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    Looking for a little advice....I have a new neighbor in my building. She says she used to be a vet tech. Every time she sees Atticus she says he has a problem. The very first time she saw him she claimed he was underweight and very small. Atticus has never ever been underweight one day in his life. He's 8 months old and weighs 50 lbs. I told her how old he was and she dropped it. The next time I saw her she swore Atticus had cherry eye -imageuploadedbytapatalk1363026770-754425-jpg ...here is a good picture of his face...and today she came over and looked at poor puppy's poop before I had a chance to pick it up and basically demanded to know why it was soft. I calmly informed her that we just started a slow food switch...she wanted to know why and what brand. I don't want to be rude bc she is my neighbor and we live in a very small building, but I am afraid that it's going too far. Any advice on how to tell her politely to back off...ps I am not a fan of confrontation but it's better me than Chris who goes full on mama bear when it comes to Atticus. She's also told a few of our neighbors that she didn't think he was healthy and our neighbors were furious(at her).

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    HOW rude! Next time she offers her advice, say, "You know, I appreciate that you care so much for Atticus, but I assure you our vet says he is absolutely perfect, so I think I'm going to follow his advice."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hnhammond View Post
    HOW rude! Next time she offers her advice, say, "You know, I appreciate that you care so much for Atticus, but I assure you our vet says he is absolutely perfect, so I think I'm going to follow his advice."

    Exactly

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    yep, what everyone else said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hnhammond View Post
    HOW rude! Next time she offers her advice, say, "You know, I appreciate that you care so much for Atticus, but I assure you our vet says he is absolutely perfect, so I think I'm going to follow his advice."
    Yup this is what I would say. Your neighbor sounds crazy, good luck!!
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    I would calmly state..You know Atticus's is just fine ..thank you..but maybe I could provide you with other samples to check out.

    Dumba** People.

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    Jeesh.... she is really stepping over the line!! Nice response from hnhammond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hnhammond View Post
    HOW rude! Next time she offers her advice, say, "You know, I appreciate that you care so much for Atticus, but I assure you our vet says he is absolutely perfect, so I think I'm going to follow his advice."
    Absolutely agree with this. I would probably not be so nice, but that is me. =) If you are not a fan of confrontation, this is very polite and to the point.

    Good luck!

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    You could always pick up the and leave it hanging in a bag from her door knob asking her to check it out and see how fast she stops offering her free advice

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    Wow, tough call and even tougher situation. Not fun getting unsolicited advise from someone. I have to agree with the others. Let her know he gets full check ups and his vet says he's in tip-top shape. Geesh! Does she think she's a bully expert? I beat she doesn't even have any dogs. Good Luck!

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    I personally would let chris go mamma bear crazy style on her ... And if shes that interested in his poop id scoop some up into a envelope and post it through her door with a sticky note saying 'hope its not too soft today' ... Nosey mare!

    Haha im more of a confrontational tell it how it is person if you didnt guess
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    Well she should mind her own business as she doesn't know what she is talking about. He is just too cute, looks very healthy and I don't see any cherry eye in that pic. 50 lbs. at 8 months old isn't a bad weight either, but every bully is different. I would need to see a side or top pic to really tell. I think she needs to mind her own business and leave you alone. @hnhammond gave you a great response and one that is better than what I'd like to tell her.
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