Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March Madness: Best.Invention.Ever.

There are so many things that I come across in life where my immediate reaction is: why didn't I think of that?? Like, say....the Snack Trap. Brilliant!

But THIS takes the cake--> The Outdoor Bark Control Birdhouse

Our prayers have been answered. This thing will save me from becoming the crazy lady who yells. A lot. At dogs. And neighbors.

You see, we have a next door neighbor who is not very bright. She lets her dog bark right outside our bedroom window ALL THE TIME. I can't count the number of times that bleeping dog has woken me up. Since we have a corner lot the back of our house faces the side of her house and her backyard. So, if the dog is next to the fence on the side of her house (which he always is) he's only like 10 feet from our bedroom window. It's like the damn dog is standing in our room, barking his head off. UGH!!!

Even though it's the dog that does the barking I don't blame the dog at all. In fact, I think the dog's IQ is significantly higher than our neighbor's.

Why not just talk to her, you ask? Oh, WE HAVE. Again, not a smart person.

And usually when she sees me coming she won't answer her door.

Disclaimer: Even though I am not a huge fan of this particular dog, I do love animals. [Read: Cat Person] But I still reserve the right to believe that there is a special place in hell reserved for people who let their dogs bark outside at all hours of the day and night.

So, my friend tells me about this amazing birdhouse that repels dogs by emitting an ultrasonic sound. Don't get your undies in a bunch, it doesn't hurt the dog. It just makes it so the dog won't want to hang out in that part of the yard. A dog repeller disguised as a birdhouse....genius!

Grant ("Frugal Grant" as one of my BFF's calls him) said that he will pay any amount of money for that thing. Sweet.

So when our friend sends us the link to order it Grant says (and this is why I love him), "I think we should order 4 of them and drive that damn dog into the next zip code!"

Again, we just kid. We love dogs. No PETA-like comments, please.

So, he orders it. Giddily. Happily.

Then I get this email from him:

It is ordered. I can’t wait! I considered paying $50 for UPS next day air, but decided to save money and just pay for regular shipping. I can’t wait! I think we should videotape the first encounter just for fun. I can’t wait! Here’s my favorite product review:

Sean, 2.8.2009
Tested it. Hung it. Immediate results. On the lowest setting, my neighbor's 5 little dogs now bark inside their owner's house (now she knows what it’s like for the rest of the neighborhood). My 3 just go out, do their business and come back inside. No more social activity at 6:00 in the morning.

I can’t wait!

Did I mention giddy?

*THANK YOU to Lina at Bees Knees and Joey at Big Teeth & Clouds for awarding me with the Beautiful Blogger Award! Go and check out their beautiful blogs!!


  1. Sounds incredible! Can't wait to read the reviews once you have it - hope it does the trick!

  2. That is AWESOME. I can't wait to hear how it works! And I absolutely love Grant's giddiness!

  3. Anne - I'll be very curious to hear how this works!! You sound giddy like I do about getting my kids corraled into a fence. We've been getting bids and I'm so excited to have this for spring & summer. It's the little things in life!

  4. There are people in our neighborhood who let their dogs bark all of the time and then if I let my dogs out, they bark at the barkers - BUT I GET THEM INSIDE ASAP!

    I hate the barking.

    Way to go, you should totally videotape it and then put it on your blog!!

  5. I have been looking at those for months. Let me know how it works. I am SO over my neighbor's dog. Now if I could just find something that would make the humans pick up the nasty poop that is everywhere...


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