and why i hope they read this blog.
boyfriend has always had a dog. the dog lived with his parents since we never had the space or room to keep her. once we bought the house, we started working on making it liveable for her. last sunday, we picked her up for good.
boyfriend and i both work all day, so our dog has to stay outside. well apparently she's been barking all.day.long. obviously she is getting used to being home alone all day and it's a new house, without her other dog friend, etc. on day 3 of her being with us, we came home to a note from our neighbor. not a neighbor we know, or have ever met. the note was letting us know that our dog was barking and whining all day long. i appreciated the note. truly. i mean, i'm not home so how am i supposed to know that the dog is barking all day if no one tells me? i really don't want her to be a nuisance like that in any way, shape, or form, so i appreciate the heads up so that i can fix it. you know? anyway, the note was perfectly fine until the bitch wrote "your dog is miserable! you only have her on the side yard, and maybe if you gave her the run of the entire backyard she would be happier."
excuse me? i just found it so fucking rude and judgemental. who is she to tell me where to keep my dog? do you think she stopped to think that our backyard is trashed right now? that it's full of nails and wood splinters from taking up the deck? that we don't want her running around back there cause it's totally trashed and she could get hurt? what about the fact that she isn't good with other dogs.... and that the neighbor behind us has a dog who likes to bark and put his face through any hole in the fence? and that the fence doesn't seem really secure so we're worried that something might happen and the dogs would end up getting at eachother and fighting. ever stop to think about that lady? nope, you just wrote your note full of judgement telling me what to do with my dog, cause you're obviously bored and home all day and need to get a fucking hobby. apparently you and your other 2 nosey biddies were looking into our backyard and talking to our dog. how do you know our dog even likes people??? seriously. what if she would have tried to bite you or something cause you felt the need to look into our backyard? i'm sure that would be our fault too, right?
it just sucks because i realize that having our dog bark incessantly all day long is not okay. boyfriend and i don't want her to do that. we want to fix the problem, but we also realize that at the time it had been THREE days since she moved in with us. give her at least a week to get adjusted, right?
icing on the cake? we got a notice in the mail from animal control that there had been a noise complaint about her barking. we don't think it was from the same ladies who wrote the note (cause why would they write a note and then call the cops the next day?). logically, we think it was our next door neighbor. which once again, is totally fine and we get the fact that it is shitty that she won't shut up. but why not just come talk to us about it? especially if you live next door to us. you, of all people, know that we haven't had a dog the entire time we've lived here. you have to know that we JUST got one. and you can't even give it a week? you call and complain on day 4 of us having her? fuck people, i get it. it sucks that she won't shut up. but you can't even come talk to us in person? let us know she's barking? let us know she's bugging you. i mean, what the hell?!?!