Lived peacefully in our home years. Never had issues
lived peacefully in our home...
lived peacefully in our home for 10 years. Never had issues with neighbours.Couple of years back new neighbours moved in next door, very friendly. They would come and visit our new puppies.at one point having one of our puppies was an option for them, but husband had allergies and decided that a poodle would be best. Christmas 2013, the woman next door asked my wife if she knew anything about Paris Poodles. She said she had no personal experience , but told her what she had heard. she had purchased a black standard poodle from them. Problems began to occur. Our dogs have never had a dog living next door and they began to bark at the fence if the new dog next door was in the garden. We saw that this could be an issue so began restricting times our dogs were let out. Usually, while my wife being home, they always had free access to the yard via Alas on September 19th 2014, because the fence was in need of repair, mainly through damage caused by the previous owners children climbing on the fence to reach plums from our plum tree, the dogs managed to push through to the next door garden. One of our dogs stole the next doors dog pigs ear and they all ran back through to us. My wife was shocked when “all hell broke out” with the lady neighbour. she was raging because she had only purchased the ear that morning. My wife could not reason with the lady, the rage shown over something so insignificant as a pigs ear. My wife, whilst taken a back tried to stand her ground and attempted to defuse and told her we were planning to move.That evening when I returned home from work I called our neighbours to apologize for the fence, but there was no-one home. The fence was still open so I made a repair to ensure that there would be no repeat. This,had to be done from the neighbours side. Next morning the husband from next door came to us. His demeanour was both menacing and threatening towards me, standing very close to and towering over me. We had a house guest staying here at the time who witnessed everything from start to finish. Again he was told that we planned to move. With the exchange over, the neighbour proceeded to nail gun the fence panel that with very long nails, significantly larger than would be required to effect a fix which left more than 2" of nail exposed our side of the fence. Our dogs or grandchildren could have been seriously hurtSubmitted: 6 years ago.Category: Canada Law
We put our house was on the market for nearly 4 months, but with no serious offers of purchase and finally took the house off the market,The morning after the house for sale sign was dismantled, my wife let the dogs out into the back yard for a pee, while she was standing on our back deck watching them. The lady next door was also on her deck and began to scream abuse at here. Stating “When are you moving? You had better still be moving. I have already written my complaint letters, and I am sending them tomorrow. You had better answer me. If you are not going to move then you are going to regret it… I will make your life hell!!! “you are nothing but the scum of the earth and you will pay dearly for that!!! This barrage of abuse lasted for the time it took for my wife to walk down the stairs across our back yard and bring the dogs back into the house. My wife completely ignored her. Did not say a word. They had all been in the house for about 5 minutes, when one of the dogs ran to the front window. My wife followed behind wondering what was happening outside. To her shock, there was the lady from next door, with her dog by her side attempting to video and or photograph my dog at the window barking. When she saw me, she started hurling more abuse. She waved her clipboard at me. We found out later from our other next door neighbours that she was going from door to door in an effort to get a petition up against us . At this point when she was screaming her dog was clearly very distressed by what was happening because he was barking and cowering at the same time. She was so angry that she was jumping up and down on my front garden. (Subsequently, to avoid a repetition of this unpleasant experience I applied frosting to our windows at the front of the house to ensure that this cannot be repeated. It makes us feel like we are prisoners in our own home as we are unable to see out, but by now we were feeling violated, spied upon and harassed). Again all we could do was ignore her rantings, because to defend or respond would in my opinion have tipped her over the edge to some kind of violence, and I did not want that, under any circumstances. The next thing that we knew was as a result of her complaints we were contacted by the local Pitt Meadows Bylaw Enforcement Officer and we arranged a meeting a week later with her. As a result of that very constructive meeting we engaged dog trainers at her recommendation. At this point in time the neighbours appeared to be away from their home for approx. 4 or 5 days. Their dog, to all intent and purposes appeared to have been left alone at h