Sunday, November 19, 2006

Gifts - by Brad

As the holiday season approaches, I am reminded that it is better to give than to receive.

A few weeks ago, we noticed our neighbor's dog running around in our yard. A few days later, we notice a "gift" left by that dog. This morning, I went in our backyard (after not having been out there for a week or so) and I noticed about 7 gifts. Keep in mind that this is a German Shepard, not a beagle.

So I get a small garden shovel and start flinging them on the lot next door. [Don't worry, it's a vacant lot without a house built yet.] The little man standing on my left shoulder tells me to fling it in our neighbor’s yard, yet I resist. I didn't want to confront our neighbor over just one instance, but this is starting to get ridiculous. It seems like the dog is trained to poop in our yard. To anyone who has a dog, any advice is appreciated... my preferred method is apparently illegal.

Also, at the beginning of this week, I notice the first deer of the season trekking across the hill behind us. I had been watching for them since August, so this was pretty exciting. Last winter, we saw several deer right in our backyard. At that time, we just had dirt for our yard, so it was neat to see deer gifts all around. Now that we have grass, it isn't so cute.

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Brazenlilly said...

So, according to Emerson, is that German Shepherd giving you the greatest gift?

Peaby said...

ew gross! Grow up Jen!

but really...teeheehee!

I think you should get out your shotgun. Just fire a few rounds in the air when it comes around.

Brad said...

Yeah, who knows what ol' Ralphie was talking about.

Also, I am not sure how my other neighbors would feel about the shotgun approach.

Peaby said...

They already don't like you because of the roof issue...might as well make them really angry!