Crazy dog lovers need to be disciplined

Crazy dog lovers need to be disciplined
So I was walking into the gate after a morning in college and I saw the Ground Floor tenants dogs urinating now on the front lawns. They have killed the back lawns already with urinating there for well over a year that the grass is all gone and the brown soil is all that is left. Very sad because the lawns were so thick and green that the maali, Suresh used to snip it to keep it down with a sacateurs. Now the spaces where the lush green lawns grew are just dead and brown and bare.

Nothing one could do inspite of the maali replanting the grass. Four dogs urinating and jumping all over with their sharp claws have hit the nail of death into the lawns. Looking up on the net I am horrified by what I read. The effects of dog urine on your lawn are similar that of a nitrogen-rich liquid fertilizer. A small amount of fertilizer makes your yard healthy, but too much will kill your lawn. To prevent burns, you need to reduce the amount of nitrogen that comes into contact with your grass.

At first you may notice some spots on your lawn looking especially green as the nitrogen acts as a fertilizer for your grass, but as it accumulates you'll start to notice the dog waste is actually killing it. This “urine burn” effect is from the nitrogen found in your pet's waste.

After killing both back lawns she had begun bringing the animals to the front lawn. A large brown patch had begun there when I told the security to tell her to stop. She had killed off the back lawns, kindly leave the front lawns alone.

That infuriated the Malaysian woman, who lives in the Ground Floor and she came screaming at me as I was leaving to go to the bank. I will do as I please here, don’t you go near my dogs. I told her very calmly that the lawns were taking a beating and dying because of her dogs and the third floor animals put together.

While I was speaking to her one of her dogs who is never on a leash, sidled up to me from the side. Taking no chances I swung out in self defence to intimidate the animal from trying anything. Before I knew what was happening she hit me twice -- once on my fore --hand and once on the side of my head and face. Forehand shot in picture.

Both the security and the painters working in the building rushed up and held her back while I left the building. Why did you not give her a sound thrashing said many of my friends? I needed to think. Hitting her back was not a solution and she is obviously is semi-educated so why stoop to her level I thought.

I walked to the bank and then began calling up all my students who are in strong positions in various media houses. All were ready to run a story provided I filed a police complaint. How dare she hit you, even as a so called diplomat’s wife she cannot raise her hand. I said she would have really hammered me if the security had not held her back. File the case, go and do it right away. Hope you are not too shaken?

I went to the cop station with my husband and by then he had received over 30 calls from all the media houses. Maam be careful they are trying to use their clout and trying to say you started it said one of my contacts. Your sisters voice is on the video saying she hit first, imagine that, while a relative of hers said why did you not kick out at the dog? The inspector is begging for you to call it off cause his boss is threatening him. But if you want to stand your ground we are behind you said all the media houses.

The news editor of the Deccan Herald called me, just as the police inspector was saying to me he could not see her hitting me, in the video. When I heard him say that he knew they were trying to play it down to avoid making it a cognisable offence. I let the News Editor speak to the inspector and I heard him let the guy have it saying don’t try your tricks, we will expose you. I have seen the video and clearly she assaulted Madam who was saving herself from the dog.

Very obviously the police inspector was told to play down the incident but he was scared ‘cause he knew the newspapers and the TV were gunning for a story and I was ready to expose them. I had suffered enough with their bullying in my country and in my house. The dogs were just encouraged to free reign of the building and there were no rules for them and the third floor.

However the inspector was forced to change the Non cognisable to cognisable vy them using the immunity plea. Have spoken to some of the country's toughest lawyers and people in power The media holds it’s clout and ethics and the truth prevail.All those in the building now suddenly are leashing their dogs including the woman.

Women and dogs, what’s with the combination? Fine you need to have them as your kids or pets, but understand not everyone can tolerate that. Being diabetic I am terrified of even a scratch from them. Community living insists you leash them. Not all take kindly to the animals yapping around you or even stinking up the lift. Yes I grew up with dogs but was never fond of them in the house and in such close proximity.

Three cheers for the press, as the fourth estate they ensure us freedom and clarity of thought. And lawyers who will help me sort the issue out. The copies of the case full of lies sent to my college and book club no less have understood who is behind the maligning as the name and phone number are on the packets sent around the city.

No one is above the law.






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