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My Neighbor's Dog is Pooping on my Lawn. Now What? 101 Ways to Get Your Yard and Dignity Back Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 204 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Publisher: Pete Abilla (October 4, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 4, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009M15W1U
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More About the Author

Hi, I'm Pete Abilla. You can learn more about me on www.shmula.com.

So, you're reading a book about dog poop. That's cool. And even though I published this book about interpersonal relationships and how to deal with difficult people having the central theme of dog crap, there's actually more to me than that.

"Like what?", you say. Let me tell you.

I was born a baby in the Philippines a long time ago. I came to the United States and started out hecka poor. I remember some days where I strategically went to the local Chevron gas station before it closed so I could buy the leftover hot dogs for a super cheap price. Yeah, I learned to hustle at a young age. Anyways.

Well, I became a Mormon at age 17; served a Mormon Mission from ages 19-21. I attended Brigham Young University where I studied Philosophy and Mathematics. Then, I attended the University of Chicago where I focused my studies on Operations Research.

I've got the best wife and I'm the dad of 9 (yup, count 'em - NINE) wonderful kids. If you want to learn more about me, head over to my personal blog at www.shmula.com - there you'll find other incriminating stuff about me.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Reis on October 20, 2012
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Who would have thought a short compilation of comments about a dog crapping in your yard could be so entertaining. But strangely enough, it is! I think everybody on Earth has experienced this at some point in their life, and it's refreshing to see people come together and vent. A short and hilarious read. No sh*t.

A great followup should be "My Boss is Pooping on my Life. Now What? 101 Ways to Get your Life and Dignity Back".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Chambers HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on October 12, 2012
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Most homeowners will get a kick out of author Pete Abilla's book on how to react when neighbors let their dogs poop on your yard. Beginning with a blog post the author made several years ago, the book is actually a stream of responses posted by readers. Recommended actions ranged from a Zen-like acceptance of the poop (it won't kill you) to calling in the cavalry (okay, the police). Some of my favorites involved very creative use of certain foodstuffs, such as bacon grease and chocolate, and some bloggers even recommended techniques involving laxatives (oh yeah, that's soooo tempting). There were some ideas that I would not recommend, since they could get you arrested (BB guns, paintballs, and - ugh - putting the offending poop in the dog owner's mailbox).

I don't know if the blog was moderated, but complaints were wider-ranging than just the poop that has a way of ending up all over your shoes. Vicious dogs, dogs off-leash, barking dogs, even roaming cats got their share of comments. Some of the posts were just venting, but many bloggers offered what they believed were practical, effective solutions. You can be the judge of that, but in any case, this little book was fun to read, and I picked up a couple of ideas on how to deal with the biggest poop violator on our street.
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Most "books" are written by the author but this one is a compilation of other people's comments received on the author's blog. So it's more like reading comments on a forum thread, complete with wackos and trolls, slightly off-topic remarks and/or subtexts which the responders get rather heated about at times. I happen to love reading forum threads and found this book quite entertaining. It's also reassuring to learn that other people get as angry as I do when the subject of dog poop becomes "up close and personal."
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 10, 2012
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Pete Abilla writes in his introductory remarks on this unqiue and very entertaining book `But there's a backstory here: that original post became somewhat of a channel for people to vent and share their own experiences about dog poo and their neighbors. What I came to realize is that it wasn't just dog poo and property rights at stake here, but our overall notion of dignity, respect, and basic human decency were being threatened. In a way, that article became an online Dr. Phil show - about dogs and poopy in the yards, but also about feeling victimized, anger, revenge, salvation, vindication, and what it means to be a human. So, I present to you the advice of many random and emotional people about what to do with neighbors that have no regard about where their doggy goes poopy. As you read, keep in mind that it's not just advice you'll be reading, but you'll be presented with their personal stories and experiences. This book is a compilation of the best advice from that article originally written in 2006. At best, I hope you find that advice here helpful; at worse, I hope you'll read something that will make you laugh.'

And from this point on the `book' becomes an hilarious twitter note campaign that involves dealing with the problem by calling the police, installing alarm systems, video cameras to catch the dogs in action, taking the problem into the complainer's own hands by buying a pooper scooper and baggies and cleaning the yard alone, to picking up the poo and depositing it in the offending neighbor's mailbox, etc etc.
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There are good contents in this book that might have been put together in a more useful way. Besides that, there is redundancy in the topics.
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This was our book club book for November, written by the husband of one of our group! It's amazing how crazy people can get - both the "poop-ers" and the "poop-ees"!! And yet I have been the neighbor of extremely rude and inconsiderate dog owners, and know how frustrating and helpless you can feel when nothing seems to stop the obnoxious behavior. This gave me a good laugh and a good reminder!
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