barking mad


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barking mad

A popular British term for insanity. The origin of the phrase is unclear, but reference to rabid dogs is the most likely source given the numerous examples of ‘barking like a mad dog’ in print as far back as 1867.
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Dog lovers at Barking Mad a dog holiday specialist are holding a online webinar.
Barking Mad, which is based in Warwick and Stratford, offers people the opportunity to care for dogs on a temporary basis, without the stress or hassle of owning a pup full time.
BARKING Mad Newcastle and Tyne Valley are offering people who are unable to have their own four-legged friend, the chance to care for a dog on a temporary basis.
According to Colette Crowley of Barking Mad Warwick and Stratford, their community mainly consists of active retired people and those who either work from home or have extended periods away from work.
Jennifer Smith's dog Reacher was hit by a car and killed while being looked after by a host for Barking Mad in Glossop.
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Now Mark Abbott, of Cowlersley, is top dog himself after being named Newcomer of the Year 2017 by Barking Mad, a franchise business providing bespoke holidays for dogs while their owners are away.
Passersby must have thought the officers were barking mad as they carted the two mutts away in Finglas, North Co Dublin.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 3, 2016-Franchise Brands Acquires UK Dog Sitting Services Franchisor Barking Mad
Barking Mad: The Welsh Dog Spa BBC One, 7.30pm In the final episode of Barking Mad: The Welsh Dog Spa, spa-owner Leanne has to hold the fort alone as her head groomer Rhianna leaves to have her baby.
Barking Mad weekends have been designed with owners and pets in mind - with activities including doggy whodunnit evenings.