sent this note to my neighbour ** story added *****SPOKE WITH HER
she has been sending threats to me everytime my dog is put outside through an 8 year old.. I do not have the time atm to go speak to her so I am sending her this note.
** The story**
This neighbour would not come speak to me herself but was having my little sister (8) who is visiting me until Tuesday relay messages. She was saying that my dog was barking - not true. She barks two barks max before I get after her and she stops... the reason for this is she will hold in her ''business'' if I take her right back inside so I make sure she does it outside. She is only out for 15-20 minutes at a time, and barks for *maybe* 30 seconds that whole time. Even when she is not barking, this neighbour will send someone over telling me to take the dog indoors. She just simply did not want her outside and in her words ''she should be put in the basement instead of outdoors'' um...what?
I sent the note because I have to place my dog back outdoors in about 10 minutes now and I wanted to make sure that this issue was being handled before I put the dog outdoors again as part of her training. *Note while she is outside she is on a leash and is in my back yard. I found out who this neighbour was after sending the letter, and its the neighbour whos little dog is yappy and runs free throughout the neighbourhood. This makes me extra mad that she would say something to me about my animal, when she does that with hers.
*** So I will of course be paraphrasing because I can not remember the conversation we all had word for word. lol.
So once my mother got back to my house I went over, she as usual was sitting outside with her dog running around (unleashed) the neighbourhood. I informed her I needed to speak with her about what happened and how things should be handled in the future.
I let her know that aside from the very few times that my pooch has got outside through following a kid out of my house that she is never unleashed and that hasnt happened in months except the time Friday night at midnight when my brother ordered himself food and him and delivery guy let the dog out (by accident) while I was getting my yds back to sleep (woke up thristy).
She said that she knows my dog is never left outside alone and the only time she is unleashed is when I am outside with her. She complimented me on the fact that my dog is a GOOD DOG and stays right with me while we are outside. (Seriously, she never leaves my side).
I informed her that considering it was her, the woman who constantly called me over to have conversations with her (I usually kept them very short, and polite) that I did not appreciate the fact that she had sent my little sister over with threats instead of coming to talk to me.
She said she figured they would be more effective given my age...
I informed her that while yes I am the youngest mother on the block, that my age played no role in how she should speak to me. I am not like the other neighbours who have crazy parties etc and I would have much prefered face to face contact. I then informed her that I was told she said my dog was out at 7am..
She said she was...
I informed her we are NEVER up at 7am during the summer and that there was no way it was my dog, and that today we didnt even wake before 10am.
She thought about it for a few minutes
I informed her that PERHAPS it was the little dog behind my house who basically lives outside (fenced in yard) but that there was no way it was dog. I asked her when the last time she even saw my dog go on a barking fit.
She agreed she never saw my dog on a barking fit.
I informed her from now on if she'd like she can come over and speak to me about any issues she may be having and we would sit on talk about them like adults. she *GASP ARE YOU READY FOR THIS* admitted that yes she was acting like a child by playing the phone game of sending other people other.
So there you have it folks, my passive aggresive letter worked. C'est Le Vie!