I have a better idea: People like me install a radio sender on their
property. On the dog and its owner are shock collars, but with electrical
properties identical to Tasers. If either creature gets with 12" of my
property line, both creatures end up on the ground, unable to move. Any
owner found without the shock collar is fined $1000.00. No checks, no credit
cards. They go to jail until a friend or family member shows up with green
This would also get rid of those stupid 20 foot extendable leashes that some
idiot invented. And, dogs owners would be trained to walk in the middle of
the street. This would make dog walking so dangerous it might dissuade more
people from having them as pets.
The thing that is missing from your scenario is big FENCE (or
wall, or 2+ metre hedge) that prevents the dog - or anybody else
- from using your property as a toilet.
There are a few people in my street with fences and hedges right
up to the public footpath.
Unfortunately, this may be against gubmint regulations in your
It's not allowed here, either. And, it's a ridiculous idea. I shouldn't have
to spend money to prevent antisocial behavior.
By the way, the problem with the conversation above is that the dog owner
gave the wrong response. The correct response is "Sure. No problem". There
is no other correct response.
On Tue, 27 Feb 2007 12:39:30 +0000 (UTC), FragileWarrior
Don't give the contrarian any ammo. If you want to have a test person
for your therapy horse, bring him/her here to me! I adore animals,
insects, worms, all living things. I would love to have room for a
few mules. They are so much more interesting to me than many humans.
I take excellent care of my animals and we work together to give back to
the community. I really dislike to be mass-lumped into a dipshit owner
catagory for no good reason.
Did you see my horse in my Neon? He's a mini horse. Rides for long
periods of time in the backseat of my car -- even going down the I-70 and
into Indy for horse demos and such.
Go to: http://community.webshots.com/user/deerhnd
and look in the HORSES folder. There's a photo of him taken through the
back window of the car. FoxNews out of Indy once took footage of me
loading him into the car and driving away from one of the museums where
we had spent the day but I don't know if they ever aired it. We
certainly get interesting looks driving in the city. When I pull to a
stop light, I count to three and then look to either side of me to see
who noticed there's a horse in the car next to them. <hee>
It depends what kind of grass it is. If it's bermudagrass nothing will
work all that well.
I would probably use Roundup to kill the grass. Wait a few days, then
mow it really short, and plant over the top of it. Use some kind of
mulch. If you disturb the soil, weed seeds that have been lying dormant
for years will start to sprout.
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