I lived on 5 acres on a corner lot across from a nature conservancy for 15 years. It was wooded on 2 sides. I could pretend I lived miles from anywhere.
I live in town now and it's going fairly well at the moment at my house. I have some minor training issues with my dogs that I need to address, but for a place where almost everyone has dogs, it's been pretty good. Although I can't tell if the doxie in a sweater has issues with other dogs or is just embarrassed to be seen in that ugly sweater.
On the other hand, the dogs and I have been visiting a friend who lives in an apartment. I'm going to get kicked out soon. The 2 other apartments have dogs and they are never on leash. They are rarely picked up after. And I just got to hear the out of control Lab literally throw himself down 2 flights of stairs, again. Here I'm possibly going to have to put Havana back on create rest for her neuro issue simply because she tried to leap through the snow and her back can't take it and this idiot tries to damage his dog at least 3 times a day. And lets it poop outside both the front and back door and didn't clean it up.
The other dog is a chi and seems pretty nice, but since she's never on a leash I haven't been able to see her without my dogs, who would probably be ok, but I don't want to risk my friend getting in trouble if one of my dogs acts like a *gasp* dog and isn't a total stuffed animal that lets this chi do whatever it wants to them.
Just venting. My new life is pretty darn good, just need to make some adjustments. Mostly I'm pissed at the Lab owner's stupidity. And sad for the dog.