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Problem Neighbors
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Mike    Posted 09-29-2003 at 19:47:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can sympathize with the other lady who has problem neighbors. We have our share in my neighborhood too!
My neighbor's wife is what I call an "enabler". She can somehow make everthing she and her family does seem justifyable. 1. Their dog tore up our garden after my wife and I spent quite a few dollars and a whole lot of time on it. This dog has been loose on a couple of occassions before. We called them and told them if they can't control their dog, then we will have to do what it takes to see that is what gets done. Now she is telling the other neighbors that we are a threat to them. She knows darn well that we meant that the dog will go to the pound. 2. On another occassion this same dog came up over the top of the fence and bit me as I was riding by on the lawn tractor (it's a great dane). I got no apology from her about the incident. Her husband was alot more understanding about it. 3. One night her kids decide it would be fun to go outside and yell and howl at 11:00pm at night. I called them to ask for some quiet and she wondered "Why I was calling to try to wake them up?" Oh brother! She said her kids were good kids and if they wanted to whoop it up one evening, she said it was just "too bad". She then had the stupidity to lie to me and tell me that they checked with the township and there was no noise ordinance. I went down the next day to Howard Township hall (Niles, Mi)and found 5 pages of an alledgedly, non-existant noise ordinance. One passage that definately forbids what her kids were doing that night. 4. Tonight I found their cat in my garage crapping. All I can say is "people" the same leash laws that apply to dogs, apply to cats as well! Look it up! People come to the country and think they can just "cut loose" are in a full dillusional state. There are just about as many laws and ordinances in the country as there are in the city. If we live accordingly, we can all get along much better.


Jimbob    Posted 09-30-2003 at 22:18:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Freaky people- stay away.


Jerry B    Posted 09-30-2003 at 11:07:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
BE CAREFUL. They might just be strring up trouble in order to get you riled to the point of doing something so THEY can go after YOU.

A few complaints from them to the local officials can cast you in a bad light. If you retaliate, then they claim you are after revenge and the local law has a tendancey to believe them. If you don't retaliate, then the neighbors tell everyone they put you "in your place". and the local law thingks that perhaps they were right after all. Either way you loose.

Don't kill the animals, just call the local animal control office and have them picked up. Will cost neighbors money to retrieve the critters.


screaminghollow    Posted 09-30-2003 at 10:08:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
The dog has destroyed property and bit you. Complain to the animal control authorities about this vicious dog. Under the law of most states, dogs only get one free bite. after that they go down. Register your complaint about the bite in writing. The dog may be labeled as dangerous and they'll have to put in special fences and signs just to keep the dog. It could be your kid, grandkid or just some little tike down the street that gets bit up next. Help put an end to it.
As to the kids, thing, turn about is fair play. Take the muffler off the lawn mower and mow the yard at the earliest possible legal time to make noise. 6:30 am here. Especially on Sunday am when alot of folks sleep in.
As for cats, a can of tuna on the center of the road at night, little antifreeze in the saucer of milk a dozen sleeping pills mixed with burger will take care of both pesky critters.


KellyGa    Posted 09-30-2003 at 08:47:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
AMEN to that!!!!!!!!!! Well said.


LH    Posted 09-29-2003 at 22:06:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Problem neighbors should be dealt with the same as problem citters, shoot, shovel, and shut up!!!


pellet gun    Posted 09-29-2003 at 20:08:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
quiet, but effective. If a Great Dane attacked me, it would never get a second chance.


Jeremy    Posted 10-02-2003 at 02:12:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the neighbors dog bit me, I wouldn't mess w/ a pellet gun. I'd grab "Big John" (my great grandad's Belgian Browning A-5 12ga shotgun)! Give that mutt a taste of OO buck!


Dave    Posted 09-29-2003 at 19:52:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right on!!!!!! Sounds like these neighbors are real "white trash".


Sally J.    Posted 09-29-2003 at 19:53:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, some people are in their own little world. Very inconsiderate of others...... If your lucky, they will move someday.....


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