Last night Titan and I go for our usual walk. We walk up the street to this teeny community area where there are a few trees that Titan likes to pee on. Mind you, it’s no one’s official property. Titan and I have stepped in numerous piles of dog pooh in this area, and the neighbor’s yard on the way up to this spot.
So tonight, this neighbor comes out his front door mumbling. Here’s the convo, mind you, he’s standing on his front step and I am this “community” area, not even in his yard.
Him: ”Don’t let your dog crap in my yard.”
Hearing him mumble, “It’s not my dog doing it.” I said
“I said, It’s not my dog crapping in your yard.”
Him (still mumbling and his old lady is now standing on the step): “Well I keep stepping in it.”
“Again, it’s NOT my dog crapping here! He craps in his OWN yard!”
Him (mumble mumble mumble): “You’re there every night. Let him crap in your own yard.”
“AGAIN, it’s not my dog crapping in your yard!”
So as Titan and I turn around and head back to our house, as we do almost every night, the same routine walk, I see the old lady standing in her doorway watching to see where I walk.
Well if you’re freaking observant enough to supposedly see my dog crap in your yard, BS, then you know where the hell I live!
I’m totally appalled at his accusation! I mean, how many of you follow me on twitter or facebook and have seen me posting about my neighbors Lab/mix running loose, into my yard, and crapping? Matter of fact, I think of have pics of evidence on my facebook page! (I just checked, I do! )
I am an advocate of letting your dog crap in your own yard! If it craps elsewhere, pick it up in a damn dog bag! I’m just really livid that because we walk there, same time every night, that it’s ME and my DOG?
There is a dog that wanders loosely (I’ve seen it) next to this guys house. Big dog = big pooh. There is also a dog across the street who is let loose. Small dog = small pooh. This is the crap that I see in this area! Now I know not everyone is as respectful as myself and will let their dog crap anywhere and just leave it.
In the over 2 years I’ve had Titan, he has not ONCE crapped outside of our own back yard. Matter of fact, Titan is so private about his pooh, he won’t even do it with the hubs or I watching! So YES, I’m really pissed off at the accusation! So much, I almost walked back to their house to set the record straight, however, because I was shooting laser beams out of my RED eyes, I decided not to get into an altercation.
However, now I have to worry about these idiots calling Animal Control or the SPCA and saying my dog is poohing in their yard. If Animal Control comes to my house, I’m really going to be pissed! Especially because Titan is very protective of his house, and will bark his head off and not want them in the house.
So I ask you, especially you dog owners, how would you handle this? Would you continue to walk your dog to that area? Or would you stop walking there, only making yourself and your dog look guilty of such actions?
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