I’m not much of a sleeper-inner (yes it IS a word), but occassionally, I like to not set our alarm and just wake up when my body is ready to.
The dogs that live next door don’t seem to agree with this philosophy. Or maybe it’s their owners?
About 7 months ago our neighbors decided to take in a dog that lost it’s owner to a terrible accident. Nice black lab. Apparently … they felt that Oreo needed a companion or two – ugh. Next thing we know they have three dogs – Oreo the black lab, Max the brown lab and Chipper the Pit Bull (who seems to be the most MELLOW of them all – he stands on his hind legs and puts his HUGE head on the top of our block wall and just chills out watching us).
Now don’t get me wrong, we LOVE dogs. In fact we have two ourselves – one black lab (Bella) and one blond lab (Roxy – whom I’m sure you’ll hear plenty of stories about). They are mostly indoor dogs, but occassionally we let them out to eat and use the facilities 😉 When we do … their dogs start barking up a storm. It’s taken us three months of training Bella to not want to EAT them – haha.
Sorry – back to the topic. The last two mornings in a row they have let their dogs out and left them out for three hours in the back yard. What’s this mean to us … Oreo and Max (who has a whistler bark) are barking non stop outside our bedroom window. I said to Ron this morning, I just want to open up the window and SCREAM, “F*ck you for not being a responsible dog owner”. Ron laughed and told me I could if it’d really make me feel better, but really, it wouldn’t accomplish anything and she probably wouldn’t hear it over the barking. Of course he’s right, but I’m going NUTS with the barking.
If I ran the zoo … I’d take away pet priviledges from owners who don’t take the responsibility seriously!