Saturday, April 11, 2009

Trying to be a good neighbor

We have a dilemma.
I don't quite know what to do about it.
I think I mentioned a while ago that our neighbors purchased a Siberian Husky puppy from Petland last year. (I know, I know - but that's not the point here. We told them not to. We tried to tell them the right way to get a puppy. No matter how hard you try - you cannot make people do it right.)
They sort-of took him to puppy class. And they do love him. But he's now almost 10 months old and a wild child. So they put up a chain-link fence and he's outside. All the time. All alone. Or at least from 6 a.m. 'til dark. And he stares. He stands at the fence and stares.
Which makes using our back yard, two doors west, difficult. It's hard to get Roc, our yappy protector boy, to concentrate on getting his business done when he's being stared at. And when Roc starts yapping, Golly starts, too. And then Ceilidh chimes in. She also tries to "herd" Roc and Golly away from the source of the disturbance, which they resent, so they yell at Ceilidh and then Dax starts "helping," too.
And all the disturbance is coming from my yard. My only solution, so far, is to take Roc into my own backyard on leash. Which doesn't seem quite fair, but is keeping things quiet.
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1 comment:

Frenchie Maintenance Supervisor said...

We know what the real solution is, but how about these stop-gaps? Talk them into putting those strips into the chain link, or add your own solid fence to the backyard scene to keep the peace. Poor dog. He's probably stir-crazy bored. Poor you. This is making your guys look like the problem. :-(