The HOA Cunt™ has struck yet again. Yesterday, I received what she calls a “second notice” regarding the rabbit cages behind the house, which I can only assume is a follow-up to the event back in April , to which she never responded. This time, she quotes yet a third passage from the rules, which says (in part), “Any pet must not be an unreasonable nuisance or annoyance to other residents on the Project Land.” It is laughable that she is trying to use this against rabbits. Rabbits are silent with very rare exceptions, nearly non-odorous for their size, and generally the least offensive of any outdoor pet. Here is my reply:
21 August, 2012
Do you not have anything better to do than to try to force me into removing the rabbits from [address redacted]?
First, you said that they were livestock. When that did not work, you quoted a section of the rules that specifically pertains to front and side yards, and tried to make it apply to the back yard. I challenged the rule as you quoted it, since the pertinent part (“This includes cages behind the home that have not been screened from view.”) is missing from my copy of the rules. A copy of my letter is enclosed, with certain parts highlighted. You failed to respond to my request for an updated copy containing the allegedly missing part, which would indicate that you made up the sentence that supposedly puts me in violation.
In your latest letter (copy enclosed), you are trying to convince me that the rabbits are “…an unreasonable nuisance or annoyance to other residents…” which would seem to be a completely different violation, since a different section of the rules was quoted.
In an obvious attempt to intimidate me into compliance with your wishes (not the rules), you mentioned the possibility that I would be asked to appear in front of the Board of Directors at a hearing for non-compliance of the guidelines of the Association. Please, I beg you, schedule such a hearing and inform me when and where to appear. I welcome the opportunity to hear how the rabbits are in any way an unreasonable nuisance or annoyance to other residents, or how a non-existent section of the rules can be enforced. It will either be one of the most brilliant and compelling arguments ever made, or pure comedy gold. Either way, I do not want to miss it.
Perhaps you can read through the rules again and find yet another section that you think you can stretch into claiming is somehow being violated. Or, perhaps you can simply accept that the rules, as currently written, are not being broken.
The fact that the rabbits (and I) are an annoyance to you is neither against the rules, nor in any way relevant. Your behavior is bordering on harassment, and the only reason why I have not yet taken legal action to compel you cease and desist is because you are simply not worth the effort.
In case you have not figured it out yet, I will not be bullied or intimidated. If I am indeed in violation of some rule or law, and proof of said rule or law is provided, I will accept responsibility and adjust my behavior. However, since it is blatantly obvious that the rules are deliberately being mis-quoted in an attempt to make them fit your wishes, and the actual rules are not being broken, no changes will be made. Period.
Let’s see what she has to say about that. If she does indeed summon me to a meeting, I will wear a voice recorder, and will try to get someone to come along and video the entire thing. Believe me, I’ll share whatever happens in whatever format I am able to obtain.