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To think I've got the most batshit neighbours?

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MrsGaryLightbody Sat 20-Jul-19 10:25:49

I'm gobsmacked...

History of next door is one letter through my door a month or so ago to ask if I would trim my rose bush in back garden as it's grown 8.5 inches above the fence and they can now see it. It's a five foot fence. confused but I did new ( me) neighbourly thing and trimmed it.

This morning there's a note through door again from them , letting me know that they are going to contact the RSPSA and dog warden ( is there such a thing) and report me . A list of complaints were then listed .
These include, letting puppy howl all night, leaving pup alone all day to howl. Letting pup wee against same place on fence , which apparently seeps through and is damaging their vegetables. They are fed up with me shouting at puppy. They don't like the name I've chosen. confused
They then go on to say they apologise for not stopping to give me a lift ( rural bus service) but they saw I had pup in my bag and didn't want it in their car. But they will be writing a stern letter to the bus company to complain that people shouldn't be allowed on buses with dogs as it's a health hazard.

I'm not sure whether to reply by writing ... or just shout through the letter box that I don't have a ducking dog!! I never have and I don't have any pets. The neighbours either side of me and them have cats. They have cats.

Just what I need ! Should I ignore?

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Sat 20-Jul-19 10:27:48

Write back apologising. Ask for suggestions for acceptable names.

Yellowweatherwarning Sat 20-Jul-19 10:30:30

Go knock op. Call them out on it in a non pa way. Or it will fester on their part. They sound unhinged!!
Then they will keep out of your way through sheer embarrassment hopefully.

MrsGaryLightbody Sat 20-Jul-19 10:30:58

@UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername lol yes I had thought of that but don't want to stoop to their level of battiness!

Weird thing that apart from asking me to trim my rose bush they've been very nice, as in hello.. nice weather etc

IWantMyHatBack Sat 20-Jul-19 10:33:01

Knock on their door, all confused, and ask if they meant to stick the note through your door, since you don't even own a dog.

KC225 Sat 20-Jul-19 10:33:04

Agree with the above, write and in the spirit of being neighbourly allow them to give your invisible puppy a new and less offensive name.

SD1978 Sat 20-Jul-19 10:33:31

Does the dog bark a fair amount, and is there any damage to the fence? If not I'd be having a chat, and hoping you can help them work out which dog is annoying then, as it can't be yours, yet it's obviously causing them distress......

AppleKatie Sat 20-Jul-19 10:33:32

Batshit 🤣
The temptation to write back that in response to their request puppy’s name has been changed to [insert their name]

Probably best to just rise above though 😂

MrsGaryLightbody Sat 20-Jul-19 10:33:31

@Yellowweatherwarning I think they must be a little unhinged as I don't sleep well and would certainly hear a dog .. I can't think why they believe they hear these noises and it's coming from my house... plus the pup in a bag thing is totally shock

zzzzzzzz12345 Sat 20-Jul-19 10:34:24

This is funny and sad all at once! I’d knock too and say ‘I think you posted this to the wrong house, as I don’t have a dog?’, hand back the letter and leave it there. They do sound like they are a bit nuts, are they very elderly? is it them that needs some sort of intervention? Horrible for you but two people with dementia at home could be very dangerous.

MrsGaryLightbody Sat 20-Jul-19 10:34:26

@SD1978 are you my neighbour ?

SD1978 Sat 20-Jul-19 10:34:30

Crap- just saw the absolute end- what an arse (me) how the feck do they think you've got a dog? Is there a barky one near by?

NaiceHamPlease Sat 20-Jul-19 10:34:55

Buy one of these to show the RPSCA and dog warden? grin

SD1978 Sat 20-Jul-19 10:35:28

@MrsGaryLightbody- juts fecked up the reading of the post- something I (mentally) berate others for......sorry!!!

Lipz Sat 20-Jul-19 10:35:50

You should get a lead and knock into them holding the lead as if you were walking a dog and apologise to them for your nuisance dog, and ask them if they would like to pet your dog, tell them your dog is really friendly and they can be assured he will only be allowed to bark and howl during day time hours and that you are currently potty training him.

MrsGaryLightbody Sat 20-Jul-19 10:35:55

@zzzzzzzz12345 they are younger than me , poss mid 40s ...

MrsGaryLightbody Sat 20-Jul-19 10:36:56

@SD1978 'tis ok smile

IWantMyHatBack Sat 20-Jul-19 10:37:34

This is just bizarre.

justilou1 Sat 20-Jul-19 10:38:40

I’d be getting a toy dog to put in my bag... just for when they’re around, and then ask if they’d forgotten to take their medication this week...

MrsGaryLightbody Sat 20-Jul-19 10:38:44

Thanks all .. am having a crappy time in life generally and you've made me smile with your your solutions !

I'm going to have to go round at some point today.. I hate confrontation but I won't be accused of something I most certainly have not done.

Cherrysoup Sat 20-Jul-19 10:39:04

I think you should definitely knock and speak to them. They sound bonkers.

PerkyPomPoms Sat 20-Jul-19 10:39:14

Go over, tell them you have no dog

Lllot5 Sat 20-Jul-19 10:39:41

How weird. Just knock and tell them you don’t have a dog. I must admit I find it funny.
Ask another neighbour see what they say.
Maybe they can shed some light.
Intriguing though.

Hidingwhoiam Sat 20-Jul-19 10:39:44

Just put a note back saying 'think you sent this to the wrong house. I dont have a puppy or any other pets.

To be fair, I dont think they are THE most batshit neighbours.

Theres a poster here that makes unexpected visitors sit on the drive and dug up a plant she gave her neighbour over some perceived offence.

Zaphodsotherhead Sat 20-Jul-19 10:40:08

Does a house that backs on to theirs have a dog? I'd just assume that they'd put the letter through the wrong letterbox. If you can't hear a dog it doesn't mean that there isn't one somewhere, are they at home all day when you are out, and the bit about 'howling all night' is hyperbole?

Either that or maybe one is a bit...potty, and the other has entered a folie a deux situation...

The rose trimming is reasonable though, especially if it's a thorny bugger.

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