Well I've posted before about my dreaded neighbors. Now for the next chapter.
Hubby and I were sitting outside a few evenings ago. The way the houses are staggered, we can see the front of their house from our back patio.
We had Waldo and Bogie outside. We never let our dogs outside alone.
The neighbor opens her door and puts out her fairly new puppy and goes back in. She never stays out with her dogs. The puppy immediately sees Bogie and Waldo and makes a beeline over here. He is a silky long haired dauchsand and sooooo cute. Well Bogie and Waldo sniff him and decide he's not worth their notice and go off sniffing other areas of the yard. The puppy comes to where we're sitting and is so happy his whole body is wagging. We pet him, talk to him and play with him for a minute.
I then pick him up and walk over to take him back. The 5 year old comes out the door and I call to him, he gives me a nasty look and goes on towards their car. As I approach the door, the 16 year old comes out sees me and walks over. I hand him the puppy and he says thank you for bringing him back.
Very nice and pleasant young man. I tell him, he's so cute and reach over and give him one last head pat (the puppy, not the 16 year old boy). At this point the dreaded neighbor sticks her head out the door with a sour, pinched look and says: "I'm SO sorry". Only she sounded like she was anything but sorry. I could also tell she was a bit embarrassed after yelling at my husband about our dogs in her yard and now hers has come into mine. She repeats herself and I give her the big smile and say: "Oh, that's alright, he's really cute and we LOVE dogs, so we didn't mind at all". Well the look on her face was priceless and she ducks back in the house and slams the door. I haven't seen her since. Nor the dogs.
It's all fine to yell at us, but when the shoe (or in this case the dog is in the other yard) is on the other foot, its a different story. But at least I was nice and pleasant and didn't stoop to her level. The puppy was adorable and I do love dogs, so it wasn't a problem for us.
Oh and we woke up the other morning to find a hanging mess of toilet paper in their yard. Someone had TP'ed them in the night. I found it quite humerous that someone else harbors ill will at them as well. But I'm old enough not to act on mine.