I like dogs. I had one until he died tragically right before my daughter was born and I miss him dearly. I say that so you will know that I am not just one of these old curmudgeons who hates all dogs.
Tonight about dusk, I went to my back door and looked outside. I have a fairly large back yard as I sit on a double lot and there is also a 15′ easement around two sides. My immediate next door neighbor has a chain link fence which boasts a gate into my yard almost all the way at the back.
Where was I? Oh yes, I went to look out my back door and I saw the boy (he’s in his mid to late 20′s) standing in my yard with his labrador on the leash taking a dump in my yard! (The dog was taking a dump, not the guy.)
I had some dental work done today and wasn’t feeling so swell and thought, perhaps, my eyes were playing tricks on me. So I rubbed them and looked again and sure enough. The guy had his dog on a leash and was letting it take a dump in my yard.
He intentionally walked his dog over to my yard to shit. What the heck kind of person does that? I understand that sometimes dogs get loose – it’s a fact of life. But this jerk went to all the trouble to put the dog on a leash, come through the gate at the back of the yard where he thought I wouldn’t notice, and then stand there while the dog took a dump!
When I told Meat Galore, he thought I was imagining things at first. I was like, “Who has a wild enough imagination to dream something like that up?!” Sure enough, there’s dog crap in my yard back there as if this has been going on for some time.
I want to pick up the dog crap and put it on the guy’s front porch with a note that reads, “I believe this belongs to you.” Or else, put it in front of the gate so that next time the guys does it, he steps in a big pile of dog crap. Meat Galore wants to built an electric circuit that will close with the gate is open and makes contact with a wire.
I’m pretty laid back about my yard – I let the neighborhood kids play football in my front yard all the time. I don’t get worked up if the kid who mows the lawn misses a spot. I shrug it off if someone’s dog gets loose and runs around. I’m just not all that concerned about it, but this is ridiculous! I mean seriously. Who does that?!