In quoting, I find that “The Term Empathy is used to describe a wide range of experiences.” Duh?

Also, emotion researchers generally define empathy as the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling”

Here is where trouble comes. I cannot get into the minds and feelings of people up and down the street who diligently walk with poop bags for their doggies as they walk them. They have no regard for allowing their dogs to PEE all around our mailbox. Last time I checked I tried to take a photo of all of the dog stains, but could not fit them in. Dog pee ruins your grass, what little we are allowed to have in California. I know who you are because I can see you and your doggie through the living room windows.

I knock on the window and you jerk your dog and run. You return the next day and do the same thing. You and your dog are in cahoots.

So according to the definition of empathy, I am to imagine what you might be thinking or feeling. I’m sorry, but it has been two days of thinking about what you might be thinking, but I cannot imagine. When I do come up with something, God Forbid!!

So if you are an offender and you let your dog pee on someone’s grass, think again. Have your dog pee on your grass for a while and see how you like it. Oh no, you don’t like it, and that is why you have come to my house for peeing. Dang!

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Suellen
    Oct 12, 2015 @ 13:33:32

    Sheila, I recently was told that if you fill a gallon plastic jug with water and place it at the corners of your lot dogs will not come on your grass. The person who told me said it works. Might try it.


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Oct 12, 2015 @ 17:31:08

      Suellen, Sure I’ll try anything, and this one sounds interesting. In any case the dog owners will wonder what is going on. Interesting. Just heard of putting cayenne around the grass, that sounds good, too. Secretive.


  2. Nuala Ryan
    Oct 12, 2015 @ 13:42:08

    Too much, my friend. We are all God’s creatures ….


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Oct 12, 2015 @ 17:33:29

      We are all God’s creatures, certainly, but pee is pee and it does deaden the grass. I do not let this rule my life, just a little mention of it. Living in gratitude with or without the peeing doggies and their poop collecting owner’s.
      Love & respect!


  3. Diane
    Oct 12, 2015 @ 13:50:11

    I think that behavior training for dogs, is similar to teaching your children respect, empathy, and all the rest. I often wonder if people who have dogs, who are left to do as they please have similar issues with their children, grown or small? DI


  4. Joyce Rettela
    Oct 12, 2015 @ 17:17:25

    Oh my goodness Sheila. We have similar problem here in Leisure World. The dogs pee on the pole lights along with the grass. Eventually this rusts the pole and it falls over. Try sprinkling cayenne around your grass. It keeps rabbits away from flower beds. I agree the dogs should use their own grass lawns, not other folks. How disrespectful. Good luck.


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Oct 12, 2015 @ 17:36:25

      Oh, do I love the cayenne idea sprinkled around the grass. Invisible and no one will ever know what happened. I forgot it was so successful for the rabbits.Yeah, can’t wait!!


  5. Sheryl
    Oct 12, 2015 @ 19:30:27

    It’s interesting how you used empathy as the theme. I don’t have a dog, but this is a thought-provoking post.


  6. Sheila Clapkin
    Oct 13, 2015 @ 09:14:16

    Sheryl, your interest in how I used empathy gave me food for more thought. I think it was because it is so hard for me to understand how people can see the terrible stains on our lawn and still continue to let their doggie pee there time and again.
    What they are thinking I would like to know.


  7. Dina
    Oct 15, 2015 @ 17:58:50

    Would you like us to make you a wooden sign with a stake in it? What shall it read?
    “Please, don’t pee here.”
    “Kindly, pee on your own grass.”
    “My grandchildren play here. Please don’t pee.”
    “Get your dog off my F-ing grass!”


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Oct 17, 2015 @ 18:25:41

      Oh my dear Dina,
      What a hard choice. The last one is my first choice, but since I cannot really do the one I want, I’ll take the first one. Or the second, second or the third, third. I do want some sort of a sign for a short while. What do you think????


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