Friday, January 29, 2010

On Apartment Living: Part Deux

After I blogged last night about my neighbor issues, things got kicked up a notch. I took Oscar out before bed, and he made a bee-line straight to this weird wet spot on my patio. And then to another one. And another spot. I thought ... what on earth?! He was excited like he gets when he smells other dogs. Then I remembered earlier in the day, when I ran home to let Oscar out at lunch. The upstairs neighbors had shut their puppy out on their balcony.

Suddenly, ding ding ding! I realized that their puppy is peeing out on the balcony. Their balcony has wooden slats. Wooden slats that are open ... to my patio. See the issue here?

I was (and still am) appalled. Despite the fact that our neighbors moved into the apartment in August, I have never actually seen them. I have no idea who they are or what they look like. I've never heard a dog up there until last week ... and yesterday was the first time I saw the dog. It appears to be a golden retriever puppy. Another weird thing ... I'm outside with Oscar a lot. I also live on the first floor and our apartment faces the parking lot. The long and short of it is ... I end up seeing most everyone walk in and out. I've never seen this dog outside before! Weird, right?

Anyway. I ended up going to the management office today and making a complaint about the neighbor. The noise isn't the main issue anymore ... it's obviously the pee on the patio. Thankfully, they were just as appalled as I am ... and added that the upstairs neighbors shouldn't even HAVE a dog in that apartment.

I hated to complain ... I have never complained about a neighbor, EVER. But I mean ... this is too much, right?! What if it were summer? I have patio furniture out there, you know? Anyway. I came home and inspected the patio in daylight...and found a huge puddle of pee on my table. When I looked up, I could see what appeared to be a puppy pad through the slats. NOT COOL, NEIGHBORS. Not cool.

To be continued ... :)


16 comments:

Jenn said...

huge neighbor FAIL. glad you complained!

d.a.r. said...

So glad you said something. How RUDE! (a la Stephanie Tanner...)

Keep us updated on the fall out!

Ashley said...

ewww i would have totally complained too!!

Megan said...

That's gross. I would have complained too. Hope that ends well!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's disgusting and SO rude. They know that your down there and that you have stuff on your patio. They obviously have NO consideration for others.

kd said...

Not only is it rude, it's also dangerous for this poor puppy! Are they just planning on leaving the poor thing locked up on the patio all the time? I mean, it is January for crying out loud!

Interested in the fall out!

anonymous prep said...

Wow that's ridiculous and absolutely disgusting!

MODG said...

That's shitty. But I hope they aren't really bad people and just get rid of the dog. It's not puppies fault!

Brittany Ann said...

IS NOTHING SACRED? Dear heavens! Complain away my friend! When there's urine involve, it's your God-given right! I truly hope your table isn't ruined!

Becky said...

That's disgusting! Definitely keep us posted - sorry you have to deal with this.

stillarunner said...

Ugh, how frustrating! I was always "lucky" enough to have upper-level apartments. Carrying in groceries was no fun, but at least there was no one above to interfere with my life.
Way to be bold and say something. You don't deserve that!

Jackie said...

gross!! I would have reported them too.

Jackie said...

and that poor dog....

brown eyed girl said...

I am so glad you went to them and complained! It was rediculous, and totally disrespectful of their surroundings and your property! You are awesome!

Lucy Marie said...

Boo. Puppy piss on your stuff = fail. I'm glad you complained, I hope management will sort this out for you.

Ms. Attitude said...

Could you imagine if you were sitting on your patio? gross.