Trespassers

Canada
June 14, 2017 10:35am CST
@jaboUK did a discussion about having some people invade her back yard. I responded to her post this morning and it ended up longer than most discussions so here it is, my story... I left her a shorter comment... Her story reminded me of something that happened once in my back yard. I live on a ravine (green space with a stream and hiking trails and a billion trees) but that ravine is about 200 feet (almost straight down) into the ravine behind my yard. Our property goes to the stream at the bottom. When we first moved here we wondered about the dangers but we decided we didn't need a fence, and in the years we have been here noone friend or foe fell off our yard. (that we know of) One day I was in my yard and I heard voices and waited to see who it was...two children around 8 years old had climbed the very high bank from the bottom to the top, when they popped their heads over the edge I was sitting there and they slid all the way to the bottom and ran away. What they don't know is my grand-dog Zuzu is so well trained she will not poop on my yard, she carefully walks about ten feet down and finds the perfect place to leave her mess. Both of my sons have dogs, one has 4 small Boston Terrier's and one has two Cattle Dogs. When the dogs leave piles on the lawn, the boys get the shovel and toss then mess down the steep ravine I imagined when those children got to the bottom they were covered in dog crap. They've never been back that I know of. Thanks to Jabo for making me remember a fun bit of my history. Any funny dog tales. Or hiking tales here? The photo is the trees in my back yard at the top of the ravine this morning in the fog.
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• United States
14 Jun 17
Ha thats something huh being covered in dog crap
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
I wouldn't like it but our property is ours so if they get smelly, its their problem, not mine...
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• United States
16 Jun 17
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• Midland, Michigan
18 Jun 17
@PainsOnSlate I bet they couldn't hide their escapade from their parents unless the adults watching them are oblivious to their whereabouts. I can't imagine the kids would know what to do to completely eliminate the mess and smell from their clothes though, shy of throwing them away,
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• United States
14 Jun 17
LOL - love it !!!! Good dog poop stories are hard to find!
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• Canada
14 Jun 17
thank you
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@Corbin5 (113352)
• United States
14 Jun 17
The perfect punishment for trespassers, dog poop!!!! Our big dog Bo was a sweetie, but the mere size of him kept all who did not know Bo avoiding our home. I had to walk to the sidewalk to retrieve the package from the UPS fellow due to us having a "bear" looking out the front door.
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
That would keep me away from your porch too...My grand-dogs aren't here often but I sure do enjoy them when they are...
• United States
16 Jun 17
those ups fella's 'n big pups! i've a tale 'f such, too :)
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@Nawsheen (22988)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
Haha those two trespassers learnt a good lesson. I think they won't roam on anyone's property again.
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
I'm not sure they got into any doggy dodo but if they did it would stop them for sure.
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
14 Jun 17
At least they surely did not dare to come back again.
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• Canada
18 Jun 17
Haven't seen anyone come up that bank since.
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@Kandae11 (40406)
14 Jun 17
Let's hope most of the dog poop was very dried up by then.
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• Canada
18 Jun 17
Yes I'm sure it was but the thought of they getting messy made me happy...
@HazySue (22594)
• United States
14 Jun 17
Ha, ha,ha It serves them right. I bet they won't do that again. That is a beautiful piece of property.
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
We love the house, just the right size and the woods is what helped us buy it, we love the quiet and the views.
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@responsiveme (16835)
• India
14 Jun 17
A couple of smelly boys. ...They turned out to be. Your home sounds lovely
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• Canada
17 Jun 17
Thank you, we love it and the ravine was what so us on it, It's privacy.
@Juliaacv (32499)
• Canada
14 Jun 17
What a great "fence" around your property-love their habit and I'm sure that those kids didn't come back again did they?
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• Canada
17 Jun 17
Never saw them again...
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@andriaperry (56578)
• United States
14 Jun 17
Oh my, I cannot imagine how they explained that to their mother when she asked "why do you smell like dog ____?"
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
I have no idea that they got into the poop but without a doubt they don't smell good whenever they come home sweaty..my son never smelled good ever after playing.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Jun 17
Awww, the poor little kiddies....lol. I imagine that is why they haven't been back.
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• Canada
18 Jun 17
Could be or else it was too hard to get to the top, it is almost straight up and down... My grand dogs are not here often so there was poop on the bank but who knows if they ran into it...
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Jun 17
@PainsOnSlate Maybe they weren't expecting anyone to be at the top of the hill and when they saw you, it scared them.
