I have just been "pulled to the side" for the second time by the cops. This time though, it was in my own yard! I live out in the country (sort of ) and have 5 1/2 acres. I was taking my pup on a walk around the yard , getting some training in. Whenever I go outside I ALWAYS have a few knives on me. Well today it has been really warm, and so i didnt know if id discover any unwanted visitors. So I strapped my machete to my belt along with one of my daggers. Well someone passing by saw my and I guess they got freaked out, so the next thing I know Im coming around the corner of y house and a cop is sitting in my drive way. I walk up, not understanding what is going on. The cop ( a guy in his mid fifties ) tells me that I was reported as " beating my dog: with my machete! I was outraged! I quickly picked up my pup and handed him to the officer. She then put on her charm and was licking him all over the face and being a wiggle butt. I asked if he saw anything wrong with my dog, and he replied by asking if I had any other canines on the premises. He started to get a little rude though, and I didnt like how he was talking down to me, police or not he was on my property. Me being who I am I opened my front door and called to my other mini schnauzer and told her to come on out. She came out snarlin and a growlin of course. She is lovable but does not like it when strangers talk rudely to us. So i picked her up and gave her a kiss and then handed her to the officer. This one is about 5 y/o and pure muscle, so she is heavier than she looks. I asked him if she looked abused and he admitted "no, she doesnt". So I asked if he would like to see my ducks or my rats to see if they were abused. He looked me up and down ( I was wearing shorts, mud boots, a sleeveless shirt and my "abuse weapons" on each hip ) He asked to see my ducks, just so he could "make sure". This got me mad, but it was my fault for offering. So I lead him back to the duck pens where I had just changed the water and they were frolicking. I asked if he would like a closer look at these as well ( My older dog heard my tone of voice she began growling again) and he replied " No, thats all I need." He then walked over to his car and left abruptly. I know, I was rude to an officer, but i couldnt help it. First they call the cops on me for trying to help an emaciated cat and now they call the cops on me in my own yard trying to train my puppy to heel in the same week. So I got a little rowdy, hey Im a "youngin" , it happens. What next?