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Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Cpprpnny19, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Cpprpnny19

    Cpprpnny19 Chirping

    Jul 14, 2011
    We have been living here for 16 yrs. In all that time, the neighbor's dog(s) have been
    allowed to run loose and one even attacked my son. They have a new dog who they
    finally seem to have under control. It took a shock collar and a lot of yelling "Come!"
    at the top of their lungs, but she is a sweet dog. She does try to chase the goat and
    cats when they are not paying attention (which is often). And their cats use my gardens
    as a litter box. in fact their "housecat" who had FeLuk and wasn't supposed to be out
    was let out daily and drowned this past winter when it fell into our pool. [​IMG]
    When their horse gets loose it's my yard she runs to and digs all up in panic.
    The neighbor on the other side had turkeys and they would turn them out-of course
    they would wander onto his property as they were friendly-the Mr. was out with a bobcat
    and he is so oblivious he turned one into road pizza. (it was a WHITE turkey)

    Yesterday, I was chatting with a couple who had come to see a rabbit. Of course as
    we wandered around my property the chickens followed me. They ended up right on the
    property line under some burning bushes the neighbor had planted a few years ago.
    (actually he meant them as a border but they are actually planted on my property...but
    that's another story! [​IMG] )

    As usual, they were going out and put the dog out on her run so she could bark for 3 hours
    until they came back. [​IMG]

    Would you believe they stopped the car, the Mr. got out and called over to me that MY chickens
    were there?????

    After we chased them home he mentioned he was concerned the dog would get them.

    ROFLMAO! It took chickens and 16 yrs to get him to be aware? I better get MORE chickens!

    Lynne [​IMG]

  2. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Ottawa, Ohio
    When we lived in town and had "strays" wander onto our property, we took them to the Humane Society. It is not my job to know who the animals belong to. I just want to make sure they are safe and not out in the road.

    Strangely, our neighbors never saw our dogs off their leashes and we didn't own any other animals then. It used to infuriate me that they could be so irresponsible as to let them run loose and potentially get hit by a car, or eat something that might not be safe (some of our other neighbors liked rat poison).

    You can't blame the animals..... the humans are supposedly the responsible party. Animals will only do what they are allowed to do. Of course, you will have an occasional escape.... but if they are on a leash (or kept indoors) that shouldn't be a problem.

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