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“U.S.A.R.I.P”

Since: Jul 08

Terlingua

#1 Apr 7, 2009
Read a letter to the editor in the Courier (last Sunday04-04-09) from a man who has 15 cats peeing in his garden(anyone see that?) I'm of the opinion that we need a stronger animal ordinace in the city. Yall in the country are on your own! I cant even leave the windows open and enjoy the nice weather for the damn dogs barking !! Any comments--solutions?
crockett mom

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Apr 8, 2009
I totally understand and sympathize with you. You can call the police for the barking dogs. They can issue a ticket. My problem here on my street is people leaving their dogs out. I don't know where you live but I live off of Bowie. Two families leave their dogs out all the time for a grand total of 4 dogs. I have called Johnny Romo several times due to the fact that myself and several family members have almost hit these dogs. But nothing was done about it. I called yesterday as a matter of fact. The dogs were still out in the middle of the road. As for the Man with the peeing cats he can call the SPCA and they can come up and get all the cats.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#3 Apr 9, 2009
Seems us in the country aren't the only ones left alone!

I did see the article and could sympathize with the author.
It can be a real problem and one that changes the quality of ones life.
I had barking dogs next door that wouldn't shut up. I called and was told there was nothing that could be done.
What amazed me is if I had a party and was loud at night the police would tell me to be quiet but the dogs were free to bark away.

I finally worked on training them but won't go into details here.

“U.S.A.R.I.P”

Since: Jul 08

Terlingua

#4 Apr 9, 2009
Man from Crockett wrote:
Seems us in the country aren't the only ones left alone!
I did see the article and could sympathize with the author.
It can be a real problem and one that changes the quality of ones life.
I had barking dogs next door that wouldn't shut up. I called and was told there was nothing that could be done.
What amazed me is if I had a party and was loud at night the police would tell me to be quiet but the dogs were free to bark away.
I finally worked on training them but won't go into details here.
Hell yeah ..call the police ..call spca(I have) The problem is there is hardly an animal ordinance in the city..so if the ordinance is as weak as it is ..the authorities cant do a damn thing.The counicl wont make a stronger ordinance cause they're afraid of pissing off somebody I guess .I know one damn thi g ..Im pissed

“U.S.A.R.I.P”

Since: Jul 08

Terlingua

#5 Apr 9, 2009
Could be like the guy with the cat problem and be pissed on !
MFC..I know how to train them too but there's an ordinace against that I'm sure

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#6 Apr 9, 2009
Gordonfan24 wrote:
Could be like the guy with the cat problem and be pissed on !
MFC..I know how to train them too but there's an ordinace against that I'm sure
It's a tough one for sure. When owners don't take responsibility and the law offers no solution people are often left with little choice but to shoot or poison animals.
I would not condone that but I can sympathize with those that do. Unfortunately it would be nicer if the punishment was applied to the caretaker of the animal

“U.S.A.R.I.P”

Since: Jul 08

Terlingua

#7 Apr 9, 2009
As far as the "training" goes,no I dont condone that either. These geniuses that move into a close packed neighbor hood and want to see if they can outdo the neighbors as far as how many pit bulls they can chain up in the yard is a problem. A"genius" person near me has 8 of them chained up near me . That's the kind of ordinance we need here ... I don't give a damn what anyone says ... nobody needs that many dogs or cats or gerbils ... in the country ..who cares (nobody in this city apparently gives a crap)

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#8 Apr 10, 2009
I really do have a hard time figuring the officials in this town out.
I have never seen such in-action on every front.
It seems to revolve around the "We like it just the way it is mentality."

I can't tell you the amount of taxpaying, intelligent people that have become frustrated and moved on out.
I liken it to being eternally trapped in the 8th grade......they just hang their heads and do nothing till you get tired and go away.
It's truly very effective. It's being practiced everywhere in this town and county.
The cycle of ignorance will take generations to break......
Rant over :-)

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#9 Apr 10, 2009
It's part of the "we like it as it is mentality". That's what holds the area back and forces our kids to leave and go elsewhere.

Not one decision maker I know of in this county...they just seem to want to roll on in the same old way.
It's not like the area is something to be proud of. I can see "little change" if you have a great situation on the homefront.

One thing I have noticed....it seems like the crappier the trailer the more dogs? When you talk with them they say "aint no one gonna steal my stuff".
Truly, when you look at their home....no one will.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#10 Apr 10, 2009
O.k. that first post didn't show up and I had to type a second one. Now it's there?

“U.S.A.R.I.P”

Since: Jul 08

Terlingua

#11 Apr 10, 2009
Oh yeah the crappy trailers have dogs but the one's Im seeing are chained up at nice homes in town too.
As per the attitude here ,I agree with you! Have a nice Easter ........

