So I mentioned awhile back this dude at the end of my neighborhood, Scottie LaDouche. The guy who doesn't know how to take care of his dogs and leaves their windows and glass door open so their dogs can bark at anything and anyone who walks by at all hours of the night. I'm lucky I don't live in the same building as him because I would go absolutely insane if I heard those dogs barking all the time. The dude just does not care if he annoys his neighbors. I LOVE dogs so for me to be annoyed by his dogs is saying something.
So a couple weeks ago at around 6 or 7pm, I was walking my dog around the neighborhood and as always we at some point end up at the end of the neighborhood. I stay on the opposite side of the street so I'm not anywhere near Mr. LaDouche's place but his dogs can still see us. And as soon as they did, they were barking up a storm. I had had a pretty crappy day at that point and was not in a good mood. That coupled with the fact that I had a few beers in me, I ended up doing the only thing I could think of at the point.
I barked back. HA!
And not like a fake "woof woof" type of thing. I basically mimicked his little yappy dogs with a series of constant high pitched yelps. That only encouraged his dogs more, so I kept it up. Dogs kept yapping and I was yapping right back. I was reminded of the episode of Family Guy when Brian is at Denny's and a baby next to him is crying loudly so he cries right back in the babies face.
Here's the video for those who don't know what I'm talking about.
Brian at Denny's
Was it childish? Your damn right it was. Was it satisfying? Oh god yes! One lady in Scottie's building came out to walk to her car and saw what was going on. She stared briefly and then continued on her way obviously being very confused as to what was occurring. lol! Scottie never came out and said anything so I continued on my walk. A couple days later he was walking to his car while I was walking my dog. As I got closer to him he actually called me out. He said "Barking at my dogs huh? That's real cute man. Real mature" I walked right past him not even looking at him and told him to "Fuck off". Since I noticed awhile back Scottie seems to be afraid of my dog he didn't say anything else but I could feel him staring daggers through the back of my head.
It's been about a month since then and guess what?! I haven't heard their dogs bark once!! Their windows and glass door are always closed now! Recently I bumped into Scottie neighbor lady who saw some of the incident. We talked for about 15 minutes and to give you the basic gist she said "While it's not exactly how I would have handled the situation what you did he had a long time coming. I ended up talking to some of the people in our building and we got together and knocked on his door and told him we don't appreciate being woken up by his dogs at all hours of the morning"
Neighbors unite! Sweet Victory! (Cue Final Fantasy victory music) Scottie LaDouche has been defeated. You receive 2000 gil, 1 phoenix down, and 3 echo herbs. + 7 Dexterity, +12 Barter, +2 Luck, - 37 Maturity.
Totally worth it...