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Karen Chastises Neighbor For Letting His Dog Outside For 20 Mins Without Food And Water

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    Font - AITA for not putting food and water outside with my dog when he's out for 20 minutes?

    Short answer, no fam.

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    Font - This just happened, a neighbor of mine sent their kid over and let my dog off his runner because "he had no food or water" I'm furious because I just had to go to the ER yesterday and I need to be on bed rest, instead I had to chase my dog for blocks while trying to gasp for air.

    "I'm furious because I just had to go to the ER yesterday and I need to be on bed rest, instead I had to chase my dog for blocks while trying to gasp for air."

    DUDE. OP should have been in bed healing mentally and physically from a stressful ER visit but instead, they were forced to chase their dog for blocks which took who knows how long and left OP exasperated. And this happened all because Karen decided it was a good idea to have her kid run over and let the dog off of its runner. For what reason? He didn't have food or water, while outside, during his 20 minute bathroom relief outing. TF?

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    Font - When I finally got him back my neighbor smugly said that I should take better care of him if I don't want him running off like that. I told her that he has scheduled feeding times (I used to have one of those gravity feeders and he would just eat until he's sick and was getting to an unhealthy weight, vet told me to feed him on a schedule) and always has water and snacks available inside. I only ever put him out for 20 minutes and have a timer for it because I'm forgetful and wanted to av

    "I told her that he has scheduled feeding times (I used to have one of those gravity feeders and he would just eat until he's sick and was getting to an unhealthy weight, vet told me to feed him on a schedule) and always has water and snacks available inside. I only ever put him out for 20 minutes and have a timer for it because I'm forgetful and wanted to avoid him being miserable or lonely."

    OP, don't even stress over this Karen. you sound like an excellent dog parent and when push comes to shove, she was in the wrong here. She literally ordered her kid to trespass on your property, which is cause enough for legal action.

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    Font - She told me that the next time she sees him outside she'll do the same thing and call animal control. I admit I lost my temper a bit and told her if she does I'll call the cops and if anything happens to my boy I'll sue her for vet bills or whatever. She said I don't deserve a dog if I won't take care of him. I grabbed my boy and brought him inside. He's now snuggled up under the blankets with me napping. He and his brother are like my babies, I didn't think leaving him out in mild weathe
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    Font - slyest_fox · 6 days ago Asshole Aficionado [11] NTA. I've never met a vet that would advise free choice food for a dog and 20 mins without water is not at all unreasonable. Even if the dog was left all day without water letting it off the lead so it could get lost or hit by a car is not the right way to handle it. 4.2k Reply Share •..
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    Human body - Mindless_Mango_6611 · 6 days ago Call the cops now. Get ahead of the situation. Get a report filed first.
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    Font - voluntoldwife ·6 days ago No, you're NTA. You let your dog out to relieve himself, etc. - he'll be fine for 20 minutes. Does your neighbor pack herself a lunch and a water bottle when she goes to the restroom? Be on the safe side and document when you let your dog out and when you let him in so if your unhinged neighbor does call animal control you can give them accurate information. Better yet, get an inexpensive security camera and aim it at the dog. Send your neighbor a certified lette
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    Font - Doctor_HooLock · 6 days ago S Partassipant [1] NTA. I'd suggest getting a security camera pointed where you keep your dog when he's outside. Then if she (or her kid) does it again you can prove they willingly let your dog loose when he wasn't in distress. 1.1k Reply Share •..
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    Font - GlassSandwich9315 · 6 days ago Certified Proctologist [23] Exactly, like if this lady really cared, she would have sent her kid over with a bowl filled with water or had her kid bring him back to their place and given him water then.
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    Human body - Learning-evryday · 6 days ago I'd already be making a police report for trespassing, and threatening to put my dog in danger. I wouldn't wait for another incident.
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    Font - ohsogreen · 6 days ago Asshole Enthusiast [5] She was not hoping he'd drink from a ditch or anywhere. She was being nasty to make a point. She wanted to hurt you. I still advise calling the cops but short term put out a bowl, weight it with large clean rocks so he doesn't tip it and photograph it. And, if you're able, sit by the door while he is out for the next few times with your phone in your hand. Record them if they come over and tell them clearly they are trespassing and get off you
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    Font - Sweet_Charming82 · 6 days ago Partassipant [1] I don't even understand why she was so angry and retaliatory. If she was concerned, all she had to do was POLITELY come over or call and make sure everything was ok before making such ridiculous assumptions. She had no idea what the situation was.

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Kalila is a city girl at heart but also appreciates a nature-heavy camping getaway. She is an avid anime watcher, cat lover, student of life, and writer. She is passionate about animals (duh!) and enjoys a good novel. Her dream is to live in a tiny house overlooking the grand canyon with her partner, two cats, and an endless supply of chai tea.