Dissolved_Fatale

This isn't necessarily a story that will keep you up at night. However, I was intrigued and amused by it, and figured I'd share it with the forum.



Allow me to start by explaining that I live in a rural town in Texas. We have quite a mixture of characters here.

For instance, Old Mr. Miller who was an exceptionally odd man, to say the least.

 

A loner and a bitter man, Miller wasn't someone you'd want to give a smile or even a polite wave to because you'd never know how he would react.

He lived by himself and raised cattle to be sold for their meat.

 

Everything in town was business as usual until something indescribably tragic started to happen...

 

One by one, most of the dogs in town started to get very sick and die inexplicably. No one could figure out what was causing such a thing.

 

People were talking to one another about it as there was no explanation, even the local Vet (at that time, some 20 years ago or so) couldn't find any answers.

 

One day, Old Miller was at the local feed store and happened to let the words slip, “Damn kid's and their dogs! Keep messing with my cows. Won't be a problem much longer.” Well, that was all it took.

 

A couple of the locals started watching him a little closer, following him, waiting to see if he was indeed to blame for this horrible situation.

Sure enough, a guy I'll call James and a few of his friends saw Mr. Miller drop a piece of meat out of his old pickup where two dogs happened to be laying out under some shade.

 

James and his friends ran as fast as they could to intercept, and Miller drove off like a bat out of hell.

Turns out, that crazy old man was putting cyanide inside the meat and feeding it to these dogs!

 

Here's where the amusing part of the story comes into context.

James's dad had a unique way of mimicking a dog's bark and would often mess with his son's friends by sneaking up behind them and barking in places where no dog should be. It was all in good fun, I suppose.

 

After discovering who was to blame for the deaths of so many people's dogs. James’ dad decided to give Old Miller a call. Only instead of saying a solitary word, he (you guessed it) barked over the phone to the sound of nothing but silence on the receiving end.



He did this every few nights or so until Mr. Miller got the message, so to speak.

Never again did another dog meet the fate of Old Mr. Miller and his demented ways.

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unkown."
-Lovecraft
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RaphaMatias
As a dog owner I'm very afraid. This dude souds like a psycho! I'm glad we now have laws here that protect animals and this monster would probably be in jail.
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Dissolved_Fatale
Agreed!! There's no excuse for this sort of cruelty. There are still places around here without "leash laws" whick means dogs are free to roam and protect their land, but honestly if anyone pulled up unannounced.. The owners would know it and most of them have signs letting you know the dogs are just the first line of defense against people like him. 
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unkown."
-Lovecraft
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country1989
As someone who deals with cattle, i could understand the frustration! But too poison their dogs, that is just wrong and crazy!!
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Dissolved_Fatale
I know what you mean. According to the guy who told me about this, the cattle weren't even touched.
The guy was just out of his mind which makes the deaths of all those dogs even worse. 
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unkown."
-Lovecraft
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country1989
Ive watched, cows jump over dogs. Hell my sister-n-law lost a lab/healer mix due too it messing with a calve. All i can say, is at the end he jad mush brains. If you know what i mean. That old man is just wrong
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country1989
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