What, I can hear you say, you don’t even like cute little puppies?
Look, believe me, I like dogs as much as the next guy. Man’s best friend, sweet little puppies, yadda yadda. But, really, folks, let’s not pretend that dogs are that much better than children. Sure, I’m glad more people are settling for dogs than kids. If I get another baseball through my window, I’d have enough to start a league of my own.
I’m also not going to pretend that the little things are perfect little angels, either. I mean, come on, people, they’re animals. Would you let a racoon or a pigeon in your house? No? That’s what I thought. So what’s the big deal with all these hounds running rampant in my neighborhood?
They’re Already Noisy!
The dogs are really only the tip of the iceberg. Day and night, the neighbors are all about making noise. It’s always something new—a cookout, a birthday party, or a domestic squabble. At least the last one’s interesting, but all their little happy fun times gets old.
Of course, it’s all fun and games when their noisy brats wander onto my lawn, anyway. Now, though, it seems like every one of the little gremlins has a four-legged sidekick. Now, you’ve got your party-goers, you’ve got your screaming brats, and now you’ve got barking and whining and howling at all hours of the night? No, thank you!
Making a Mess
Of course, it’s not just the noise, either. Sure, I’ve got headphones and curtains to drown out the trouble they’re always causing. That’s all fine and dandy, until one of their little dogs feels nature’s call right on my lawn.
They can argue all they want about where my lawn ends and theirs begins, but I know what’s mine and what’s not. There’s also nothing worse than enjoying a nice morning walk on my own property, only to step in the neighbor’s dog’s mess.
Really, who thinks it’s fair to let their dogs just do whatever they want like this? Not me, that’s for sure! And, I’m not going to take it forever, let me tell you.
What I’m Gonna Do About It
As it is, these people have already gotten me thinking about moving. The lack of consideration some people having for those around them is honestly ridiculous. Who thinks it’s okay to just let their kids and dogs run wild all over the place? I’d have never gotten away with it when I was just a kid.
The moment one of those little creatures come up and bites me, you bet I’m calling animal control, my LA personal injury lawyer, the police, the parents, and my local congress members to complain. The people need to know just how terrible it is to have to deal with this constant trouble, and I won’t stay quiet about it!
If you’re having trouble in your neighborhood because someone thought a puppy was just the cutest Christmas present, make sure you let your voice be heard. Otherwise, the rest of us are going to be dealing with doggy bags and dead grass, and I won’t stand for it.