Reason I jumped to my conclusion is that this guy has a yard full of dog
crap that he must be constantly stepping into and smelling in his own
house. I would not anticipate him to be reasonable since apparently he
likes living under these conditions and would not understand why you
don't too. If you speak to him, I doubt he would comply, and then if
you turn him in, then he would think it was you and you would be the
enemy and the cause of his problem. Normally I would discuss a problem
with a neighbor before using the nuclear option but I think it is needed
You I guess, but who cares. Here's an extreme example in local paper:
Do you think this poor woman would have listened to neighbors complaints?
Reminds me of a picture in my college psychology textbook: Some poor soul
in a psych hospital, who had stacks of folded towels 10 feet high all around
his room. Some sort of OC behavior problem gone way over the top.
No. I am familiar with "dog collectors" and "dog rescuers." They
feel that they can care for dogs better than anyone else and will save
any dog they can. It is a (not so uncommon) mental disorder. Anyone
with more than 4 dogs in the house is actually a kennel, not a house,
as defined by our local ordinance.
= Unsanitary conditions aside, you could plant a living fence of quick
very tall dense trees/shrubs that would inhibit airflow from his yard.
Inside that fence,
plant some very very fragrant shrubs. Seriously. Also, suggest he frequently
lime on his yard to keep him from getting some horrible incurable disease.
Make one up.
Lime is good. He might need 100 lbs, one lb. for each pile :-))
A liquid spray over the fence might stop the dog from shitting in the
1/3 veggie oil
(I would have to look it up for all ingredients) Mix in spray bottle
and spray. I have used this to stop dogs pissing in my front lawn.
They just move on. . Rain will wash away, so re-apply.
"The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!"
As others have said, try to resolve on a neighborly level. As others
have said, some people are just pigs and don't give a rats-ass.
If it all turns sour, you can cook some corn. WTF has corn do do with it
you ask? Put the cooked corn on a plate by the fence. Flies love to get
all over corn. Now bring the peace offering over to the pig bastard. Let
him munch on some of his dogs shit.
Yes, it probably would, but it is poisonous to dogs. And poisoning the
guys critters is likely to cause some serious neighborly problems.
I agree with the folks that are suggesting you tell the neighbor about
the smell bothering you. He really may not know. And at least you'll
have tried doing it in a neighborly way prior to asking for city
As a responsible dog owner (I poop scoop once a day in winter, twice a
day in summer), it is awful to read about stuff like this. It gives
dog owners everywhere a bad name -- unfairly. I hope you'll give the
guy a change to mend his ways.
So long as you keep it civil and use the ol' Oprah "I Statement" trick
(try not to accuse him, just tell him that the smell is preventing you
from enjoying your back yard), it might work out OK.
Then again, it might not. He could get very defensive, but then you'll
have the city codes to back you up. http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/default.asp
will help you figure out what's legal and what's not.
Best of luck with it all.
On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 23:25:48 -0000, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
I was being a bit sarcastic. reason being is that I've never witnessed
a moth on dog poo. Flies! Another story.
BTW, I've not even seen a dog eat a moth ball or get near one. They
will eat human food/plants that are poison.
..through the use of electrical or duct tape, achieve the configuration in the
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