(Closed) A question for all dog owners with close neighbours…

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

No need to replace it, though I might consider it if I was close to the family. I see losing a ball over the fence to dogs similar to losing it in the street and having a car run over it. It just happens and the kid should try to avoid losing it. Have you seen the movie Sandlot? 😉

Post # 4
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502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve had this happen too. I put the ball in the bin and luckily the kids didn’t come around to ask for it back. Whilst I didn’t feel responsible, I did feel bad.

Post # 5
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2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@krayzay87:  The kid could have come to your door when he lost the ball to ask you to retrieve it. I definitely wouldn’t feel responsible or replace it.. hopefully he will be a little more careful in the future and not play so close to your fence. Things happen!

Post # 6
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1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I wouldn’t say you need to replace it. Maybe next time you see the kids say “I’m so sorry about what happened to your football. Next time, ring the doorbell and let us know you lost it as soon as you can, and we may be able to get to it before the dogs.” Let the kids know they aren’t in trouble for getting the football in your yard, tand they’ll likely tell you early enough to save it in the future.

Post # 7
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755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I agree with pp, you dont need to replace it.  As a kid, whenever something landed in a neighbor’s yard we always knocked on the door and asked to get it.  Dogs are dogs, I know my dog would have a field day with it.

Post # 8
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2566 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Agree with PPs you don’t need to replace it.  As a kid I had balls roll into the street and get run over by cars, the driver didn’t pull over and hand me money for a new one.  Throwing the chewed up ball back over the fence was kind of a crappy thing to do, if it happens again just through the ball away.

Post # 10
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1673 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yep, I agree with the other posters. No need to replace it. Maybe you can tell the kids that if the ball goes into your yard while the dogs aren’t out, they can enter and save it.

I also have a black lab and kids next door! That’s what I told them. Don’t feel bad, it happens. 

Post # 11
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2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree that there is no need to replace it, but I would have just thrown it away.  Tossing the destroyed ball back over the fence seems a little mean to me, though I am sure it wasn’t intended that way.  

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