Dear Mouthy Housewives,
Someone is letting their dog poop in our yard. We don’t have dogs for a reason and this is one of them. Well, now I have no idea which dog this poop is coming from since we have numerous people who walk their dogs through our side yard to get to a trail that runs along the back of our property. We also have neighbors that have dogs.
I’ve contemplated putting up cameras to find out who the “poopetrator” is, but I have decided not to due to the cost of the camera equipment. I’ve already flung the poop in our neighbors yard thinking he’d get the message if it’s his dog but the poop keeps on reappearing.
What should we do?
The Grass is Not Greener in My Yard Because It’s Covered in Crap.
Dear the Grass is Not Greener,
At first, I thought you should immediately patent the word “poopetrator” but apparently there are others who have already coined the term. Urban Dictionary has brought so much enlightenment to all of our lives.
This would obviously be a whole lot simpler if you knew who was responsible. But I’m guessing with the high volume of dog traffic in your yard, more than one pooch is to blame anyway.
I agree that installing cameras is way too expensive unless you can don some kind of cheesy wig, get yourself an orange tan, develop a drinking problem and land yourself your own reality show. If that sounds like too much to take on, I would advise some well placed signs in your yard…
Maybe something like this…
Or even this…
Or maybe you just need this one…
That’s a whole lot cheaper than actually installing cameras or maintaining the perfect orange day glow spray tan.
You don’t have to litter your yard with these signs. Many sites sell small, tasteful ones if you’re ones of those people who, for example, prefers not to have a dog’s ass as your official yard logo. The idea is just to remind people that your yard is private property, not an animal outhouse.