Can The Ride End Now


Scott brought home Puppers last night.  We had left things amicably with both daughters.  Guess who calls me tonight.  Ed.

Tells me he’s going to come over HERE and MAKE me apologize to HIM!   After a 20 minute conversation with the guy, my husband comes home, finds me in tears on the phone with him.  Scott takes the phone, calls the guy lowlife and he threatens to come over here RIGHT NOW.

We called the police.  That was at 7:30pm.  They said it was “high priority” and were on their way over.  Well, the cop just left and it’s presently 9:30.  And he wasn’t even here ten minutes.  Some priority that is.  I’d hate to see how fast they respond if you’re on the B List.


And for all those curious, we did file a report this morning with the police.  Not that it did any good.



  1. Evalina · May 27, 2009

    Apologize for what exactly? Finding out he’s a lying trash of a human being? Because really what else is there to apologize for? Your hubby is right, he is a lowlife. People like that are not worth the energy.

  2. Twwly · May 27, 2009

    Apologize for telling his daughter that he stole our dog.

  3. mrsrayray · May 27, 2009

    Well, he stole your dog. And he lied about it. So he needs to deal. :p

  4. annie · May 27, 2009

    i would just laugh at him and hang up!
    eff that guy, he sucks anyway, just forget about him. puppers is home and thats all that matters!

  5. Caitlin · May 27, 2009

    He’s a bully, pure and simple. And he’s taking advantage of the fact that you’ve been beside yourself with worry and fear over the fate of your dog for the past week+. Scary type of enemy/neighbour to have, though. I think you need to keep it polite, tell him you’re not interested in discussing it further and hang up.

    It’s fun to think of I’d do this or I’d do that scenarios, but when the reality of an angry, drunk, crazy, witless gun toting bastard lives across the field from you who thinks you’ve made him look foolish to his kin folks…I’d tread lightly. Especially considering that the police don’t seem to be interested in intervening.

  6. Myranda · May 27, 2009

    so happy he is back home
    but those people are unbelievable

  7. Mimi · May 27, 2009

    I don’t know what I’d do if anyone ever pulled that sort of shit with me. It’s absolutely disgusting and shameful. My girls (a blue heeler mix and a border collie) are my life. I really admire the grace and maturity with which you’ve conducted yourself through this. I truly believe in karma, but I’d be hard pressed not to punch that bastard right in the kisser. What a disgusting human being. I’d be so ashamed if he were my father.

    I’m so glad your puppers is home!!

    Also, you don’t know me, I just stumbled upon your blog and remember being enamored with you years ago when I was a member of BME.

    Take care <3

  8. Twwly · May 27, 2009

    Annie, I would laugh if I didn’t have kids, if I didn’t live a 15 minute drive from the police station and was home alone for the vast majority of every day.

    Who threatens a lady after making off with their dog? Nobody I want knocking on my door.

  9. Danielle · May 27, 2009

    no kidding. that is insane. you did the right thing. being safe is the first priority.

  10. rebecca · May 27, 2009

    having a-hole neighbors really sucks. speaking from experience. so sorry you are having to deal with him after all of this. he should apologize to you!

  11. rebecca · May 27, 2009

    btw, how did puppers react to being back home? was he all happy? :)

  12. A_Flama · May 27, 2009

    Don’t worry… everything is gonna be alright :)

  13. Sara · May 27, 2009

    That neighbor is a creep. Don’t you have a baseball bat or a taser that you can protect yourself with in case he actually comes over to “make” you apologize? Also, have you beefed up Puppers’ security to make sure he won’t be stolen again?

  14. Gem · May 27, 2009

    this guy sounds like he has serious mental issues. hope things settle down again soon!

  15. Diane Higgins · May 27, 2009

    Ed’s ego has probably taken a beating, and he’s looking to take it out on someone.
    I am torn between thinking he’s harmless and dangerous.
    Have you thought of getting a cell phone just in case you’re outside and not near a phone and he shows up?
    I treat all threats like they’re serious.
    I am glad you are documenting this on your blog.
    This is when the power of the press might be a help to you.
    The pen is mightier than the sword of a drunk who harrasses people who show him for what he truly is.
    If he harms You, Scott, Puppers or your kids or animals, he will

  16. kristina · May 27, 2009

    that guy is crazy! you have the PROOF THAT HE STOLE YOUR DOG. jesus, he’s lucky that you didn’t press charges!
    I concur with the getting of the cellphone idea. god forbid you’re outside with the babies and that jackass loser shows up drunk. he’s CLEARLY unstable.
    Good luck mama, I hope that this all fades and becomes a bad dream. And thank god for big hunky husbands who come to save the day. Esp., bit hunky husband’s who like guns… :)

  17. Charley · May 27, 2009

    What the hell? Jeepers what a piece of work. I hope he backs off now and leaves you well alone.

