19 March 2009

Weird Neighbors

My neighbors Tony and Lottie have 2 large Cujo-like dogs. When Goldie is in the yard, they snarl at the fence as if they are going to bust through the wood and tear her limb from limb.

Goldie, being a polite GOOD GIRL lady dog, merely prances along the fence with her toy in her mouth, making her little "rrrr-rrrr-rrrr" noise.

The Cujos are barkers, too, and since Tony and Lottie live in a house at the front of a deep lot, and since I live in the house at the back of a deep lot, when the dogs bark at the back fence, the neighbors can't hear them, but I can.

Last night I went to bed about 11 and one of the Cujos was barking. I put in earplugs and turned on my radio to loud static. I could still hear Cujo, who is the most annoying barker on the plane. He was quiet just long enough to allow me to fall asleep, then a short burst of loud barking.

Awake. Asleep. Awake. Asleep. And so on.

At 11:35, I got up, put on clothes, put on shoes, went out to the fence and made sure it was indeed the Cujo doing the barking.

I walked over and knocked on the neighbors' door. I could see their TV on and all their cars were home. No answer. More knocking. Louder knocking. Waiting.

Finally Tony came to the door.

"Um, I think your dog is barking at the back fence," I said.

"No, my dogs are inside here," Tony said.

"Huh? Are you sure? I was RIGHT by the fence and your dog was out..." I said, puzzled.

"Nope," Tony said.

I came back home and the barking had stopped. Cujo was inside.

Tony had gotten up, let his dog in, then come to the door and LIED to me about his dog being outside. Why not just say "Oh, sorry about the barking, I just put the dog in"?

How weird can people get?


Gigi said...

Yep, that is weird, and also crazy.

Swistle said...

OMG! That lying liar who lies!!!

Anonymous said...

I think for all that barking Cujo should get some extra food. Cujo gets fat and lazy and crazy neighbors get to pick up piles and piles of Cujo crap. Of course the lying b@@tards probably don't pick up their dog crap - they probably throw it in your yard. B@@TARDS

Dazed and Confused said...

That is THE WORST!! We have dogs in our neighborhood that yap during the day here and there, but at night? Wow. I love dogs, and have one, but irresponsible owners drive me up the wall.
At least the barking stopped!

Project Christopher said...

Feel so sorry for you. I know how that is. My first great condo in Chicago had a bedroom window that overlooked the backyard of a single family home with SEVEN yappy small dogs who would be let out and left out for a while. It's not the dog's fault. I would never do anything to the dogs, but boy I wanted quiet.... Hang in there!

Kaylia Metcalfe said...

Guilt leads to wackiness.

Kina like too much sugar,


Hope you sleep better tonight.

mar said...

and i thought i had weird neighbors...

Anonymous said...

I had a neighbor who had a dog that barked. Early one morning, I took a glass of cold water, said loudly, "BE QUIET!" and threw the cold water on the dog.

I did that for 3 mornings, the 4th morning I yelled "BE QUIET!" and the dog stopped barking.

It worked so good! I thought I'd pass it on.

Blackbeltmama said...

Ugh-I had a problem with neighbors who thought it was a ok to let their pit bulls (yes plural) roam the neighborhood. Check into your local ordinances. I bet you have one about animals and noise restrictions. I know my neighborhood did and the neighbors were reported, fined, and had a little visit from the police.

I still moved though. ;-)

Bamboo Lemur Boys Are Mean To Their Girls said...

This is the sort of shit that if we allow ourselves to obsess on makes us hate our fellow man and if we ponder just a little more makes us hate ourselves for the same, (but different) shit we do.

Bamboo Lemur Boys Are Mean To Their Girls said...

And when did google decide my full name should be announced to the fucking masses? Hi look at me, I'm no longer goddesscha or gandhi rules, I'm muthafukin Robin Whitlock. Why yes I do live in NYC and it should be fairly easy to find out my address!Do come fer a visit.

Suzanne said...

Hate. People.

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