Sunday, April 13, 2008

Dear Neighbor:

Let me preface this by letting you know I am an avid dog lover. LOVE. DOGS.

However, the incessant barking and annoying whelping of your two chows are absolutely killing me. We do not know each other well enough for me to give you advice personally on how to give your dogs the attention they are obviously craving. Therefor I am going to let you know here. Otherwise, I am going to lose my mind.

Look lady. The postage stamp size fenced in back yard of yours is most definitely not enough for them to exercise. I’ve seen them on leashes when you transport them to and from your vehicle, they seem to enjoy the leash. How about taking them for at least one daily stroll. Seriously, our neighborhood is extremely dog friendly. At any given moment, there are at least five dogs out strolling with their owners. Guess what? You never hear any of the exercised dogs constantly barking and whelping while out in their respective decks/yards. Why? Because they know their surroundings first hand and they are simply enjoying the fresh air.

Luckily, I leave for work everyday right around the time both of your furry ones are pleading to be let back into the house. The first time I heard the gut wrenching yelping, I ran out onto my deck at O Dark Thirty because I was sure someone was mutilating one or both. All they want is to be let back in for some attention indoors. Hearing the yelping noise in stereo is not only unsettling but down right uncourteous to the rest of the neighborhood.

I am begging you to show your pups some love. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that they simply do not enjoy spending more than twenty minutes on your deck. They want in. Try the walks. It couldn’t hurt.

Don’t make me have to call Cesar the Whisperer

8 comments:

Nutcracker Sweet 54 said...

Google say: I am getting better at not barking as much Auntie Wicked, don't call Caesar! Woof, Woof

sophie said...

I absolutely hate it when I see dogs being ignored and neglected. Hope she shapes up!

The CEO said...

How about the local Humane Society to educate her a little?

Vickie said...

I wish people would realise that pets are like kids! If one doesn't have the time, money, dedication or all of the above, don't frigging adopt one. Ugh, I'm angry. I hope your neighbours start treating their pets right soon!

t2ed said...

Are you sure they're not just barking for sausage?

Robin said...

Poor doggies!

Crazy Lady said...

Poor puppies! Why have animals if you aren't willing to take care of them?

Teena said...

Those poor dogs! Can you call the police about them? Have them rescued? There must be some noise laws.