Example of Bad:
You know, anywhere that looks like people are actually growing something. Especially keep them out of planter beds. If there's a raised bed, don't be a jerk. Even if you don't think it's a big deal, you may not know what a plant is for. In my case, dogs keep peeing in my lemon balm. So now I'm going to have to move it. And wash it with soap. Lots of soap.
Additionally, if there's a rosebush, don't let your dog pee on it! It's gonna freaking kill them. We finally put some rosebushes in next to the road (to try and remind people not to drive through our yard. Seriously people, have a little respect. We have kids that play out in our yard. I finally have flowers on them (the roses, not the kids), and they are gorgeous! And they smell divine. Which is saying a lot, because I'm not usually much of a fan of flowers, and most roses don't actually smell very good.
If you can't tell, I'm super mad about the whole other people's dogs thing.
Places that are fine for dog pee:
Your own yard. Let 'em go wherever they like. I don't give two cents about where they pee at home. I kinda want to make a sign that says: "Not your yard? Not your dog's bathroom!" Though thinking about it, there was a couple who lived down the street when I was a kid who had a sign that said: "Here lies Dog, cold and hard, the last damn dog, who shit in my yard." That made me smile every time that I went past it. Good times. No idea if it actually worked or not.
The median. Yup, there's this great median in the middle of our street. It has trees and grass and everything. Plenty of room there for you and your dog. Our neighbor takes her dogs there religiously. For which I am very thankful. I'm sure that the neighborhood peeps (we live in a mobile home community, a nice one) will thank you for cleaning up the poo. But we've already established that you need to clean up after the poo.
Any variety of traffic signs. We have both a stop sign and a slow children playing sign in our yard. Just lucky like that, living on the corner. I honestly have no problem with your dog using either one of them. Because it's not something that you can kill. And it isn't technically mine. And my kids really don't play on them or lick them. *Shudder*.
And the reason for my grouching? Somebody was walking their dog last night as I gardened and I had to ask them not to use my garden bed as a dog bathroom. I had my angry eyes on. It wouldn't have warranted a rant had not a dog been found this morning in my yard running around leashless. And the stupid pooch came up for loves instead of going home like I told it to. It's owner came looking and apologized though, so we were good.
|This guy is way nicer looking than the ones in my garden.|
I then continued weeding my garden bed. Soothing and therapeutic. Until you come upon two daddy long legs making the 16 legged beast. Of course, there's no one to complain to in order to fix that atrocity....Spider sex. *Shudder.*