My parents and I had the have had a neighbourhood issue recentlyl. They have a rather butch looking Ridgeback (female) and I have a German Short-Haired Pointer (also female). We have a neighbour (kinda across the road two houses down) who has always had an issue with our dogs, including the several they have come and gone before these two. She has fed one of our other dogs lard to try and stop her barking yet would walk up and down our fence to make her bark.
She is constantly writing letters to everyone in the adjacent area complaining about one thing or another and its all come to a head in the last month. Basically:
-She has weed-killed her direct neighbours garden and complained to the shire that she can see them in the bathroom - they are only new to the area and were contemplating moving but have filed a harassment claim instead
-She has written a note to another family (with young kids) a few houses down threatening to kill their dog (small fluffy thing) unless they stop it from barking and getting out. They unfortunately destroyed the note as they were scared the children would find it and have since given the dog away.
-She has written to the shire about our direct neighbours dogs barking several times and they have therefore confined their dogs to the back part of their property. She has also written us several letters politely informing us that if one of our dogs bite her she will have it put down.
-Recently I was moving furniture and had the gate open to do so. The dogs are normally fine but ran out as there were other dogs being walked up the road. There was a slight incident where Kamali (ridgeback) was barking an snapping at one of the dogs as it was barking and snapping at her. There was no physical contact.
I put them back inside and one of the ladies was understanding but the older one said I needed to have better control (it literally took me a second to call them back). I then saw them talking to the crazy neighbour and received a caution from the council the next day. The older lady will now patrol up and down the fence with her barking dog just making ours bark.
I know I shouldn’t but I really want revenge. Not just for me but for our whole neighbourhood. Its not fair that we shouldn’t be allowed to enjoy our dogs because of one stupid old lady. Kaida has now moved in with me but Kamali has to be confined to an old (and large) bird aviary every day as we’re scared she’ll do something when we’re away.. We have no actual proof of anything and as shes an older lady we doubt we'd win anyway.
It just makes me so mad.