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    There's some pretty strange people out there, that's for sure.

    Many years ago we used to have a neighbour who would constantly take our cat in and feed her. I would put the cat out and she would promtly call her in. It took years and a rather overweight cat before I discovered this. Thankfully we moved house soon after. When I told her we were moving she said how much she would miss the cat, not us mind you.
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    That story reminds me of these 4 spinster sisters I lived next door to. They had this grey cat called "Bambi". I think there may have been some memory problems with the sisters about who fed Bambi & when, because Bambi got bigger & bigger & bigger until it could hardly walk about the place. One day, Bambi just disappeared. I suspect Bambi had just that "one extra after dinner mint" & had finally exploded.

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    I've now calmed down a bit. Gemma is ready to be re-washed.

    I did some loud swearing and carrying on in the back yard at Gemma, not that I need to because Gemma loves all the attention pre-wash, but it got the neighbours attention and she came over, which after seeing DA's post was what I was after.

    Have spoken to her about a few things. She can ask if she would like to take Gem for a walk or a swim, but she cannot just take her. Yes she has done it before on a couple of the hot days in summer when I wasn't home. Told her I suspected as much because it's so easy to tell from Gemma's coat.

    She has always put her on a lead, great, but beside the point. Told her my biggest worry was that one of the other dogs would push past her and get out and the fact that she nearly gave me a heart attack today.

    She said the whippets never come near her, she's not fond of the whippets, not her type of dog, whippets being the way they are can tell very quickly, but the puppies at this stage love everyone regardless. So I think I cleared that up.

    I'm getting a combination pad lock for the side gate on my way back from the hydro-bath. I take Gem up to the car wash where they also have a dog wash.

    I've also spoken to her about calling the dogs over because of the electric fence, I suspect this is why the Whippets, particularly my boy don't like her, I'm sure they've bounded up to see her and been zapped. I've explained the fence is necessary because the dogs are entire. She's got no problem with that and has even asked if my husband will help her put something up to protect her chickens from foxes.

    So all in all a good outcome, I hope. Only time will tell, but the pad-lock is going on.

    Think I need to also pick up a hair dye, as I'm sure I've gone grey too.

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    Is this person going to be responsible for any potential vet bills if something happens to Gemma whilst she's in her care ??

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    That's a good point GSD, and should she come and ask that will be something I will have to discuss with her. And I think I will come with her for the first few times at least.

    But I get the feeling that she is suitably embarrassed by what she did. Well I hope so but then you never know, people are weird.

    Gemma is a very easy dog to walk, the swimming is done in the pool in their front yard.

    Anyway, now I know why Gem likes to run up and down that fence, she loves swimming and has been given a taste of it right next door.

    Now it's time to go and bath her and dry her all over again.

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    Poor you MAC! You must have been frantic! People are really quite amazing at times, but I'm glad it is sorted now and hopefully you won't have any more issues. (But yes I would be putting a BIG lock on your gate to be making sure!!!)

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    You handled it well MAC! Nawty Gemma, at least SHE had a good time, and you've managed to tell your neighbour off in a nice way thus keeping good relations.

    I just LOVE my combination padlock on my front gates - no chance of having unwanted visitors knock on my front door, or let the dogs out!

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    If she does it again MAC, just vaguely ask her if she got all the leeches out of her pool. She'll say "huh, what do you mean?" and you can tell her how "Gemma has been picking up leeches from somewhere and they've probably come off in your pool, was just wondering if you got them all out."

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    OMG I cannot believe she could think it would be ok to just take someone elses dog oout of their yard to play with it!!! :O
    I am glad you were able to handle it well, I would have lost it! I have been in the possition where I call my dog and they just are not there and you get that hollow feeling and its horrible!!! I am a bit prone to overreacting when that happens lol
    Good job with her though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    If she does it again MAC, just vaguely ask her if she got all the leeches out of her pool. She'll say "huh, what do you mean?" and you can tell her how "Gemma has been picking up leeches from somewhere and they've probably come off in your pool, was just wondering if you got them all out."

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