Well we have been having a bit of a problem with the neighbors dog here. These people leave this dog out 24/7 regardless of the weather. The poor dog is pent up in a cage and has worn down the grass to mud. The dog is covered in mud and it probably gets pissed off. So it howls and barks at all hours of the night. -Very un cool. My wife wrote them a letter and stuck it in their mailbox today:
She wrote the original letter and this is the finished version -I edited a couple of things. Last night (24th) I heard the dog barking at half past midnight and howling at 2:30 am. We will see what comes of this. EDIT: After the letter was dropped yesterday he moved the dogs pen over to make a new mud spot (see photo taken today). I don't know if this is the result of the letter or just him trying to save his lawn. (dumbass) Photo was taken from my bedroom window to show you how close he is and how much of a nusicance he is at night.
23 January 2006
I would like to bring to your attention a situation that is getting somewhat out of hand. For quite a few weeks now your dog has been howling, crying, and barking during the day and throughout the night. We didnÂt pay much attention to it because we can tell the dog is not very old, so we thought it was possibly a phase that would go away with some attention. However, it has since gotten worse. For the past few nights the dog has whined and barked enough to arouse me, my husband, and my seventeen month old child from sleep multiple times through the night. The dog has even aroused my daughter from her nap time during the day. Very early this morning was a perfect example. We put our daughter to sleep and most of the night was fine. However, the dog started to whine and bark at approximately 4 A.M. and woke all of us up. I got my daughter back to sleep and was almost back to sleep myself and the dog started again Thirty minutes later. This happened again at 5 A.M. until finally my husband and I both put in ear plugs to stop hearing the noise and praying that our daughter would not wake up again. However, as you can imagine, we cannot sleep with ear plugs in every single night due to not being able to hear our daughter if she awakens and needs us. As stated before, she is seventeen months and still needs monitoring through the night.
I am hoping that maybe this is just an oversight for you. Perhaps you did not know the dog was being so bothersome because he is on the opposite end of the house from your bedroom, whereas he is adjacent to our bedroom.
I sincerely hope this note will not cause any ill will between us and bring your attention to a matter that should be taken care of. We are big dog lovers ourselves and have one of our own. Granted, he is an inside dog, but if he were an outside dog and being bothersome, we would want to be told so we could remedy the problem. We hope that this situation can be taken care of within a short amount of time.
This is me standing in Portage, AK on about 13 July 1997. We stopped here to eat and have a bathroom break since we were riding on the bus from Fairbanks. It was 10 hours to Seward.
This was in 1998 (Summer obviously) up in Ft. Wainwright, AK. I jumped on some random guy's Harley for a photo opportunity.
This is me using my camera's self portrait feature on the deck of the MV Columbia. On or about 1 April 1999. I took the ship from Haines, AK to Bellingham, WA with my car. Cool trip. Loved the ride except for the 1 hour and 45 mins in the Queen Charlotte Sound.
going back in time again. This is back in the July 1997 trip to Seward. This is Exit Glacier just outside of Seward, AK.
A more recent one. My 30th birthday last year.
A more recent one still. Christmas Morning.
Christmas evening. One of my favorite things in the whole world. I missed my coffee and thanks to some generous relatives I can enjoy this now at home. (No Dunkin Donuts here in TN!) :(
So thats about it really. Haven't updated this thing but also wanted to say I was offered the job that I wanted. I start on 20th Feb. So looking for some part time gigs to do until then. I will be heading to Florida shortly after I start. I should have web access for the 10 weeks training I will receive. This is sort of a short update and will try and be more active in the future. Sorry my site sucks :(