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This week we adopted a puppy from a local animal rescue group. The dog is a cutie pie, he’s a six month old chocolate lab with two different colored eyes. He’s a barker, unfortunately, but we still love him and plan to keep him inside, so it shouldn’t be a problem. He’s a great addition to our family, and our children are so excited to have him, they even take turns sleeping with him at night. Potty training has been going well, and he understands where to go, he just doesn’t always make it in time.
OK, now that I’ve told you all about the new pup, I’ll tell you what happened when we brought him home.
We live in a middle-class Concord neighborhood with no home owners association. When we took the dog out of the car, our neighbor, who doesn’t like animals or kids, came over. He’s a man in his early 60’s with no family (no kids, no wife, no animals). We’ve brought him cookies in the past, and have always been nice to him, but he just doesn’t want any part of us. When he came over while we were bringing the puppy inside, he asked us why we got a dog. We gave him an honest answer, that we got a puppy because we’ve always wanted one and we thought now was a good time. He told us the “proper thing to do is ask your neighbors if it’s ok to get a dog.”. At this point, I started to get defensive, so I shot back, asking him why we needed his permission. He then went on to talk about how it would cause excess noise and disturb the neighborhood. I asked him if we could talk about this later, and the last thing he said before he turned around and walked away was “there’s nothing to talk about, your dog is dead to me”.
What the hell (excuse my bad word) is this man talking about? My husband and I were both shocked to hear him say that, we just looked at eachother and tried to comprehend what he just said. We decided not to say anything back to him, not wanting to further escalate the situation.
So for now, our doggy-door has remained closed and we only let our pup outside when he has to go do his business, then he immediately comes inside.
Should I be worried this man will kill my dog? I can’t really contact the police because he didn’t really do anything, but I do believe he was threatening my dog. What’s your opinion on us “needing his permission” to get a dog?
A few things I saw around Claycord this week….
- I saw a man at a gas station pumping gas on Tuesday. He was on the phone, smoking, pumping gas with his car running. (smart).
- I walked out of Subway on Port Chicago Highway & Olivera and a man was sitting outside the store eating a sandwich. When I walked past him, he asked me if I had an extra $50. I laughed and said I have kids, then I asked him if he had an extra $50 for me.
- In the mall, I heard a father tell his child “I love you so much“. It was so nice to hear that, more parents need to tell their children they love them, even if it’s a lie.
Real Housewife House Tip of the Week:
- Never use disinfectants to clean the fridge, foods will pick up taste and odor.
Thanks for reading!
It’s time for me to go make a pie! (and do laundry, knit a sweater, etc….)
-The Real Housewife of Claycord xxoo