  18. Hayley · May 27, 2009

    Lowlife is right on the money. And as for the cops, typical Bruce County officers of the law. They never want to do a damn thing. Dealt with that in Port Elgin too. Hopefully his family will let him know what an embarassment he is and he’ll screw off. If you’re worried, lock your doors and keep an arsenal of some kind readily available. I hope this guy just let’s it go though cause you did your part to find your dog fair and square. You done good kid and he needs to deal with it. Best of luck with that asshole and the asshole cops. Keep that stiff upper lip.

  19. Auntie Nancy · May 27, 2009

    Ashley, I’m so sorry you’ve had to go through this ordeal. I hope you never ever ever ever have to see or hear Ed again. May you find the strength to rise above it all.

  20. Stefi · May 27, 2009

    Ed IS a lowlife. must be acting this way cause his daughters are disappointed and probably ashamed he lied so much

  21. MK · May 27, 2009

    Some people I just cannot understand! The important thing is that Puppers is home and well. :) Hopefully this jerk realizes he is at fault and leaves you alone.

  22. Jamie · May 27, 2009

    I’d be more than happy to hop on a plane and sit on your roof with my deer rifle if you wanted ;) Hugs to all…tell Scott to practice with the bow…that hurts a LOT more.

  23. quinn · May 27, 2009

    what a creeper deluxe!! people are really unbelievable, i am so happy to hear that Puppers is home and safe. as for Ed, I’m sure he’ll get his.

    is he acclimating back to home life?

  24. Twwly · May 27, 2009

    Definitely creeper deluxe. And a liar of the highest order. Lied to us and his own kids. He even tried to tell me he came to our door and there were no cars here. (At the time THREE of our vehicles were not running, and therefore there were three of them in our drive!) A barrage of bullshit; I wish I could have recorded the conversation.

    According to the police, unless he took the dog from a locked location on our property, it’s not theft. So there’s no charges to be had there, though we did file a report yesterday morning.

    If I could get consistent cell service out here, I would consider a cell phone.

    Mortified would be a good word to describe the daughters reaction to Dad.

    And I found out today that the wife is the baker at a convenience store right across from Scott’s work. He has been in there almost daily for years getting sandwiches for lunch. I flyered for the dog there AND spoke to staff. (I went to all of the convenience stores). Her work was actually the very FIRST place I went!

    Real pieces of work, both of them.

  25. Twwly · May 27, 2009

    Puppers is THRILLED to be home. He’s back to morning cuddles, trying to hump our cat and eating scraps from under Meeps highchair. Happy as a clam!

  26. Gillian · May 27, 2009

    What fucking trash.

  27. Christine · May 27, 2009

    wow. just wow. unbelievable. What an asshole! I’m so glad puppers is home – he must be so confused!

  28. BusyBee · May 27, 2009

    Screw the cell phone, get a much bigger, not so friendly to random stranger type dog to protect and watch over you and your clan of animals. Glad to hear that your puppy is home safe, sometimes i wish they were kids that grew up and eventually understood stories so this one could be re-told to him when he is older. Silly doggy. Asshole redneck.

  29. Synnove · May 27, 2009

    good lord! i can’t believe how crazy people can be. i hope he backs off and leaves you alone.

  30. michele · May 27, 2009

    I’d never fuck with you. Don’t you guys have guns?

  31. Vicky · May 27, 2009

    Can you file for some sort of injunction due to him being threatening?

  32. Twwly · May 27, 2009

    Michele – of course!

    Vicky – he would have had to specifically describe HOW he would have gotten the apology.

  33. Volkov · May 27, 2009

    Like everyone else, I am so glad that you have your Puppers back and that he seems no worse for all the happenings. And I’m significantly creeped out by proxy by your neighbor and disgusted with his behavior. “Lowlife” pretty well sums it up. Hopefully the shame will stick with him for a while and he’ll just slink off into whatever hole it is that slimy types slink to and be gone.

