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About an hour ago, I decided to take Harry, Benny, and Ted out to play in the backyard. I went out with 3 clean, dry boys. Then I heard Ted and Harry barking from behind the pool. I was on the side of the pool and I ran to see what was going on. My neighbor (not the one with the fence issue), an older man was squirting the boys through the fence with his garden hose!!!! :smpullhair::smpullhair: Harry was absolutely soaked and had fallen (he didn't get hurt) ... he was totally muddy. Teddy was less wet, but his paws were black. I picked Harry up and as I was walking away, my neighbor was yelling after me, "They can stay, they don't bother me.... I like them." I said, I don't really want them wet and left. Now, he has told me before that he once had a dog that looked just like Teddy and that he really likes the boys and I know that he thought he was playing with them, but we haven't had much rain around here and my yard is a dust bowl.... so I am beside myself. I had to come in and give Harry a bath and wash Ted's paws... which I did not want to do tonight. :smilie_tischkante::smilie_tischkante: I plan on talking to him about not getting the dogs wet at a future date... but I really needed to vent!!! I came in and told my husband that we need a stockade fence around the entire yard. Anybody know of any houses for sale far away from any and all neighbors? :exploding:

Thanks for listening... the steam from my ears is starting to subside.:blink::blink:
 

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OMG, poor Deb!! If you're anything like me, best to let the steam subside before having a chat with your neighbor. In the meantime, bathe the boys and hold them up to your ears so that they can steam dry.

Seriously, though, what's with people? I wonder how your neighbor would like it if you sprayed him with your hose the next time you see him in the yard? Is he having some dementia issues or just plain old was not thinking?

Hugs to all of you!
 

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I am sitting her laughing my head off at Mary's response! You do need to just spray the heck out of him with the hose the next time he is out in the yard. Just say to him, you are not bothering me, I just thought I would give you a dose of your own medicine~~~Sorry that happened, I would be mad too!!!
 

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Forgive my French, but your neighbor sounds like a "dim bulb". I would never do such a thing and what he did was thoughtless and inconsiderate. (And he ""likes" them?) I don't blame you one bit for being upset. I would be, too:angry:
 

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I am sitting her laughing my head off at Mary's response! You do need to just spray the heck out of him with the hose the next time he is out in the yard. Just say to him, you are not bothering me, I just thought I would give you a dose of your own medicine~~~Sorry that happened, I would be mad too!!!
I was thinking the same Mary did. Is he getting senile ? Love the idea of spraying the heck out of him.:HistericalSmiley:If you talk to him ask him if he is ready to pay for grooming next time he thinks it's fun to get your dogs dirty.
 

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I am sitting her laughing my head off at Mary's response! You do need to just spray the heck out of him with the hose the next time he is out in the yard. Just say to him, you are not bothering me, I just thought I would give you a dose of your own medicine~~~Sorry that happened, I would be mad too!!!
I have to admit that Mary's response made me laugh, too! I went out
to water some plants a few minutes ago and if the hose was long enough,
I might have given it some serious thought. :HistericalSmiley:
 

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Aww, he probably meant no harm. Most dogs would love that spray, but most people don't realize the work and care that goes into a maltese. Just ask him not to spray them as it makes a lot of work for you and stress on them. Then ask him if he wants to run through the sprinkler. :-D
 

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:OMG!:this would be my reaction if my neighbor did this. He didn't mean harm but it was very inconsiderate. I would be shocked if I saw my kids all muddy :w00t: and probably would take a while for me to register that he had actually done that :smilie_tischkante: sorry you're going to have to do some extra cleaning...
 

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OMG, that sounds like something Stan would do!!! :w00t: Something that makes you really really mad, but he thinks it's funny!!!!! :smilie_tischkante:
I sympathize with you, Deb. Old men have a warped sense of humor...
 

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Men just don't THINK!!!! Glad you could vent on here and calm down before you discussed the incident with your neighbor. I would have been extremely mad, but I'm sure he didn't mean harm.

Men just don't THINK!!!!
 

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I'm with Mary!! although, I still don't think it's fair as he can probably take a shower in less time than it took for you to bath one of your babies!! So... do it a couple times to make sure your point gets across! ;)

but really... what in the world was he thinking?! :angry: Men!!
 

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Oh Debbie, I would be seeing stars. I love the elderly, but OMG! Mary's advice is best, wait till you don't feel that upset inside, and approach him about it later.

Dear Lord, if my hubby were to see that, or that done to my two.:exploding:

And yes, it's partly a grooming issue, but it also is a stranger doing something out of the ordinary to your two, they don't know what his intentions were.

How old is this gentleman?

I know me, I would have scooped my two up, and said please do not squirt or point or wet my dogs with your hose, and stomped in the house. But it would have been with a tone. And then I would have to tell hubby :w00t:

I do take the man's age into consideration, if he is elderly, I would be more ginger with him.

Mary's advice is best though.

I just can't beleive someone would do that? My neighbors ask me first, if my two can have a treat, and describe what kind of treat it is first.

Sorry this happened Deb, but after a calm chat with him, I am sure he won't do it again.
 

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It's just been a very rough week for my family and having my dogs doused with a garden hose was just not what I needed.Thanks for all of the replies... I felt much better after I vented and after I had a good laugh at some of the responses. And on the positive side.... I'll only have 2 boys to bathe on Tuesday!! :aktion033:

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It's just been a very rough week for my family and having my dogs doused with a garden hose was just not what I needed.Thanks for all of the replies... I felt much better after I vented and after I had a good laugh at some of the responses. And on the positive side.... I'll only have 2 boys to bathe on Tuesday!! :aktion033:

Hugs and kisses.
Debbie
I'm glad you're feeling better about it. Maybe you should consider investing in a stockade type privacy fence one of these days.....they're expensive but cheaper than moving and much better for your stress level.
 
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