What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

What ever happened to my neighbors Dog

My neighbor, Skip Douglas, just went by Skip. We never knew why. He was a very structured man like he’d been in the Army all his life, but as far as we knew, he wasn't at all. The way how structured he is and how he has his kids and a set schedule with yard work, meals, and more. Also, the way he dresses he just looks like he was in the Army.
My family and I always were baffled by one mystery, "What ever happened to his dog?" Skip got a pet Doberman when it was just a puppy and he raised to be a vicious dog. It was strong, smart and very powerful. My family and I used to get a kick out of watching this monster drag his daughter down the block when she would walk it on a leash because it was so strong. My neighbor always talked proudly of his dog and even built him a huge cage and dog house for him.
We would always hear the dog either barking or whimpering almost sounding like it was in distress. One night, we heard what kind of sounds from the dog and worried something was happening. But since this was a common thing, we didn’t really think anything of it. But after that night we never saw the dog again, my neighbor took down his dog house, no word of anything happening to the dog, and my neighbor never mentioned his dog again. What happened to the dog remains a mystery We never asked any questions because we didn’t want to know.


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