It’s often bandied about that phrase… he/she’s totally barking! I’ve said it myself, about strangers and family members.
My recent posts have been about my insomnia. I tend to doze and wake throughout the night, rarely getting more than a couple of hours sleep without waking. I’ve had various things waking me in the past. Recently it’s been barking. Yes, barking! I’ve had barking in my head.
I do have two dogs, so initially I thought it was one of them barking and waking me. But they would both be asleep when I woke. I’ve heard my friends dog barking when she’s not here. I’ve heard barks that are totally unfamiliar. They all wake me up.
So I guess it all means I’m barking mad.