Doggy Business

CONTRIBUTED BY LAN

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I like dogs – even think that puppies are one of the most adorable things in the world, but the business that they do (or “doo-doo”) on lawns I highly dislike – especially when the doggy business happens on my tiny piece of green heaven where my little ones like to frolic and play.  This smelly and unattractive problem has become increasingly worse since we’ve moved into our off-base neighborhood (not sure if it’s a problem on-base?).  I know it’s time to ask for help when a highlight of my day is when there’s isn’t a fresh lump of doggy business that I have to dispose of.  Ideas, pretty please, on how to politely deal with this odoriferous problem?

7 COMMENTS

  1. I had and sometimes still have this same problem here in San Diego.
    1. you have to find the culprit in the act and politely tell their owner that they forgot something as they walk away, you can even offer them a bag…
    2. If they are not complying, I suggest, as others have, return to sender.
    3. Put signs up (little tiny ones on craft sticks) saying “pick your s**t up, you are disgusting” by each poo. This serves another purpose too, you tell your kids not to go near the sign as there is poo there.
    Unfortunately, I had some really ignorant neighbors who had kids and still let their dog do it and the only ‘peace from the poo’ I got is when the a-holes moved out!

  2. You guys are hilarious! Not sure I’d have the courage to do a poop drop b/c i just wouldn’t be able to keep a straight face around that neighbor! I’m leaning toward putting up the signs – wanna copy, Staci? 🙂

  3. Lan, I think Staci is on to something!

    If you know for sure which dog does his work in your yard then perhaps you could have some brown bags ready. You could write a note on them before delivery. The first one could say, “I think you left this in my yard but it belongs to you.”

    If they are comfortable letting their dog out to pollute your yard then I think you’re entitled to return their property. Really.

  4. Okay. Probably not appropriate, but I am getting close to pooping on someone’s porch in my neighborhood. I’ve looked up the history for your reading pleasure….Prank University by, John Austin…

    POOP IS ONE OF MAN’S EARLIEST CREATIONS AND STILL PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN TODAY’S SOCIETY. THE FIRST PAPER BAG–MAKING MACHINE WAS INVENTED IN THE 1960S. THIS PRANK BRINGS THESE TWO ITEMS—POOP AND THE PAPER BAG—TOGETHER IN AN EXCITING SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY MEET ON A FRONT PORCH. YOUR FATHER HAS PROBABLY SHARED SOME OF HIS ADOLESCENT PRANKS WITH YOU; MOST LIKELY THIS WAS ONE OF THEM.

    FILL A PAPER BAG WITH POOP FROM ANY SOURCE, PUT IT ON SOMEONE’S PORCH, THEN LIGHT IT, RING THE DOORBELL, AND RUN LIKE HELL! IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU ARE NOT SEEN. THE RESIDENT WILL START TO STOMP OUT THE FIRE, BUT (UN) FORTUNATELY, HIS SHOES WILL BE COVERED WITH YOUR DIRTY DEED!

    ADDED BONUS: After the resident opens the front door, run to the back door and ring the doorbell. He’ll hightail it to the back door, tracking poop through his house.

  5. Oh my gosh…if it is your own yard, then by all means put out a sign….the neighbors that care enough to pick it up won’t be offended anyhow. We have a few of those signs around the neighborhood here…and I don’t know that anyone is offended by it. In the States, almost every park requires pick up by owners if pets are allowed….most people should be used to it.

  6. Thanks, Mishka. I may just have to put up a nice sign. I just don’t want to offend any neighborly dog owners out there! I have to clarify that that little piece of green heaven in my posting is actually my front lawn. It’s sad when I feel too grossed out to let my kids play on our own lawn b/c there’s doggy business there every day – sigh.

  7. Maybe make a replica of the sign (minus the town signature) in your picture (only put the red cross out much brighter) and post it in the park in a few different places…problem is that most people that feel okay leaving their dog poo in a public children’s park won’t care about the signs either.

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