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Friday, November 10, 2006

"Oh, These are the People in your Neighborhood..."

Dear Neighbor Somewhere in our Neighborhood,

Please please please let your dog come inside or give him a doghouse or SOMETHING. We hear him/her whining every day at regular intervals. Wait, did I say whining? I meant wailing. The first time I heard the poor thing, I was alarmed and thought it was a crying child. No joke.

Tonight we are having Severe Thunderstorm Warnings complete with thunder, lightning, and rain. A short time ago, a bolt of lightning struck very close to our house. ZZZZZZAP/CRAAASH! It scared everyone in my household, including almost causing me to pee my pants. I was joking about how we had just let our own dog in from his potty break in the yard a few moments beforehand and if he had been outside, he surely would have just passed out from fright.

And then I heard it. The sound of YOUR dog. Crying out in the rain and thunder. A sound of helplessness and fear. Wailing. More wailing. To no avail.

You, neighbor, are cruel and inhumane. It is one thing to have an outside dog. It is quite another thing to be guilty of neglect and abuse. Dogs that cry at all hours of the night and day are clearly (and audibly) not meant to be outside dogs. If you can't take care of your dog, please find someone who can.

For some in our neighborhood who share my opinion, perhaps it's simply a matter of peace and quiet. But as for me, a girl whose heart melts when looking in the eyes of any canine companion, it is about peace of mind.


angie c said...

Hilarious. We've experienced this before and used to throw food to the dog just to get it to be quiet. There's nothing more annoying (and inhumane, as you said)

Chad Billy-Steve Pknicholson said...

I beg to differ on what is more annoying. How about the car alarm that has been going off ALL MORNING LONG! It blares for a solid minute, pausing to catch its breath for only 10 seconds before it starts up again. Bring back the dog, I say! I keep throwing food at the car, but it just won't shut up. Not even loud music is drowning it out. And what is worse, it's like a 1989 Nissan Sentra. Why does that car even have an alarm?

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Ashley @ pure and lovely said...

this entry was depressing. you should call humane society to check it out. thats horrible. then you can hide while they find the offender, like t he time we reported that party and hid, watched, and received great amounts of pleasure from watching them all run like ants from a magnifying glass...muahahahaha

Chad Billy-Steve Pknicholson said...


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