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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 09:00 AM
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Dude just go and get the trap catch the fucking furball take it to animal control and drop it off....That is what we do with ferall cats my girl won't let the redneck kid next door shot them well not anymore funny story about 6 years ago he had just got done hunting good knows what my girl called him over about shoting a cat as soon as he walked in the house gun in hand he saw the cat run across the back yard in a fucking second he made it to the window lifted it and shot the cat right out of the window in the fucking kitchen holly fuck it was fucking loud then he ran out of the house after it needless to say he is realy good shot P.S donot shot a gun out of your house.
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David Z I generally like ur posts but the comments that you quoted to make him look like an asshole are out of context. That cat just went into his garage and pissed in his car.
In/on distinction seems like a distinction without a difference (i.e., pissing on the seat = pissing in the car...). I didn't mean it like the cat pissed on his tire or something, sorry for the confusion! The only other quote I used was the one about wishing he'd killed the cat. I didn't take that out of context. Anyways aside from the cat-killing thing...

I think this sounds like a series of events that have escalated (probably unnecessary) because of poor communication. It's possible that the emails OP sent were totally benign and polite and civil. But by his own "short fuse" admission, I'm guessing "passive aggressive" is a best-case scenario. Since I don't have access to the emails, I can only make these assumptions, which may not be correct.

In any case, I stand by my previous argument: the first thing to do in these situations is to try and deal with it person to person. This might mean taking a day or two to "cool off" before you go banging down your neighbors door. If you want to follow-up with emails to establish a paper trail in case you ever have to go to court, that's fine. But the first thing you should do is talk face to face.

If the neighbor is a douchebag after you've exhausted attempts at civil discourse, do what you have to do up to and including calling the cops/animal control/etc. but in my book you're still an asshole if you try to kill his cat.


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I posted while David Z replied. I retract my rambling.

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Yes. You fucking shot someone's cat and then lamented that you "didn't kill it". I don't like cats, but you're still an asshole A) for doing that and B) for saying that.

I understand you may be concerned particularly about the dog but it sounds like it was probably an honest mistake.

Let me explain why I think calling the cops on your neighbors is rarely a good idea unless there is actual crime against person/property in progress, or someone is in imminent danger...

Calling the cops on the people who live next door to (or down the street, or around the corner from) you generally doesn't do much to promote positive relationships/community especially when it is over relatively mundane/trivial shit like "someone's cat pissed on my car" or "someone left their garage door open for more than 2 hours in violation of Subdivision Bylaw 3634 section 15b." When this happens you quickly become "that asshole who called the cops on us when our puppy escaped out the gate". And you have to live next to them for as long as you both live there.

It's a much better use of your time to try and resolve things man to man, than to call the cops to intervene in every piddly little neighborhood dispute.

You've sent them four or five emails but how many times have you talked to them personally about this? How many times have you let them know what your concerns are? How many times have you civilly told them something like, "Look, I'm not trying to cause any trouble here but I've asked you a few times and if you don't keep your pets in check you're not leaving me any other options than to call animal control"?

Now, if you've done all these things and these people are either idiots or assholes and they simply don't respect you or anyone else in the community enough to take care of their pets and follow basic rules of human decency, they've left you no choice but to call the cops.

But you're still an asshole for shooting their cat.
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I can live with being an asshole for shooting their cat as it ran away form the scene of the crime. I'd do it again. Now, I have talked to them repeatedly face to face and over the phone. They have this attitude that comes across as if I'm bothering them. Also, this is just one of the issues myself and others have with them. You do understand also that the cat didn't pee on the car, it peed in the car while it was parked in my garage of my house on my property.

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No more house=no more cat...I like it. Besides, our neighborhood could use more green areas!

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What you don't drive a Lotus to the mountain with your snowboard sticking out of the sun roof?
It hates the snow...was driving it back from Detroit where I bought it and it began to snow...things went badly quickly on I-69. Luckily was able to restore control and not get ran over by the semi driver behind me. He slowed way down and gave me all the room I needed to regain control.
I wish I lived somewhere that I could drive to the mountains instead of fly then rent a car!
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I can live with being an asshole for shooting their cat as it ran away form the scene of the crime. I'd do it again. Now, I have talked to them repeatedly face to face and over the phone. They have this attitude that comes across as if I'm bothering them. Also, this is just one of the issues myself and others have with them.
They sound like they are probably class-A douchebags, in which case (as I made clear, before) you're not overreacting by calling cops/animal control to address the situation if you've exhausted other avenues, and it sounds like you have.

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You do understand also that the cat didn't pee on the car, it peed in the car while it was parked in my garage of my house on my property.
Yes, I understand this and it doesn't change my opinion.


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They sound like they are probably class-A douchebags, in which case (as I made clear, before) you're not overreacting by calling cops/animal control to address the situation if you've exhausted other avenues, and it sounds like you have.



Yes, I understand this and it doesn't change my opinion.
Yeah, and opinions are easy to justify until it happens to you I will say though that asshole wasn't a choice, it was "Was I a dick Just kidding...you can have your opinion of the situation and me, I'm good with it
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Just back the cat over with the car sure it's one less messy pussy in the world but that just makes it a better place.


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