Wednesday, June 13, 2007


There is a reason we don't have a dog.

I can't stand how stupid they are.

Yeah yeah yeah.... dog owners, chastise me if you will. Robin, I apologize. I know you have two. And I am sure they aren't dumb.

No. The DUMB dogs live right next door to me. We are on this funky block thing .... although we face one street, we are on the corner, and our block isn't deep at all. So our neighbor, whose house is for sale, is literally in our backyard.

And so are his DAMN DOGS.

When he first moved in, the smaller dog barked. Non-stop.

Which got the Great Dane to bark.

And for those of you who know some Great Danes, they don't do a lot of barking.

But this one does.

And they don't bark inside the house. No. They have to bark OUTSIDE.

At 6 AM when he lets them out.

At 11 PM when he gets ready to go to bed.

And right now. Barking at my kids.

Seriously dude. Move already.



Blogger Ann said...

I SOOOO relate...but it is a beagle behind us. I call animal control/cops routinely. It has gotten better. Call them.

I grew up with dogs...loved 'em. Hated cats. Now I love cats because they are self-reliant and fun when I want them to be (all divas in this house know who's the BIG diva and jump accordingly). And I... HATE... our... STUPID... dog. Yes, I do.

1:06 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

I grew up with cats. We had a dog, but he ran away when he was older. He was a pup when I was a baby, so we literally grew up together. He was a good dog. Then my parents got a dog ... a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Loved her. She was a sweetie, but she had that awful habit of "herding" people.

But we had cats. All the time. I grew up with them, and I miss having them (the Monkey has very mild asthma that was awful when we had a cat). They are better alternatives (for us) than dogs, but the dander was just way too much for the Monkey to handle.

6:43 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Um, for the record, yes we have dogs. Do we like them? Um, no. We are so ready to be petless.
Trust me
no offense taken.
We hate all animals here at our residence..
particularly our half blind, 20 year old meowing cat,
which by the way, your daughter is in love with..
it may come home in her suitcase today!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

I WILL inspect all bags before entering the house.... ;)

8:24 AM  
Blogger Self-Proclaimed Supermom said...

We have a dog and he doesn't SHUT UP!

I hear ya :)

8:58 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

THere is another couple who had two jack russel terriers. Their neighbor complained all the time about those dogs. I don't hear them anymore ... not because I have grown used to them. I think they are just... gone.

And I got to listen to the yappy dog AGAIN this morning.

This is why I need to live in the country.

9:33 AM  
Blogger The "Mind" said...

Some dogs are definitely barkers. My mom's dog, aka Devil Dog from Hell, is. He barks when you go over there, even worse when you try to leave. It's insane.

But also, sometimes it isn't the dogs, it's the owner. Bad owners give dogs a bad name. If he kept them in the house, or you know, went outside with them or got them anti-barking collars, this would not be an issue.

I know you've read my posts on the hillbillies, they do that with the one dog. It's a nice dog. It's a hunting dog. It's left outside all day on a 15 foot cable...what is it gonna do but bark?

On an interesting side note, Drummerboy will be in charge of their dogs this weekend, so guess who is coming to run in our nice fenced-in backyard as long as he's not a problem with our dog? Yep, the barking dog. Poor thing just wants to run, you can tell. So we are going to let him run.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

The people who live behind us, The Drunkertons, have constant barkers too. I think they are saying "You're. Too. Drunk. So. You. Have. Not. Fed. Me." over and over again. I swear my dogs roll their eyes when those dogs start barking.

Though, I must confess, on the summers when we live on our boat our beagle will bark constantly when we leave him aboard alone. One morning I went for a jog with my Lab, and my husband had gone somewhere too. I was jogging around the anchorage and all I heard, through my headphones, was Roo! Roo! Roo! Roo! Roo! The beagly one does not do alone very well. *sigh*

2:15 PM  

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