Livid

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Registered: 07-06-2007
Livid
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Thu, 03-26-2009 - 8:40pm

I am so pissed and I just need to scream for a minute.

I live in the worst part of where I live. My neighbors are from hell. We have been egged, spray painted, egged again, our cat has been shot, sea urchins thrown over the wall to our dog, etc.......
Been to court once and several calls to the police. I hate it.

We bought our house 9 years ago. We were new to town and were not as aware of what was brewing next door until many years later. Three years ago we tried to sell our house and no one was interested because of the neighbors. So here we are.

We've redone the house and it is super super cute now and we plan to stay in it until no one is in daycare and then buy in a nicer area.

The neighbor derelict boys were having a cockfight...yes...today and the chicken flew over the wall and right into my dog's mouth. Chomp. Dead bird. DH took a bag outside and made the boy clean it up so Fi doesn't get into the mess. The boy was badmouthing DH like crazy and then ended by threatening to harm our dog.

This kid was scowling at me from next door so I went over to tell him that this was his fault as he was not careful to keep his bird out of our yard and he better not threaten our dog. This kid has no parental anything and no regard for anything so he just sassed me and walked away.

I feel trapped here. I hate it. I am raising two kids next door to the dregs of society and I can't afford to move for at least 4 more years. I'm just so bummed. I have been battling with depression already and this just threw me over the edge.

Sorry. I'm just so mad right now I can't deal.

PS: Between Brian and I, we've taught all of these kids at one point.

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Registered: 06-05-2006
In reply to: annieg99
Thu, 03-26-2009 - 8:51pm

Annie-


I don't even know what to say.

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Registered: 04-06-2007
In reply to: annieg99
Thu, 03-26-2009 - 10:39pm
I have no advice just (hugs)! I am sure you are at your wits end to get so mad! And you have EVERY right to be mad! I would call the local animal control even if the amount of dogs or c-fights are "legal" the way in which the animals are cared for sounds out of line. So maybe they can be seized? I don't know...if you need to vent some more or have any other things you need to talk about just email me through my profile...
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Registered: 02-19-2008
In reply to: annieg99
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 12:02am

Annie,
I'm sorry to hear that! I actually can relate and know how hard it is to live by unruley people. The cockfighting in your story didn't surprise me because my brother interned at a church in Hawaii and there was cockfighting all the time across the street from the church!

We have neighbors that have an AWFUL dog that barks non-stop, they do not let him inside and he is right outside of Margaux's room. The neighbor also takes care of her several great-grandkids and their parents come pick them up at 11pm or midnight and honks over and over to get their attention. They scream at each other, and because we live in a rowhouse, we can hear through the walls.

I feel your pain. I definitely feel it. And I have to vent all the time -- so keep venting.

Can you call the police on the kids and the cockfighting and their threats?
Kelly

Margaux - born on October 8, 2008 weighing in at 6lbs. & 19in long


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Margaux - born on October 8, 2008 weighing in at 6lbs. & 19in long

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Registered: 09-16-2003
In reply to: annieg99
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 12:14am

OMG Annie, I can't believe that you are going through this.

Siggy 
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Registered: 07-06-2007
In reply to: annieg99
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 3:08am

Hey Kelly,
The police are a joke here. If you're not related to someone you won't get any help.
Same neighbor burns plastic alllll the time too and when we've called the cops because it is against the law they have basically laughed in our faces. It is like a $5000 fine but they don't even come by to check until the smoke has cleared.

The same kids shot our cat 3 years ago and luckily that was the one time we got a cop who was helpful.

We're trapped...but I'm about to go postal on them so they better be careful. :)