Arrrrghh.... *fun* with neighborlady.
Alright, I have to vent my frustrations.
We live in a townhouse, and one of my neighbor's a couple doors down but in my building is driving me crazy. It started out with abandoning her cat. He's a gorgeous and super-sweet boy kitty that originally was a mostly inside, sometime outside kitty when we first moved in three years ago, that became an always outside all day, all night, all weather (snow, severe thunderstorms, etc). I used to knock on her door at night to get her to let him him, which she would always scold him for being out. I even did this at 3am one morning because I was started to get irritated with her. I began to get a little suspicious about her motives with letting him out however because kitty was ALWAYS outside and every time he saw us in our garage he would come running in and hang out with us - for hours - and I would feed and water him and he would snarf the food down. Finally one day, after about 4 months of seeing him outside ALL the time, and ALWAYS at her front door wanting to be let in, we had a super severe storm that spawned tornadoes all around us, he ran into our garage and I walked over to let him inside. I asked her "do you let him in anymore, because he is always in our garage now." and she replied "no, not anymore - he tears up my furniture". She told me this in a companionable way, like I would totally get abandoning your cat outside because he's "tearing up your furniture". Anyway, the story has a good ending, because another one of our neighbor's decided to adopt him. He's a very healthy, happy boy now who never tries to go outside. Unheard of for a cat that LIKES to go outside, right???
Now fast forward to my current irritation. Her adult daughter has moved in with her, bringing her boyfriends 4mos old pitbull mix puppy with her. The boyfriend moved to Louisiana and couldn't bring the pup. Neither of them want this dog. They asked if we wanted him, but we do not have time for a puppy, and this one needs a LOT of socialization and training - he's sweet, but so hyper!! Anyways, it's gotten a lot better (they probably got someone called on them) but when she first brought him home they would leave him tied up outside in the backyard. A FOUR-MONTH OLD PUPPY. FOR HOURS. He would bark and whine NON STOP for hours while they had him out there. I know one time he was out for over 3 hours. Now, they still tie him up out there, but it's only for an hour or two. And yesterday I saw the daughter jogging with him, so that's good. But still. A couple nights ago they let him out to go potty (because "he's usually so good about going out, doing his thing, and coming right back inside" - again, 4mos... puppy.... no obedience training... you know), he started chasing after one of our feral cats, he ran into our little glass bistro patio table and tipped it over... shattered glass EVERYWHERE. The daughter agreed to pay for it (though we haven't seen her since this happened) and she helped my husband sweep up the glass... but still.
ARGHH!!!!! And the thing is they are both SUPER sweet people, they just have absolutely NO CONCEPT of responsible pet ownership and it's sad!!!!