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Old 06-09-2013, 04:22 PM   #41
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No need for poison. Just put out a loudspeaker and play Frank Sinatra loudly. For variety play some of his daughter's songs.
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Gee, I didn't realize deer had such strong musical tastes

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No need for poison. Just put out a loudspeaker and play Frank Sinatra loudly. For variety play some of his daughter's songs.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:12 PM   #43
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Dogs are...well, better than kids. My goal is to be half as good a person as my dog because he's awesome!
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In our case, a yappy dog was easier to deal with than kids........

The neighbor's always-yapping mutt sat at the fence that separated our yards yapping/barking/growling at us daily when we were outside. It had great stamina and never seemed to lack the energy to keep it up endlessly.

The fence (I own it) between the yards has a gate I installed to allow my son (as a little guy years ago) to play with the previous neighbor's kids, to retrieve baseballs thrown too high, etc. I had chained the gate shut when the new neighbors and their dog moved in.

One evening, sitting in our screenhouse trying to watch a baseball game, I just couldn't take the noise anymore. I stood up, went into the kitchen drawer and got the key to the gate lock and went down and opened the gate a bit. In the morning, no dog and soon thereafter signs posted all over the neighborhood looking for a missing yapper.

I thought I'd be criticized by DW who is usually sensitive and charitable to a fault, but no, she never said a word other than commenting that it was nice to be able to watch tv in the screenhouse without having the volume so high......

BTW, I love dogs.
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In our case, a yappy dog was easier to deal with than kids........

The neighbor's always-yapping mutt sat at the fence that separated our yards yapping/barking/growling at us daily when we were outside. It had great stamina and never seemed to lack the energy to keep it up endlessly.

The fence (I own it) between the yards has a gate I installed to allow my son (as a little guy years ago) to play with the previous neighbor's kids, to retrieve baseballs thrown too high, etc. I had chained the gate shut when the new neighbors and their dog moved in.

One evening, sitting in our screenhouse trying to watch a baseball game, I just couldn't take the noise anymore. I stood up, went into the kitchen drawer and got the key to the gate lock and went down and opened the gate a bit. In the morning, no dog and soon thereafter signs posted all over the neighborhood looking for a missing yapper.

I thought I'd be criticized by DW who is usually sensitive and charitable to a fault, but no, she never said a word other than commenting that it was nice to be able to watch tv in the screenhouse without having the volume so high......

BTW, I love dogs.
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That's funny!

You can also buy a no-barker device that sounds a high pitched squeal that people cannot hear but the dog hears when it barks. It has adjustable settings.

I have a dog. You know...a dog owner never really notices their dog barking if it barks all the time, or they would take care of it. My dog has his intruder bark and I always check it out to see who it is. But, I think a neighbor notices barking a lot more since they have no control over the situation.
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That's funny!

You can also buy a no-barker device that sounds a high pitched squeal that people cannot hear but the dog hears when it barks. It has adjustable settings.

I have a dog. You know...a dog owner never really notices their dog barking if it barks all the time, or they would take care of it. My dog has his intruder bark and I always check it out to see who it is. But, I think a neighbor notices barking a lot more since they have no control over the situation.
I think I would prefer a crack house next door rather than an overly yippy aggressive dog. I could at least deal with the occasional errant bullet, roving crack zombies, and 40 oz malt liquor bottles tossed into my yard.
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The barking dog next door just moved away and it is amazing how much quieter my five are without that dog running up and down the fence barking at them.
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I've walked through forests that will not be there in 10 or 20 years and the deer look at you like you are trespassing in their living room. The biggest complainers are the people whose homes are along the edge of the parks (no surprise). Mystifyingly, these are also the people who don't want hunters or anyone else to thin the herds.
My highlight in red. There was a great show on The History Channel that ended about 4 weeks ago called Chasing Tail. It only ran for a short time, about 8-10 30 minute episodes. It was about Vermont hunters, some were CT residents before moving to VT, who went to lower Fairfield county in CT to ask for permission from land owners to bow hunt deer on their property. These towns are some of the wealthiest communities on the east coast and the reactions from the people ranged from outrage to welcome please come back again. The deer population in Fairfield county estimates range from 60 to 80 per square mile. Very high deer/car accident ratio.
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I have a dog. You know...a dog owner never really notices their dog barking if it barks all the time, or they would take care of it. My dog has his intruder bark and I always check it out to see who it is. But, I think a neighbor notices barking a lot more since they have no control over the situation.
A woman across the hall from me lost her GF and responded by getting a little dog. But this woman still had a long hours, demanding job, so the dog was home alone most of the time, barking and barking.

I spoke to the woman (I don't speak dogese) and told her that judging from the constant barking, I thought her dog was seriously stressed. The woman then found another home for the dog, and also moved out herself.

At every condo meeting I speak in favor of a no pets rule, but it gets overruled, not because there are any pets in the building now, but because owners and owners who rent like the additional flexibility for selling or renting that a pet friendly rule presents.

I would rather give up a little on the end, than have to deal with dog nuisance.

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A sprinkler works good to keep the little vandals off the lawn or driveway...
are you kidding? i think my boys are like most kids in loving water in any form, be it still (eg. puddle), moving (eg. neighbor's sprinkler), or composite (eg. mud).
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and just in case no one has yet heard this deer crossing conversation on you tube...

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A sprinkler works good to keep the little vandals off the lawn or driveway...

Except in the summer when they think it is their own personal playground. I continue to be amazed as to how far children will go to push the boundaries. I used to think the sprinkler thing was a great idea, but ended up with a messed up yard that had to be reseeded.
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Except in the summer when they think it is their own personal playground. I continue to be amazed as to how far children will go to push the boundaries. I used to think the sprinkler thing was a great idea, but ended up with a messed up yard that had to be reseeded.
Well...That's when you welcome your neighbor's unwelcome dogs to do their business all over your yard...the way they used to do before you ran them off. You have to swallow your pride...smile with a twinkle in your eye...and wave lovingly now at the dog owners standing patiently as their dogs squat in your yard. That'll fix those vandalous kids! I hope they have their shoes off!
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No worries, timo2. Thanks for reminding me of despair.com. When I worked for megacorp, we laughed and laughed at their parodies of the "vision" posters we had in all our conference rooms.
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No worries, timo2. Thanks for reminding me of despair.com. When I worked for megacorp, we laughed and laughed at their parodies of the "vision" posters we had in all our conference rooms.
At the first startup I was at, they had those stupid motivational posters in the conference rooms. Odd for a startup...usually it's megacorps that do that kind of thing.

A couple of us ordered some of the Demotivator posters, and replaced some of the "real" ones in the conference rooms. Management was not happy, but nobody ever ratted us out.
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