The house next door has been empty since February. The landlords had trouble renting it out probably due to the extortionate rent they were asking (£150 a month more than I pay for the twin semi). Anyway - it is let and the couple that have moved in seem perfctly nice but I am not too happy.
Our first neighbour here had two large dogs. Now I like dogs - always have done - grew up with them - would have one if I didn't go out to work. The problem with that first neighbour having dogs was that we have no border between the two houses and she would let her dogs come over my side and do what dogs must do - but what annoyed me was that she never played the responsible owner and seemed more than OK with me cleaning up after her animals. As a result of that experience my first choice neighbours would not have dogs.
My new neighbours have dogs.
They have two dogs.
To be precise they have two Rottweilers.
And the sodding great big things bark their fucking heads off every time one of us has the temerity to step foot outside our own back door.
I repeat: I am not happy.
Why does anyone wish to keep two dogs of that size and breed locked up in a small semi detached house all day long?
Am I being unfair to Rottweilers as a breed by tarring them all with the 'Can never be fully trusted' brush?
The Hamilton Hacker - Nice wee bit of sly humour from the April 1937 issue of the *Socialist Standard*.
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