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04-23-2014 10:35 AM
wyominggrandma We lived in a small town mostly Mormans. When we first moved there, of course they felt the need to send their young missionaries, we usually just met them at the door and said "not interested". One time some friends brought a couple of missionaries over that were living with them. We were being polite, the dog was outside, but I had a parrot with a not so nice vocabulary at times. You guessed it, he started talking , very loudly, and it was not nice. They left very quickly and didn't come back. Never had a problem after that. Guess the word spread in the town about my nasty mouthed bird.
04-23-2014 09:59 AM
Kayos and Havoc We had a guy come to the hous about 2 weeks ago selling floor cleaner. He apparently felt he needed to ignore the no soliciting sign on the door and must not have seen the GSD flag or welcome sign either.

He did see Havoc (Kayos and Mayem were in the backyard). He grabbed his stuff and ran. Havoc only barked once. Guess that is all that was needed.
04-23-2014 08:16 AM
BorderKelpie Hmm, I accidently answered the door for the JWs while holding a 5ft Burmese python. They left and never came back. Hmm, wonder why?
04-23-2014 12:29 AM
selzer LOL! Well a whole chorus of barking dogs didn't deter the JWs yesterday.

I had just put on a pot of water to make rice for the girls' lunch. We were going to have some Cream of Chicken soup over rice, with some extra chicken in it. Well, the bitches with pups inside were putting up a fuss. The others gave it up after I started talking with them. Babs was useless, she wouldn't get off her armchair in the study, LOL!

So I was outside talking to these people, and my smoke alarm goes off. I went in and stopped shut off the rice pot, as the burner was smoking, but that didn't stop them. They remained. And we got into it again.

I had the girls come out and run around in the yard while the smoke dissipated. I think they were there for over an hour. Back in the days, the Mormons came, and after traversing my muddy front yard (before I put the driveway and sidewalk in) they got to the door to meet Frodo and Arwen, and they were just as happy to leave us be.
04-22-2014 09:50 PM
SunCzarina If I happen to hear someone rapping on the screen door because they actually noticed the piece of tape over the broken doorbell, I'll answer it from the side door. Right inside my 6ft gate and both dogs always come out with me - right over to the fence.

Friends call. Sometimes salesmen see the car and dare to bang on the window. Don't bang on Otto's window. Most of the time they move on. I haven't been godbothered in years - I think there's a blacklist for them anyway.
04-22-2014 09:41 PM
Nigel Haha! Got to try this myself today. Got home a little early and heard Ranger growl, looked out of the window and here comes a salesman. I let all three bark away and he decided to leave the Ad on my gate instead of my door. This is the Ad for a security system. Rufus may take the day off, but Tuke, Zoey, and Ranger work 24/7.
04-22-2014 05:32 PM
CharlieB.Barkin Strange. The only time I don't answer my door is for Halloween. I usually go out to the movies with a couple friends to avoid the barrage of trick or treaters, but where I live now, I no longer have to deal with that. Small rural towns have their advantages.
04-22-2014 05:26 PM
pyratemom
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You are lucky they were real solicitors. I would not have opened the door. Hard core criminals will kill the dog first. Maybe paranoid but still.....
This is why I always look through the back gate before I answer the front door. I can see who is out there and they can't see me behind the wood gate. If it isn't anyone I know but they look legit I just take Raina to the door with me. Most people back out the side gate right away as it is right next to the front door, then speak to me over the gate. Raina won't bark at them as long as my hand is on her collar or back, but all I have to do is move my hand and she knows its on so she starts with a low growl from the chest and then starts barking. I only had to do that one time with some really pushy sales people but they sure backed out fast. I would love to see the visitor reaction at llombardo's house!
04-22-2014 04:50 PM
charger My Charger usually goes ballistic till I tell him to be quiet. I had one guy come to my front door when I was selling some tires, and he tried turning the knob. He ended up running back to his vehicle.
He pretty much scares anyone coming to our door away.
04-22-2014 03:02 PM
Lilie
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I never get those kind of visitors...this is what they would see at my door..


AHHHHH!!! I didn't know you had fish! AAHHHHHHH!!!!
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