It used to eat me alive seeing animals the victims of their own owners,
then I watched them with their own children. They are no different.
There's a special place in hell for abusers of animals and children.
Even better: As everyone knows, dogs like to piss and crap in places where
humans need to walk or do other things. So naturally, they pull their owners
to a clump of gorgeous flowers at the edge of my property. The next dog to
come along finds the scent interesting, and pulls its owner to the same
spot. Here's a conversation that's happened several times:
Me: Could you please NOT let your dog do that here?
Dog Criminal: (shows bag) I'm gonna clean it up.
Me: That's nice, but your dog peed, and you can't clean it up. I don't want
it happening here.
Dog Criminal: Why?
Me: A lot of reasons, but the two most important ones are that I asked
politely, and this is my yard.
Dog Criminal: The first 8 feet belong to the town. It's public land.
Me: No, it's a permanent easement for the benefit of the town and the
utilities. It's not yours to use as you please.
Dog Criminal: So?
Me: I was just about to trim those flowers and pick out the weeds. It can't
be done wearing gloves. How about you put YOUR hands in there right now?
This is how it goes. Even the so-called "good dog owners" often turn out to
be stupid pigs. Their little pets train them to do things which, in any
other context, are considered illegal. And, there should be an IQ test
required in order to own those extendable leashes.
That's another one of my pet peeves, animal owners who take their dogs
out on leashes to pee in other peoples' yards, leaving a nice brown spot
on somebody elses yard, while theirs looks nice and green. True Story,
many years ago a man we knew in the neighborhood was complaining to a
neighbor about their animal pooping on his lawn. Instead of the neighbor
saying they would take care of it, they said his kids were in their yard
sometimes too. Bert then said "the day my kids takes a shit on your
lawn, you let me know and I'll take care of it, in the meantime keep
your animals off mine." I always thought that was pretty funny.
I don't "walk" my dogs for many reasons.
First, parvo lives on the ground for up to three years and vaccinations
don't always protect your animal.
Second, if you dog is small, a larger free roaming dog could possibly
appear and attack.
Third, it's plain rude to allow an animal to walk the streets lifting
their legs, and pooing.
It's really not good relations with neighbors. You really want your
neighbors to call 911 if as and when they see your house on fire or
being burglarized, right?
I do walk mine for several reasons. One is to wear her out so she doesn't feel
so strongly about attacking anything that moves. The other is she needs to
shit. I prefer it not be in my house.
Mine is a little cute 25 lb terrier that would attack a pit bull in a heart beat
if I let her. Instead I control her by dominating most aspects of her life a la
"The Dog Whisperer". I am the big dog in our family. I'm also the one packing
the 9mm just in case either of us is attacked out on the street.
Only homosexual dogs poo. Mine takes a dump.
Hell, they're probably the ones who set the fire. Besides, I don't call 911.
That's not the coroner's number.
My brother keeps his house/property in good repair. His neighbor has a
showcase lawn/garden with name tags on all of the plants etc. The
neighbor would actually march down the street with the dog and the first
convenient place for it to poo was my brothers driveway. He mentioned it
to the neighbor and she insisted it wasn't her. He then got his
camcorder and shot her doing it and put it on a DVD and gave it her. She
doesn't do it anymore.
You mean those things that are long enough to be used as a clothes line?
They just don't get what a trip hazard they are. Now some places have
had to put up signs "6' maximum leash" in order to give them a clue.
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