Saturday, July 07, 2007


It’s been in the 90’s and low 100’s here the past few days. So, this morning, while it was cool, I decide to start moving things back to the basement. The remodeling is done and it looks nice.

Carrying a box down the steps in the south field, I heard the neighbors behind us talking. While I couldn’t hear what they were saying, the mumblings sounded like they were having breakfast on the patio.

I have spoken to these neighbors a few times and have invited them over for wine night on the porch. It’s pretty clear they like being left alone. I have never seen nor heard anyone at their house, besides them.

Their dog heard me and started to bark. Suddenly the lady yelled out, “Tiger, stop barking. Tiger no barking.”

Now is it just me or is there something seriously wrong with people who name their dog after a cat?


Blogger 1 plus twins said...

poor dog has to be having an identy crisis!! ha ha so it is hot there too. stop by my post cuz i did a major whine, bitch, rant session on the heat!! ha ha

6:35 PM  
Blogger Seeker said...

We had friends in Brazil that named their dog "Macaco" which means Monkey, in Portuguese. Go figger.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I had a friend who named his dog 'Kitty'.
You should have yelled, "Do I smell bacon?" at your neighbors.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

The image that comes to mind is a cat (any cat image can be inserted here) who is barking like a dog. Even though my cat meows, she acts like a dog. Does this count?

6:28 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

This post, and the resulting comments, make me think of those movies and cartoons in which two subjects are strapped to a table while a Mad Scientist swaps their brains.

Maybe that's why the neighbors want to be left alone... they're conducting crazy experiments!

12:07 AM  
Anonymous gel said...

Oh, that poor dog.
We knew someone who named their dog "bird."
BTW, Brilliant idea for blogfest :D.

P.S. If I'm not by sooner, wonderful wishes of joy to you, Char, your family and especially to your daughter and new SIL for the upcoming wedding!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Britmum said...

Oh how funny... almost as funny as Sragend naming our cat after a politician. lol

I would have wine on the porch most definately.

Take care xx

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Who turns down wine night at the Campbells? They are obviously uncouth.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

How can you tell a dog not to bark? That's like telling a turtle to speed it up.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

To each his own!!

Which night is wine night?? What time???

BTW, I overheard some folks at a restaurant talking with the waiter. They had just gotten back from Denver and they were raving about what a wonderful place it was.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Ralph. I haven't heard much (any) about your dog?
Neighbors who seem not very social are a disapointment, aren't they? I generally make myself a small pest, so far I haven't been told to go home.
Adi is the perfect dog, I have her trained NOT to bark.
Karen named her 'Adi Jane,' she thinks that sounds like a nice lady Southerner.

12:44 PM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Ralph ~ May be if she would have said "NO GROWLING Tiger" you might not have even noticed it? Just a thought! ~ jb///

1:07 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

To keep in the theme of crazy neighbors, mine just named their daughter Asma. Pronounced just like, I have trouble breathing, Asthma. The fact that I am in Africa still does not make this ok.

2:08 PM  

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