>A Little Consideration Goes a Long Way

> Why is it that some people pine for an animal and when they get that animal they do not treat it the very best as they said that they would? I am talking about dog owners, yes you! Why have a small dog like a Chihuahua and leave him on the gated patio all day and night? Shouldn’t he be cared for more than that? And why for pete’s sake if you know that you dog barks uncontrollably when he hears other dogs barking, do you not find a more quiet place for your dog to sleep? If you are considerate of your neighbors then I can almost guarantee that they will be considerate of you and your dog.

Since the week began, I have been awoken every night at the ungodly hour of 5am because my neighbor, bless her heart, has a small dog that she leaves on her back patio day and night (don’t worry he is well taken care of, this is only where she falters). Well he barks uncontrollably when he hears the other dogs in the neighborhood (and I am talking 3 or so streets away because I too hear them) barking and wakes me up from my deep sleep. Now I wouldn’t complain if I could just roll over and go back to sleep but I CAN’T!!! I have mentioned this to her on one other occasion but nothing has been done about it. Now I have to go to work in my tired state and deal with the rest of the day. To top it off, I am cranky and I cannot tell my co-workers that I don’t want to be bothered because quite frankly I am being paid to bother.

So, do I storm over in my tired, frazzled state and tell her how I feel (believe me this will not be a friendly conversation), or do I pray and hope that it will all go away soon and that she will do the right thing? If I follow my mind I would like to do the first but hubby says to do the latter. I am a light sleeper who suffers from insomnia so when I do fall asleep, I would like to be left sleeping! Is that really too much to ask!



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