What A Naughty Boy - Neighbours complained - ooops

@ellie333 (21029)
January 11, 2009 1:35pm CST
Many of you know I have a puppy called Ziggy. At night I usually crate and cover him but he is getting bigger so I thought I would let him have the run of the kitchen. Well I had forgotten to lock the back door and he managed to open it and keep the neighbours awake all night by barking and playing, he had bought in plastic garden chairs, pieces of would, a water can and all sorts. Oh he had so much fun. I didn't here a thing as I sleep at the other end of the house. I got a shock when I came down in the morning. When the neighbours knocked I apologised and said it was a one off and explained what had happened but the one that moaned the loudest made me laugh cos when her dog was alive it would be all night every night and I just got used to it and never complained. Oh well. So what sort of mischief has your pet been up too lately? Huggles. Ellie :D
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• India
11 Jan 09
hehe...thats a rel funny incident..even my dog has been up to lots of naughty stuff lately..but he's a sweetheart so I forgive him every time
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@ellie333 (21029)
11 Jan 09
Hi Catgotmytongue, Oh I had to laugh too but I hadn't realised he had kept the neighbours awake until later, just thought he had opened the door and was in and out. LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21029)
12 Jan 09
Hi Lovebear, So much loss but so many happy memories to eh! I can just picture Rocky with the cushion from the chair and the insides scattering everywhere. They have so much fun don't they, but we are the ones that have to clear it all up. Thanks for sharing. Huggles. Ellie :D
• United States
12 Jan 09
Loverbear, I may have your dog reincarnated. Just joking. The little rott. in my photo did the same thing to my chair outside...fuzz everywhere! I can also relate to catgotmytongue's dog...the same little pup brings in bricks, tree limbs, etc. into my house through the back door!
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@AmbiePam (49077)
• United States
11 Jan 09
My dog barks a lot at night, no matter how much I try to quiet him. I walk him so he can burn off some energy, but he still barks. But my neighbor can't complain. She has a dog that does the same thing! : )
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@ellie333 (21029)
11 Jan 09
Hi AmbiePam, I think because he was actually out in the garden rather than shut indoors he was probably a lot louder too but I apologised and said why it had happened and they were okay with that. Some dogs do bark a lot and there one when alove did all night long every night but I suppose I am a heavier sleeper than them eh! At least both you and your neighbour have the same problem so no complaints. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@AmbiePam (49077)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Yeah, everyone is hesitant to complain here because almost everyone does something to annoy their neighbor. One may have a dog, and one may just stay up all night and a person can hear them when they live below. The same woman who has a dog above me that barks too, also stays up all night. I've heard her hammering at 1am in the morning. But I don't want to complain. Compared to the two occupants before her, she is NO trouble. lol
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@ellie333 (21029)
11 Jan 09
I think as I lived in a groud floor apartment for years with very noisy neighbours I am so used to noise now in the house I sleep through anything LOL.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
11 Jan 09
one of the brats, I mean kittens, I think fell out of the eyebrow window, she kind of stood there half stunned for a few moments before walking off. she was holding a foot in the air like it was hurt, but when she walked she didn't limp - I will be keeping an eye on it tho. I had been myloting this morning and decided to go read my book. I had to keep dumping Scamp off of on top of me (he weighs a good 12 lbs!) I had to shove cats out of my face while I read. But when I got to the end of the book there was one classic scene that had me laughing so hard I managed to shake a bunch of cats off the bed!
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@ellie333 (21029)
11 Jan 09
Hi Elic, Must have been a good read. I hope the kittens paw is alright too but if not limping is probably okay eh! My Sybil shoves my hand out of the way when I am trying to read to get attention and a fuss and nips my ankles if I am in the kitchen if she wants feeding. LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
11 Jan 09
it was, the new Janet Evanovich book
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@ellie333 (21029)
11 Jan 09
Thanks I will look it up
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@Darkwing (21588)
12 Jan 09
I don't have a pet, but I've enjoyed reading about your Ziggy! How on earth did he manage to drag chairs into the kitchen? I'm sure I remember there being a step out into the garden! They're like kids aren't they Ellie? They love to get into mischief! I'll bet you couldn't believe your eyes when you saw what had happened. As for the neighbours, it's a pity they don't live by their own expectations of others, but there you go... it takes all sorts to make a world! Brightest Blessings and enjoy your dog whilst he's still young enough to entertain you this way!
@ellie333 (21029)
12 Jan 09
Hi Darkwing, It was the neighbours the other side of me not the lovely lady you met and yes you remember correctly there is a step, he is getting quite big now bless and he must have had a field day, I had to laugh though. Guess what he was in his crate with a cover over the following night LOL. He really is a pickle though, I have pine chairs in the kitchen and he moved one of them to jump up on the side and I went in and he was playing ball with the eggs so a garden chair no problem LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@Darkwing (21588)
12 Jan 09
Yes, I guessed it was the neighbours the other side, as the particular neighbour I saw is way too sweet and understanding to have been so trivial. Amazing how he decided to use the chair to climb up on the side and play with the eggs. Maybe he was after the cats' food? Cheeky li'l pup... or big pup, whatever! lol.
