Furious. *rant*

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  1. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    We keep our dog food in the garage. The unopened bags just lay on the floor and opened bags go into storage bins.

    Yesterday I bought a bag of EVO RM for the whole crew (normally, I don't buy Dash, Dakota, Patches and Elway's food but I owe my parents for some grooming stuff they bought me, so yeah. My pocketbook is kinda hurting). I put the bag in the garage, as usual.

    About an hour ago I went into the garage and found the food (27lbs of it) GONE, only maybe a pound left, and the bag torn to shreds. The garage door hadn't closed all the way and I'm positive that my neighbor's rotten pack of dogs got into the garage and ate it. They have a pair of Rottweilers, a Pit mix, a Dalmatian and various other big dogs and they're the only ones I could think of that could've eaten 27lbs of dog food in one night.

    I'm furious. It's one thing to feed and care for one set of neighbor dogs. Patches and Elway protect our property when they're here and never destroy anything, and we've grown to love them as our own. But I can't stand this pack of dogs, they come onto our property and behave aggressively towards us and our dogs, and then they get into our garage and eat ALL of our dogs' food!

    I want to confront these a-hole neighbors of mine so badly, but they always vehemently deny that their dogs do anything wrong (or that they even get out of the yard at all). I have no proof that their dogs did it, except for the fact that they're the only pack big enough to eat all that food. Coyotes could've gotten in there, but I would've heard about that from Patches for sure.

    I'm just pissed. Now the extra $52 that I was going to spend on Christmas gifts is going towards another bag of food. To some of you it might not be a big deal but $50 is a lot of money for a broke, unemployed high school student. :(

    Gah. I hate irresponsible dog owners.
     
  2. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    $52 isn't chump change no matter how much you make. All I can think of, if you can't secure the garage, is to get an extra bin and lock your food in there . . . because if you can't catch the dogs at it, and take pictures, then you'll never convince people like that there's a problem.
     
  3. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I think I'm just going to get one of those heavy duty garbage cans and put the unopened bags of food in there. This is the first time we've had this issue but ooooh I'm just so ANGRY. I don't blame the dogs at all, they're just dogs.. but I'm so frustrated with these people (and with myself for not double checking to make sure the door closed all the way)
     
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    Ah man that sucks! And here I was upset over a couple of pounds of food gone...but a whole bag at once...OUCH!
     
  5. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    WTH? I dislike with a PASSION irresponsible dog owners.
    We have a family that has a "shi tzu mix" and that dog, gah I hate it. It goes from house to house and the owner's do give a darn. I'm about ready to call the pound and don't care if the dog gets PTS. I know that terrible but I've had it, the dog causes SO much trouble it's INSANE. *fumes*

    I hope you can talk to the people. Maybe they will have a little commen sense?
     
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    Sorry for you !!! I wouldn't accuse their dogs , but would tell your neighbors about the amount that was eaten , I sure would want to know !!! It might not have been them , but that;s alot of food !
     
  7. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    Have a word with them. You don't have to bring up them probably eating the dog food. Just say that you would rather their dogs not be on your property.
     
  8. Herschel

    Herschel New Member

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    That much EVO? Think of the GI problems. Hahaha.

    It's an expensive joke, but I would love to see the look on their faces when the dogs explode all over their kitchen...
     
  9. Sunnierhawk0

    Sunnierhawk0 Feelin' Froggy? Jump!

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    Oh no, the aggressive Rottweilers are at it again. Whats this, like the 100th time they've gotten outta thier yard? Idiot owners.

    Arent they the ones that almost attacked your dad in the garage?
     
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    I was thinking that too Herschel!

    I would be VERY upset but there isn't alot you can do about it :(

    I think the suggestion of a food bin for the unopened bags is a good one!
     
  11. Renee750il

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    Yup. Herschel's right.

    I wouldn't say a single word to them about it. Let them wonder why their dogs have the runs everywhere. Hopefully it will hit late at night. In the house :D

    I remember what happened when Charley decided Kharma hadn't had enough to eat . . . and fed her seven or eight cups of EVO on top of her regular dinner that I'd already fed her :yikes:
     
  12. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    You can check the ground for their hairs....... I'm assuming a Dal has VERY different hair from any of your BCs, and Rotties should leave some gold ones behind... it might be worth sweeping up... because if you do want to accuse them and get your money back, that would certainly be proof enough. How else would their hairs get into your garage if they weren't in there, after all?
     
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    WOW... that really blows. 27 lbs of Evo is a LOT of food, I'm sure those dogs are sick at this point. If I were you, I would still question the neighbors, or leave them a "friendly" note.

    I used to keep dog food in a storage bin in the garage, and a neighbor's super-skinny Weimeraner would often wedge under the cracked garage door, and somehow open up the storage bin. I thought I was just crazy... or feeding more than I thought... until I caught him red-handed(...pawed)!

    I told the owner, and said I had no idea just how much he had eaten. So they gave me $20, and promised they would keep a closer eye on him. They're pretty decent people, though. Just kind of dense.
     
  14. MisssAshby

    MisssAshby Richy Rich HM Twit!

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    I'm sorry!
     
  15. Sunnierhawk0

    Sunnierhawk0 Feelin' Froggy? Jump!

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    I'd def get a container of some sorts. I picked a couple up @ petsmart for a good price. Or even a garbage can with a lid is a popular choice with alot of people I know.

    Oh the joys of those owner's when they wake up to the smell of poo in the morning. Lots of poo. Everywhere. On the walls, on the floor... ah sweet revenge! lol
     
  16. skittledoo

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    That used to happen to us all the time. Only... in our situation it wasn't another dog getting into the dog food. When I was younger we lived in a duplex and had two labs. Our neighbors had a son that had a strange taste for dog food and I can't tell you how many times he'd sneak into our garage and eat the dog food... sickening... anyways... definitely a bin that the dogs can't get into is a great idea.
     
  17. Whisper

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    Ack. I'm sorry, Grace. That really super-sucks. :/
     
  18. FoxyWench

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    i would look into setting up a small webcam in your garage directed at the bins and have a software set up to record, since its your property you are at legal rights to record any activity.
    that way you can capture proof of their dogs on your property. confront them wiht this proof and tell them next time you see them on your property you will call animal control.

    i HATE people who let their dogs wander around and who arnt responsible, people like that never seem to care that their dogs are out, and even when confrotned they either deny it or just shrug it off...

    if these dogs are also semi or fully agressive then they need to keep them contained or you need to have animal control come get them, unfortunatly as nasty as that sounds its only a matter of time when a pack of reactive dogs are wandering loose that someone gets hurt.

    id also suggest the "racoon proof" bins or using bungee cords to secure the containers and make sure to not leave the bags out...unfortunatly.
     
  19. gradyupmybutt

    gradyupmybutt Gone to the dawgs

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    Oh maaaan, that really stinks. 57 bucks is NOT chump change & I'd be furious too. On the lighter side (although I do feel for the affected dogs) their owners WILL be cleaning up some really stinky, runny poo. That's GOT to put a small smile on your face.
     

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