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 ... :)