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• Canada
23 Jun 17
@simone10 I realize they are shorter than I am but when I walk the trail at the bottom I can see all the houses at the top - at least the top parts of the houses. I think they were just proving they could climb that steep hill between themselves, on a normal day I would have never seen them but I was enjoying the sun and reading a book that day.. My being there just surprised them. and they slid down the incline fast!!!
• United States
16 Jun 17
oh my! wonder what their folks'd to say 'bout their lovely aroma? how long ya got? i could dribble prolly 30 'r more tales 'f the 'dventures 'f critters, more'n hikin'. ya know, if'n i put my mind to such, lol.
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
I doubt the kids were stinky, my grand-dogs are not here often so there is little crap down there... I've got hours...you write it and eventually I will read it...
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• United States
16 Jun 17
@PainsOnSlate danged the luck coz that'd been priceless, listenin' to those young'uns tryin' to 'xplain their new 'perfume', lol. perhaps i shall one day, hon. i prolly need to save those kinda tales fer the blog?? i ne'er know what to put where. big hugs!!
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
@crazyhorseladycx back at you!
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jun 17
Now that is funny. I would imagine they were and never came back that way again.
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• Canada
18 Jun 17
I hope they don't...
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jun 17
@PainsOnSlate Once is enough for sure.
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@bluesa (14319)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
14 Jun 17
oh, lordy @PainsOnSlate , I laughed now! What a price to pay for trespassing, getting up close and personal with dog poop I am certain they never came back! You have a lovely big back yard. The only hike I had I had to be piggybacked but thankfully didn't end up in poop
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
Most trails we have traveled over the years there was not dog poop, but once we came across bear poop and we turned around and went back to the cars...
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@bluesa (14319)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Jun 17
@PainsOnSlate HaHa, I would've speedily headed back to the cars too!
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@mandala100 (48488)
• Hong Kong
14 Jun 17
That's really a funny story.
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
Glad you enjoyed it.
@mandala100 (48488)
• Hong Kong
19 Jun 17
@PainsOnSlate Sure I did. Take care.
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@gilggg (2662)
• Israel
14 Jun 17
Great idea to have a Dog's poop as trap and punish for trespassers...lol
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
That wasn't our intention but it probably works...
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@gilggg (2662)
• Israel
16 Jun 17
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• Midland, Michigan
18 Jun 17
That is pretty funny. Had they not run or slid away in fear, I'm sure you wouldn't have given them a tongue-lashing. They probably were surprised to find someone's lawn at the top. I wonder how far from home they were and whether their own parent's homes were also at the top of the ravine but in a different area? Did you know that you don't have to use the mention symbol to call someone to your post? Just using their name will suffice.
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• Canada
18 Jun 17
I learn something every day - Good to know, thank you. If you look up while on the bottom of the ravine you can see some of the houses up above, You can see the roof of mine, at least I could while hiking, I would not have yelled at them but I think they knew and have probably been told by the parents not to go up... Never saw them again so I don't know where they live, there are houses all the way around the ravine with only two green spaces, one at each end of the ravine with the trail markers...
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• United States
17 Jun 17
That's a pretty funny story and I guess those kids will be more careful when they hike and explore new territory. Bet their moms weren't too happy when they got home if they were covered in dog poop
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• Canada
18 Jun 17
I don't know if they ran into the doggie doo but there is always some on the banks when the dogs visit me...They are not here all the time so its not a lot...
• Eugene, Oregon
15 Jun 17
Sounds like a messy ravine for anyone who happens by. I'll bet those poor kids smelled terrible.
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• Canada
16 Jun 17
I'm sure other with dogs do the same. The ravine itself is delightful and full of hikers,The dept of the ravine and the angle looking up to the homes on the top is not something an adult would do so I never gave it a thought, If they were lucky they missed the dog mess...
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
14 Jun 17
You have a well trained dog. We had a ravine behind our old house. We never threw dog poo in there but there were snakes, snapping turtles, and an assortment of creepy crawlies. The boys still played down there. Maybe if I threw the poop in there they would have realized I meant it when I told them to stay out of the ravine.
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• Canada
17 Jun 17
The ravine is a long drop below our yard, I wouldn't try to get down it - I doubt I'd get to the bottom on my feet... It a green space, no one can build on it, there is a stream and lots of hiking trails through the whole place, its lovely but when I go I start at the trail head, not my dangerous drop... And ZuZu is an amazing dog...