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Analysis and comments on Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins

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Comment 10 of 70, added on March 20th, 2012 at 5:49 PM.

I cannot thank you enough for the post. Awesome.

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Comment 9 of 70, added on March 7th, 2012 at 3:08 PM.

pdtQLR I appreciate you sharing this blog article.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

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Comment 8 of 70, added on December 14th, 2009 at 6:32 PM.

This poem is so simple, yet so creative.

Simon from United States
Comment 7 of 70, added on October 22nd, 2008 at 1:05 PM.

Please tell me this actually works!! I can't wait to build my own!

Sheer genius!

Matt from United States
Comment 6 of 70, added on September 23rd, 2008 at 8:45 PM.

I can see this so clearly. I can even hear it. Wonderfully funny.


Londa Wilson from United States
Comment 5 of 70, added on June 17th, 2008 at 7:23 AM.

Hi Mr collins
I read it and enjoy very much.and I put it on my percian weblog.
Ican only tell that it is wonderfull.
best wishes

mohammad from Iran
Comment 4 of 70, added on March 17th, 2007 at 3:33 AM.

It all sounds so complicated. Why don't you just move back to Transylvania
to escape the dogs. Or do they have dogs there, too. I forget.

Comment 3 of 70, added on March 17th, 2007 at 8:04 AM.

I got a barking neighbour dog. I build my own dog training device. I have
an air mattress pump running on 110V that pumps air for two Remington
Silent Dog Whistles. The pump is rolled into bubble wrap and stuffed inside
a 3/4 gallon water container to lessen the noise from the pump. The pump
costed $20 from Walmart. Dog whistles $7 each from PetSmart store. Water
jar $4. Then a remotely controlled 110V outlet so I can turn the compressor
ON/OFF from my remote key fob. My belief is that the dual whistles produces
a more annoying and far reaching sound than the ultrasound gadgets offered
online. Especially the ramp up and down of the pump gives a sweep of
frequencies. Two barks is a 2 seconds run, the three barks in a row is
rewarded with longer pumping or dbl-clicks.

Andre from United States
Comment 2 of 70, added on September 29th, 2005 at 10:07 PM.

I have this neighbor who has a dog STOP who also keeps me up at night
STOP so I am going to send him a telegram STOP a SINGING TELEGRAM
STOP and maybe then he will understand that STOP Beethoven can roll
over better than I can STOP

Jim K. from United States
Comment 1 of 70, added on May 31st, 2005 at 1:45 AM.

since most of us are...aflicted with such night sounds..I am
relieved to discover that I am not the only one to want to
muzzle the barking with a round of gun, circled by...Beethoven...or
Wagner...or some other noisey one...
and gratitude that... someone wrote it before me so I
at least can refer to this that is better... than mine...

all hail to Billy Collins...

valoa robinson from United States

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Poet: Billy Collins
Poem: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House
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