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• India
12 Jan 09
My pet is really naughty he always shout be seeing the dog next door and makes a big hell i have tried all the best ways to make him quiet but i could not do it.
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@ellie333 (21029)
12 Jan 09
Hi Saichandtalluri, Oh that must be difficult if they always bark at each other, hopefully this was a one off with Ziggy as he managed to get the door open. Huggles. Ellie :D
• India
12 Jan 09
Hope your pet has more friends my dog will always shout when see another dog i really don't like this kind of behaviour. Happy Mylotting!!
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
11 Jan 09
When my dog was alive I used to just open the door and she walked herself. I live in an apartment complex and it was not the right thing to do but sometimes I wasn't ready to go out. She chased all the Neighborhood cats around and got in peoples garbage that they put in front of there doors. Nobody ever complaint to me though. I would just blamed it on the cats.
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@ellie333 (21029)
11 Jan 09
Oh Missybear LOL Fancy blaming the cats, but yes it usually is them in the garbage. Years ago I had two labs and one would take himself off for a walk round the block most days. He always escaped, should have called him Hudini. Huggles. Ellie :D
@missybear (11396)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Dogs are great bvut i don't want to get another one being in an apartment.
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
11 Jan 09
maybe your neighbor dont know that her dog was annoying.you should tell her that when her dog was barking everynight ,you did not complain. well we dont have a pet, even our neighbor here no dogs.
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@ellie333 (21029)
11 Jan 09
Hi Bombshell, Oh the neighbour was aware of what her dog was like but I just accepted it, at least with Ziggy providing I remember to lock the door LOL it shouldn't happen again. Huggles. Ellie :D
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
11 Jan 09
even if you lock Ellie, if Ziggy is clever enough he still can open it.you know dogs are brainy like human
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I don't have any pets at this time in my life. I can barely muster up the energy to take care of myself...LOL! Ziggy sounds like a lot of fun. And it sounds like he sure had a lot of fun the other night. Guess it's back to the crate. Take care, and huggles to you.
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@ellie333 (21029)
2 Feb 09
Hi PearlGrace, Oh Ziggy certainly did have a lot of fun bless him, I haven't crated him again I just leave the door open so he can go in and sleep but I do make sure the door is locked now LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
17 Jan 09
Hahahaaaha - good for Ziggy! If an opportunity presents itself, we all like to have a bit of illegal fun - same for doggies, no doubt! Bad luck for the neighbours - I always find it's the ones with the least right to complain who have the biggest moan. We have a neighbour on one side whose kids constantly rode motorbikes up and down our fenceline for years, right under our bedroom window. We said nothing (to her). Yet if a branch of our tree happens to reach over her fence, she's straight over to have my husband come and cut it off. Typical!
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@ellie333 (21029)
17 Jan 09
Hi Guybrush, Oh yes that is so true as the same neighbour will have her boyfriend park in my space when he visits and I just park somewhere else but will go crazy if any of my visitors or myself park in hers so yes she does moan the loudest LOL. They are just petty people, I can't be bothered of trivial things but the bikes under the bedroom window must have been annoying. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
15 Jan 09
Ok tonight stand outside and just howl at the Moon till that person complains again and say "you are letting your inner Wolf come out and oh by the way your pet said Hi" Ok thats mean but it would be well worth seeing you do that..lol.. huggles
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@ellie333 (21029)
15 Jan 09
Hi Rosekitty, LOL, They would think that was normal coming from me LOL, I am a lunatic anyway. Huggles. Ellie :D
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
14 Jan 09
OH dear your posting made me aware that I need to be a responsible owner. I already have bought a metal cage so that she sleeps in it at night not to be a nuisance for anybody and she does not create havoc at home. I have read in books that it is advisable for dogs to sleep in a crate because they wont be a nusicance, they wont' damage your house beside they keep they noise level down. Can you buy a larger crate? c) ronaldinu 2009 - the more people I meet-the more I love my dog
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@ellie333 (21029)
14 Jan 09
Hi Ronaldinu, Crate training is great I just thought I would give him a try out of it but it was my fault for not bolting the door and he took himself off on an adventure, so it is back in the crate for the time being at night LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
Oh Ellie...lol. He sounds like a total rascal with personality plus. I don't wonder that he played up considering the alternative...if I had to keep my dog in a crate I would rather not have one. These days, Lucy doesn't get up to much...the occasional game with Pickles the goat is pretty much all she can muster. She sleeps inside at night in her own doggy bed and gets up and goes outside to pee and have breakfast. She sleeps outside most of the day except when I am out she will follow me with a toy for me to throw. It doesn't take much to wear her out in the heat we are experiencing.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
I have had similar problems with my dog Cassie. She is not a puppy; she is 11 years old and still behaves like one. We tie her up at night near her kennel, we don't like doing that but she causes havoc at night is she's on the loose. I am always up before 5 so the first thing I do is let her off her chain. Her kennel is under the patio near next door's fence and she still manages to wake the neighbours up by barking or rattling her bowl against the chain; she can be quite loud at times, not so much with the barking but with her bowl. What can we do? Dogs are like naughty children as you say.
