Barrett: Wake up your watchdog
If Bowser, your big, tough watchdog, was asleep in his doghouse as prowlers raided and trashed your house, you might consider kicking him out the door. Bowser’s job was simple: bark his head off and scare the pants off the intruders. He might have even taken a chunk off the thieves’ bottoms as they ran away. His failure to protect you and your possessions would leave a lasting impression.