Man, you guys,.....This is such a bummer.....
But you're all ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!
Dogs, even in the country shouldnt be on other peoples land, regardless of WHY.!
I'm one of those people who have dogs what run all over the place. They stand in the road,....They visit nabors just to visit...They just come and go as they please, pretty much.
At nite, they stay inside...if its too hot in the house, and they want out at nite, we close the gates off and let them out.
The 2 Collies and the Rotty are mine from the start. Loki, The Rott/Lab mix was from next door.....The people over there constantly brought dogs home then ignored them...The hound was Pauls...It was a stray(actually "dumped" out here)..It has seizures regularly..It just decided to stay here instead of Pauls house..It was at pauls for about 2 years... Theres been other dogs here which liked it here because someone showed them some attention.
I cant even begin to mention all the dogs which we took to the "Place" to most likely get put to sleep.
My dogs just figure that all this land is theirs...The house next door has been empty for a long time. Now though,somebody bought it.
They're old friends of mine from years ago, and i like them just fine...Mike is a veterinarian..His wife, Tracy used to work with me. She was even on our bowling team for a year, maybe two...They've both been fishing with me and dad several times. Anyways, I told Tracy NOT to be friendly to my dogs(particularly the collies as they will be at her doorstep as soon as I go to work) Whats wierd tho...Mike was the one who I called to put THREE of my dogs to sleep at one time(NOT CHEAP)..One was BUck, A Rotty which was dumped out here. Spent 2000$ on this dog to Mike to get him fixed up. The other 2 were the choco lab which once belonged to the previous owner of the house next door and the son of Buck and the lab. These dogs tried to rip their Jack Russel apart when it came over to my yard..RIGHT BEFORE THEIR VERY EYES!!(Yeh, I know what you're thinkin'...What if it was a child?) God FORBID!
So,...If someone kills my dog (or dogs) .....I'll have to bite my tongue!..I'll be REALLY mad! :-x But I have no excuse ..It'll be ALL my fault!
I REALLY have to start locking them down when I go to work, since we're gonna have nabors.
Fortunately, Mike and Tracy are putting up a "Dog-proof" fence.(to go arounnd 9 acres) Tracy said that the fence(and horse arena) will be up before they move in......20,000 BUX!!!(For the FENCE) Its so that their dogs cant get out to bug nabors.
So,....Like I said, I agree with you guys, And when I'm wrong I try to admit it.
I guess I better go see if Tracy has my new dogs yet!(Every time my friends see a family with a new pup in the area they always tell me,"Hey John, We saw your new dog!"..because the dogs ALWAYS come to my house, eventually!
well,...thats about it...Sorry to you guys on behalf of pet owners who do like me but think they have the right..I'm going to do better starting today.