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Old 02-02-07, 02:52 PM
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crummy pet owners rant

I have a number of neighbors with dogs that simply get left in their yards behind fences. They never walk with them, play with them or give them any attention to speak of. Plus they leave them out in the cold maybe with dog houses if they're lucky. It ticks me off big time but what's a guy to do? I feel sorry for those animals.

Irresponsible pet owners suck! Unfortuantely their is no shortage of em.
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Yeah. this one dog every time somebody comes to the window or door he goes and grabs the ball. it's sad cause sometimes they'll pat them on the head and all he wants to do is play fetch for hours and hours. The number of times they come out is probalby like once or twice a month if the pets are lucky.
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My girl has a doggie door, so she has free access to the back yard and can come in whenever she wants. Her doggie door opens into her crate inside the house though, so when we are away for the day, we can close her crate door and she does not have full access to the house. Whenever we are at home though, she can come and go as she pleases. I love doggie doors.

I too dislike people that leave their dogs unattended and neglected. The guy across the alley from me has a doberman that is neurotic from the time she spends alone. He leaves her by herself for a week at a time when he travels. She sits in the backyard and howls. It is sad and disturbing. I have talked to him about boarding her, but he refuses too. I should call animal control for her sake and mine, but I am just too dang nice of a neighbor, and do not want to get the guy in trouble.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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and what makes some of these morons think that a short haired dog can handle sub freezing temps for long periods of time? That's not even good for many long haired breeds. That borders on animal cruelty as far as I'm concerned.
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Originally Posted by jsharr
I should call animal control for her sake and mine, but I am just too dang nice of a neighbor, and do not want to get the guy in trouble.
Exactly.
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I'm sad reading this. I volunteer in my spare time at an animal rescue organization, and I could not believe the number of people wanting to give their dogs up because "they take too much time" or something similar. I know that we all lead busy lives, but these animals give us unconditional love and affection and all they ask for is a little time with us in return (well, and food of course).

Do these neighbors have kids? I wonder if they spend any time with them if they do.
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My border collie loves cold weather. We have been getting snow and ice lately, and I will find her in the back yard playing with her ball and laying in the snow. She is crazy like her owner in some ways.
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People need to get over the idea of an animal being an object for their amusement. It's not a game console. You can't turn it off when you're bored with it. It's like a child... a hairy and severely ******** child. Deprive it of positive interaction and it'll start going crazy. That's why it tore up your couch and pissed on your pillow. And no, beating it won't help. /rant
 
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Yeah, but at least Sparky has the option to come back inside if she wants!

Got any pics?
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Yeah, but at least Sparky has the option to come back inside if she wants!

Got any pics?
Not any new ones. You can come over and take some anytime, or just play with her, or take her for a walk if you want.
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Originally Posted by jsharr
My girl has a doggie door, so she has free access to the back yard and can come in whenever she wants. Her doggie door opens into her crate inside the house though, so when we are away for the day, we can close her crate door and she does not have full access to the house. Whenever we are at home though, she can come and go as she pleases. I love doggie doors.
That sounds just like the setup my folks had for me when I was growing up. Lucky dog!
 
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That sounds just like the setup my folks had for me when I was growing up. Lucky dog!
I thought you were a boy?
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I thought you were a boy?
It was a very confusing childhood.
 
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Originally Posted by explody pup
That sounds just like the setup my folks had for me when I was growing up. Lucky dog!
We need levity like that when talking about this disturbing subject. Thanks.
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The guy who lives next door to me has a beautiful golden retriever who gets left outside on his own most of the time. I have a golden retriever, too, so I know the breed well. They are very social dogs and love human interaction. I'm usually out playing fetch with my dog every evening (we have a standing appointment), and my next door neighbor's poor dog is desperate for attention. He sits by the fence and barks or whimpers to be patted. It's just sad. I really don't know why the guy has a dog at all.
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Its so sad to hear these stories. Have you thought about calling animal control??
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Originally Posted by snowy
Its so sad to hear these stories. Have you thought about calling animal control??
It's such a freaking common story too. These pet owners need to be put on a leash and tied to a tree.

I know with one of the dogs near us, we're the only ones that give her attention. Every day that we get home she barks until we come visit.
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We need more pics of cute animals.



I swear, if I had a puppy like this little Corgi mix, I would spoil her ROTTEN!
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I can't stand pet owners that don't pay attention to their pets. All pets should be treated like ours. Spoiled rotten. They pretty much run the house and just allow us to live there. I love all four of them dearly.

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we have a mini schnauzer too soonerbent. it's our first but won't be our last I think. great dogs aren't they?
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I love good dogs - and can't stand bad dogs. I REALLY can't stand owners of bad dogs since they are generally the reason there are bad dogs. Having a pet is like having a kid. You have just committed a significant amount of time taking care of them - and often doing things you don't want to do for the over all joy of the relationship.

Silky, our English Cocker Spaniel is a joy and a monster. Very obedient for 11 months old - and totally nuts if ignored for too long (some days, he thinks this is 15 minutes. ) He is a great companion.
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Originally Posted by snowy
Its so sad to hear these stories. Have you thought about calling animal control??
animal control should be very carefully considered. sometimes the pet will fare much worse if they're involved.
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Originally Posted by happyfeet
I'm sad reading this. I volunteer in my spare time at an animal rescue organization, and I could not believe the number of people wanting to give their dogs up because "they take too much time" or something similar. I know that we all lead busy lives, but these animals give us unconditional love and affection and all they ask for is a little time with us in return (well, and food of course).

Do these neighbors have kids? I wonder if they spend any time with them if they do.

good for you for volunteering. i did some volunteer work at our local shelter...basically just socializing with the dogs and cats so they get used to human contact and are less afraid when people come in to adopt. most of them are perfectly fine and would be great pets, they're just scared out of their minds being there.

i can't stand the excuse that "it takes too much time", especially when you consider they're probably watching 10 or more hours of TV every week.
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Originally Posted by daredevil
we have a mini schnauzer too soonerbent. it's our first but won't be our last I think. great dogs aren't they?
Yeah, she's really cute.
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