jaye’s spot

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dog Days of Summer and 2 Freebie templates

Today was pretty uneventful. But I have a story from Friday......now tell me, do you think I'm being unreasonable?
First the background info: next door has little white yappy dog (let me clarify I am not a dog hater, have a yellow lab, prior to that had 2 lab x shepherd mix) that drives me up the wall. It has taken to coming in my front yard or the side yard between the houses and leaving a deposit. Earlier in the year it bit my son on the leg, I was with him when it happened and we were walking on the shoulder of the road and it came at him. I went to them immediately and suggested they finish fencing in their yard or get a kennel area. This dog has know taken to coming across my front yard and chasing after people.
The boy and his friend were coming home from their pizza lunch uptown and were walking up the driveway...I hear the yapping of this annoying little creature and then hear my son yelling out the dog's name to go home. I stick my head out the window to tell it to go home as well. The boys come in the house and my guy is upset, I've had enough so I go next door. In the meantime their son is putting the dog in the garage....in other words they know darn well what just happened! I go over and politely let the lady of the house know what just happened, and about the dog coming across my lawn after people. When I tell of her her dogs 'deposits' she says to me...get this 'well she doesn't do that in our yard'....I'm thinking oh no she did not just say that. My response was (still being polite) 'no because she's doing it in my yard'. I tell her again that they need to either finish their fence or tie the dog up as they're liable and it's already bitten my son once. She then says to me 'well he kicked her'
Ok, I about fell over! I looked and my exact words were 'don't go there. I was there the day she bit him and you know that. He kicked at her when she went for a second bite. We've always had dogs and my son knows how to treat them. I think I've been reasonable by not reporting her or you to animal control. You need to do something and do it now.' She then tells me they're getting a male dog so they can breed her and sell the puppies!!!
I mentioned that I still have the kennel and dog house behind my garage from when my dog was a puppy and we didn't want to leave him in the yard unattended when we weren't home. Yep, sold them my kennel and doghouse, lol. I bought the kennel for $50.00 4 years ago, we made the doghouse from extra wood and shingles we had...............sold it all for $60.00.
I think I was being pretty fair. I feel better now I've vented. Man I need this house to sell, I have to get out of here!!

I had a request from one my mod buddies over at Scrap Orchard for a 'Prince' template as she has only boys. I obliged, gave her first crack at it and this is the result (I asked if I could post it on my blog). So guess what? You got it, the prince tempate will be the freebie..............actually I'm feeling kind of generous and have one for graduation that I'm putting up as well.
credits: layout by scrappinmint
kit: Boys of Summer by the Seedlings available at Scrap Orchard
Download here: PRINCE -sorry link expired

Download: GRADUATION --sorry link expired
As always, let me know you were here.......I'd think no one was but I see the amount of downloads. A little 'hey, thanks' is greatly appreciated, if I downloaded from you I would. Please tell me what words would you like to see?


Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 28 Jul [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm]).

Anonymous said...

Sending you P&PT your house sells soon!

Thanks so much for the Prince Template! :)

scrappinmint said...

Sure hope the neighbor makes use of the dog kennel.You have more patients than I do, I would have reported them at the first bite. We have a neighbor dog that likes to come over into our back yard and make "deposits". It's not directly our yard so not quite as bad but, get this, the neighbors says, "yeah, we trained her to do that so she wouldn't mess in our yard" I guess they figure since it's not directly in our yard its okay.(rolling eyes) And it's not a little yappy dog it's a huge english sheepdog!
Glad you liked my LO that I did with your wonderful template! I was so excited to see it on your blog! :) Thanks for the grad template. Now I just have to locate the picture I have in mind. Thanks again for your wonderful work Joanne!

Ana said...

great templates, thanks


Elaine said...

I know how you feel, I actually had to go to the town board about our neighbors 6 dogs running and barking all hours of the night. They told me to call the neighbor when the dogs start at 2:00 am, so I did. Guess what, she called the police on me for disturbing her. I get a knock on my door at 2:15 and am told that if I so much as ever speak to her she'll have me arrested for harrasement and this female officer told me to close my windows if I didn't want to hear the dogs, so much for justice. This lady has been warned repeatedly by the dog warren about keeping her dogs fenced in, there is a leash law in this county. She does it until someone else in the neighborhood turns her in. The dogs have killed ducks on the pond and cats, go figure.
I refuse to move, besides this family has a rep now and nobody speaks to them.

Nyka74 said...

your templates are soooo gorgeous!! great job!!!!!

thunderbugs said...

Thanks for the templates! I know what you mean about neighbors and their dogs! We have a dog too and she hates other dogs, so she is always leashed and never out of our sight because she will bite. Our neighbors never put their dog on a leash because she was nice...well she ran into our yard and up to our chained up dog and got a surprise. At least we were there to grab her as fast as we could. She was ok and the neighbors knew that they were in the wrong, thank goodness. They always use a leash now.

We just got new neighbors a few weeks ago and they have 2 dogs that they never put on a leash. They even let their dogs out when we were there without our dog (luckily) and said that they forgot their leashes at the old house. It just irritates me when people don't have the common courtesy to use leashes. It's protecting their animals and other people/animals.

You could always start throwing the "deposits" back into their yard if they don't use the kennel or you could throw it at their dog when it runs thru your yard...could be messy!

Good luck!

Mary said...

Darn neighbors and their annoying dogs, I have 2 neighbors and they both have dogs don't bother us at all they are so cute and never ever have pooped in our yard, Thank gosh.... I hope you sell soon :) Thanks for the freebies They're awesome ;)

jaye said...

thank you everyone!! Glad you're loving the templates.
Yeah I flung the poop back to their side. We're not talking little postage size yards here either. Yep, like I said I love dogs!!!! I've always had labs or lab mixes, so I'm no stranger to them. Just be responsible, my guy is in the backyard which is fenced or in the house, becuase he's spoiled rotten and doesn't want to be too hot or too cold, LOL. He is NEVER left unattended to roam. I love him too much for that.

Ginger said...

So cute!! I will post this on my blog- http://gingerscraps.blogspot.com :) Thanks, Ginger

MomSoto said...

The little prince template is just too adorable. Thank you :) Your new freebie was just listed at Twisted Challenges Freebie Listing

tnscrappn said...

Thank you very much!

ScrapShana said...

Wow, I don't know if I could have been as polite as you. We have Chihuahuas, and when strangers come up they do go after them, but we make it a point to put them up whenever someone drives up. Thankfully, we live in the country, so no worries with them bothering neighbors. We DO, however, have our neighbors Lab and bird dog come into OUR yard (through the woods) and get into our garbage EVERY week. Not fun.
Good luck on selling your house! And thanks for the great advice you left in your comment on my blog. Every little bit helps! HUGS

cjpeterson38 said...

I have a couple of lo's I can use the graduation one for but a prince I have not! However, I will keep looking for one. You are a Princ"ess" for doing it for us. TY!