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"Not now, Fido" or "Ignoring the barking dog"
I think there's a variant that's between "Not now Kiddo" and "Evil Detecting Dog" - In this case, the dog (or other pet) doesn't have special powers to detect evil or danger; the dog is just an ordinary dog doing its job of alerting its owner/character to an intruder. So, the audience knows that there's an intruder (or something else amiss nearby) and wishes the character would pay attention to the dog, but the character remains unaware, because "we all know" that dogs bark all the time for no reason whatsoever.
Note by author - I move this discussion to YKTTW
Just one thing about the quote- would it be reasonable to put in the rest of what Dave said? 'Cause it's also relevant:
The natter makes a reasonable case that this is not an example — but please Repair Dont Respond.
These examples need details rather than depending on a link or a quote — see How To Write An Example and Fan Myopia. Also: please do not pothole work titles. Work titles are given in italics.
There's plenty of other pages that have two quotes, why not this one?
Renamed from Not Now, Bernard. Archived discussion:
Working Title: Not now honey, the grownups are talking: From YKTTW
Haven: Removed this non-example, since the butler never so much as tried to tell Harry ><
So Not Now, Bernard got renamed, without leaving the original as a redirect, and despite no-one wanting to create a work page?
Discussion. At least three people voiced interest in writing a work page. The original was cut to make room for it — it's less messy that way.
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