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Are people really that stupid???

Nov 10, 2008 - 12 comments

Ok let me first start by saying I am not a jerk, nor do I like animosity of any kind. However, I am about to tell my moronic neighbor what an idiot she is..

I dont know about any other state, but in new york we have a leash law. My dog ( a minature american eskimo) has a doggie door which leads out to our fenced yard, but she also gets hooked up on a leash in our driveway. usually she likes to be in the driveway in the AM.. anyway... a few weeks ago my neighbor moved his girlfriend in.. they are older. maybe late 40's so its not like their young teenagers and do not know better. he has 2 pugs ( cute) and she has a border collie ( real cute) they are good doggies, dont get me wrong, however, she does not feel they need to be on a leash when she walks them, so a few weeks ago, her collie came up to sophie, and of course my sophia started growling etc.. I ran outside, mind you its 6AM and grabbed my dog up by the leash and brought her in,, my poor poor baby, she gets scolded when she is bold, but this was not her fault!!  anyway fast forward to this morning I let my fuzzy white monster( her nickname) outside on her leash, and traipse into the bathroom, keep in mind that I am on 2 different water pills due to heart problems after the twins, there I am mid- stream and hear this god awful ruckus outside, of course DH is upstairs in the shower.. so I pull up the pants, and run out of the bathroom, there the flippen idiot is standing in my driveway while her dog attacks mine,, well let me tell you

Luci--> would have put a truckdriver to shame with what came out of my mouth :0 needless to say, I dont think we will be getting a seasons greetings from those neighbors this holiday season.

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by Happy2girls, Nov 10, 2008
I don't blame you for being angry.  I would contact animal control, maybe they could issue your wonderful neighbors a warning.  How is your pup?  

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by Quinns momma, Nov 10, 2008
Do not blame u in the least! Let em have it.  Call the cops next time. They will ticket the neighbors for not leashing their animals.

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by Jaybay, Nov 10, 2008
Animal Control in my county will ticket and fine a pet owner if a photo is provided of the animal off the owner's property.  Check with your county law animal control office to see if they operate the same way.

Of course, your first line of defense is to try - try! - to have a reasonable conversation with the neighbors about restraining their dogs.  I don't blame you a bit for going off on the woman.  I would have done the same thing if one of my dogs was attacked.  Do you think you might get anywhere with a rational discussion?  If not, forget vocalizing threats and just call the law.  You're doing everything right by following your leash laws, so don't mess that up with behavior that would look bad if this case goes to court in the future.  

Hope your pup came out of the fight OK.  :-)

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by babyprayers, Nov 10, 2008
hey everyone , yes my poochie is fine, she is not a puppy she is 2 however she is my puppy  ;) I am going to talk to them sometime this week, right now I am furious, so... I dont want things to escalate, after all, we are neighbors, I HATE this though.. my sophia is fine, I guess what bothers me, is her dogs and mine fighting and getting hurt and its not even their fault, how can I be angry at her dog. I mean I am not, but I just cannot fathom how some people are so clueless!! anyway thanks for the replies just needed some venting time and thought I would try this journal thing!!

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by adgal, Nov 10, 2008
I don't blame you for being angry either.  I would be furious!!  There are laws against that here as well, we have special parks where you can unleash them, and thats it!  Sounds like your neighbors new girlfriend is not the sharpest tack in the pack.  I agree, next time call animal control, or the by law office or whatever is appropriate.  I too hope your sweet doggy is ok.  She should be allowed in her own driveway/yard and be safe!!

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by dms621, Nov 10, 2008
OMG!  I'd have freaked out too!!!  Your poor Sophia!!!!!  Did you ask if her dogs had their shots?  Get proof.  That's ridiculous!!!!  People are morons, I swear.  And it's just awful that because their owner is negligent, they will get in trouble, you know?????  Sheesh!  I hope your baby's doing well!

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by 40smama, Nov 16, 2008
Luci - I just read your journal & I'm mortified!  Let me share w/you my little story:  we were walking our mini-schnauzer on a leash when an older man who's a friend walked up to us w/his female lab.  He assured that his "Katy" has never attacked anyone but of course at that very moment, she ran up to our baby & freakin' MAULED her!!  I was screaming and crying while Wade and this man were pulling Katy off.  Our doggie was moderately hurt - she wore an Elizabethan collar for about 3 weeks so she wouldn't bother her injuries.  I was so angry!

Anyway fast forward:  the man still continued not to use a leash when AGAIN Katy attached another mini schnauzer.  The tragic thing is then Katy was put down - all because this @sshole wouldn't put her on a leash.  There's no way to tell if this would've prevented a tragedy but then again, who knows?

