dogs to stop barking because it's 'ruining property values.'
P.S. Trump's Fault!
“Dirt is smeared across his face. His tongue is rolling out of his mouth”
Ah. A Steelers fan.
NO EXCESSIVE BARKING.
What, precisely, is excessive barking?
I was about to respond. then I looked at the bottom and saw that you had a P.S. trump’s fault.
My question to you would be, Has the Left ever came up with anything that was not Trump’s fault?
How Slinky Dog does it.
Chubbs is in a better place now...
I don’t know for sure but I have two doxins that probably qualify.
Dogs need their own backyards, not dog parks or HOAs.
Dog park is for dogs. People should not live near dog parks, if barking bothers them.
Agreed. I would never take my dogs to a dog park.
No excessive barking from the dogs or the celebrities?
I enjoy the chaos of dog parks.
Dogs can’t bark but humans can yell?
Never take your dog to the Chevy Chase Dog Park.
Little dogs seem to bark & bite the most.
Napoleon complex I guess.
Chevy Chase is NOT a ‘gated community.’ It’s an old established neighborhood with large houses and large yards, lots of upscale shops and restaurants nearby. It was one of the first ‘suburbs’ of Washington DC but anyone can drive up and down its streets at will. It’s not unlike old ‘burbs around any city in the US. (Scarsdale/Grosse Pointe, etc) Exclusive, expensive, but not gated.
Poor guy probably kept up for a mile or so...
:) Great movie.
Omg.. a neighbor, who has since moved away, had two dachshunds.. They were the Screaming Banshees of the neighborhood.
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