Risky to garden but…

Being that a lot of the garden has died back because it is winter and being that it is a mild winter, I have been seriously thinking about taking a risk and doing the gardening now to clear the way for spring;  why is it a risk?  Because my nosy and harassing neighbour could come out of his house and start on me again and if that happens I am in such a vulnerable emotional state right now I might actually cause a scene and I am afraid.

I had thought, maybe he won’t be interested in me if I can keep my camera to hand and film the process of me gardening or try and get Paul off his butt to film me being he hates gardening, just as a preventative for the neighbour not to harass me!

The garden is an embarrassing mess and at least the rumours in the village will stop about me being dead, murdered or moved out.

It is also a risk, because my neighbour’s huge Dalmatian is vicious and sometimes they don’t close their gate properly when he is in the garden and he could get through the entry of the houses and attack me if I am going from back to front garden getting supplies.

Also the dog throws himself at their window and their window is literally breaking with the weight of the dog, the frame of the window is cracked and part of my garden is around 6ft away from this window near the dog, because of how our garden is situated and I have to walk within 3ft of the window and the snarling dog in the window every time I need to use our side entry!

Not nice.

Not only this but no matter how quiet I am for human ears so I am not detected by this bad neighbour, I am never quiet enough for their dog, so the dog is like an alarm for him to see what this house is doing all the while!

I remember two years ago when he first got the dog, he was praising it every time it heard us, even when we was inside our own house and not outside at all, he trained the dog to be like that!

Twice that dog has lunged at Henry and Paul in the past two months when they were simply walking up the shared garden path, when he was taking it for a walk and twice they’ve been injured by the bushes as they tried to jump away from the jaws of the dog!

The owners have no control whatsoever over it and they can hardly control is on its leash, it isn’t muzzled and it should be!

Gardening was peaceful and healing for me, but it is a form of stress lately.  I know even if the neighbour doesn’t come outside to harass me he will no doubt sit in the window with his dog watching me and praising the dog to continue snarling and barking – making the entirely experience frustrating!

But it needs to be done.

Thanks for reading!

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