Great idea for a LJ community ;) I can vent here because I have pretty annoying neighbours-- er, bints ;P
At my place we have four small dogs. These neighbours used to have two blue heelers (although I think they got rid of one). So anyway, all our dogs are out and about in our 5 acre yard as they are on a daily basis. My Pomeranian, who was still just a puppy at the time, got in some trouble that day. She was down at our dam, just sniffing around innocently-- you know, being a puppy ;) I happened to be outside myself and it was lucky I was because the next thing I knew, I heard a HORRIBLE yelping sound. I immediately saw that it was coming from my Pom. The oldest blue heeler from next door had come over and had her by the neck, shaking her. I started to run over as fast as I could. Still being just a little kid, I cried all the way over (it was a bit of a run =P ). My puppy ran away from the other dog towards the water, a place she usually felt safe. But the heeler followed her and continued to shake her mercilessly and push her further into the water.
I didn't know what I was planning on doing when I reached the scene but luckily the heeler didn't turn on me and just ran off. My poor dog just stood there in the water, quivering with fear. By this time, my mum had come running. She picked my dog up. I think I'd been too shocked/scared to even touch her. I started crying.
We went back inside and checked out my Pom for any injuries. She was amazingly pretty okay... she was mainly just freaked out from being shaken and pushed into the water.
My mum rang the neighbints, and gave 'em hell. She mentioned how I was hyserical because of what had happened to my puppy. After this, they payed half with us to get a new, more secure fence... but it definately wasn't the end of our troubles. ALL our dogs got attacked at some time or another... except for the Chihuahua, thank God because she'd so small she'd be a goner =(
They also play really bad music during the day. Sometimes country, sometimes pop. Sometimes... barely music =P
These neighbints are as bad. The only thing wrong with THEIR dogs is that they bark sometimes but, er, like I can talk LOL. What's more annoying about them is their kids. They have two young girls who are constantly screaming, crying and shouting out. Blah. Plus they have a creaky swing. And the adults over there are pretty annoying too. The woman has an annoying laugh that can be heard from across the road. And I even hear their phone sometimes which is weird because our house is kind of far off theirs (they're across the road). Also, they're always going out and coming back a lot during the day which can be annoying. But I think the most annoying thing about them is their need to do everything-- and I mean EVERYTHING-- out the front of their yard. I mean, they have all this space and they choose to [loudly] entertain their guests there. Oh, and that's another thing; they never go a week without visitors. Without them they'd shrivel up and die for sure ;P
These are the only ones who moved in AFTER us (and oh what a beautiful time it was without them ;) ). They are postively the most loud, annoying neighbints ever (well.. apart from neighbints #1, perhaps). They have loud, sqealing kids who feel the need to go swimming when the sun isn't even showing. Fair enough I suppose but do they have to SCREAM when they do so? They also have loud birds out the back of their place... I swear, those things make the weirdest noises sometimes.
The kids also do various other weird things for entertainment... like repeatedly hitting a hammer into something... or riding their bike around their property! Fair enough again but they do it right on the fence line (where they also decided to built their house =@ ) so my dogs go nuts at the sight of them. What REALLY bugs me is they seem to have the nerve to tell the dogs (loudly) to SHUT UP when they bark at them. And they've thrown rocks (BIG rocks) at them before too. I'm just glad my Chihuahua doesn't stray fair from me or like I mentioned earlier, she'd be a goner =S
Another thing these neighbints do is play annoying music. And sometimes they have parties, which just seems stupid to me considering how young some of their kids are.
Okay. I'm done