Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Why I Have a Headache

So I was out in the backyard this evening, thinning peaches. It's not fun to yank half the fruit off of a tree, but I know from both book lernin' and sad experience that peach trees are overachievers; they set more fruit than they can ripen. So if I want large, sweet, juicy peaches in August, I must go out in June and remove at least one half to three-fifths of the little green fuzzballs.

It was a beautiful evening - one of those pleasant, calm, early summer evenings that must be spent out of doors. So I'm plucking away, and becoming more and more irritated by the minute. I couldn't figure out why. At first I thought that it was because Nathan was throwing fuzzy green projectiles at me. But then I stopped to think and realized that there was a strange, persistent, high pitched sound coming from the next door neighbor's yard. So I peeked over the fence, and this is what I saw.

I have no words to express how thrilled I am to have a yapyap dog for a neighbor. Will someone explain to me why my quiet, productive chickens are frowned upon by city ordinance, and this little noise-maker is sanctioned? Those neighbors are not getting any of my eggs, I can tell you that right now.


  1. I am so sorry for you. I guess you will have to buy some ear plugs.

  2. Yes, I have never understood why such disturbing, yapping little dogs are ok but when I have 14 sixteen year olds having a silly string fight in the front yard at 11:00 at night, we get the cops called. :)

  3. no eggs for them...i agree! my neighbor says a bb gun does great cures for that problem!

  4. I can see the headline now, "Bishop's Wife Arraigned for Shooting Neighbor's Worthless Noise Machine!"

    Yeah, that will go over well in the ward.

    I like these neighbors. I really do. I'm just fundamentally against squeak toys for pets.

  5. Yea Lisa, we've had to put up with the neighbor's dogs, cows, and peecocks for over 40 years.

    Make a recording of him, them when he starts yapping, play it back to him.