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Monday, April 16, 2012

It's That Time of Year Again

It's that time of year again. I am ready to plant something around my mailbox post. There are Stella D'Oro lilies there right now, but I usually put some zinnia seeds mixed in or something else that's bright and pretty. This year I'm looking for easy care, so I thought I would mix in some black eyed Susans. I've been sitting here, next to the window, all through the winter....watching neighbors walking their dogs by my house. The dogs look like they are in Heaven...sniffing around and finding just the right spot to leave their deposit. The men who walk dogs are the worst. They look like they are so proud of what Fido does. They may stop and look around, to see if anyone is watching...light up a cigarette, some even lean on the box, watching Fido do his thing. When the deed is done...he may even pat the dog on the back...."Good job old boy." More often that not....they look toward the  house and give me a 'so there' look. Now don't get me wrong...I am a dog lover, but dog walks are for exercise and bonding. They can be let out in their own yard before the walk to do their business and then have a destination in mind...a park or field in the distance. The dog doesn't have to pee in every yard. It's a matter of training.Last year I put a little fence around the box, but that had to be removed when mowing and became a real nightmare later in the summer.Why is this so important to me.....I don't know...it's the first thing that people see when they come to our  house. I want the mailman to have something enjoyable to look at, when he brings my mail. I read about someone putting one of those markers that the lawn service companies put on the lawn...after they put the fertilizer down...right by the mailbox. That might deter owners from walking the dogs too close. I'll give it a try.


marlu said...

In the cities I beleive there is a law to remove dog "leavings." We always take a bag and remove them to our trash when we get back home.

However, that was before we got these two pups. They do not "leash" well, so we just have to clean up the back yard with the pooper scooper.

People need to be thoughtful and responsible about this matter. Our vet says he runs out to the street with a bag for their use when he sees the deed!

acorn hollow said...

Put a sign up that says please don't pee on my plants and I won't pee on yours.
that is not being a responsible dog owner.

Lynn said...

Hi... sorry I haven't been on here much both parents and husband in hospital. Easter week was crazy. Tom thought he was having heart attack on mon spent 2 days in hosp but he is fine, so mom one uped him and had a heart attack on Wed. Dad had PET scan on Thur 3hrs away at his hosp. Me and kids going in all directions to keep up with everyones needs. Mom home now and Toms was just pinched nerve, dad being set up for another biopsy!!! Plus wedding plans and 3 jobs keeping me busy. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!! Take care ttyl...

Margie's Musings said...

When I still had Slinky and we took a walk, I always took a plastic bag and cleaned up after him. I never left his deposit on anyone's lawn.