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Friday, March 12, 2010

Nuisance notices

REGARDING Scott City's latest nuisance notices: I find it ironic that the first nice day we have and the first opportunity to take care of things outside is the same day that our nuisance officer gives the entire town notices, yet the city can let its property go, like our senior park, which is in total disrepair. I feel the city needs to clean up its own backyard before complaining to homeowners.

Dog recovered

ON March 9, my dog got loose from his yard. I began an extensive search to no avail. Several hours later I received a call from Skyview Animal Clinic letting me know they had my dog. I was told the dog was running along South Kingshighway where a man saw him and retrieved him. He then delivered my dog to the nearby animal clinic. The man did not leave his name, so I have no way of thanking him. You are truly a good Samaritan, and I sincerely appreciate what you did. My dog is elderly and deaf. I was shocked to learn he was on the highway. He lives near Franklin Elementary School. Thank you.

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Nuisance notices .....ya got a ticket , did ya ?

Dog recovered ....hey , all of you pet lovers ,see what happens if ya don't pay 100% attention to the pet ? i see dead dogs laying beside the road all of the time , this caller got lucky...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 7:33 AM

Gosh Rick, that seemed like kind of an insensitive comment. I totally see the point you're making, but this owner doesn't sound negligent, just someone who had some bad luck when their dog got loose!

Dog Recovered: I'm so glad you got your dog back safe and sound, and I hope you don't have to go through that again.

-- Posted by MusicMaker on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 8:25 AM

Dog recovered...arf! arf! ruff! ruff! ruff!

Translation: "wicked good" to the Samaritan in Golden Retriever.

-- Posted by Hawker on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 9:19 AM

Nuisance notices

I am guessing this has nothing to do with "first nice day we have and the first opportunity to take care of things outside"; if your yard was bad enough to get a nuisance notice, I doubt it matters whether or not it was the first nice day you had to do anything.

Dog recovered

Yay for you and finding your dog!

*Rick* - You can't watch EVERYTHING ALL the time.. My dog has gotten loose before because someone had wedged the wooden gate in our backyard open just enough that my little dog squeezed out.. This was when we first got her and someone found her and called us (it happened to be the day after I put her name tag with our phone number on her collar). If the person was out looking for their dog, I am sure it wasn't negligence. Also, I am guessing that since the Animal Clinic was able to call the owner, he probably had a tag on his collar or one of those id chips.. Sounds like that's all you can really ask of someone.

-- Posted by Jennalynn on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 10:15 AM

MusicMaker and Jennalynn

i reckon i'm not a pet lover...

somebody's dogs run loose 'cause they are in my yard doing their duty all of the time , day or night ..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 11:33 AM


Wasn't trying to jump your case or anything, but it's kind of like saying every time someone's kid skins their knee, it was because the parent wasn't watching them closely enough. Things happen, and there isn't always someone to blame, that's all.

Unfortunately, there are people who just let their animals run loose in this area, which is obviously not a suitable area for doing so. *Those* people are idiots.

-- Posted by MusicMaker on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 1:50 PM

The entire town of Scott City is in disrepair. Is this really news to anyone? That place is a dump.

-- Posted by the_eye on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 6:19 PM


isn't Scott City the meth capital of southeast Missouri ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Mar 13, 2010, at 6:24 AM

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Mar 13, 2010, at 9:19 AM


A double entendre usually being a saying or a phrase with a double meaning usually sexual in nature. Me thinks you may be pushing nature a bit here. LOL

-- Posted by Balmy on Sat, Mar 13, 2010, at 12:11 PM


Having also been raised on a farm, I understand your loss as I suffered a similar loss as a child. My suspicion was someone picked up my dog and took him to another area.

It is sad that youngsters have to experience these losses at an early age. There have always been and always will be those that steal animals knowing they may be a very special family pet. Sad but true.

-- Posted by Balmy on Sat, Mar 13, 2010, at 9:53 PM

People...watch your pets closely when they are out. There are dognappers out there, and they do not take the dogs for pets. Back in the 1980's some questionable people were stealing dogs to use for experiments or whatever. They grabbed my dog because they saw a dog on a country road, but she had had an encounter with a skunk earlier, and they hurried up and threw her out of their car(that is what my ex-husband told me). Good thing I had some tomato juice handy.

-- Posted by Hookie98 on Sun, Mar 14, 2010, at 6:15 PM

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