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Super classy lawn ornaments

Hey, I'm employed as a dog walker. I do indeed pick up the crap that my clients liberally disperse around the neighborhoods. But it's not enough for some folks, I've seen quite a few signs in yards saying that no dog is allowed to do their business on their property. Fair enough. I can understand their request.

But some of these signs are ugly, tacky, and just in bad taste.

Oh yes, extremely classy. Too bad you can't order it depicting different dog breeds.

Apparently, it makes a great gift!

Here we have the classic.

Step-by-step instructions for the clueless dog owner.

And for the animal-hater in your life. This will really make the neighbors want to be friends with you.

Okay, so I can understand these signs (most of them) in public parks or rest stops, but people use them in front of their houses. For apparent decoration. I can understand the reason, dog poop is gross! But is a ceramic dog depositing ceramic poop on your lawn really making you look sophisticated?

A sign that simply reads "please clean up after your pet" is all that's needed. Some dog owners can't read, it's true, but most of us usually can figure out small words.


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Apr. 13th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Apr. 13th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Umm no way in Hell would any of those fugtacular signs be in my yard!
Apr. 13th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
A pet owner thoughtless enough to let Fido poop in someone's yard won't be deterred by an ugly sign decrying the practice.
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Apr. 14th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)

Super classy indeed.
Apr. 13th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
haha my neighbor has the first one in her yard.
Apr. 13th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
the dead dog sign makes me sad D:
Apr. 13th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
Don't those signs kind of defeat the purpose for not having a pooping dog on your lawn? I mean really?
Apr. 14th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what I was thinking.
Apr. 13th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
I would rather have a mountain of dog poo on my lawn then that dog snipping a loaf sign *UGH*
Apr. 14th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
If one of my neighbours put up any of those signs, my dear Best Beloved would spend an afternoon picking up every shit he could find (in our yard, and out on a walk, etc.)with a scoop and bucket, then wait until the middle of the night and then bury that sign in shit.

Then plead insanity and spend a pleasant 30 days under the bridge.
Apr. 14th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
oh - I don't know...

my parents have a sign like your first example. They also have a supply of plastic bags in a container next to it in case they are needed :)

some of us are responsible dog owners and do pick up after our dogs... sadly a great many are not.
Apr. 14th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
The supply of plastic bags is a good idea. I for one would love people to give me extra bags. But I dunno, I statue of a crapping dog, complete with crap, doesn't add to the decor, in my opinion.

Then again, I suppose one needs to be explicit in some situations.

Does it work?
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