  34. Steph · May 27, 2009

    I too am SO happy that your puppy is HOME safe and sound where he belongs with his family!
    Reading about this creepy account makes my skin crawl! I mean seriously WTF your too cheap to go to the humane society and get an animal that NEEDS a home? Of course why bother when you can steal the neighbors dog! Anyway I too believe in Karma and I have total faith that he will get his. Maybe you should accidentally on purpose run him over with your mother’s day gift ;)

  35. Char · May 27, 2009

    What a nut job.
    Shot gun?

  36. rebecca · May 27, 2009

    i can’t believe it! last night our cat went missing! i’m pretty sure someone picked her up cause she is super friendly and never ventures too far….. i keep thinking maybe we will hear who has her by some stroke of luck, but living in a huge city doesn’t bode too well for kitty…… i am so bummed. she wasn’t wearing a collar either…… :( we searched for her all afternoon. esmee is heart broken. tomorrow i am going to the county animal shelters and flyering….

  37. kristina · May 27, 2009

    you know, all this reminds me that a few weeks ago, my husband heard the people who live behind us calling OUR CATS by name (what would the coincidence that they also have a cat named Eddie and Loki?) and that three of them regularly don’t come home at night, but return at approx. the same time the next day.
    he’s supposed to go over there and have a talk with her, but is waiting to see if he hears it again…
    people are really really really weird. Cats are plentiful, go get YOUR OWN.

  38. Falicia · May 27, 2009

    I’m glad you got your puppers back. I would be pretty devastated if one of my fur babies wound up missing, I can only imagine how sad you were.

    With that said; if this Ed person does decide to show up to get an apology have a camera with video capabilities or a camcorder ready. Just turn it on and start recording him at your door step. It makes for the best evidence when dealing with a harassing neighbor.

  39. Maggie · May 27, 2009

    Thats story is disgusting!!!!!!
    That guys Karma is going to bite him right in his ass! What a fucking low life!!

  40. Nicole · May 27, 2009

    Get outta here!
    Yeah, Id suggest stearing clear of that whack job. I was beside myself when finding out he dognapped Puppers and then gave him away when his wife didn’t want him, then he doesn’t even fess up and try to make it right but now he calls to harass you…

    Making the complaint will help if it ever happens again, tho unfortunately it may not have this time.

  41. Lindsey · May 27, 2009

    hooray!! I’m so happy he’s back. I have been away from the computer and I didn’t find out till now he made it!!!!

    as for “them”… what pigs. I don’t like to hate, but I HATE people like that. he’s probably just upset that everyone is going to know what they did. it doesn’t take long in small towns. jerks.

    but hooray, happy!!!

  42. Monica · May 27, 2009

    I agree with Caitlin when she says

    “It’s fun to think of I’d do this or I’d do that scenarios, but when the reality of an angry, drunk, crazy, witless gun toting bastard lives across the field from you who thinks you’ve made him look foolish to his kin folks…I’d tread lightly. Especially considering that the police don’t seem to be interested in intervening.”

    We live out in the bush a bit and it’s scary when you piss of a neighbor of that quality. Especially the potentially gun toting kind!

    We’ve had our run ins with a guy up the street who we caught poaching deer in the middle of the night, drunk as hell, broken leg (yup, he was on crutches), and on private property. What a combo eh? We called the cops, made reports, tried to get conservation officers out and they ignored saying “the didn’t have time” so the guy never got caught on the poaching (he shot a young doe deer, at night, out of season). It makes me sick what can go on and what is allowed by slack authorities (ie. police and the like).

    I am just so glad that he is back for you, back to his normal everyday part of your family! What a “ride”, I sure hope you can get off now!

    Take care, be safe and I hope things calm down as the summer weather comes….


  43. Monica · May 27, 2009

    Ah, I was just sitting here trying to figure out what on earth he would want you to apologize for and how he could possibly twist it around. But there is no way.

    Ah — screw him, he’s a wack-job…


  44. rigel · May 27, 2009

    what a jerk.

  45. annie · May 27, 2009

    Oh too true, sometimes I forget yall are in the country not in the city and that Scott wasnt there.
    Well, at least its all over!
    love annie

  46. Priscilla · May 27, 2009

    What an asshole. The good thing about small towns is that word will get around- if he thinks he’s embarrassed now, wait a few weeks. And you can let word get around that your property is covered by surveillance cameras, and that you might shoot future trespassers.

    I’m from the country myself, and the small-town human telegraph is a great way to warn people off without having a confrontation that could escalate. It is entirely possible that he could be dangerous, and the best defense is for him to know that you can be dangerous too.

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