Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Neighbors, You Gotta Love Em, Or Maybe Not

Just a little neighbor dog update. When I came home from work yesterday there was no doggie around. Great, I thought, maybe talking to the neighbors worked and they are keeping him inside now. Or at least they are bringing him in before I get home. Well, this morning, 7:15 am, I hear the familiar jingle of his dog tags. I look out and see both the pit bull and his fellow house-mate, a small brown dog who is usually too shy to come over. I stayed very quiet in my RV and they went away after peeing in front of the door to my truck. Thanks dogs...good morning to you too.

This evening I watered my plants right when I got home so that (hopefully) the dog wouldn't know I was home yet. Once again I hoped that his owners had taken him inside since it was dark outside but 20 minutes later he was at my door. I don't like having to hide from the neighbor's dog but I don't have my stick ready yet (not a beating stick...more of a here, chew-on-this-instead-of-my-arm sort of stick and a stick to give me more confidence around a pit bull). I'll need to be prepared this weekend. Watch out doggie, I am not going to hide inside. The weather will be great and I have stuff to get done. He can hang around if he wants but there will be NO jumping and NO biting! My stick, water gun and pepper spray will make sure of that.

7 comments:

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

This post makes me almost grateful that all I have to deal with is a few stray cats.

Daizy said...

Another opportunity for a trade! 2 cats for one pit bull?

Anonymous said...

Please do me a favor - get some professional advice on how to handle a pit bull before you mace him or he thinks you are going to hit him with a stick. I have probably just read too many stories about pit bulls, but it may be that the tips given for the normal every day dog may not be appropriate for a pit bull. Call a vet or e-mail some pit bull society. Those suggestions may be right on, but just do me a favor on this one and confirm. (Or before you knee him in the chest). Please.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-best of luck with getting on with things this weekend-the owner should take more responsibility of their offspring!

Lizzie said...

Maybe you should take them to dog training, they seem to prefer you to their owners. The owners can still pay ofcourse....

You can try riding the magic ponies but they are not broken in, so you probably just a get a bit of a bite for your trouble. They are friendly in the same way as cats are, on their own rules entirely.

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

No way! I've got all the pit bulls I need, which is zero.

Daizy said...

I called the local animal control to see what they would say but they didn't have any advice beyond-report the neighbor for not keeping his dog in his yard. I am still asking all of the people I can think of for advice. It is interesting that the advice is so varied. The doggy comes over every night to see if I want to play but so far I am staying in.