Friday, May 8, 2009

Hey Neighbor

I just found a bright orange bag full of dog crap in the middle of my backyard.

I'm extremely disturbed by that, because the only logical conclusion is that one of my neighbors threw it over the hedges and into my yard.

I'm guessing maybe Murphy pooped in someone's yard when he broke his collar and got loose the other day? Still, is this the neighborly way to handle this? My dogs have escaped maybe 3-4 times, and have been caught within moments because the whole backyard can be seen from windows and I check them every couple of minutes when they're tied up outside.

It's not like I'm encouraging my dogs to shit on people's lawns and this is an ongoing problem with us.

I'm a little weirded out by the whole thing.

19 comments:

Mariya said...

Last week I was taking photos of the flowers popping up in my front yard. When I zoomed into a cute little patch of grape hyacinths, I found a large pile of poo in the center. We couldn't decide if a dog had it out for us or if it was placed there deliberately. Either way, it was way weird.

Anonymous said...

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cw2smom said...

That's sad that someone would stoop so low! That's not a very neighborly thing to do, now is it? Hang in there! Lisa

Maggie said...

At least they put it in a bag :)

Layne Street said...

The bible says, "If you have problems with your neighbor - go to your neighbor...with a large pile of dung."

Cara said...

Maybe Borat dropped by and you weren't home!!!

Schmoochiepoo said...

At least it wasn't on fire and flung onto your doorstep.....

Anonymous said...

Well, honestly if I had a neighbor with dogs that got loose every week... I would be a bit frustrated too. That's definitely unsafe for your dogs - I'm assuming your neighborhood is set on a street with moving cars?

And since you've only lived there like, a month and the dogs have gotten out 4 times... it actually IS an ongoing problem. Perhaps they just don't like cleaning up after other people's dogs? I know I don't. I'm an animal lover and I understand mistakes, but if your dogs are getting loose on a consistent basis, you're not doing something right.

Good luck

Ashley said...

Well if that would be your method of confronting the problem, then you're a real gem. Cut us some slack, it took two times to figure out how lily was escaping and Murphy's collar broke. Not even a super pet owner like yourself can prevent accidents like that. I live at the end of a cul de sac and 2 out of 3 neighbor dogs have been in my yard too. Dog owners get that these things happen.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling anonymous doesn't own a dog. Just a guess. Your neighbors a jerk. I'd be pissed.

Anonymous said...

I do own a dog - three actually. Two are 55-60 lbs each and one is 100 lbs. I never said that's how I would deal with the situation - that's horribly base, to throw trash into your yard. I was just saying it's no light matter to have dogs running about the neighborhood. From my experience, when other neighbor's dogs are running around, my dogs get riled up and bark to bring the band home. I was simply pointing out, Ashley, that I'm sure if YOU'RE frustrated, your neighbor is as well.

person said...

Hey, at least you found the bag of poop instead of little kid! I bet you'd really hate your neighbors then!

Ashley said...

I never said they couldn't be frustrated...I said they shouldn't throw a bag of dog shit into my backyard where my kids play all day long. A note in my mailbox would have more than served the same purpose, but I wouldn't have to devise schemes of revenge as a result. It would have made me feel bad instead of angry.

Sure the dogs chasing bunnies through the hedges a few times is irritating, but they don't roam the neighborhood (only 2 neighbors have been affected at all) and there is zero chance that either dog has pooped in their yard more than once because they simply never had time.

It seems like an extreme and hostile way to deal with something that isn't happening on purpose or often.

Anonymous said...

Different "anonymous" here, but I kind of agree with the first one. I have dogs too who have gotten into neighbors yard, and I can understand their frustration with it. Sure, its an asshole move to throw a bag of dog shit on someones lawn, but who really wants other peoples dogs shitting on their lawns either? I say drop it, and try to keep the dogs in the yard. Done and over with.

Kenny and Chrissy said...

Seriously, Anonymous, just enjoy the blog and stop being the dog poop police. Jeez.

Anonymous said...

Um, no. We had a neighbor who's dog pooped in our yard and it pissed me off. We don't currently own a dog (We have before, we will again very soon) It's annoying to go outside into your yard, with your little kids, and see a big dog turd with flies buzzing around and you know it's not from your dog. (or kids) And disgusting. BUT I certainly don't think your dear ol' neighbors handled the situation the best way. (AT ALL.)

Hmmmm... maybe I should have thrown a bag full of poopy diapers into the neighbor's yard. He didn't have any kids.... TOTALLY KIDDING!

Melodie said...

A note would have been much more appropriate. Even a note attached to the bag of dog poop would have been better than just throwing dog poop into your yard.

Anonymous said...

I say that dogs should not be tied up. They need a fence. Keep them in. Keep other things out. Yes I have a dog 85 pounds and he has a fence. I am busy having trouble with all the cats in the neighborhood pooping in my bushes and killing all the other animals. I sure wish I could let my dog loose for a bit. And yes I KNOW the cat lovers will come out in droves at that one but there is no reason that cats cannot be licensed and kept in doors. So there. When my neighbor's cat killed the bunny babies she threw the babies STILL ALIVE BUT HURT into my yard. So be happy it is just poop. A New Anonymous

Ashley said...

I actually agree with you, new anonymous. This is the first time in their lives that my dogs haven't been able to run around the yard freely, so they are adjusting. I rent now, so a fence isn't an option. I also keep my cats inside, although cat poop in my yard wouldn't compel me to bag it up and throw it at a neighbor.

And actually, having alive but hurt baby rabbits delivered to my yard would be right up my alley. I could attempt to nurse them back to health, and then most likely accidentally kill them with my lack of knowledge or ability. No such fun with bags of poop.