This post has it all. Party fun. Turd Rant. An environmental awareness prize. Plus cupcakes.
Saturday: day of leisure, day of celebration,...day of dog turds?????? Lean's party was here at last. The guests were ready for some outdoor fun and games. Do I disappoint? Never. I started setting up the outdoor paraphernalia, girls ran out into the yard and straight into a pile of dog turds. EEEEK!!! Now that is scary.
My Penny and Polka Dot are confined to the backyard so, obviously they are not the culprits. Time out for a turd rant:
I believe in respecting other people's rights, especially neighbors because we are all in this together,right? You saw the measures I went to to keep Penny out of other people's yards and flower beds. There are others not so courteous.
Our neighborhood is full of unconfined dogs. You can't go for a walk without being followed by at least five dogs, none of which belong to you. Worse yet, they will growl at and lunge at your dog who is on a leash. Complaints don't work, all the dogs are either black labs or golden retrievers, so no matter who you complain to they say it wasn't their dog. I've called the sheriff and he laughed at me. Ha ha ha Jean Knee, you should know there is no leash law where you live...sucka!!! I checked into it with the city counsel, they laughed and said sucka too. Really they said we can have an ordinance passed for a leash law but we will have to fund the animal control catching and containment, can't use the local shelter. Somehow I don't see these careless neighbors funding the impoundment of their own dogs. Bake sales and car washes wouldn't begin to cover costs, so ha ha sucka is right.
We live in a subdivision where you buy land and build. Why don't these people include fences? Put it in the mortgage people, you know you have a dog!
We've used tons of pepper spray, only works for awhile. One dog got in our garage, ripped open a bag of ant poison, ate it and ran away. Serves him right? yeah but really, it's the owners who should be poisoned. So of course I sent Drew out to knock on houses to see if it was their dog so they could take the dog to the vet.
The dog came back for more the next day, ate a little and was totally unharmed. How is this possible? Another dog ran in our garage and got stuck on a sticky mouse trap. Dog ran home with it so at least the owners had to deal with it. I have a hundred similar stories, you get the idea.
The Horror!!!! Strange turds at our party! Drew and I quickly dealt with the offensive droppings. Ewww Eww Ewwww A bit later we were bobbing for apples using cool skeleton tongs, thanks Sarah, and a dog bobbed for and ate an apple. You can't make this stuff up people. Another dog showed up and chased the girls, I yelled at and scared it off. The Horror!!!!!
(at Lean's Easter party we had a live bunny. Yes, many dogs showed up and one ran at a child holding the rabbit. I was beyond furious and scared the crap out of the dogs with my screeching and broom swinging. they did leave) see how I just keep ranting on with dog stories...
Back to the partay!!! It was fabulous and I even have a before and after picture.
Kitchen table before, yes that's right I have that wicked hoarding disease,,so..?
Kitchen table after, (after cleaning but before the noshing)
See the black streamers hanging in the background? I shredded it from last year's costume therefore I win a Father Al award. Yay me!!
couple of closeups..see that wicked sign? Yet again thanks SaraH. I made the evil clown skeleton, look away NCS! Too late, ha ha sucka!
Check out those cupcakes. First time I've had store bought cupcakes-- boo for my diva like homemaking skills petering out. The hoard took all my time.