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    Dog Bite Story
    Back in one of my previous lives, about 40 years ago, I built a house on the town line road east of Stirling, Ontario.
    There was an old, ran down farm across the road that was vacant. Not long after I had built my house, an old hippy bought the farm and moved into the house. He was a pleasant enough fellow, and was no bother to me. Not long after he moved into the house he got a dog. Biggest damned dog I ever seen, it was an Irish Wolfhound.
    I had two little kids, and was somewhat concerned, but the hippy said “Don’t worry about the dog—I have trained it to never leave my property.” And he was right. The dog never crossed the road and eat either of my kids, although I was a bit worried about that.
    Then after about three months, he got another dog.---A Rhodesian Ridgeback. It too was a big dog, and it was meaner than Hell, but it never crossed the road either.
    Gordon Clarke owned one of the farms on the road, and also had a job driving truck for Beaver Lumber.
    The hippy was renovating a shed out behind the main house, and placed an order for some roof trusses with Beaver Lumber. Gordon had them loaded on the truck and drove them out to the hippy house.
    While he was unloading the truck, the Rhodesian Ridgeback came running out and gave Gordon a terrible bite on the leg. Gordon got the hippy to tie the dog up, and finished unloading the trusses. He had to go to the hospital for antibiotic shots and stitches.
    Two weeks after that, the hippy ordered some more lumber from Beaver lumber. Gordon Clark called him, and said he wasn’t delivering anything unless that dog was tied.
    Hippy said he had the dog chained up, so Gordon brought out the load of lumber, but this time the lumber was strapped onto the flat-bed truck, and Gordon had to get an iron bar out of the cab to slack off the tie down winches.
    He got the first strap slackened off, and was heading up toward the front of the truck, when around the front came the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
    Gordon never even blinked. He brought that iron bar down on the dogs head and killed it right there in the driveway.—Whack!!!”
    Much sqealing and lawyering went on after that, but nothing came of it.
    Everybody on the Town line road kind of thought Gordon was a hero after that. Far as I know, the hippy still lives there.
    Brian--2019
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    Does not sound like a typical Hippy - sounds like an inconsiderate dumbass that got his dog killed and also created a terrible situation for the delivery man TWICE!

    Rhodesian Ridgebacks are some badarss pooches,,, I heard a story of a guy having one in the back of a pickup at a convenience store, and another pickup shows up with two Dobies in the back - the Dobies went into full blown attack mode and the RR killed them both like it was just another day in the park...

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    This isn't a serious problem but it is annoying. I'm currently living in a house with a fenced in back yard. All the neighbor yards are also wood fenced about 6 - 1/2 feet so you can't see adjacent yards. I mow the back lawn as required and every time the yard opposite in back has a Doberman that runs back and forth barking up a storm. He can't get out, so far as I can see, and I've no proof he's vicious or anything, but it's just one of those annoying things. I've got hearing protection from the mower but added decibels don't really help.

    So yesterday I'm mowing again and the yard behind is mercifully quiet. Just me and the already too loud mower. About half way done I realize that the damn dog is on the other side of the fence doing his run up and down and barking for all he's worth. Which means that the the dog was indoors, but when I started mowing they let it out to run over and give me he11. Is that a great neighbor to have or what? I'm casually wondering if a lawn sprinkler that maybe just goes over the fence a bit might cool him off these hot days when he's running up and down.
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    Nice - don't ya just luv people and the way they bring up their dogs...

    dog's most likely not a threat or it would have got you already - my dogs smaller than a dobie but can go over my 6ft fence if it want's and that's the smooth no-rung side, only time it's ever happened was when she was after a squirrel that was heckling her half the day...

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    I had two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, inherited from my daughter, who'd adopted them after the original owner died. They were sisters, but of different litters. Both were very docile, The younger, smaller sister terrorized the squirrels in the yard and sometimes could almost catch them, but the older one (about 6 or 7) was too lazy to bother with such nonsense ...her only interest was food.

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    I had one Rhodesian Ridgeback that would, without running, hop back and forth a 3 feet fence just for fun. Looked like he had springs on his legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TGTool View Post
    This isn't a serious problem but it is annoying. I'm currently living in a house with a fenced in back yard. All the neighbor yards are also wood fenced about 6 - 1/2 feet so you can't see adjacent yards. I mow the back lawn as required and every time the yard opposite in back has a Doberman that runs back and forth barking up a storm. He can't get out, so far as I can see, and I've no proof he's vicious or anything, but it's just one of those annoying things. I've got hearing protection from the mower but added decibels don't really help.

    So yesterday I'm mowing again and the yard behind is mercifully quiet. Just me and the already too loud mower. About half way done I realize that the damn dog is on the other side of the fence doing his run up and down and barking for all he's worth. Which means that the the dog was indoors, but when I started mowing they let it out to run over and give me he11. Is that a great neighbor to have or what? I'm casually wondering if a lawn sprinkler that maybe just goes over the fence a bit might cool him off these hot days when he's running up and down.
    Maybe their dog heard you mowing while it was inside and wouldn't shut up so they kicked it outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcane View Post
    Maybe their dog heard you mowing while it was inside and wouldn't shut up so they kicked it outside.
    Yeah, that's entirely likely. But it's really foisting their own problem off on others.

    So, would they accept this scenario? I've got a dog who takes a dump on my front lawn. Well, I don't really want those in MY yard so I just flip them over into the neighbor's lawn. Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TGTool View Post
    This isn't a serious problem but it is annoying. I'm currently living in a house with a fenced in back yard. All the neighbor yards are also wood fenced about 6 - 1/2 feet so you can't see adjacent yards. I mow the back lawn as required and every time the yard opposite in back has a Doberman that runs back and forth barking up a storm. He can't get out, so far as I can see, and I've no proof he's vicious or anything, but it's just one of those annoying things. I've got hearing protection from the mower but added decibels don't really help.

    So yesterday I'm mowing again and the yard behind is mercifully quiet. Just me and the already too loud mower. About half way done I realize that the damn dog is on the other side of the fence doing his run up and down and barking for all he's worth. Which means that the the dog was indoors, but when I started mowing they let it out to run over and give me he11. Is that a great neighbor to have or what? I'm casually wondering if a lawn sprinkler that maybe just goes over the fence a bit might cool him off these hot days when he's running up and down.
    Did you ever stop to think maybe you were annoying the neighbors and the dog with your mowing? So they let the dog out to annoy you back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Forest View Post
    Did you ever stop to think maybe you were annoying the neighbors and the dog with your mowing? So they let the dog out to annoy you back!
    Maybe the neighbors will setup a similar sprinkler for the next time you cut your grass at 6am.

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