AArgh... neighbors

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opined:

It is never the animal's fault. Never. It is always the fault of the people who leave animals out to bark incessantly. We have a neighbor who constantly gets puppies, then leaves them outside day and night with no shade, no water, and the poor thing whines and screams all day and night. One day I taped a note to their door with duct tape and I included my phone number. The guy called me to yell that the tape took the paint off his door. I said that's horrible, would you like me to paint your door for you?
He gave me all his credentials and where he works as a manager of an auto parts store (whoa) and said his wife, this or that...bla....
He then gave me their phone number and said to call if the dog makes noise. That very night at 4am the dog was non-stop screaming. I called them and asked, "don't you hear that..." She hung up on me and they got rid of the dog the next day.
People like that shouldn't have dogs, they are too irresponsible. It's never the dog's fault if it barks 24/7.
V
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I agree. It's the peoples' fault. But, we are a backward society, so the people are not taken to the pound, held for a period of time, and then killed. Someday, maybe.
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opined:

Oop. I'm fervently opposed to the death penalty for any living being. Oh well, we almost agreed! I do feel we living in a very uncivilized society in the United States. The level of sophistication is low. The hinterland folk have toofusses, the northers have "not on my property," and the souf have guns under their jackets. It's a rough society. I liken it to barbaric times with technology...what with the country only being a few hundred years old and all. Yeehaaaaaaaaaaa.
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Well....I think all it takes if for a person to be bothered by someone else's noise, and maybe they themselves become more considerate. I'm apparently a light sleeper, so I assume everyone else is, too. I recently began playing bass guitar again, after a 15 year hiatus. I wrote down my phone number on some pieces of paper, visited each neighbor, and told them "I really have no idea how far the sound carries when I practice. Please call me if it bothers you". No calls yet.
I guess I'm a socialist. I care about the good of the many. What an asshole I am.
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opined:

No, that's how it is supposed to be done. That's what I was saying about this tree being taken down without a warning to the neighbor. I didn't say they could not take it down, only that it would have been thoughtful to make Toni aware of it so she could plan for the noise, not wonder what was going on, not throw a party that day, whatever. I do the same thing.
When we had the pool built, I also went to all the neighbors and told them for the next week or so the noise level will be high. They all thanked me and went on with life. When we put up a ten foot satellite dish in the back I went around and asked all the neighbors if they minded because till my gardens got bigger, they'd all see it. It's little nice things. Not huge things.
Oh well, I am a nightmare to live next to according to someone who doesn't know me.
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Doug, Wish you were my neighbor!
Suzy O

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"Doug Kanter"

Did I get this right?....The damn dog barks but it is the owners fault and not the fault of the actual dog doing the barking?.....and with a hopeful spirit you someday hope that people with whom you presumably simply don't approve of will get killed simply on your whim? So may we presume that you value trees and dogs more than you actually value humans? I guess people pick their own values, too bad you picked yours.....Rod
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Actually, I think killing the dog is the way to go, because of the misery it may cause the owner and its family. But, try and get people to agree with THAT idea. Not easy. As far as "people I don't approve of", the word "you" (meaning me) doesn't fit. ***NOBODY*** approves of humans of allow their dogs to bark endlessly. Yes, that's an absolute statement, and is inarguably true, all the time, everywhere. Period.
Now, if you have some spare time, conduct a survey. I already know the results, but you'll want to find out for yourself. Ask 100 people "If, for one day, you could pick one unbelievably obnoxious neighbor, take a rifle and shoot that person dead, and know that there would be no legal consequences, would you do it?" I promise you that the results would shock you. If you asked the question face to face, at least half would respond "yes". If you conducted it anonymously, on paper, I think more like 80% would say "yes".
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You are in serious need of help. Get it now before it's too late!
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Nah....I'm just an HONEST observer of human nature.
All day long, farmers legally eliminate animals that are destroying crops or livestock. Could be dogs, deer, coyotes. Do those farmers need help, too?
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opined:

For the record, my answer would be, unquestionably NO. I am gleefully among the 20%.
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How about a potato in the dog owner's exhaust pipe?
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Doug Kanter wrote:

I didn't know dog owners had exhaust pipes. Do you mean stick it up their ass?
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Travis in Shoreline (just North of Seattle) Washington
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I suppose if you had a 2nd potato available, after taking care of the car.... :-)
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How 'bout noisy activities like lawn mowing, using the electric hedge trimmer, etc. when you know the inconsiderate a-holes are sleeping? Then when they freak out, tell them that's exactly how you feel when their dog goes on a bark-a-thon. Way more fun than killing the dog -- the idjit neighbors would probably just get another that might bark even more.
Suzy O

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Noise-for-noise falls into the category of "pissing contest". So does the potato idea. Much better to confront the offense in a timely manner.
-- spud_demon -at- thundermaker.net The above may not (yet) represent the opinions of my employer.
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dated Fri, 24 Jun 2005 05:10:58

You mean....have their house torched? Isn't there an intermediate possibility?
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But your karma would be better without the gleefulness, which suggests attachment and comparison.
:-)
Janet.
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Scottish Zen? :-)
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