“I have, at times, been too quick to bark, and I have whimpered needlessly. I have gnawed upon things I never should have gnawed. Yes, I have even bitten others in anger. Not often, and only when I felt I had to, but now I see that turning to the tooth never solves anything. I have been a bad boy.” Tuffy —I’m Not Proud of Some of the Things I’ve DoneThe Onion)
An interesting rebutttal the Far Side cartoon in which a dog, being scolded, hears only “blah blah blah Ginger blah blah blah“.