I have a little neighbourly dilema that I would be keen to hear others views on. I recently adopted a little dog who is about 12 months old. He is very cute! Yes I know we are all very biased about our little one...much like children I guess! Anyway my neighbour also has a little dog, one that is a bit naughty, never had any training. Sadly, the little guy next door never gets walked. I mean never, whereas I take my little one out twice a day most days.
Anyway we have a gate between our properties and thought it would be a good idea if the two little dogs could play together when we are not around. On the whole it works great. Either of us can go away at night and be happy our little pups are having the time of their life. I even had a little vent constructed so that the two dogs can see each other and stop digging! It worked a treat but it seems its not enough
Unfortunately my neighbour doesnt seem to understand boundaries and just expects my little guy to keep her pup company all the time. I don't mind so much but I do feel she is avoiding taking responsibility for her dog - not walking him and keeping locked in a court yard is cruel. I would also like my little guy to be able to stay on his own - the neighbour is living there only temporarily.
I don't want to look after two dogs, I feel guilty about leaving my little puppy as it is. I have asked her to just ask me if she wants the dogs to play together but it seems she now sends her little girl of about 10 around to ask to play with my dog . I come home and then have to ask if I can have my dog back
What does everyone think - am I being a meanie?