Doggy Daze

My neighborhood is filled with dogs, which is a good thing in my book.  While most owners are excellent about cleaning up after them, there are always the bad apples that ruin things for everyone.   For whatever reasons, these types find it perfectly acceptable to allow their pets to decorate other people’s lawns with fresh from the source and overly pungent “treats”.

This in turn has sprung up a little cottage industry of homeowner’s outdoing each other with “curb your dog signs”.  I find the dynamics behind this fascinating, so naturally I took pictures.  Yes, I know this makes me more than a bit strange.

Here they are for the rest of you weirdos out there.  I know there’s plenty of you!

First up is the low budget, but gets right to the point category:

Dog Poop Home Made

Then we have the slightly rude but effective:


A simple plea to courtesy:

Crossing the border now in to passive aggressive territory:

Dog Sign         dog poop photo

Creativity never hurts:

Dog Poop 6

And finally, our winner, sweeping all categories for extreme creativity, humor, politeness and effectiveness:

Dog Poop red sign

Although everyone knows dogs can’t read and cats don’t follow instructions.

It’s good to be weird.




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36 Responses to Doggy Daze

  1. Dogs are wonderful animals.

    My neighbors keep them so under control that I hardly ever get a chance for some doggy lubbin’s.

    On the other hand, the neighbors appreciate the attention I give to their kitty cats. They are a motley crew of affectionate animals who live outside.

    Though they are well fed, spayed and neutered, living outside is still rough for them.

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    • Tricia says:

      I love cats too Silence! The outdoor ones near me never pay attention to the bathroom signs of course and just go where they please on my lawn. Can’t blame a cat though for being a cat.


  2. Julie says:

    Love that last sign. I totally agree that owners should pick up after their dogs, but I don’t get the no peeing signs. How that heck are we supposed to keep our dogs from peeing? And why? I can see not allowing them to pee on people’s stuff, but peeing on lawns is kinda’ the point of the walk.

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    • Tricia says:

      I know, I didn’t really get that part either about the no peeing. Think it has something to do with lighting up the grass in those areas. Good luck trying to control that though!

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      • Citizen Tom says:

        Dogs tend to leave “messages” for each other, I think.

        Hey guys, this fellow is a fanatic about green grass. Let’s help him and increase the nitrogen content.

        Unfortunately, dogs are carnivores. They really don’t know much about grass.

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  3. Love it Tricia—and maybe this is a small microcosm to our society with those who think responsibility is an option….

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  4. Dennis says:

    My city has an ordinance against dogs or cats doing their business on other peoples property. Since I live on a corner lot my yard gets a lot of “attention”. If I happen to see the human part of the duo I tell them to clean up their dogs mess.
    Most folks clean up after their pets but there are a few that don’t. For those that don’t I have a simple remedy. Coat the offensive pile with can cheese. The kind you can spray on from a few inches away. Dogs love the cheese and clean up the pile for me!
    Failing that I flick it into the street where all the dog walkers walk. Beats me hitting it with my mower and having a terrible mess.

    The best yard sign was one from England. A fellow got tired of the mess and put up a sign: “Attention dog owners! This yard has been treated with chemicals that could harm your pets paws! This is a notice that I am not responsible for any harm that may befall your pet if you allow them on this lawn.” Needless to say he cured the problem.

    Why do we have nice dog parks if no one uses them? Tax dollars at work!!!

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    • Tricia says:

      Ok, I’m getting a visual now with the cheese idea Dennis, gross. 😉 A plus for creativity though!

      Dog parks around me are always crowded. But you can’t always take them there and ya gotta walk them somewhere. Most people are pretty good at cleaning up, the rest should follow the signs!


  5. madblog says:

    I have a story about my mom which she never minded that I tell. When we were kids, there was a neighbor lady who walked her dog by our corner lot. One day my mother looked out the window in time to see this lady letting her dog poop on our lawn. We did not have a dog and she didn’t appreciate this.
    So she stormed outside and registered her disapproval. The lady defended her actions in some way, so my mother said, loudly, ” How about I send one of my kids to poop on your front lawn?”
    They didn’t speak for years. I have a brother who would have obliged at the time too.

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  6. Wish we had that going here. I live in a !@#$% dog park.

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  7. Citizen Tom says:

    Reblogged this on Citizen Tom and commented:
    Enjoy, especially if you have had to clean up one of those overly pungent “treats”.

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  8. Salvageable says:

    My sister’s dog is named Clark. She nearly collapsed laughing when I referred to her clean-up activity as “picking up a Clark bar.” J.

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  9. Then there are dog owner neighbors who do not even clean their own lawns. The result, your neighbors flies come visit your lawn and patio.

    Dogs are great to protect your home and attract flies.

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

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  10. When we first moved to the neighborhood where we live now, we had a bunch of neighbors who totally ignored the city ordinance about keeping one’s dogs confined to one’s own property, or else on a leash. I swear these people were sending their dogs over to my yard to make their messes so they (the owners) wouldn’t have to clean up after them. It was so depressing every spring when the snow melted and my back yard was all covered in dog poop, especially since I didn’t have a dog myself. Fortunately, all our current neighbors are much more law abiding and considerate and I almost never see a dog (or evidence of one) in my yard.

    Incidentally, where I live, it’s against the law to let your cats trespass on other people’s property — as if cats know anything about property lines! If anyone sees an unauthorized feline in their yard, they can call animal control and have it impounded. I once had to pay a big fat fine to bail out one of my cats who got himself arrested for trespassing. (They told me he was a repeat offender!) I also had to endure in silence a long lecture from the rather nasty woman at the animal shelter who obviously thought I was the worst cat owner ever. Now all my kitties have to stay indoors all the time, because I can’t afford to be always bailing them out of jail.

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    • Tricia says:

      I have never heard of an ordinance against cats before! Stupid humans, even if cats did know something about ordinance lines, it’s certainly not in their nature to follow them! That must have been so frustrating.

      Yeah, bad neighbors suck. 🙂

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      • I’m guessing what happened was that someone who hated cats got upset because a cat kept invading their property, so they went to the city council and demanded that something be done about this intolerable situation.

        Believe it or not, there is also a city ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone inside the city limits to keep more than five cats and/or two dogs. For a while I had six cats — well, two cats and four grandcats — living with me, making me technically in violation of the law, but since all my cats stay indoors, I never got caught. I thought it was really stupid that if someone who had five cats went out and got two dogs, that would not be illegal, but getting another cat was. What are you supposed to do if you have only one cat, but that cat gives birth to five (or more) kittens? Are you supposed to drown the surplus ones in order to be in compliance with the law?

        And people wonder why I hate government.

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  11. Canuck Carl says:

    I live in a small community in Canada where everybody seems to know one another and people are quite respectful to others regarding their pets. Interesting how winter is different though. It gets dark at 4:30-5:00 and owners will get home and walk their dogs. It’s dark and there is lots of snow and owners will just kick some snow over their dogs business (out of sight, out of mind….at least until springtime). Once the snow melts after 4 to 5 months of winter it is a disgusting mess.

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  12. Cecilia says:

    Everything is possible, isn’t it.

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