I own a dog. Or a dog owns me. Whatever. Either way, I know that sometimes when I take my dog outside, she might bark. She doesn’t bark often, but when she does I do something about it so that it won’t annoy the neighbors. Really, when she barks, it is to let us know she needs something – she wants to go inside, she wants to play, you know. Things like that.
So it really, really, really pisses me off to no end that my neighbors have gotten a dog and they leave it outside all the damn time.
Any time I go into my backyard, I get barked at by this dog. It can’t see me, as we all have those tall privacy fences. So it just barks.
You know, sometimes I want to be able to go outside and enjoy my backyard, especially right now because it is cool enough to do that. (Well, if the pollen wasn’t so thick, I would. My sinuses would hate me even more than they already do if I spent much time outside today.)
In the morning, they must let it outside when they leave for work. So it barks. My bedroom is close to the fence line, so I get to wake up to a barking dog.
Sometimes, I want to be able to sleep a little later than 7am. And I don’t want to listen to their damn dog barking.
Seriously, it freakin’ drives me nuts.
One of these days, I’m going to end up leaving a carnival freak crazy note on their door, telling them to either train the dog to stay indoors, or find it a new home. It is just cruel to leave your dog outside all the time like that. It is obviously wanting attention. And it doesn’t want attention from me. It doesn’t deserve to have me screaming at it to be quiet, which is what I end up doing when I spend more than 5 minutes outside. So do the neighbors behind me – I’ve heard them before. One day it was like we were tag-teaming the dog, trying desperately to get it to be quiet.
Stupid neighbors. Poor dog. It has now taken up a “howling” tone. I might just pull my hair out. Gah!