So I love my new lawn and lots of rain over the past 2 weeks has permitted it to successfuly grow alongside the occasional toadstool and dog patch! The fungi I can understand. It has been more than wet these last few days. The result of animal urine is however distasteful and I cannot understand these neighbours who continually walk their dogs and casually wait whilst the animals oh so quickly destroy your lawn.
I’ve walked the length of our street….and it’s maybe a bit flippant…..but I swear I can tell the homes that have the dogs. THEIR lawns are perfect. No brown patches. It’s as if the dogs are tired of home life and want to “experience” another world….being of course the experience of a neighbour’s lawn. Any neighbour……not just us!
What’s sad too is the fact that there is no malice in their actions…….the neighbour’s actions that is…..not the dog’s! The dogs couldn’t care less. In their eyes a lawn is a lawn, is a lawn….except their own of course…..no depositing THERE! The neighbours however must see it in a different light, don’t you think???? They surely cannot be standing there watching their pet’s performance without SOME thoughts in their heads….can they? SURELY they must realise that our lawn has had enough watering over the past several days, don’t you think? I wonder……………………..
I’ve thought of erecting a sign that says, “NO DOG PEE PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE” but it would be stolen or destroyed quite quickly I believe. In any event they’d probably think that it refers to another neighbour somewhere. Not them. No, definitely not them! “OUR PETS DON’T PEE”, except when you’re not looking. Of course!
AND TALKING OF SIGNS:
In Scotland it was often seen, in parks and elsewhere, that notice that said, “KEEP OFF THE GRASS” so it was quite a shock when I first came to Canada and saw one that said, “PLEASE WALK ON THE GRASS”. I’d NEVER seen that one before…in my entire life!
And the one in the Hilltown of Dundee….a faulty neon that said, “GET YOUR VICE HERE” with the missing letters (SER) never somehow being noticed by the owners…..and what made it really bad were the last two words being in separate lines…..no space being clearly evident!
And finally, the two best signs ever, and mentioned before, being “Come in and have your faith lifted” outside a Dundee church and a simple “Be Nice” at a North York gas station. That last one had me being nice for the rest of the week!