What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

It Wasn't My Dog!

My neighbor is convinced that my dogs poop in her yard. She's yelled at me countless times about picking up feces in her yard that is obviously not canine. My dogs never leave my yard without me and never without a leash. They are large and I understand they may look intimidating to non-dog lovers. The latest incident happened at 5 a.m. I was returning home from my morning walk with my pooches as she was driving passed. She stopped, got out of her grandma van and started yelling that I was ruining her life by letting my dogs "run all over the neighorhood pooping and peeing on everybody's flowers." She added, "how would you like it if my grandson came down and pooped in your yard?!" I said he was more than welcome. She yelled, "You are a BAD NEIGHBOR!" Later I was visited by Animal Control and issued a summons to appear in court to address "unlawful dog waste." I get to appear this Friday. I have since made tshirts with "It Wasn't My Dog" to wear as I walk through the neighborhood.


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No matter how close or how far, we all live next to someone, and we all have a Next-Door Neighbor story. With that in mind, editor Dean Haspiel asked some of his favorite storytellers and cartoonists to create their favorite NDN stories so we could share them with you.

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