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Marklin Brown's picture
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Barking Dog

To my neighbor who apprised me of my barking dog at 4:30 a.m. every morning:

First, I probably would have said something sooner if I were you.

Second, I probably wouldn't have been as kind, although I would hope so.

Third, I am very sorry.

I hope to solve the problem very soon. It might take a day or two, this is an old outside dog that wants to be fed at 4:30 a.m. Since we moved her to the other side of the house under the porch last summer, deer and the HVAC seem to set her off, oddly enough, about the same time in the a.m.

 

Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Your consideration is the definition of good neighbor, I hope we will show you we are attempting to be one also.

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Ralph Frattura's picture
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The other side of Marklin

Marklin:

Your series of airport postings had me wondering if I would want you as a neighbor (upside: for damn sure, no planes would fly over our street), but this note about the dog is so fair-minded and neighborly I'm having second thoughts. 

It's not Chuck Lentz complaining about the dog, is it?  Smile

Valerie Forsch's picture
Joined: 09/04/2007
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Barking Dog

Why is the dog outside in the first place?  There is no such thing as an "outside dog".  Dogs are pack animals and if they are not living in a pack (your family) they are going to be very unhappy.  If you were kept outside under a deck away from the pack you would be barking at 4:30 am also.  I feel very sorry for your dog.

Marklin Brown's picture
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Barking Dog

The dog is sheltered under the porch, has access to the backyard, has a dog house I envy, with a warming pad. She was always an outside dog before we moved to RM. I feel sorry for her since she's 15 years old, but its too late to train her to be an inside dog now.

She is good about not chasing planes, however.

Marklin Brown's picture
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barking

Moving to plan B

Marklin Brown's picture
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Dog

Actually Chuck just hounds me about the Airport, or me him.

Chuck Lentz's picture
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Barking Dog

Excuse me Marklin.  What the Hell does a barking Dog have to do about the Airport?  If Hell bothers anyone, write your Congressman!

Marklin Brown's picture
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Doggedly pursuing Airport

Lighten up Chuck. It was a little humor and hellaciously funny.

Beth Buderus's picture
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Yes - Lighten Up Chuck!

Geeze Chuck, any chance to go after Marklin you take. If you read the thread you would see that Ralph Frattura brought your name into it.

 

Yes Marklin, it sure was humorous but some people just don't get it.Laughing

Marklin Brown's picture
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For the record, this morning @ 6:30 the dog barking was not mine. My dog was on the way to the Vet at that time. There may be additional culprits.

 

I am curious about how the 4:30 am program is going. I think it has improved but not perfect yet. Please let me know if I am way off base.

 

Marklin

John Hein's picture
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Barking dogs

I was just womdering how many other  residents have neighbors who feel like it shouldn't matter if and when their dogs are barking. For some reason one of mine feels that it shouldn't matter if their dog barks or even how long they bark. It's like it is the god-given right to have a dog and the rest of us should just deal with it.

Most dogs bark and howl when no one is home so the owners don't even believe their dogs are barking. Unfortunately, my neighbor will lock his dog up in a run and then sit out on the patio with company and let his dog bark for hours without even trying to quiet the pet.

Does anyone elswe have that problem?

John Hein

Ryan Fogleman's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007
Posts: 125
Yes Yes yes !

Unfortunately we live in a world where few put themselves in another's shoes all too infrequently. Dogs left outside, locked in runs, in laundry rooms, or a similar unfeeling, inhumane environment is just WRONG !

All sentient beings deserve to be treated as equals. Dogs love, hurt, fear, and want just like us. When will we pull our collective anthropomorphic heads out of our a**es and realize that animals are NOT possessions !? They are not lesser creatures to be pillaged, mistreated, and even murdered! Far too many people "buy" dogs as some sort of possession, feed them cheap garbage food, leave them in kennels while the parents go on vacation, work long hours, and have them euthanized at the first hint of inconvenience.

