Friday, July 12, 2013

Pet Peeve(s)

When I got back to our apartment, I noticed two new things.  We had new neighbors (in the 4th & last apartment door) and they had a dog tied to a kennel near their entrance.

I've always been afraid of canines and don't really associate well with pets, in general. Dogs bite and attack people, they also stink, have fleas and bark incessantly ergo disturbing my peace and quiet time.   Irregardless of the fact that a number of jeeps and tricycles pass by our street during the day so it isn't really that quiet in my neck of the woods.

So I asked D "how come you didn't tell me the new neighbors have a dog?" He merely shrugged and replied "If I did, would you refuse to return home?"  Good point.   He further added "Mabait siya, nasa dulo naman at hindi siya tumatahol"  ("It's a good dog. He is tied up at the far end of the compound and hardly barks".)

Well D is wrong!

He doesn't know (since he is at work till early evening) that the pet dog does bark.  It is barking now as I type this post about him or her (I'm not sure and I don't intend to find out its gender).   It barks whenever its owners leave for work at around 9:30 every morning!   Worst of all, it managed to break itself free from its reins and walks around the common area, barking.   I almost fainted when I went out to hang the towels to dry and the dog suddenly walked towards me without a sound (mind you! such a sneaky one!) and barked at me.  I fled and ran inside our apartment, still cowering in fear.

So yeah don't tell me he is a good dog, he ain't, ok!


Toni said...

Oh man, I'm not too fond of dogs. I'm really afraid of them and I know they know it!!!

Have you talked to the landlords about it? Or the admin, if that's more the case? A dog that's roaming around is NOT safe especially if there are kids in the building!

Hope you're OK. I can relate. *hugs*

Kayni said...

You should complain to the Landlord. Mahirap na may asong naglalakad diyan especially that not everyone like dogs.

DaPHne LAura said...

Toni - D talked to the landlord. He, in turn assured us he would tell the owners to make sure the dog is securely tied and won't be able to 'escape'. The only kid though in this place is the child of the owners so I guess she isn't afraid of dogs like me.

DaPHne LAura said...

Kayni - he is nicely tied now in a more fortified 'cage'. As to the barking well he is a dog, after all and they bark, don't they??

I just put on my headphones and listen to music to drown out the annoying sound!