Barking, Blog, Dogs, HOA, Neighbors


A while back, I asked if I was a bad person for wanting to be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of my home without the incessant barking of the neighbor’s dog. Well, I have done something I didn’t want to do, but I cannot take this any longer. And the Xanax hasn’t helped!

My text message of a couple of weeks ago has made absolutely no difference. The barking continues at all hours of the day, and night. And, this morning, I was awakened by the $*#$@$# dog at 4:57 a.m.

I’m still dealing with the fear of returning cancer, and waiting to actually get an appointment with an oncologist. I’m sick and tired of being stuck in the house, and I’m done with trying to deal with this in a non-confrontational manner.

So, I took the advice of the HOA, and I took videos of the dog barking when I simply walk out my back door, barking when it stands at the top of their stair to their porch and sees me in my dining room, barking in the middle of the night. Some of you will condemn my actions, but this is not just a little bark–this is a huge dog with a deep, loud bark that I can hear in my living room with my headphones on when I’m trying to transcribe a project to earn some grocery money. Living on SS is not easy…

I’m not sure exactly what the HOA will do about this, but I’m absolutely certain that the neighbors will be furious. Luckily, the city has an ordinance about this, also, and I can always call in animal control if need be.

I love dogs. I have two dogs, small, yappy dogs that I don’t leave outside to bark for hours. In fact, they rarely bark when they are outside. They do their best barking when someone comes to the door, and that’s what they are supposed to do. They don’t bark for no reason.

If you don’t see any posts from me in the future, you might want to expect the worst. People these days are crazy, and I wouldn’t put anything past these people. But, I’m already crazy, so I will take whatever comes at me.

The response, “but dogs bark” is really not acceptable.