As I was checking my email this morning, I was suddenly distracted by the sounds of loud shrieks and screams for help. I quickly got up from my chair, to go see what all the commotion was all about...And as I approached the window, I could see the young neighbor girl, fending off four, rather large puppies. The puppies are close to 4 - 5 months old and come from rather large parents.
The little girl was wearing a black full skirt, that reached the ground...and waiting for the school bus, at the end of our gravel drive. You can imagine why she was screaming...it wasn't for fear of her life...it was her skirt...that now was covered with dusty paw prints.
About the same time that I reached my window, her older brother (about 12 yrs. old), ran out to assist his little sister and, tried to herd the puppies away from her...and also away from the speeding cars, in the roadway. I was more concerned that the children would get hit by a car, as they were trying to protect the puppies and also trying to keep them from jumping up on her skirt.
I hate to be one of those complaining neighbors, but I think I will have to tell the owners of these puppies...once again...that they must confine them before someone gets hurt. The pups are getting big enough to be a pack of dogs and yesterday I saw them running loose with a very, very large dog...which I have never seen before.
There were six puppies, at one time...and the pups, at that time, decided they liked our property better...and started digging holes...chewing on our grape vines...and digging in my flower beds. They apparently gave 2 puppies away and confined the others for a couple of days...after we had a NICE talk with them.
This time it does not merely involve the destruction of plants or property...someone could get hurt. And,
I am hoping that the children's mother, who I am sure, witnessed the events of this morning, will talk to the puppy owner's too.