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#12 Apr 10, 2009
Gordonfan24 wrote:
Oh yeah the crappy trailers have dogs but the one's Im seeing are chained up at nice homes in town too.
As per the attitude here ,I agree with you! Have a nice Easter ........
Even the nice homes? Guess money doesn't make class.
Happy Easter to you as well:-)
ledzep

Shepherdsville, KY

#13 Apr 19, 2009
It's part of the "we like it as it is mentality". That's what holds the area back and forces our kids to leave and go elsewhere.

Not one decision maker I know of in this county...they just seem to want to roll on in the same old way.
It's not like the area is something to be proud of. I can see "little change" if you have a great situation on the homefront.

Gee, you folks have it real good, sitting back and arm chair quarterbacking all the problems in the city. I have a novel idea-get involved! Be part of the solution, quit bitching and moaning about how sad it is and do something! Grab a bag and start cleaning your street, come to City Hall and ask how you can help, volunteer, be proactive.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#14 Apr 20, 2009
ledzep wrote:
I can see "little change" if you have a great situation on the homefront.
Gee, you folks have it real good, sitting back and arm chair quarterbacking all the problems in the city. I have a novel idea-get involved! Be part of the solution, quit bitching and moaning about how sad it is and do something! Grab a bag and start cleaning your street, come to City Hall and ask how you can help, volunteer, be proactive.
I do! I was instrumental in the soccer league being formed. I organize litter pickups and participate in others. I get involved in local politics and the school.
what do you do Zep? Don't be shy.

The only way to improvement is to recognize your short falls. If you think all is well then "You are in Utopia".
We aren't!
just here

Godley, TX

#15 Apr 20, 2009
Well, since this is a recurring theme, and I guess some don't understand let me say this. I love this town and I would like to get involved, but unless and until my situation changes, that is not possible. I am caring for an elderly mother with osteoporosis, bouts of senility, and deterioring eyesight; a husband with a knee problem; and some old, crippled, (and 3 legged) family pets. I have been forced to leave my mother alone here to go out of town and have been terrified she would fall and lay here until I got back. I only leave her to go to the grocery store and worry even then. I feel she will not be here much longer. I would be glad to sweep my street, but it is not dirty. I do donate what I feel I can (retirement doesn't go far with lots of kids and grandkids) to the East Texas Food Bank and the Disabled American Veterans. And we joined the Sherriff's Association. I regularly watch my neighborhood for suspicious activity and would report any (protecting my neighbors houses). So I do the best I can. But my plate is pretty full right now. And there is an emotion toll that goes along with this. Now, if I am not even allowed to post on Topix and join the community that way because of this, then I will stay off.
ledzep

Shepherdsville, KY

#16 Apr 20, 2009
I'm glad to see you folks getting involved. I too think you have to give something back to the community where you live and work. Everyone can help in some form or fashion.

I know all is not 'well', but I choose to focus on the positive, not the negative. The city has grown, the tax base has grown, there are more businesses than ever before, the Chamber of Commerce has more members than it has in years, things are looking up, in spite of all the negative.

BTW, as far as my involvement in the city of Crockett? If you only knew.
crockett mom

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Apr 20, 2009
Well the LedZep do tell. Let us know. I am part of a neighborhood watch myself. I try and find the time to help. My husband is on the local fire department. I have little time seeing the I have 5 children (ranging from 13 years to 6 months) . But I do what I can.

“U.S.A.R.I.P”

Since: Jul 08

Terlingua

#18 Apr 20, 2009
Hey "just here" I feel your pain ..am in much the same situation too and have no intention of being on the school board or any other board.But we also serve that pay the taxes that keep this city going and ahve a right o voive our opinion ..welcome and feel free to comment on whatever you like !
BTW I started this thread complaining about barkin ass dogs and the owners that dont take care of them ..have a great nite all

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#19 Apr 24, 2009
C'mom Gordon, If we focused on one thing we would get boring...LOL

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#20 Apr 24, 2009
ledzep wrote:
I'm glad to see you folks getting involved. I too think you have to give something back to the community where you live and work. Everyone can help in some form or fashion.
I know all is not 'well', but I choose to focus on the positive, not the negative. The city has grown, the tax base has grown, there are more businesses than ever before, the Chamber of Commerce has more members than it has in years, things are looking up, in spite of all the negative.
BTW, as far as my involvement in the city of Crockett? If you only knew.
With all due respect have you not seen the rash of business closing?
Ford dealer.
Curves for women
Johnsons lawnmower repair
J bears
Childs radiator
Pontiac dealer
These are just off the top of my head.

Being positive is great. I am a positive person but I am also a realist.

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