When Josh and I first started re-doing Mammy's house, Mr. Earl continued to cut the grass, rake the yard and such just like Mammy was still there. When we moved in, and Josh started doing our yard work, he stopped. Of course, he still continues to blow leaves off the street and keep our road-side looking nice (usually at un-godly hours in the morning).
Well.... Josh was outside raking up pine-straw inside the fence the other Saturday and Mr. Earl walks up. Sookie starts barking at him and he says, "i don't know why she's barking, I usually give her a little something to eat every day. In fact, yesterday she helped me finish a sausage biscuit and ate an entire honey bun."
Josh, shocked and unable to think of a nice way to say "don't feed our dog" just smiled and nodded.
So, I was already angry about this but was just going to let it go since Sookie hadn't been acting like she felt badly or her stomach was messed up.
But, Friday I came home from work to discover half a bagel in my yard that had obviously been licked clean of whatever topping it had. And Sookie was laying down like she didn't feel good.
|Sookie, uncharacteristically docile while she slept off her tummy pain with her Daddy.|
So, what do you say to a neighbor that feeds your animal? And what in the world makes him think it's okay to do so when the yard is fenced in, the dog doesn't belong to him and she isn't a human?
Any suggestions on how to handle the situation?