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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:03 AM

A visit from the Sheriff is not the best way to start the day.

Our terrier goes wild when he sees bunnies, chipmunks, cats or other dogs.

One of the neighbors was concerned that my husband was abusing the pup.

After the Sheriff met our little bundle of barks, he said "I understand. He's just very active."

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Reply A visit from the Sheriff is not the best way to start the day. (Original post)
In_The_Wind Apr 2021 OP
Aristus Apr 2021 #1
In_The_Wind Apr 2021 #2
Aristus Apr 2021 #3
Harker Apr 2021 #4
In_The_Wind Apr 2021 #5
Harker Apr 2021 #7
Fla Dem Apr 2021 #11
In_The_Wind Apr 2021 #12
Fla Dem Apr 2021 #13
ZenDem Apr 2021 #6
Harker Apr 2021 #9
Duppers Apr 2021 #14
AllaN01Bear Apr 2021 #8
In_The_Wind Apr 2021 #10

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:14 AM

1. I'm glad the Sheriff understood.

Now to give your neighbor a talking-to...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:19 AM

2. The pup and I will take a walk this afternoon. If they have anything to say.

They can say it to my face. We can have a discussion about what happened.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:21 AM

3. Hope you give them what-for.

Frivolous police calls too often these days turn deadly.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:24 AM

4. Even though mistaken, the neighbor at least cared enough

about your dog's welfare to make the call.

Better to be sure than to do nothing, and allow actual abuse to be happening.

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Response to Harker (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:28 AM

5. I thanked the Sheriff for coming out about the complaint.

I'd like to straightened out the mistake.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:33 AM

7. That's understandable. I've been on the wrong end of

suspicions, and it's really uncomfortable.

Hope you can clear it up.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:09 AM

11. Take the high road.

Sorry you got an undeserved visit from LEO. Not knowing your neighbor, they may be a-holes. Maybe you've had ongoing issues with them. So I may not be looking at this incident through the correct lens.

As your neighbor, I am surprised they don't know you and your dog well enough to know there was no abuse.

Have a neighborly discussion with them and thank them nicely for their concern for animals. It serves no one to further increase any tensions that may currently exist.

That's my take, but in the end, you need to deal with it the way you see best.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:17 AM

12. The complaint came from the far end of our block.

I usually do try to smooth things over.

One woman living down that way seems to have taken a dislike to my husband.

I suggested walking our dog up the hill, away from her home.

That should give everyone a chance to cool down.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:21 AM

13. OK. Thought it was your next door neighbor.

Thanks for the explanation. The dislike may have come from her thinking he was abusing the dog.

Your approach sounds reasonable.

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Response to Harker (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:29 AM

6. Agreed.

I reported a neighbor for animal abuse once. Cops didn't care. Guy was Throwing his German Shepherd puppy against the wall. Cop said "your neighbor said he was just playing with the dog".

That wasn't what was happening. I could hear the dog screaming in pain.

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Response to ZenDem (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:43 AM

9. People like that should never have pets.

I wouldn't trust them with children, either.

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Response to Harker (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:20 AM

14. Exactly!

👍

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:35 AM

8. " a bundle of barks ." :)

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:45 AM

10. I love the dog.

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