My dining room offers a commanding view of my front nature strip and I enjoy my breakfast of a morning watching the human and canine traffic walk by.
However, I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by one particular bloke who insists on allowing his two dogs to defecate on my nature strip.
This morning I swear he looked straight at me as I stood looking out the window at his little darling pooch taking a dump on my nature strip.
Being unsuitably attired I wasn’t able to go out and confront the guy so I yelled out “I hope you’re not letting your dog sh!t on my lawn?!”, but he didn’t appear to hear me.
TAMS has helpful advice, but it seems a bit much to make a complaint to Domestic Animal Services when the guy would only get a $50 fine if he was caught by an “authorising officer”.
Apart from the obvious (confronting the bloke or stalking him and leaving flaming bags of excrement on his doorstep), does anyone have any advice as far as doggy-deterrents go? I’ve heard a couple of soft drink bottles filled with water will stop dogs from crapping on your grass, but does that really work?
I don’t particularly care for my nature strip (in that I haven’t planted anything on it and rarely mow the grass on it), but I do walk across it on a daily basis and would rather not have to run the gauntlet through Barkersville!