Today I MUST vent, before I do something I’ll regret.
And I forewarn you, it's a bit long winded.
I also want to know if you were in this situation, in what interesting
way would you approach this problem short of blowing a cork or worse?
And just a re-cap of my previous complaint read Neighborsfirst,
so you will have a better understanding of my complaint.
And .... They just keep adding fuel to the fire.
During the summer, she accused my dog of being vicious, claiming that my dog
cornered her grandson and another child, in another neighbors garage,
growling and baring teeth.
She called my husband and shared this with him because she
“felt it was the right thing to do.”
Then she went on to threaten him, saying,
“If any thing happens to these kids I’ll be forced to ........
....well, lets just leave it at that” she says.
I wondered why the other neighbor didn't call me to let me know my
dog had been a threat to her children.
So, I called the other neighbor to see if there was any truth to this.
I could never imagine my dog doing such a thing. Not to mention I know
that the woman in question is nuts and loves turmoil. The other neighbor stated
this was all a crock. She said that my dog, along with my nutty neighbors two dogs,
we're in her garage and had a possum cornered, growling and barking at it
when the kids walked into the garage. Nothing more, nothing less.
I chose NOT to confront the nutty neighbor because one, I was so angry and two,
I felt she was trying to stir the pot.
Through out the rest of the summer, we’ve dealt with many other issues,
speeding down the drive way, loud music & revving engines all hours of the night,
unruly teens, running carelessly with BB guns shooting crows and other birds…..etc.
We discovered that my dog has cancer and during her visits, we also discovered she
has a BB in lodged in her side. Wonder where THAT came from?
We had the cancer removed and the dog seemed to be doing OK, and she certainly
has her ups and downs.
We left out of town over Labor Day and had arranged for the dog to be taken
care of while we were away.
The nutty neighbor called us at our location the morning we arrived there,
and proceeded to tell me the dog is very sick and needs to be taken care of.
She even took it upon her self to call the vet and try to get her in to be seen.
I tried to explain to her that the dog was fine, already had a follow up appointment
the following week and someone was taking care of her. I was so angry I ended up
handing the phone to my husband who basically told her to butt out,
we didn’t ask for her help or opinion.
I called the person who was caring form my dog and she said that she was fine,
and seemed to be feeling much better since we had left.
She then told me the nutty neighbor came over several times trying to get the
dog to come over to her, and the dog wouldn't have anything to do with her.
She also stated to the dog sitter that we neglect our dog, and should treat the dog
like family as they treat theirs. She said was taking the dog to the vet
and having her put down.
The gal who was caring for my dog told the neighbor she wasn’t taking the dog anywhere!
Nutty neighbor agreed because we would probably sue her. DAMN straight I would have!
Anyway, FYI, the dog is doing much better now and is still improving.
But that’s not the end of it……
Just last Friday, nutty neighbor came over to get her grandson.
While she was there she knelt down to pet my dog, which quickly moved away from her.
She told my husband “you know, I hope you’re not offended by this but I feel I
have to say something. Do you know your wife is mean?”
He asked her what in Gods name was she talking about. She proceeded to tell him
that I was a really mean person and that I beat our dog, and she just thought he should know!
Husband told her "wife DOES NOT beat our dog" and she was mistaken.
She tried to continue on and he just said “What ever” and walked away.
WHAT IN THE HECK IS WRONG WITH THIS WOMAN!
At the moment he told me this, I felt like throttling her into oblivion!
And of course, once again, I kept my mouth shut in fear of what I might do in a rage!
Husband thinks I shouldn't say anything at all, because she wins the turmoil game!
You know, I understand his point to an extent, but this is getting out
of control and I feel that the line needs to be drawn, NOW!
So, tell me, in what interesting way would you approach this problem
And do you think I am being over sensitive?
Thank you for letting me vent, I do feel a bit better.
"Don't wait for your ship to come in ...
Swim out to it"