Dear So & So....
My friend Annie over at Incessant Ramblings uses her "Dear So & So" posts to get things off her chest.
Here's mine! (inspired by The Quiet Rage)
Dear Neighbours with yappy dogs,
You are really nice people and I like you. I know you'd help me if my house was burning down and I'd do the same for you. I also like your little dogs - I love dogs! But I hate their yapping - please, PLEASE can you stop letting them out to bark their little heads off before 8 am and after 11pm, it is driving me demented!
And during the day, too, please can you try more effective methods to shut them up than just saying "Be quiet". That clearly doesn't work. YOU may be so attuned to the yapping you can't hear it any more. But I CAN!!
Dogs should bark when someone comes to the door, during thunderstorms, when a cat crosses their patch, to say hello to another dog. But constant yapping should be checked!