Recently i got new neighbors. They are awfully friendly folks so i hate to complain to them. BUT they have 3 dogs. Our houses as well as 2 others all share a yard. These new neighbors seem to be respecting our yard space for the most part except for one thing. Their dogs use my part of the yard as their bathroom.
Now that there is snow everywhere i can see out my window patches of yellow snow everywhere. Since it's cold as well they don't immediately pick up the poop... so i have to look at that too. There are 3 dogs and they all use my yard, i feel like every time i look out the window i have to watch a dog take a crap! I've resorted to just constantly keeping the shades drawn which is really annoying being that we only have two windows in the "great room" (which is the whole first floor) and this particular window looks out on my back yard, the other to the street, so it's my main source of natural lighting on our first floor, i hate to have it closed up all the time. It's also my YARD, so my 2 year old cant play in the snow.
My husband thinks this is not something i should talk to the landlord about, but ive barely spoken to the neighbors besides a passing "hello". I'm not sure what i would say to them personally or how i would take a neighbor coming over and saying "could you restrict the bathroom area for your dogs to not in my part of the yard!?"... somehow i feel they would just think I'm nuts.
I'm not nuts right? i just like to look out at the small yard that is mine, without having to see a dog relive itself... or what it leaves behind.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO!?