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@ellie333 (21029)
14 Jan 09
Hi Paula, Yes they are like children and when they are awake everybody has to be eh! LOL. There isn't really a lot that can be done, although I know you can buy plug in type barking deterents these days but it is not usually a problem with Ziggy like it sounds like it is with Cassie. Huggles. Ellie :D
@maximax8 (28249)
• United Kingdom
12 Jan 09
Hi my friend Ellie. Ziggy has been having superb fun but your neighbors didn't like the noise. One time I got a letter of complaint from my local council about my dog Secret barking. His nick name is Sir Bark A Lot so I try to keep him quieter than before. Last week I left a packet of nuts next to my sofa by mistake. Secret and Magic got shells all over the floor and ate quite a few nuts eaten up. Whilst I am in South Africa with my toddler son the will in alone at night so I hope they won't bark. Maxine
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@ellie333 (21029)
14 Jan 09
Hi Maxine, Oh at least it isn't just Ziggy then, Sit Bar A Lot bless, I am sure he will behave well whilst you are away. Have a fantastic time whilst away must be anytime now you go. Have FUN. Huggles. Ellie :D
@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Ziggy had a party, huh!!! Well, my little Tiger kitty (our smallest) has taken to grabbing the bag of cat chow by the top and pulling it (yes, it is heavy - much heavier that she is, but it doesn't stop her) into the living room. We used to put it into a cupboard with a door, but my son has been leaving it out to make it more convenient for him to feed the cats. Imagine my surprise when I was on the couch in the living room (with a sinus infection) the other day and here comes Tiger backing into the room from the kitchen, dragging that big old bag using her teeth!!! I couldn't believe it. She has done this 3 times, now, so the bag is now back in the closed cupboard. Who would have thought that little one would think to do that, yet actually pull that heavy bag all that way!! Had to give her credit - I was pretty impressed!!
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@ellie333 (21029)
14 Jan 09
Hi Quinnkl, Oh that is so funny, I guess at least you know when she wants feeding! It is amazing what they can get up to as the items Ziggy bought in from the garden were as big as him, maybe not heavier though LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
@megsgem (123)
• United States
12 Jan 09
i have a brother and sister cats they moan and cry as they bring us gifts all night from the basement or my craft room. they leave a trail of stuff to our door. its cute but every night!!!!! sometimes they moan so load it wakes us...did I mention they are cats? lol....they are givers!
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@ellie333 (21029)
12 Jan 09
hi Megsgem, I would put my cats out at night if they were that noisy but they just curl up and sleep luckily LOL. I bet it gets wearing picking up the trail of gifts each morning but they are only being kind eh bless. Thanks for sharing. Huggles. Ellie :D
@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
12 Jan 09
Sounds like your neighbor need another dog!
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@ellie333 (21029)
12 Jan 09
Hi Benhilo, Oh no I don't think they will get another one and it is the first time I have given them cause to complain re my dog and I did apologise and explain what had happened and they were okay with it. Huglges. Ellie :D
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
12 Jan 09
Hahaha...Ziggy is growing up to be a sweet guy! No wonder you are getting such less time here! Never mind! Have fun with your children. BOW WOW Ziggy! Huggles
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@ellie333 (21029)
12 Jan 09
Hi Mimipi, oh yes he is certainly a character and very time consuming bless. I always try to have fun, you know me LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
• Australia
12 Jan 09
six eight week old amstaff puppies, mum dug them out in to next door over night. they pooped in the neighbors sand pit, popped all there kids balls, dug up there garden and destroyed a enclosed trampoline.... i got a knock on the door with my neighbor at four am holding wiggly puppies under her arm lol. we laughed about it late (after i replaced the damaged items) and i had to concrete the fence line, mummy dog was teaching them to 'play' so i cant be angry with her but i wish she had just thought to teach them to be good! LOL.
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@ellie333 (21029)
12 Jan 09
Hi Kissmyamstaff, Oh sorry I had to laugh at that and yes I bet you did laugh about it later but perhaps not at 4am in the morning. Puppies are so cute but so naughty too eh! Ziggy was having a ball running around playing all night but neighbours didn't quite see it like that. Huggles. Ellie :D
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
i don't have a pet at the moment... and when i did have one in the past, i was still living with my parents and my parents' house only has one door and is always locked... so there is no way the dog can escaped... but your puppy Ziggy is very funny though... i bet you have forgiven him by now... :-) take care and have a nice day...
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@ellie333 (21029)
12 Jan 09
Hi Lingli, My door is usually locked too, I don't know how I forgot too but I thought it was funny as he must have had so much fun, it was the neighbours that were disturbed that weren't too pleased. LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D