I fail to understand why people let their dogs run loose. We are the only people in our "neighborhood" with a fence and it's getting really old. I simply don't understand the point of having a dog you allow to run loose 24/7. If you don't care that at any given time your dog could be hit by a car, stolen, kicked by livestock or attacked by other dogs then how much can you really care about the dog? It's probably littered with parasites and get no vet care either. All the more reasons why I don't want it IN MY YARD!
Seriously why do people think it's ok to let their dog wander on someone else's property, harass that person's pets or livestock, pee on their plants and poop in the yard. I mean the owners don't come in our yard and hang out, they don't let their kids in our yard, why let the dogs and all the associated feces in our yard?
A few weeks ago a neighbor stopped by while I was mowing to ask if the long haired black and white dog running loose in the neighborhood was ours or did I know who it belonged too. I have never seen this dog but I have seen her large black lab in our yard on a regular basis. I pointed out that any dog belonging to us would be INSIDE THE FENCE. She sheepishly admitted that although they try to keep their dog home they are not very successful. I guess by try they mean they holler "stay" as they pull out of the driveway because they clearly don't have a fence and the dog is outside all the time.
I wonder how all the irresponsible owners would feel if I start flinging poop back into their yards? Ok, end of rant.
But speaking of running I have kept up with my goal of running more and training harder for the next 5k. I'm excited to see how much I can improve my time this weekend and then again in October. That will probably be all the races until spring-I don't like to run outside in the cold. But next year sometime we plan to try a 10k!
Also about running, Eva is getting pretty quick on 3 legs. Before long she will be as fast as the average cat!