Saturday, May 9, 2009

Poop Bomb Update

Lots of discussion about the poop bomb, so I thought I should update.

Mr. Ashley is the one who picked the poop bomb up and he said it wasn't big enough to be Lily poop and not small enough to be Murphy poop. Also, there's a new space between two trees in the back hedges--I think our backyard neighbor leaned through and tossed the bag into the yard. They threw it where I would normally suspect the next door neighbors, but they have a very big dog, and she's a teacher and they have older kids and seem nice, and I think it would have hit the orange tree and fallen elsewhere if it came from that side. The trajectory path seems more likely for the backyard neighbors, especially with the new space in the bushes.

So all signs point to the owners of the fat Cocker Spaniel and it may not even be related to any issues relating to our dog's poop, since it doesn't appear to be our dog poop that they threw into our yard, they might just hate us since our dogs bark at each other whenever they are out at the same time and our kids are loud. The last renters here were non-pet owning Mormons with one small daughter and a baby...so I'm sure we really suck compare to them.

The only logical recourse is to use the potato cannon (yes we have one, don't ask) to launch cat turds into their unscreened pool.

It's unfortunate that it has come to this so soon.

18 comments:

Angel said...

Ashley,
I would LOVE to be your neighbor! I have a feeling life with you and your family is NEVER dull! Please let us know how everything progresses.

ErIn said...

Just um, be careful, potato guns are illegal, I have no idea why, but they are (we found out the hard way).

Julie said...

I think you might have a career in police forensics. That description sounded very official to me. "Trajectory path" LOL

Amo said...

I'm loving that you discuss the trajectory and the use of a potato gun in the same post...

Rock on, and launch one for me; the proud owner of the loudest hound dog in the neighborhood!

Renee said...

Noooooooo, don't do it! People are crazy these days; those neighbors sound mentally unstable (who throws a bag of poop into someone's yard?). I would hate to see what they come up with in response to the cat turds in their pool.

-The Renee

Anonymous said...

Why not just leave it on their front porch? It will seem more like a gift.

Maxmomom

Maggie said...

I'm inclined to agree with The Renee. Sending something back may take this whole affair to a level you don't want to go to.

SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem said...

I love that you worked out the "trajectory of poop" and mentioned Mormons all in the same post. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

*chokes on food laughing at the thought of you launching cat turds into their pool* lmao.

yeah, I'll be interested in seeing what the comeback would be for that one.

Ashley said...

My original plan was just to launch the turds into their yard. I think that's more subtle...they don't know that we have cats and wouldn't think we'd jump their fence to place poop in their yard, nor could we throw it as far as we could launch it.

Mr. Ashley wants it in the pool.

Maybe we could go with my idea and just aim for the pool sporadically, just like once every few months.

Renee said...

I support Plan B. ;) I threw 2 live frogs into my neighbor's yard last week. Is that terrible? (I tried to be gentle so I wouldn't hurt the frogs.) We have a ton of frogs who have taken up residence in our pool area - they don't swim in the pool, but they sit on the edge as if it's a pond, and croak all evening. I've launched a formal Relocation Program for them now; I catch them with a pool net and either dump them into a big bucket and walk them down the street and release them, or I run with them in the pool net (I run because they start to climb out as soon as I catch them) and dump them over the fence into my neighbor's yard. That's not really bad though, right? They probably just hop right back over here. Lol. But I have to do SOMETHING. Their croaking drives me NUTS. Sorry to turn this into a Renee Story. At first I thought there was some relevance to the dog & cat poop saga, but now I'm thinking there really is not.

-The Renee

Jennifer said...

I say you go knock on their door with the bag full of poop, hand it back to them and say, "sorry, but I think you left this in my yard." And then turn and walk away.

Head Nut said...

OH Mai Gawd!! I say take it over to them and tell them that the wind must have blow it in your yard because you know the poo is not the size of poo your dog makes and there's now a indentation in the bushes. Take a camera. I expect pictures of their reaction!

Joy said...

I would totally set up a camera to tape them in the act-OMG can you think of the wonderful videoblog this would lead to?

I think the occassional cat turd in their backyard/pool would also be great.

Stereos and Souffles said...

Flying cat poop sounds like a winner!

leni said...

Haha! What will the comeback be?

Anonymous said...

Off topic, sorry.

I know you mentioned it before in your blog, but I haven't the slightest clue what it was - where do you get your 50s housewife graphics (like the 'It's been lovely but I have to scream now' graphic)?

I feel like one of those lame people who can never find anything themselves, but I was wondering ;)

Ashley said...

I can't really remember where I found them along the way. If you search photobucket.com for retro or housewife you'd probably find lots. Google images too, of course.

Off topic is okay, as are Renee frog stories. I think frog relocation is perfectly acceptable...no one can prove they didn't just jump over there. Unlike dog poop.