Your story brought tears to my eyes - especially when this happened to Annie (our dog's name).  It's been two years ago but it feels like yesterday - jen

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by nuggetone, Nov 16, 2008
You know people just dont get it.  If you are going to have a dog, it needs to be under control!!  If your going to walk it put a leash on it..  Not only for other animal protection but to keep yours from running out in front of a car and getting hurt or killed, not to mention maybe making the person wreck while trying to miss the dog.  Come on people do what is right.

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by newmanagment, Nov 16, 2008
Wow, do you live 2 houses down, cuz i think we share a brain dead neighbor!!! my neighbor does the same thing, even lets her dogs urinate on my flower beds, which kills them real quick. her dog tried to attack my yorkie,but he gots a mad heart n whooped up on her bigger dog!! LOL, she actually said somethin bout me pullin my dog off, i just laughed. he only weighs 6 pounds LMAO. so i called animal control, and found out she has been ticketed 9 times for leash law violations. seems she has more money then sense.........

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by dominosarah, Nov 16, 2008
Years back i had an Airedale and my daughter took her for a walk one day on a leash mind you.  I got a call from a neighbor saying my daughter and dog had been attacked by a pit bull.  Off i was my daughter, okay but shaken and my dog was mauled.  Off to the vet we go and after many many stitches and a few nights stay at the dog hospital she got to come home to finish healing........The bill was over 2000.00 and i told the people who owned the dog that they would be paying it.  That didnt go ove

r well at all.  Finally had to take them to court and they told the judge it was our fault for provoking their dog cuz had my daughter NOT been walking by (they were on the street, small town mind you) their dog wouldnt of attacked them.  The judge was not impressed and tacked on more fines to this family.  This was the 3rd attack.

NOW i have neighbors who dont tie their dogs up and they think my backyard is their bathroom.  I go and pick up dog sh!t everyday and just zing it back in their yard with extra from the beagle!!!  Cant blame the dogs but i am always pleased when i hear one of the adults just a complaining when they step in it!!!!

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by lonewolf07, Nov 16, 2008
I'm so sorry to hear what happened to your dog.  It must have been quite a shock.  Is the dog alright?  After reading some of the other comments, I can't believe how irresponsible some dog owners are.

In Toronto, it's the law to keep your dog on a leash unless you and your dog are in an area specifically designed as being, "leash free".  We have an Akita, Siberian husky, shih tzu and lhasa apso and they are always on their leashes when they go out.  No matter how well trained a dog is, he/she might see something "interesting" and run after it without thinking about what could happen to them. We also had a pit years ago and she was always on a short leash.

A few years ago our Akita and husky were in their harness pulling a small sled.  Some idiot neighbors  near here has a psycho rottie (I like rotties) who jumped through the neighbors screen door and tried to attack the husky.  The Akita is really protective and she intervened.  The rottie's owners just stood there and watched and one of them went to get a new screen which made me think this has happened before.  When we finally broke up the fight, our Akita was a mess.  It isn't easy to defend yourself when in a harness.  We took pictures of her injuries, took her  to the vet and called animal control.  Our neighbor also called animal control about our "aggressive" Akita and that he wanted us to pay for the damage his dog sustained!  In any case, I didn't want the rottie euthanized although a slap upside the head for the owners would  have been good).

I'm sorry - I'm digressing.  I wrote all that not to take away from your genuine concern about your dog but to let you know that you aren't alone in this.  All dogs should wear leashes.  If a dog bites, he/she is often euthanized.  Personally, I think the owners should face jail time and a fine for not controlling their dogs.

I know this is a lengthy response but I wanted to share one more thing with you.  Recently, when our shih tzu was out for a walk, we found ourselves behind two rotties who were with their owner but not on leash.  Other people crossed the street to avoid them.  Rawhide, our shih tzu just barged right through the rotties.  After getting past them, Rawhide turned around and bared his teeth at the rotties and kept on with his walk.  He was on a leash, maybe that's what made him act like a, "tough guy".

Sorry if I bored you  = )  I hope your dog and you are alright.

Hugs, milkbones and tail wags ....

wolf and dogs

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by bettylou8094, Jul 09, 2010
I have the same type of moronic people in my neighborhood they don't need anima;ls at all..the animals aren't safe with the type of people they are..they aren't with a lot of common sense with their kids much less animals..Call the police that is the only thing that can get the point across to those people you have in your is for the intruder dogs safety also..for the county will take their collie away if she doesn't grow some dog sense soon. And that would be the owners fault not yours..Good luck ! Animal lover..:o)

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