Friday, April 29, 2011
We have new neighbors across the street from us. They are a young couple with two small children. Every morning they let their black lab out and he wanders all over the neighborhood doing his morning business in everyone's yard. Many times I've had to go out and clean my yard because the odor is very strong. It's the first thing family and friends smell when they drive up and get out of the car. We haven't said anything to them yet but have returned their dog's business to their front yard. Either they haven't noticed or don't care. I know the next step is to go talk to them which is a chore I dread. I don't want to seem like a grouchy neighbor but I find this to be very bad manners on their part. You all know that I like dogs because I own two and I really like their "old" dog but I don't want it doing it's business in my yard. What would you do?