My cousin kicked the ball over the fence today and we went over to the neighbors to get it back, no one was home.
She whines and asks if she can go into the neighbors yard, even though they have a Clifford-esque dog back there. I say "No you can't go back there, you don't know if that dog is friendly or not, besides it's rude to just go into someone's backyard." The dog usually barks whenever I walk by, or a plane passes over, or a leaf falls off a tree somewhere in North America. She tells me "Yes I can!" Which is just a stupid response because I wasn't asking her anything. The dog of course comes over and licks her hand after she sticks it through the fence when I told her not to and is tempting her to come in the yard so he can eat her or something. I finally convince her not to open their gate because the dog might get out and we (I) would feel bad if the dog ran away. We get back into my parent's yard and we hear a garage open and the neighbors came home, as if they were summoned. She then ran out and stood in front of them and then shouts "You ask them!" which makes me nervous, I have really bad social anxiety but the Dad had a really friendly smile so that helped a lot and I ask in my most confident voice "We accidentally knocked our ball over the fence, could you throw it over, please?" he seems very cheery about it actually. Then when he tosses the ball over my cousin says loudly in an accusing voice "See they WERE nice!" I've never met them before, I wouldn't know if they were nice or not, I never said that they weren't. I say "I never said they weren't nice, I said you shouldn't go into people's backyards with dogs..." Then I sort of trailed off.
ANYWAY the point of my journal and the reason I can't fall asleep (It's actually later here then 10:47, I forgot how to change the timezones) is because I'm worrying the guy next door is upset and is thinking I said something bad about him... I know I shouldn't worry, I realize most people don't think about things as much as I do. (Things that don't matter anyway) but my cousin is very hard to understand so maybe they didn't hear her but heard me, which would be odd/odder, still I usually talk very softly so maybe he didn't hear either of us. But I still feel bad... this is soo stupid I'm sorry, my question is if you heard my cousin and me on the other side of a fence after you threw the ball over to us would you just assume my cousin is being bratty or would you assume I talk about people?
The dog is actually very cute, I just don't think it's smart to try to get friendly with an unfamiliar dog.