Thank you for the advice. Sometimes you just have to hear it from somebody else. There are plenty of mornings that I've been woken up by her dog. My solution was to get a white noise machine so I'm not disturbed and didn't need to confront her. Although it didn't work today as I didn't even hear my own dog. Her barking dog used to bother me a lot. That is why I was so shocked to get that message.Grrrrrr... I swear some people...
Can I still be just a little mad?
I think she was having a bad day. Hopefully she's sitting at her desk and reflecting about how maybe she better not let her dog sit out and bark anymore after coming at me like that. I know if I acted like that, I would think, now I better not let my dog bark. By the way it was 7:30 in the morning and she was getting ready for work. It wasn't like Toby even woke her up. If I were her, I would feel like crap. Some people just think that they do no wrong.
Well, YEAH! Be as mad as you want to. But just get it off your chest here or talk to a co-worker or friend. Saying anything to her at this point would get you nowhere and just make for future problems. Since it was just one bit of stupidity on her part and not a regular occurrence. I have been trying to teach myself to take the "mature" approach in these situations and not fly off the handle and make a bad situation worse anymore. It's not easy but I try really hard. LOL I live in a condo and we have a leash rule with a $25 fine if you break it. One person kept letting her stupid dogs off the leash to run back from the mailbox. I love all animals but I just can't find anything in my heart for these particular nasty little beasts. They are unfriendly and do not respond to her commands. They pounced on me and Max at least 3 times but since I can control Max easily, I just let it go but it upset my poor boy. Then finally she did it when my boyfriend had Max and THAT time it was not ok. He's doing me a favor by coming to walk my dog and he has to put up with that? I don't think so! I called the association and hit her with a fine and it never happened again.
last summer my mom wakes up at 5 before work to feed all her animals out side. she had two dobermans a mother and daughter and they bark at everything we have a bunch of barn cats, now all fixed. a neighbor moved without their out door cat. it had kittens in our barn and now we have 14 because my mom fed them all any way, her dogs would be barking at everything and i guess waking up the neighbors that we were friends with and she called the animal police and they said after 7 they can make us much noise as they want. so my mom brings them out then and lets them bark in their cage for an hour lol. i thought it was really rude of the neighbor they could of called but after a certain time they cant say anything.