Skip to main content

the dog saga continues

on sunday night when i was getting ready for sleep, my neighbor’s dog, abby, was still out barking in their backyard.  i feel asleep around 10:30p and was abruptly woken to the sound of sir barksalot’s rousing vocals.  i got up and checked out my kitchen window to see if the owners would address her barking, as prescribed in the ordinance.  nothing.

i went back to bed.  i feel asleep again.  around 11:00p, barksalot woke me again.  this time i got up, checked for the neighbor to address her barking (prescribed by the ordinance) and found no activity.  it was my turn to be active.

i telephoned the sheriff’s non-emergency number and reported the “noise problem.”  he got address of neighbor and told me it would be passed on.  thirty minutes later, a cruiser swung by his house.  dog was put in a flash.  it took less than two minutes to put her up.

i went to bed at 11:30p and slept the rest of the night.

at this point, all i have to do keep reporting the dog to animal services, and they will continue to address the problem.  i am mostly convinced that the only way for me to find real relief is if the dog is removed from the owner, which is unfortunate.  but since this owner has a track record of not being home all night yet leaving the dog out, there is no guarantee this matter can be permanently fixed by the dog staying.  history has proven there will be change for a limited time and then a return back to annoyance.  i just don’t think he gets it.

so, my plan is go to bed and plan to sleep the night.  if the dog barks, i call sheriff’s department and/or report the matter to animal control the next day.  they will be able to solve this problem the right way.  i’m counting on it.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

reliable routers?

these are the horror stories you only hear about in other blogs but your own.

i have an asus rt-ac87u router which i have been mostly happy with for over a year now. middle to late last year, the firmware update on the router caused it to just drop the internet connection randomly. not the whole network or a restart, but just the connection to my internet modem.
last night (or early this morning, rather), i woke up for other reasons, but i watched as i was browsing on my phone the network switch from my 5GHz network to LTE. ugh! but i'll deal with it in the morning. 
i woke up and started a few things around the house. i rebooted the router to find no restoration of that band. (the 2.4GHz band was fine.) i didn't have time to deal with it then, so i set aside for when i got home. i was thinking it was the radio for 5GHz.
and upon entering my house, i started the effort to replace the router with a backup device of exactly the same make and model. needless to say, the results w…

bad routers continued

after last night's rant which included a few frustrated posts on twitter, i received a reply from linksys's support account, @linksyscares. i responded with some information but never really heard back from them.
in the course of my checking, i realized that v1 firmware on my v2 wrt-1900acs router. i had never used a file to flash the firmware. i opted for the automatic stuff. so, this v1 firmware was on it out of the box. hope, maybe!
i got home, downloaded the v2 firmware, and did the hard reset on the router to dump the dd-wrt. i got the firmware installed after a little bit of wrestling and proceeded to start the configuration. this is where things got bad again.
the wrt-1900acs with the right firmware continued it pattern of restarting every few minutes. i never actually got the setup completed because the restarts would stymie my attempts to adjust any settings. after spending yet another hour of this repeated madness, i shut down the linksys, powered up the asus, and wi…

south africa: seaview

don’t let the name fool you. although it was set with a great view of the ocean, this park housed big cats and other animals. but before i mention them, duncan and family and i found a reptile and raptor rescue at the place we stayed overnight after visiting addo.



duncan’s girls were considering getting a snake, and he thought this might be a good trial run to see if they would really enjoy having such a pet. we saw some rather interesting snakes (especially the black mamba), a few of which i was glad to have run across in a controlled environment rather than randomly in the wild. interestingly, they had some snakes local to my home town in the states too (copperhead, rattlesnake, and cottonmouth). some interesting birds including the large falcon were also part of the tour. (see how big this bird is.)

after leaving the rescue, we headed to the other side of port elizabeth to visit seaview. it was here that we were able to get very close to the lions. we arrived just in time to see t…