My dogs are barking when I leave them at home and it’s annoying the neighbor. Although I don’t let them out before 6:30 in the morning, when I am fixing their breakfast at around 6:00, they bark — with the summertime windows open, my neighbors can hear them. Holmes is at the vet’s being debarked as I type. Leidy (who can have a very annoying bark) is at the office with me. Chase and Inca (who has been debarked) are at home. I love my neighbors and am distraught that we are annoying them. I really can’t deal with the issues any longer. Since I intend to grow old with my dogs, it’s time for me to move.
I contacted a client who deals in real estate in outlying areas. So, hopefully, I can work a trade of my townhouse for a house on an acre in one of the surrounding, dog friendly counties. I’m hoping for Valencia county which is south of Albuquerque — no canyons to drive through to get to the office. It will be a half hour to and from work, but otherwise everyone will be more comfortable. The dogs will have room to really run — and — maybe I can get me a tractor [say this with a cracker barrel accent]! I also want a BIG garage or barn. I have only a one car garage at the townhouse which is not enough for all my junk. I can create an agility field so we can all play, and I can set up a couple of dog runs to separate the critters when they need separating.