Think about this and other inhumane activities many engage in the next time you fire up the Ol Bar-B, slap on a rack of ribs or steak, and feast on the carcasses of innocent, living, breathing, harmless sentient beings. "Let blood not nourish blood". No, you are not being festive, no you are not being "American", no you are not just having a good time. You are purposely taking another life..just because the dirty deed is done for you by the butcher, doesn't make you any less a savage, guilty, taker of innocent life.

 

Harsh post I know...but maybe, just maybe, it might get at least one person to begin to think how she/he affects the world around them and how their actions, even in the slightest way, can have deadly consequences.

Next post--old geezers who stand on Murieta South parkway shaking their fists, red in the face, screaming at cars traveling 26 MPH. Flame on ! Cool

Wendy Feldman's picture
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Barking Dogs

Ryan, You're my hero!

Jim Moore's picture
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Sentient Beings

Ryan,

You might be putting too much spice on your veggies.  Back it off a little bit. 

Jim Moore

Jim Moore

Ryan Fogleman's picture
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Differnet strokes

Respectfully Jim, have ANOTHER drink on me.

Beth Buderus's picture
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Be a responsible pet owner

From the Scene Section of the Sac Bee Sat. Jan. 5th:

by Dr. Marty Becker & Gina Spadafori (Universal Press Syndicate)

Article: Resolutions that can better pets' lives:

Be a responsible pet owner.

Don't let your cats roam or your dogs bark constantly. In addition to being inconsiderate, people who allow their animals to be a nuisance give ammunition to communities looking to pass laws against pets. Train and socialize your dogs so they can be "model citizens" wherever you take them. And don't forget to pick up after your dog when walking him.

Mike Burnett's picture
Joined: 07/31/2007
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Barking Dogs

John,

I have some neighbors who appear to live on Lago Circle, which is right behind my house that have dogs which bark incessintently when left outside. 

 This happened more frequently when the weather was nice enough to have my bedroom windows open at night.  The barking made me close the windows, which didn't do a sufficient job in muffling their barking. 

 Once one dog starts barking then any dog within ear shot tends to join in the chorus.  We have an abundance of wildlife running thru our backyards day and night, which tends to set off the dogs. 

 If someone decides to have a dog, then they need to be responsible for their behavior and considerate of their neighbors.  I have raised many hunting dogs and kept them in a kennel at times.  There are good reasons for this, but I also lived in the country and my closest neighbors were a quarter mile away.  If you live in a community like Rancho Murieta, then you need to keep your dogs in your house and keep them quiet.

From our Governing Documents, CC&R's, 2nd Restated, Article VII - Use of Properties and Restrictions, Section 5 - Prohibition of Noxious Activities, reads ".........no Owner or Lessee shall permit noise, including, but not limited to the barking of dogs........."  The offensive behavior can be petitioned to RMA and an Abatement Notice sent to the neighbors within a 250 foot radius.  It requires 75% agreement that the behavour is offensive to require the RMA Staff to take action to remedy the situation. 

 I have complained to the Security when the barking became intrusive to my family, but have not taken the step to have the RMA Staff send out an Abatement Notice. 

 If you leave your pet outside unattended, then they may become a nuisance and the pet owner may never know if they are not home paying attention to their pets.

As a pet owner, I have had neighbors who complained of my pets in the past and know full well how this can cause concern within the community.

Marklin Brown's picture
Joined: 08/12/2007
Posts: 196
barking

Like children, pets of all types should be controlled by their owners whether barking or other.

Issues such as these fall under the "do unto others..." rule. So simple, so rational, so impossible.

 

I read items in this thread that made me ask at least two questions;

Canines were not meant to be outdoors? Huskies?

How do you judge carnivorous animals? Maybe they could be converted to vegetarianism.

 

From,

a geezer shaking his fist at those going 24mph.

Ryan Fogleman's picture
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Bow before me !

"controlled" "owners"...sometimes no response is necessary !

Marklin Brown's picture
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Barking

I'll own up to that.

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