Okay, laugh if you will but this is serious! When I got my haircut the other day some pretty important stuff got talked about! We were talking about the rain and I’d mentioned that the really heavy rain and the strong winds had pretty much gotten rid of all those “land mines” I usually have to deal with in the spring. The strong rain this year has pretty much disintegrated all the crap in my yard. Which made me very happy.
My wonderful “hair lady” has a neighbor dilemma. She used to have a lab but he died this past winter and only has a Jack Russell now. But she has neighbors renting the house next door and they have 2 big lab type dogs. They are pooping in her yard. The neighbors know this and even watch them sometimes. They come running through a hedge of lilac bushes and do their business and run back home leaving their “deposits” in her yard.
She asked me what I’d do. My first reaction was how could those people not go pick it up?? When we lived in Minnetonka, we owned 4 acres but we subdivided it at one point and had a house right next door to us but our dog didn’t know she couldn’t go there anymore but I went and always picked it up. Or I made Jason. The dogs really were his but either he would go do it or I would. Usually whoever was out with her did it. It wasn’t a “it’s your turn” kind of thing. If it needed to be done, whoever was there did it. They had a little girl playing there so how could I leave dog crap in their yard? So I didn’t really get that someone would really do that.
I told her if it were me that I’d try talking to them first and see if she got anywhere. If that didn’t work, what I’d do is I’d pick it up and put it back in their yard. Maybe if the dogs saw it or smelled it on the other side of the lilac hedge, they might start to go there. She thought about that but the thought of picking up their dogs crap, freaked her out and she wasn’t wild on doing that. I then told her to try and find out who owned the house. Apparently whoever owns this house has never lived there and she has only”kind of” known the renters. She never really get so know or develop friendships with the renters as they come and go so frequently.
So, I told her I’d ask on here and see what you all had as suggestions. Just keep in mind that she won’t do anything mean like write with the dog poop on the windows or anything. She’s not that type and she doesn’t want to be mean about it but she’s to the point now that it’s irritating her to the point that she’s angry and sick of it. I mean she’s only got to pick up after a Jack Russell now and Labs poop is NOTHING like theirs.
I told her I’d let her know the day I posted this so dear friends, what would you do if your neighbors dogs were pooping in your yard?