Response to an anonymous note left on my apartment door, complaining of noise.

Dear Neighbors:

While my ex-wife is in treatment for a serious illness, I am watching her two small young dogs.

They get along well with my two cats and soothe my young daughter during her mother’s absence.

I am sorry that the dogs sometimes bark when I am at work. They are probably somewhat afraid.

The dogs will only be with us for a few more days. God willing, my ex will complete her in-patient treatment early next week.

I apologize for the noise during the day, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Your Neighbor,


By Jeffrey Zeldman

“King of Web Standards”—Bloomberg Businessweek.

Designer at Automattic, Inc. Co-Founder, An Event Apart. Publisher, A List Apart & A Book Apart. Author. Father. He/him.

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