January 7, 2009

Tranquilizer darts, anyone?

There are a few things we've got lots of in this neighborhood.

One is swingsets. The backyards that touch ours all have at least one climbing/swinging structure in them. There are so many that it's comical. Appropriately, the next is little boys. There are seven of them living in four houses with adjoining backyards. The last is dogs. In five yards that adjoin ours, there are five dogs and we're not talking about dainty dogs. We're talking about Madeline, a husky, a rottweiler, a german shepherd and a labradoodle.

Here's the problem. Two of those dogs are barkers. I'm not going to name names...but it's the rottie and the german shepherd.

These dogs have nice people, they have nice little boys and they have nice swingsets but heaven help me, if I have to keep listening to them at 10 p.m. and keep calming Thomas after he's been woken by one, they're going to find out that I'm actually bringing the neighborhood down on the niceness scale.


Rosemary said...

It's amazing how folks can be oblivious to the BARKING of their dog or dogs. Not home - I understand that. Home and not dealing with the "barker" - I don't understand that. You do everyone in the neighborhood a favor by asking if the offenders' "parents" could do some "bark patrol" after 8/9 p.m.

Maria said...

We just got new neighbors and I prayed that they would NOT have a dog for that reason. And they don't...thank goodness! You know, an anonymous phone call to the police can't hurt. :D