I am slapping my head.... Remember (if you will) the story of the three puppies in our 'hood'. One boy, two girls - three pitbulls at large. They keep coming to OUR house. We keep taking them back. I finally said after the last time (the third or fourth - I lost count) with the two little girls that this was IT! We've been doing massive yard work. Okay by we - I mean I. There I am driving the little orange tractor to the burn pile and I see a little white head. Friendly bugger. I stop the tractor and my hoarde is packed up for the kill. Good grief! So I call her off the road and she comes running. Good grief - she's thin, she smells, her ears are packed full of mites, and ticks! I'm furious. No collar - of course. I put her in the front yard, clean up the lawn stuff, and drag out the foster dog bowl. She drank water like no tomorrow, but we were careful not to give her too much as it was 102 out. Then food. Gobbled it up. She of course is the smartest of that trio and knows pockets are full of cookies. I got the dog box out and cleaned out her ears - oh the ticks, the mites. She just sat there loving the attention. She got a shot of wormer, then a flea bath - again just sat there loving the attention. Brand new pup. So skinny. We've had her now for four days. Our no kill shelter wouldn't take her. I did drive by the owners house - not home and was greeted by the other two running loose. GREAT! So last night, like every night there is a sign on the mail box - Found Puppy. We left her and Princess Pootie out in the front yard and the owner goes by but didn't stop. No one has come looking. No one knocked on the door. Put her out again this morning to have her breakfast, never pottied in the house and found her sleeping at the foot of my bed upside down, sprawled out, loving life. Took her picture too. So imagine MY surprise when I see someone OPEN MY FREAKING GATE! OMG I have three dogs that will eat you. And this woman never knocks on my door - thanks me - just opens my gate, and lets this pup out. I was FURIOUS. So I let her have a piece of my mind, and a piece of DF's mind. I think she thought she was just going to get in her car and go home and drop "Olivia" off in the yard. OH H no. NOT any more. SO I asked her WHY was this pup so skinny? WHY was her ears full of mites, and ticks? WHY is she full of worms? WHY do you let them run loose? WHY???? And WHY IN THE H would you open up MY gate and just leave with cars in the drive and not thank anyone for taking care of YOUR dog for four days? She just stood there and all she said was - "Well she didn't look like that when I left...the neighbor was supposed to take care of her." Ohhhhhh I see - so she just got like this if FOUR days? And running loose always comes here??? ALWAYS? UGH - I showed her the pictures BEFORE and AFTER - she was quiet upset. I told her I wasn't the DOG police - but she said "Well her sister is dead - we found her on the road this morning dead. someone just doesn't like DOGS." I lost it - I said SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET A #$(%#)(*$ ING FENCE FOR THREE PIT BULLS LADY" excuese me what is your name? She told me - and I said "LOOK X....we love dogs...I love her.....and I don't want to see her on the road dead too - but either keep her in the house - or get a fence - or the dog police ARE going to come out here...it's not right to keep her outside in a 3x4 pen..in 102 degree heat. She did just fine in the house with us. She's had a flea bath, and slept in my bed - look and I showed her the picture......" So she agreed to keep her in the house - but I know she'll be back down here. She got FED here. Snacks here, toys here, LOVE here. So we shall see. OMG I can NOT belive that the sister is gone and it was just - OH WELL - Grrrrrrrrrrr And the story about the neighbors feeding her? Oh right - these are the idiots that kept the coonhound in the same 3x4 pen for 2 years with 5" manure stacks. WONDERFUL neighbors.......now we're off to buy a lock for the gate......what a worthless ungrateful .........I have no words - YOu watch MY dog for four days ?? and she parked at the end of our property and walked up so we wouldn't hear her car....OMG - what a looser. I saw her.....heard her - guess she wonders how we saw her too. LOL - she thinks we have nanny cams......I have pootie cam. lol If OLIVIA comes here again I'm smuggling her out of the state.