Let me first start off with some background info. I live with my parents. Our neighbors across the road are in their 50's. They have cows, chickens, cats and rabbits. One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing people buy an animal because it's cute or they want it but then doesn't take care of it. My neighbors have done this with all of their animals. They bought cows for meat but couldn't be bothered with building a secure fence so we've spent the last 2 years chasing cows (sometimes daily). They got chickens but again didn't build the fence right so the chickens free ranged and always came to my house so I could feed them (the neightbors seem to think free ranging is enough to feed them). They got rabbits and adopted a couple of orphans but didn't like the smell so they sent them outside to free range and reproduce. Their cats are cats. Enough said. Except that they wouldn't fix the cats so they got pregnant and wanted them all put down because they didn't want to care for them. The wife saw a flyer as TSC for a border collie a year ago. She claimed she didn't want it so she went home and told hubby that their Grandson wanted it. They bought it. Didn't train it or really care for it because she was hyper. They just tie her up out back all day and bring her in at night. Recently they decided to get rid of the dog. Wifey was going to take it to the shelter but she was hoping her guilt trip would work and we would do it for her. We didn't. She has tendency to rely on us to do everything for them. She seems to think since I'm 25 (but with more health problems than a 60 yr. old) that I should be out doing everything for them plus my own chores. She expects this from my father too (he works 2 jobs and works at home and helps me). So, she asked while they were away if my Dad would shoot the dog for them!!!! Are you very kidding me?! We don't even like shooting pests! Why in %&%# would we shoot your dog?! Grow up, take responsibility and take that poor dog to the pound! We said NO to shooting the dog. The other day I found out they asked to borrow our gun. I haven't heard the poor yapper bark for 2 days..... I would love to wring their necks!! Oh and while they were away, the wife (who seems to be the laziest mooching teenage adult I have ever met decided that sprinkling some crumble on the ground for her 10-12 full grown chickens was enough food to get them through 2 days. Grrrrrrr!! Okay I'm done. I don't mind comments but please don't accuse me of not doing anything or showing me your negativity because there is absolutely nothing I can do. Sorry. And thanks for letting me vent.