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(Some Guy)   Neighbors complain about guard dog because it's a full grown bull   ( divider line
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4492 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Mar 2002 at 2:20 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-29 02:23:14 PM  
That sounds like BS to me.
Not really, I just felt like saying that.
2002-03-29 02:24:49 PM  
Picture a several-hundred-pound Holstein that behaves like a well-trained guard dog, watching visitors with a pair of large, wary eyes and kicking his heels in the dirt when people get too close to the yard.

holy hell. that is the coolest idea ever. i just use my grandfather as a guard dog, and he isn't quite as intimidating.
2002-03-29 02:25:40 PM  
Maybe it's just me, but I think this deserves more of a
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2002-03-29 02:25:42 PM  
"The animals have been multiplying. The feces stink. It is terrible over there," Gordon said. "In this age and time, people don't live that way. I would like all of that cleaned up. It's lowering my property value.""

2002-03-29 02:25:56 PM  
It's the Beast!
You can't go over that fence, Smalls.

Forever. forever, ever, ever, ver.

2002-03-29 02:26:59 PM  
Guard dog my ass. This: [image from too old to be available] Is no guard dog.
2002-03-29 02:27:31 PM  
I'd rather have a full grown Mastiff.
2002-03-29 02:27:53 PM  
So, how do they keep that thing in their yard? I mean, I didnt read anything about Concrete Fences or A Leash that will Destroy All Leashes on the bull.
2002-03-29 02:28:04 PM  
I hate picking up after my two dogs. I can't even imagine picking up after a holstein.
2002-03-29 02:28:55 PM  
These days, Jeremiah is joined by another large bovine, Josephine, their two calves, a dozen chickens, several goats and a couple of hard-to-identify creatures.

2002-03-29 02:29:28 PM  
2002-03-29 02:31:37 PM  
Nah - this is Orange County. You don't have to stray too far outside the Orlando city limits before you hear banjo music in the air.
2002-03-29 02:32:33 PM  
The article says that the animals give her pleasure.
That is one wacked retired bus driver.
12 mobile homes? WTF, is she waiting for my relatives to show up and rent those out or what?
2002-03-29 02:35:47 PM  

I guard my property with two Stumpy - Legged Cliche Kitties !!

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2002-03-29 02:37:19 PM  
One thing's for sure, Theolia is completely safe from being robbed by Lyle Lovett.
2002-03-29 02:37:57 PM  
Actually it's a recognized breed called a Munchkin...they are cute.
2002-03-29 02:38:17 PM  
And that's no bull...
2002-03-29 02:39:35 PM  
she and the animals have been there for decades,the area
used to be all farmland.So these morons build houses around her property and then COMPLAIN about it!?!?!?
Did they not SEE it before they moved in!?

Reminds me of some jackasses in my home town that built
their houses about 40 feet from the train tracks(which have been there about 100 years), and then the farkwads complained to the city about the noise of trains going by.
2002-03-29 02:41:07 PM  
She's 74. Just wait it out people. geez
2002-03-29 02:42:19 PM  
Country people, like my parents, think nothing of keeping junked cars in the fields with the cows, dragging old sofas, etc. out to be burned in the trash pile, or tying one of the horses to a lead in the front yard to eat the grass. After my father fell off the roof trying to remove the Xmas lights back in '91, they decided the hell with it and left them there.

Then, around '95, a neighbor died and his farmland was divided up into lots and yuppies started building houses. They complain constantly about the horse in the yard, the scrap metal and old fencing piled up behind the barns, the old Winnebago left in the far pasture, even complaining that the manure smelled. Well, hell, that's why their house is UPWIND from the cows. It's not their fault you idiots built your fancy houses DOWNWIND from the cattle.

I hate yuppies who move to the country.
2002-03-29 02:42:27 PM  
damn, what a hick
2002-03-29 02:42:59 PM  
What a load of Bull...

whatever whatever, I do what I want!
2002-03-29 02:43:17 PM  
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She better be careful. That bull is liable to take her arm off.
2002-03-29 02:44:46 PM  
On the other hand, people who complain about farm animals next to their houses are about as stupid as people who move next to an airport and then complain about airplane noise.
2002-03-29 02:44:51 PM  
LMAO @ BlackWolf!
2002-03-29 02:47:54 PM  
amazing the neighbors moved in and began complaining. We've had people here (San Jose, Ca.) move in next to airports and try to have them shut down 'cuz of the noise!

So, it's not just yuppies moving to the country, it's idiots everywhere!
2002-03-29 02:54:48 PM  
"In this age and time, people don't live that way. I would like all of that cleaned up. It's lowering my property value.""

