I’ve ranted about my across the street neighbors a couple times….1, 2, ok, 3 times. Which doesn’t do that particular problem justice, but I figure you all don’t want to listen to me rant about them constantly…..
Yesterday afternoon, I looked up from my book to see a good sized tan and black hound-ish dog trotting across their yard towards their northern side neighbor who has huskies (including an intact bitch) and my first thought was that another neighborhood dog had gotten loose and was headed to sniff out their bitch (its happened a couple times, they catch the dogs and turn them into animal control).
Then I saw one of the kids from across the street hurrying along behind the dog…..please don’t tell me……yup, kid grabs collar and drags the dog back to their house. Sigh. They have a new dog. Wonder how long this one will last…..
Then, about 9pm yesterday, Apollo abruptly goes ballistic at the front windows. Hound was loose again, trotting across our yard, with two of the kids in hot pursuit again. They finally caught him and dragged him home.
This morning, about 9:15, I glance out the window about an instant before Apollo does and spot a tan and black dog trotting across my front yard with two kids trailing…..
After watching them chase him in circles for about 10 minutes (the dog was having an absolute blast), I grabbed a dog bowl, and dumped some kibble in it, stepped out the front door, and called “hey big guy, want some food?” as I shook the metal dog bowl with kibble…..dog pricked up his ears and came trotting over to grab a mouthful. I scratched his ears for a minute, told him he was a good boy, and walked him back to the kids who looked rather dumbfounded.
One of the kids kept saying “he listens so well inside the house!”……..