Got a problem with the barking dogs. Agatea is an expy of China/Japan/Korea. One of the things we have seen in our own world is that the Japanese have led in a drive for miniaturisation - making things smaller and more compact. This applies across the board from computers to those silly little dogs silly women carry about in their handbags. So sooner or later one of those clever Auriental minds is going to contemplate miniaturising the Barking Dogs down into, say, hand-held Barking Puppies or Barking Handbag Dogs. And so we get back to gonnes again. How will Vetinari react this time?