I would like honest opinions on whether I am making too much of a big deal over something. I am a big girl and can take criticism. The house next door was bought by a couple that are the neighbors from heck. They are professional home flippers, they come in and buy up properties where the owner is hard up and fix it up to sell after doing a shoddy job. Buyer beware. They don't like me and I certainly don't like them. I have been forced to report them on several occasions for things like at least 37 piles and counting of dog poop, we never had a rat problem but do now as they pile up rotted wood from building. Retribution for reports results in 4 floodlights shining in my bedroom window at night. They and their friends block others driveways and are well known for parking directly under a No Parking sign. He put up a string last fall to show where he thought the property line should be and caused me to take a bad fall as the string was covered up with leaves. I went down hard breaking my glasses in the process and got a very bad sprain. When their son comes over he gives me the finger. I hate to admit it but I responded in kind. I ignore them now, so do the other neighbors. But here is my question. My neighbor on the other side of me who I considered a friend is now going out of his way to talk to them. When asked about it he said they have nice friendly dogs and he likes dogs. So I said that I guess I take second place to a dog LOL I feel hurt that he would cozy up to them knowing all the problems they have caused me. He says I should try to make friends with them.....not going to happen. Worse, I can see him shortly taking the shortcut with his dog cutting across my lawn to visit with them. His dog will pee on the way on my lawn and I have extensive landscaping that I worked hard on. Am I being a drama queen?