Downtown Houston and some areas near it have been undergoing a renovation over the last several years. It means some extremely destitute areas are upgrading to apartments, townhomes, ahem, "lofts", and cutesy-trendy strip centers (with gaslights: "ooh-ahhhh"). A lot of sad stories of dislocation have been heard, and it is always aggravating to hear the callousness of the new population. Sometimes it can be funny, like one new owner's association trying to "get something done" about the damn trains coming through at night like they have for a hundred years. I try to look at the big picture. Dinosaurs to mammals. Today's loft is tomorrow's crack-house.
2002-03-29 02:54:53 PM  
Otisburgp: I'm with ya 100% we used to have pastures around us now we have yuppies--I'd rather smell the cow-shait.
2002-03-29 02:57:00 PM  
03-29-02 02:44:46 PM Dinglebarf
On the other hand, people who complain about farm animals next to their houses are about as stupid as people who move next to an airport and then complain about airplane noise.

That's why the folks in East Boston never get any knew the AIRPORT WAS THERE WHEN YOU MOVED THERE!!!PEOPLE!!!!AAAAH!!!AAAAAH!AAAAHHH!!!!

(caps in a Sam Kinison voice)
2002-03-29 02:57:51 PM  
Listen here city-boy: A bull is pretty docile (almost typed dicile!) AFTER you castrate him!

I tell you what, why don't you go ahead and catch him?
2002-03-29 02:58:17 PM  
I'm happy to see that the citizens of farkdom understand the plight of Theolia. I can't stand the uppity yuppies here in Orlando. Then again, I can't stand just about all of the groups here in Orlando.
2002-03-29 03:02:56 PM  
Rural life is wonderful, not as idyllic (sp?) as some people thing, mind you, but wonderful all the same. It's not surprising that so many yuppies want to try it out.

Pity that city folk are rarely prepared for country living. Some are. My parents are former city folk, after all...
2002-03-29 03:06:24 PM  
But I'm stating the obvious, aren't I? My profile says it all.. Oh well.
2002-03-29 03:12:29 PM  
but what if Timmy falls in the well?
2002-03-29 03:17:31 PM  
So far as I can tell, the most appealing group of folks inhabiting America's genital are the rednecks. Makes me root for global warming.

Hearty agreement and props for good sense to all who have noted the high idiocy quotient of those who move next to farms/train tracks/airports, and complain about the smell/noise.

2002-03-29 03:25:34 PM  
the article says that's a large cow but come on. either she's really small or it's a HUGE cow (or the pic was p/s'd)
2002-03-29 03:33:25 PM  
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2002-03-29 03:44:15 PM  
" 'Tis no dog, English..."
2002-03-29 04:06:43 PM  
"But Marin, who has lived on the property for decades, says the county may have found a way to grab her land by charging her a yet-undetermined amount of money to clean it up.

She says she probably can't afford demolition costs and fears the county will place a lien on her land."

thats where its at boys and girl. why after 5 yrs of complaints would the county decided to help this woman clean up her property? because she won't have the money to pay for the cost of clean up and they want it for something now. i hate to be a conspiracy theorist but that is what they do. and on your 3rd year of being late with a property tax they won't try and contact you or bill you in any way shape or form. that lady should get a lawyer.
2002-03-29 04:21:23 PM  
It is extremely sad to see people who are minding their own business and living their own lives told to conform to someone's opinion of "living" The person who said "In this age and time, people don't live that way. I would like all of that cleaned up. It's lowering my property value."

She moved there, if she doesn't like it, she should leave and take her opinion where someone wants to hear it.
2002-03-29 04:57:46 PM  
"The animals have been multiplying. The feces stink. It is terrible over there," Gordon said. "In this age and time, people don't live that way. I would like all of that cleaned up. It's lowering my property value."
Gordon also is worried that waste from Marin's animals may contaminate her well water. She's too embarrassed to have cookouts in her yard.
"You have a right to live in a clean environment," she said.

Ok, some of the problems with this have been pointed out. I'd like to add, that this biatch is living in the cleanest environment she's ever been in. If the environment wasn't clean, the animals wouldn't be healthy. Fact is, she's just pissed it smells like manure instead of diesel. She needs to learn that manure smells don't cause cancer. Diesel ones do.

idyllic: adj. of or pertaining to the woods.
Plant enough trees and it'll be idyllic again. :)

Ooh... You know... I think the irony would be just perfect if the yuppie biatch complaining about the smell were the same person who, oh, 10 or 15 years ago, marketted an air freshener as being "fresh, like a country morning". I could die happy if that were the case.
2002-03-29 05:21:36 PM  
SWEET.. i'm not gonna mess with that bull!!!
2002-03-29 06:00:42 PM  
I'd like to see a followup on this article. I'd actually be willing to chip in and help pay her 'cleanup' costs if necessary.
2002-03-29 06:09:34 PM  
I bet it's great around children.
2002-03-29 08:51:20 PM  
Robot Ninja, have you ever been out of the city? lol

Chilly Willie, I agree with you. Someone should set up a paypal account for the lady.
2002-03-29 09:01:50 PM  
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