Musings from MN
January 24th 2010 10:54 pm
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We need a little Dogster guidance here and hope someone can help. We were reading the blog about owners who fail to pick up after their dogs and we have a little pawblem of our own. We NEVER potty in our front yard because mom likes the front yard to always look presentable, after all, it is the curb appeal for your home. Being a family of five dogs and never wanting to upset our neighbors, we had a fence put up immediately upon moving in. Our neighbor, however thinks it is perfectly acceptable to let their large yellow lab potty on our lawn as if it is his very own. This is very upsetting to mom because she feels if she can be considerate with five dogs, how can someone with just one dog be so lacking in return. We are, after all, next door neighbors. It has been casually brought up in many conversations yet they still fail to control their dog and he still potties all over the yard. The poop is disgusting but the even bigger problem is the urine. We never potty in the front yard, yet our front yard is urine burn central. It is unsightly to say the least. We had urine burns in the fall but with all the yellow snow we have now, we can only imagine what the grass will look like in the spring. What can we do? They simply fail to keep their dog on their own property and feel no need to confine him by other means. Even when they did confine him, the lead was so long he just walked on our property to potty anyway. I'm at a loss. The owners are nice people, they are simply bad neighbors. Our boy cannot even cut through his own lawn to get to the house for fear of stepping in poop.
The MN Gang