in australia, and this might only work in australia...i don't know...it's
worth a try, though. in australia (as i was saying) they fill up those
2-litre plastic pop bottles with plain old water and they place these
bottles on the parking strips and the dogs will not pass these bottles to
get to the other side of the sidewalk!!!!!!!!!
like i said...try it.
I don't have "parking strips", whatever they may be, and I am not near a
sidewalk. But I understand you to be telling me to put out some
water-filled two-liter bottles along the property line, and to expect that
they will prevent the passage of dogs. Have I got it right? I do this when
the moon is full, right? I don't need any holly stakes or anything like
How will the Candid Camera crew know when to come out and film this?
Thank you for your time.
While it may be an old wives' tale, something like this is followed
in other parts of the world: in Hawaii, people sometimes put out large
glass bottles of water (gallon jugs or so) around their yard to
"discourage" dogs and cats from going to the bathroom there.
I have no doubt of it, there is no limit to the foolishness of ignorant
people. I have seen apparently rational people swear that they are getting
energy out of a crystal hanging around their neck -- not much different from
expecting water bottles to influence the bladder and bowel discharges of
cats and dogs.
That may well be true; it makes evolutionary sense for clients of the
waterhole to avoid fouling it.
On the other hand, it isn't clear that dogs and other non-human mammals can
perceive that a glass bottle has water inside. Or, if they could, that the
column of water it contains is equivalent to a pool from which water can be
you're welcome for my time because i offered it in good faith. and hey!!
you know what? i used my REAL email address without any b.s. pumped into
it. so don't get funky. why don't YOU spend some time and look it up!!!!!!
I can't apologize for my doubt or for my bemused reaction, which seemed
pretty well to match the nature of the suggestion.
I have no idea what offends you about my email address, which is a REAL and
VALID address (no bullshit, if that's what you mean by "b.s."), disguised
from harvesting bots, yet readable by humans. The fact that you don't do
something like that may explain the mountain of spam/junk mail you find in
your inbox (I get none at all). There is no particular virtue in making
yourself and your ISP the target of malicious spammers and virus
distributors -- especially for Outlook users like yourself.
I am not sure what "funky" can mean in this context; I'm sure I could look
that up, if it seemed worthwhile.
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