She Stopped Cleaning Up After Her Dogs After the Kids Next Door Wouldn’t Stay Out of Her Yard And One of The Kids Slipped and Fell

A woman recently asked if she was wrong for not picking up her dog’s mess in her own backyard. Why? One of the kids from next door slipped and fell because of it, and now their parents want her to pay some of the cost. Here’s what she had to say.

She lives alone

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The woman, 29, lives in a small townhouse with a relatively large backyard.

She doesn’t have a fence to separate her garden from her neighbors, but a stone pathway separates their properties from each other. It’s, therefore, not difficult to see where one yard begins and one ends.

The neighbors

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The couple next door has two children, 5 and 7 years old, and the woman owns a medium-sized dog. 

“My dog knows and is trained to stay only within my yard, whereas, on many occasions now, their children have come into my yard to play. They aren’t doing anything obnoxious per se, but I just don’t personally feel comfortable with them coming into my yard as it feels like overstepping a boundary,” the woman said.

She loves her yard

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Her yard is her personal sanctuary, and even though she’s friendly with her neighbors, she doesn’t feel comfortable with them coming onto her property to play every day. 

She’s tried speaking to the neighbors

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The woman has approached her neighbors about the issue at least three times, but each time they ignore her.

“They cannot comprehend why I don’t want their children coming into my yard freely. They say I should have a fence built if it bothers me so much. Maybe I am stubborn, but that just feels like me taking accountability for their lack of parenting, so I won’t do it,” she said.

She doesn’t want to spend the money on a fence

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And, of course, a fence is costly, and the woman wants to spend her hard-earned cash on furnishing her home first. She only moved in six months ago and is still settling in.

She’s tried talking to the kids

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The woman has also tried speaking to the kids whenever they essentially ‘trespass’ on her property and explained that it’s not their yard. 

“This usually keeps them away for a few days until they are right back at it,” she said.

So one day, the woman decided to put a stop to it

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She was down with a nasty cold, so she wasn’t in the mood to go outside and pick up after her dog. She then got a brilliant idea. What if she stopped picking up after her dog altogether?

She stopped cleaning after her dogs

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“It would deter the neighbor kids from coming into my yard…I assumed they probably wouldn’t want to play around dog poop. So even after I was no longer sick, I held off on cleaning up,” the woman said.

After about a week, the kids came into her yard as usual

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They were playing, and suddenly, the 7-year-old girl slipped….in dog poop!

The woman felt awful

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“I feel really terrible that she hurt herself, but I also don’t really think I’m responsible. My neighbors are furious at me and are trying to claim that I should foot some of the medical bills, but I absolutely refused. I’m not sure if they know that she slipped and fell because of dog poop that wasn’t picked up, but either way, I will not agree to help with the bills,” the woman explained.

She knows she should have cleaned up the mess

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She knows that it was petty of her not to pick up after her dog, but she had asked nicely so many times, and the neighbors never listened to her concerns. 

She asked for advice

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So the woman reached out to the Reddit community and asked them if she should pay for some of the girl’s medical bills.

People responded

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One user said, “The kids are under the care and control of their parents. It’s the parents’ responsibility to ensure their offspring are supervised at all times. OP told the parents ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS to please keep the kids off her property, which they ignored.”

Another noted, “Agreed. The children should not have been playing in her yard, but some courts don’t care if the young children are left unattended. Now, CPS may care about the young children not being watched.” 

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