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ok folks. I'm not one to deal in anything drama filled.

That said, I have a drama filled question. I'm posting this on a few message boards I frequent to get as many replys as I can. I want to know if the way I acted was out of line.

What would you say to someone that you had considered a friend for years (not a close friend, but a friend none the less), who said he was going to poison his neighbors dog because the dog barks all day & the neighbor vandalized his front lawn sprinker heads. To "get back at the neighbor".

This guy knows I volunteer with a dog rescue outfit...
 

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Do you know this friend well enough to believe he'll act this out? A barking dog is a VERY frustrating thing. I have a friend who's confronted the neighbor, called police who've shown up 3 times, etc etc and nothing has been done. The dog barks literally 24/7 outside my friends kitchen window where the neighbors fence is. This is on the far side of the dog owners garage so the dog owner basically lives in the opposite side of the house and it apparently doesn't bother them, lol.
Anyway, he talks about poisoning the dog and I understand his frustration but I know he'd never actually do it. Do you know your friend would?
I'd personally like to see the owners of these dogs poisoned instead. I guess I'd have to tell my friend that if caught, he'll be in serious trouble. Focus on the owners and not the animal.
 

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I actually do not think he will act on it. I dont think he has the balls.

Focus on the owners and not the animal.


this is basically what I told him. In an ever so slightly heated manner

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He put you in a really tough position. Time to contact the people and let them know the dog may be in danger. Maybe this will wake them up to the barking issue.
 

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ok folks. I'm not one to deal in anything drama filled.

That said, I have a drama filled question. I'm posting this on a few message boards I frequent to get as many replys as I can. I want to know if the way I acted was out of line.

What would you say to someone that you had considered a friend for years (not a close friend, but a friend none the less), who said he was going to poison his neighbors dog because the dog barks all day & the neighbor vandalized his front lawn sprinker heads. To "get back at the neighbor".

This guy knows I volunteer with a dog rescue outfit...
A barking dog is one thing, but messing with a man's sprinkler heads is way over the line. I think the best remedy at this point is a flaming bag of poop on the porch. If that doesn't work, he could always screw the neighbors wife or buy ear plugs and a bucket.

The dog is only doing what dogs do. If he doesn't want to be near dogs, he should move somewhere that prohibits them. I'm always amused by people who move out to the country and then are surprised/annoyed that animals live out there. There seems to be no limit to people's self-centeredness.
 

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My first inclination would be to tell the dog owner. But then you're involving yourself in this drama and you telling them could propagate a series of retributions from both sides. The fact they even suggested this is pretty messed up. Not the dog's fault. The dog is being a dog. They bark, poop, lick your face, and hump your leg. Are the neighbors home while this is going on? A lot of people leave their dogs outside when they're gone, so it's possible this neighbor doesn't even know what's going on. Imagine coming home from work and find your dog dead in the back yard, and not even know why. This is why I think a polite conversation might be more effective. A less deadly thing to do would be to record the dog for a while, then set up some big ass speakers pointed at the neighbor's house and play it back full blast, on repeat. Might get their attention.

Is your friend positive that it was their neighbor that vandalized his sprinklers? That's straight up vandalism and should be reported to the cops, as much as do not enjoy them. If nothing else, at least a report would be filed for any future incidences. Now what I want to know is why your friend was targeted from this neighbor. Did your friend possibly piss off their neighbor and now they are retaliating? This is a cycle that could go on for a while. You know, cuz it's so effective :crzy:

The need to "get back" at people is a childish one, and more often than not, does not end well. The only way to fix the problem(s) is to confront it. Poisoning someone's dog is not confronting it. To me, both parties sound like pussys. What happened to facing someone you have a problem with? Might end up in a brawl, but so what, at least nothing dies.

What to tell your friend? Tell him to man up and face his neighbor with these issues. Nothing will get resolved with each other going behind the others back trying to get each other back.
 

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At first I told him he shouldn't blame the dog, it's the owners duty to teach the dog how to act. That he should call animal control if the owner doesnt respond to direct communication. He then said how the neighbor superglued his sprinkerheads, that "this will show him". "That it's just a dog".

Thats when I got hot. Told him to stay the fuk away from my dog. Told him it was dickdified going after someones dog cuz you got a problem with the owner. He asked me why I was being a dick about this. I laughed, asked him "you are talking about poisoning someones dog because he glued your sprinkerheads, & I'm being a dick?"

then I told him "fuk this, I cannot deal with this convo" & stormed out, telling him again to stay the fuk away from my dog.

This guy is a close friend of my brothers. My bro & I work at the same place, sit in the same area. This guy works there as well, but is in a different building.

If I find out he did indeed go thru with this, I will find where he lives & tell the owner. As if the dogowner wouldnt figgr it out on his own. The prick has a Porsche parked in his driveway, if the guy actually did vandalize his sprinker heads cuz of some unwanted water somewhere, WTF do you think he is gonna do if you kill his dog? Simply stupid
 

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My dogs bark when there's somebody close to the property. That's just what dogs do to let the owner know something is going on. Otherwise they are pretty laid back. I've got to wonder what is going on causing the dogs to bark.

I tell my neighbors to talk to my dogs to let them get to know their voice. After a while all it takes is a few calming words from my neighbor to let the dogs know everything is ok and they stop barking. If the dogs senses anger or some other thing that's not right, like being ignored, they will just keep on barking.

Some small dogs just bark and bark and bark for seeming no reason though. Usually they are lonely; especially if it's just one dog. Smart dogs get bored easy so having something for them to do, like rawhide chews or even listening to music at a low volume, will help keep their mind's occupied. All dogs just want to be with their owners so when they are home alone; problems like incessant barking can happen. I personally believe in having two dogs at all times so even when I'm not home; they aren't alone and have each other.
 

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Do the right thing for your friend... poison him. :)
 

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Do the right thing for your friend... poison him. :)
By his attitude, he has already been poisoned well enough.

Thanks everyone for your replies. They not only mirror the ones I recieved on my other sites, but they more importantly reinforce my stance in the way I handled the situation.

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I live in AZ and neighbor that lived behind me (he moved 5 years ago) would leave his barking dog out in 100 plus heat. All surrounding neighbors were afraid of this guy. I called police but of course not much they could do o I got my stereo put up some huge speakers, ll my neighbors were informed and we all left for the entire Saturday. Looped Kate Bush's "Running up the hill". He called and left message after message about how my music was too loud. I responded dog barks, music comes on, never a problem after that. Born and raised on the South side of Chicago, we aren't very good at peace, love, and happiness.
 

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Tough situation bro, about all you can do is call animal control if the guy is mistreating the dog and let them straighten him out.
 

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thankfully the guy is on vacation for a couple weeks now, so I don't have to deal with it. The more I think about it I am fairly sure the guy was talking out of his azz.

If he brings it up again I am going to tell him (in as civil a manner as I can) #1, it is a crime, if you are caught you can go to jail. You will lose your security clearance. You might lose your job. Is that worth it? #2, you know I volunteer with a dog rescue outfit, what the hell are you thinking bringing up this subject in front of me? Didn't you think before you spoke?

Other than that, I am done conversing with him in anything other than a work related situation.

Thanks again everyone for giving me your opinions
 

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If he is to scared to fell with the owners then he will always have issues. If you have problems deal with the person not the objects. Dogs can be trained. Maybe your friend should buy some treats and become the dogs friend even. For 5 dollars it might be a start to less frustrating nights. Worth a shot.
 
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