Alright, I live out in rural Minnesota, it's beautiful and peaceful out here. I love where I live because I am far enough away from the city, yet close enough to have some neighbors, which can be a double edged sword.
We get along with most of our neighbors. My husband has lived on this land all of his life, and will continue to do so til the day he passes. We don't complain to our neighbors about anything, even when they throw parties loud enough to keep us up at night (we got back at them early the next morning lol).
So one of our neighbor's has about 13 kids, 5 dogs, cows and horses that get out all the time... etc. The children have an obvious disregard for safety because they ride their very fast 4-wheeler up and down our main road with no helmet, no shoes, no protection. It's only a matter of time before something happens. Their cows and horses have been out several times, I myself have had to help corral them in. Even that I'm not complaining about.
What really ticks me off is the fact they let their dogs run our neighborhood. Everyone else here keeps their dogs well at hand. Our dogs are either in the house, outside with us, or outside in their fenced in yard. Our yard is so secure that when the neighbors dogs got IN our fence to in pregnant our dog, they could not get back out again(couldn't or didn't want to).
So now that it's nice out, I see these dogs every day, playing in the street (for living in the country, we live on a busier country road), coming over to 'visit' other people's dogs, crapping in our yards (I have a child who plays in our yard, I can't stand dog crap), and yesterday, they attacked our dogs.
I'm just ticked off because everyone in our neighborhood takes precautions to keep their dogs safe, then there are these people who obviously don't care. Each time I see them in the road, I break, wait for them to do what they are doing, and move off the road. Yesterday however, I was so upset about them coming over to our yard, (and it's a walk to get form their place to ours), where our dogs were out, with us being in the yard, and them attacking our dogs. Luckily no one was hurt, but now.. I'm so frustrated!
I've talked to these people, I've even said that the next time I see them in the road I wont break, but I always do, because I love animals and could never deliberately hurt one, heck, I break for frogs for crying out loud! I guess my next step is to call animal control, but even that would be hard for me.
Bah.. I just needed to vent.